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Best Choice Roofing is a national roofing company with offices all across the United States. Ever since our start in 2009,… More
Thank you to Chance McBay at the Corporate Office of Best Choice Roofing. After great confusion with the local representative, leaving… Full review
  • 12 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
When The Home Depot was founded in 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank had no idea how revolutionary this new "hardware… More
Paul is wonderful and I am thrilled with the service, product, and warranty! Full review
  • 43 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
With over six decades of experience and expertise, Champion Windows and Home Exteriors is one of the nationâ??s leading home improvement… More
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  • 6 Years in Business
  • Bonded
Transform Home Improvements, has been a leader in the home improvement space for more than 30 years. Whether your home is… More
Salesman came quick (Tuesday) and quoted 3 - 4 weeks. Contractors called on Thursday with install on Friday - same week.… Full review
  • 71 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
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West Shore Home is changing the face of home improvement! We pride ourselves on being the fastest, most convenient solution to… More
This was our first experience with West Shore Home and it was a very positive one. The installers, Charlie and Tyler… Full review
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  • Bonded
Paradise Home Improvements, LLC, is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound… More
Amazing service! They did an excellent job on my roof there went ahead and purchase windows in gutters This time around… Full review
  • 21 Years in Business
  • Licensed
They chose Paradise Home Improvement to make their homes more beautiful, more energy-efficient, and maintenance-free. Their trust has made us one… More
Amazing service! They did an excellent job on my roof there went ahead and purchase windows in gutters This time around… Full review
  • 8 Years in Business
We are bringing Comfort back at a comfortable price. We specialize in Window, Door, & Siding replacement with high energy efficient… More
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  • 4 Years in Business
Our company provides a range of products including replacement windows, vinyl siding/trim, sunrooms, screen rooms, patio covers, roofing and gutters. More
  • 55 Years in Business
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Information About Window Replacement in Augusta

If you live in Augusta and you’re taking steps to repair or replace your home’s windows, congratulations–you’re already on your way to having a more beautiful, energy efficient home. But there’s a little more to this work than you’d think–selecting a contractor, picking out the proper window type, and navigating the permitting system requires a little finesse. This guide will take you through the basics, and provide a little information about rebates and incentives you may qualify for as well.

Window Contractor Requirements in Augusta

If you own and reside in the property where the replacement will go, you’re not necessarily required to use a contractor in Augusta to complete the work for you. That being said, however, if you’ve never performed this kind of repair before, you’ll want to seek out a licensed contractor who can help you ensure that the window is installed correctly and is up-to-code.

Although looking for a qualified contractor can be a little bit tricky, there are a couple of background checks you can perform to make sure you’re selecting one who’s reliable and trustworthy. First, contact the city building department and ask if the contractor holds a license to do the kind of work you require. Next, further inquire if they are holding any outstanding debts to the city, like permit or licensing fees that have not been paid off. Then, if they pass both of those tests with flying colors, ask to see a few references. A contractor with a good reputation will be happy to provide them.

Applying for Window Permits in Augusta

If your repair will be relatively small–for instance, if you’re just making a direct replacement of old windows, you may not be asked to file a permit. However, if you’ll be altering the surrounding wall, or doing work that’s estimated at over $500, you’ll need to acquire a permit from the city’s License and Inspection Department.

No matter the scope of the work you intend to do, however, it’s not a bad idea to visit the office first and discuss your plans with an employee who can verify whether or not you’ll need to apply. The office is located at 535 Telfair St., Augusta, GA 30901. Keep in mind, they may also ask you to provide supporting documentation, like drawings of the windows, and knowing how to measure windows–especially if your repair will be large. If you’d like to review the permit application before you go in, you can do so here.

Window Requirements in Augusta

While the city of Augusta doesn’t provide any explicit requirements for the types of windows residents install on their property, it does list some board specifications that you’ll need to follow in an extreme weather event. Given that information, when you’re selecting your new windows, you may want to consider purchasing products that have been rated for heavy winds, as well. These specifications should be listed on the manufacturer’s labeling when you buy.

But there’s another environmental consideration that comes into play which has nothing to do with storms. Due to the area’s hot, humid summers, you could be losing a fortune to air conditioning costs if you’ve installed the wrong kind of windows. To make sure you’re keeping things cool, have a look at the window’s solar heat gain coefficient, or the measure of how much solar radiation the window allows into your home (in essence, how well it shades the area). In Augusta, you should pass over any windows that have a SHGC greater than 0.50.

But if you really want to reap the maximum savings on your cooling bills, consider looking for products that bear the ENERGY STAR certification on their labeling as well. That means they’ve been reviewed by the EPA and found to be exceptionally energy efficient–meaning you’ll ultimately save money on your utility bills when you install.

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Window Inspections in Augusta

If you were asked to obtain a permit, you’ll also need to get the work inspected by the city once it is complete. Call the building department to obtain an inspection, and be aware–you’ll need to make your permit and any other pertinent materials, like plans and drawings available at the time of inspection.

Window Care in Augusta

Once you’ve successfully installed your window and passed the inspection, the only thing left to do is admire your new view–and maintain the windows, too. Cleaning is the single most important thing you can do to extend the life of the glass. However, if you’ve purchased energy efficient windows, you’ll want to take care how you do it. Never use harsh chemical cleansers. Soap and water is the best cleaning solution here. And try not to clean them during the heat of the day, as this can affect the glazing.

Window Rebates and Incentives in Augusta

While the city doesn’t offer any rebates or incentives for residents installing new energy efficient windows, you can still save on your project when you use ENERGY STAR certified products in your home. The federal government offers a rebate of up to $200, worth 10 percent of the cost of materials for energy efficient windows that are installed about the home. Just file form 5695 along with your taxes.