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For over 30 years we have been designing windows to fit your world. We offer a wide selection of top quality,… More
The time we agreed upon was a little later than expected but they were held up at a previous job. They… Full review
  • 42 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
American Exteriors A+ BBB no money down. No Interest for 24 Months financing available for qualified buyers. You can have the… More
  • 59 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
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  • 41 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Renewal by Andersen’s process begins with a free in-home consultation to listen to your needs. We then custom-make beautiful, energy-efficient composite… More
We were so please to have a person that new all about the window he was saleing. And he did absolute… Full review
  • 24 Years in Business
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Coastal Windows & Exteriors is a home renovation company that specializes in energy-efficient award-winning windows, vinyl siding, roofing, doors, and baths… More
  • 8 Years in Business
  • Licensed
For more than 25 years, Power Home Remodeling has been the most trusted name in replacement windows, siding, roofing, and doors.… More
Wonderful experience from beginning to end. Highly recommend them. We have been dealing with horrible contractors for months now while renovating… Full review
  • 27 Years in Business
Hi Tech Windows & Siding Installations Inc. is a locally owned and operated business, and a leading choice for replacement windows… More
  • 24 Years in Business
My construction company offers a full range of site of window and siding replacement services. From your new house or remodeling… More
  • 4 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Freezing or overheating? It's time to call CSH Heating & Air Conditioning. Rely on your Merrimack Valley HVAC technicians for reliable… More
  • 4 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Beldon is an established family-run company that has been producing highly satisfied customers for well over half a century. We have… More
  • 73 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Coastal Windows & Exteriors is an award winning exterior home improvement company located on the north shore of Boston, Massachusetts. Awarded… More
  • 6 Years in Business
You only have one chance to make a first impression, and Universal Windows Direct's line of exterior home products can make… More
  • 4 Years in Business
As a family-owned-and-operated business for three generations, our dedicated team has a deep, shared knowledge and passion for its craft, is… More
  • 74 Years in Business
We have been in business for over 15 years, previously under the name All Work Construction. In that time, we have… More
  • 7 Years in Business
We are fully licensed and offer warranty and insurance fro all services provided. Most importantly, we have a verifiable track record… More
  • 7 Years in Business
Rescom Exteriors is the leading source for quality door and window replacement in Auburn and beyond, specializing in the installation of… More
  • 8 Years in Business
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Manchester Window Replacement Guide

Although Forbes thinks Manchester is one of the most livable cities in the country, that’s only true if your home’s windows keep you warm all winter long. Yet, replacing all the windows in your home is a steep undertaking considering that the average window costs between $300 and $700. When you add in labor and materials, you can expect to spend between $10,000 and $20,000 depending upon the quantity and style of your windows! So why do so many homeowners eagerly jump at the opportunity to take on a project this large? The National Association of Realtors have found that most do so in order to increase their home’s energy efficiency, and subsequently, greatly increase their comfort level whenever they’re at home.

If you’re ready to take on your own renovation, this Manchester Window Replacement Guide will help you understand when a replacement is truly needed, what materials are best suited for the New England climate, and what municipal regulations are in place to ensure the job is performed professionally and safely.

How to Know When a Window Replacement is Necessary in Your Manchester Home

With the humid winds off the Merrimack River blowing in almost 40 inches of rain and 61 inches of snow every year, it’s easy to see how a window’s framing can become damaged over the years. Between rot, general degradation, warping, and leakages, homeowners have their hands full. If you have begun to notice issues such as these, it is better to address them immediately, so as to prevent the damage from extending further into your home. Windows that have smaller sections of rot can be patched with epoxy in order to extend the life of these windows. Similarly, the addition of wood filler can help seal open cracks. However, if your windows have warped significantly over time causing large openings to form and no longer allow the window to function properly, there is little repair work that can be done, and it is time for a full replacement. Be sure to have your contractor check the structural integrity of the exterior walls around the window openings to ensure that damage has not occurred there.

Energy efficiency is an incredibly important component to consider when deciding whether or not to replace a window. Energy Star has found that homeowners who replace their single-pane windows with Energy Star approved alternatives see their utility bills fall by an average of 12 percent, resulting in hundreds of dollars saved for a homeowner in a year. When you combine that with the fact that many homeowners recoup upwards of 80 of their renovation budget in increased property value and any state or federal incentives that your renovation may qualify for, it makes the expense of fully replacing your windows far more affordable.

Window Materials Matter in Manchester

What once was an industry dominated by only a couple of choices has morphed into one flooded with endless options that most of us need a little help in deciphering. Energy Star and the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) have established specific descriptors that allow for anyone to know exactly how a window will function under specific conditions. U-values establish how well a window is able to restrict the transference of a home’s internal air temperatures through the fenestration, with lower values showing better insulation performance. Whereas U-values judge transmission from the inside out, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) works from the outside in, measuring how well a window is able to block solar heat from ever entering a home. Unlike U-values, there is no magic number with SHGC, and instead, you need to look at your particular needs based on your city’s climate to find what numeration range is best suited for your home. Windows that have U-values and SHGC values that fit within the IECC and Energy Star parameters, typically, have a low-, medium-, or high-solar-gain low emissivity (low E) coating on them to help shield out additional solar radiation. With all this in mind, the average Manchester home would do well to have U-values of 0.22 or less, a SHGC of 0.4 or less, and either a low- or medium-solar-gain low E coating. To find out which window provides your home with the best energy efficiency and comfort, talk to a professional who can evaluate your home’s orientation and shading level.

Framing materials are just as important in insulating your home from the elements, with the three common materials being wood, vinyl, and aluminum. In general, aluminum would be a disastrous decision given Manchester’s freezing winters because metal frames can cause moisture to condense within the surface of the window frame, resulting in extensive, irreparable damage. So long as you opt for the thermally improved or insulated upgrade, either wood or vinyl will hold you in good stead for years to come, and the final decision will come down to personal preference. Vinyl is incredibly affordable and maintenance-free, but is still prone to structural duress when exposed to direct sunlight and extreme heat. Wood, on the other hand, is a classic beauty that you can alter throughout the life of the window, but does come with a hefty price tag.

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Manchester Window Permits, Inspections, and Fees

Either the homeowner or the contractor must obtain a building permit before any work can legally begin on the property. Although most contractors are willing to fulfill this requirement, if you prefer to do so yourself, you will need to complete an application at the City of Manchester Building Department, located at 1 City Hall Plaza, West Wing, Manchester, NH 03101. If you would rather an application be mailed to you beforehand, contact the Planning and Community Development Department at (603) 624-6450 or email PCD@ManchesterNH.gov. A fee will be due at the time the application is filed. You can expect the fee to be 1 percent of the estimated cost of your renovation, but no less than $30. For example, if your renovation is projected to be $15,000, your building permit fee will be $150. Usually only the completed application and fee will be all that is required for a permit to be issued that same day.

An inspection must be scheduled with a city official once all work has been completed. Scheduling requests must be made between 8:00 and 9:00 for south and east locations and 1:00 to 2:00 for north and west locations on the same day that you hope to have to official arrive. These requests need to be made directly with the inspector, rather than by leaving a voicemail. To schedule your inspection, contact (603) 624-6450, extension 6732.