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Transform Home Improvements, has been a leader in the home improvement space for more than 30 years. Whether your home is… More
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  • 70 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
Honest down to earth sales team. Windows orderEd to be installed shortly. Full review
  • 42 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Since 1974, Precision Siding & Construction has been a recognized leader in home remodeling. We are fully licensed and insured, and… More
  • 46 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
Andrew Klinker did an amazing job helping us with our windows. He was very informative and knowledgeable. He answered any concerns… Full review
  • 5 Years in Business
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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
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  • 25 Years in Business
  • Insured
Trust your home improvement project to America's No. 1 remodeling company: Dreamstyle Remodeling. Since 1989, Dreamstyle Remodeling has been on a… More
I am extremely satisfied with my experience from the beginning to the end. The salesman (Mark Sena) is experienced and was… Full review
  • 31 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Dreamstyle Remodeling is a leading home improvement company with a proven track record of delivering projects on time and on budget.… More
  • 6 Years in Business
We specialize in custom fit windows and doors, built and installed just for you and your home. This means you get… More
  • 24 Years in Business
At Pella of Albuquerque, all the things we do connects to our exclusive promise to customers: The Pella Promise. We are… More
We've had Pella install different windows/doors in our house three times in the past 4 years. All three times have been… Full review
  • 95 Years in Business
At Energy Concepts ABQ, we make it our mission to help our clients navigate through the process of investing in a… More
We are very satisfied with our installation and have witnessed that we are saving money buy switching to solar. I highly… Full review
  • 5 Years in Business
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Buying Windows in Albuquerque, New Mexico

If the windows in your home are no longer performing well, it may be time to consider installing new windows. Windows that are difficult to open or close, are allowing air to leak into your home, or have moisture collecting between window panes are likely beyond repair and need to be replaced entirely. You may have even noticed that your monthly heating and cooling bills have been slowly increasing over time.

A complete replacement of old windows in your home is a big investment. A single window can cost between $450 and $1000 each along with an added cost of professional installation. Before moving forward with a home improvement project of this caliber, it is important to be sure you have chosen the right windows for your home and the climate where you live.

In order to make a well informed purchase, you must understand the weather in Albuquerque and how that should play a role in the windows you decide to buy. The climate where you live is unique, and the windows you buy should be equally as unique if they are going to maintain and even improve the energy efficiency of your home. In addition to the weather, it is important to take into consideration any permit or building code requirements put in place by the government in Albuquerque. This window guide will provide you the information you need to find the windows most suited for your home in Albuquerque.

Buying Windows Based on the Weather in Albuquerque

Albuquerque in located in the North-Central Climate zone as indicated by ENERGY STAR® window replacement guidelines. This area of the country experiences a mild winter and very dry and hot summers, with an average high of 90 degrees during July and an average low of 26 during the month of January. Your city only receives an average of 9.39 inches of rainfall each year and 10 inches of snow, significantly below the national average on both accounts.

Living in Albuquerque, keeping your home cool during the summer is likely to be one of your highest priorities. Buying the right windows for your climate will play a huge role in aiding your HVAC unit and increasing the energy efficiency of your home. One simple way to find the right windows for your climate zone is to only buy windows that comply with the ENERGY STAR®  window replacement requirements in place for your region. This information can easily be found on the National Fenestration Ratings Council label that should be placed on all new windows. On this label, you will find ratings for both the U-Factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient Ratings of each window. The U-Factor is a measurement of how much heat can pass through a significant window and ENERGY STAR® requires a U-Factor rating of 0.30 or less in the North-Central Climate Zone. The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, or SHGC, is a measurement of how much solar radiation passes through the window and passively heats the home. Since Albuquerque is located in a particularly warm area of the country, ENERGY STAR® requires a SHGC of 0.40 or less.   

Albuquerque doesn’t typically receive damaging severe weather, so installation of storm windows is not believed to be a worthwhile investment. However, it is important to consider how well certain building materials perform in a dry and hot climate. When it comes to window frames, wood offers the most insulation but is often too costly for most budgets and requires a lot of upkeep and maintenance. Vinyl frames are a much more affordable option, require very little maintenance, and are just as efficient as wood window frames. When it comes to selecting window panes, choose a multi-pane window that has an inert gas filling and a low-E glazing as these offer the most efficiency in warm climates.

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Complying with Albuquerque Window Replacement Requirements

If you are embarking on a new building or remodeling project, including window replacements, the city of Albuquerque requires that you apply for a building permit. The application can be downloaded on their website and submitted directly to the Department of Building & Safety Permits. The Permit Desk is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and is located at 600 Second NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102. You can call their office directly at (505) 924-3326 if you have specific questions about the application process.

If you plan to hire someone to install your replacement windows, it is always best to hire someone who has a general contractor’s license. In New Mexico, only contractors who meet minimum practice hours and training requirements are approved for a license, guaranteeing that you are hiring someone who has the needed experience to tackle any remodeling project in your home.

The right windows can save you between $90 and $266 on heating and cooling costs each year. Energy efficient windows also contribute to a more sustainable way of living by reducing your reliance on your heating and cooling system. Using the information provided above, we hope to help you tighten your budget and lower your footprint by making your search for replacement windows hassle free.