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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
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
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
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
Good but overpriced. Full review
  • 26 Years in Business
  • Insured
For over 30 years we have been designing windows to fit your world. We offer a wide selection of top quality,… More
Very nice and friendly staff. Quote was hassel free. Came out in a timely manner installed two doors. Great quality product… Full review
  • 44 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
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Windows by Toll is a local, family owned business. We provide high quality solutions at a very competitive price. More
As always shop around to get your best price. It all comes down to quality installation. Anyone can buy a manufacturer's… Full review
  • 3 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We’re a family-owned company specializing in Residential and Commercial Roofing along with ALL Siding Products. Rated A+ with BBB. All of… More
Very detailed professional. Full review
  • 9 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Prime Home Improvements has grown to be one of the area’s largest and most recognized home improvement contractors. While our growth… More
  • 47 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Gunner Roofing was founded by two brothers who saw a need in the contractor and construction industry: a combination of excellent… More
Gunner roofing is great! We had an emergency situation where our roof was leaking and creating moisture in our attic. This… Full review
  • 11 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Our Residential & Commercial Contracting Network provides a minimum 1yr warranty to customers who use contractors in our network that are… More
  • 15 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We’re a family-owned company specializing in selling Windows and Doors for new construction as well as removing old windows and installing… More
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
  • Insured
We are a Family-Owned Company Working for years on remodeling, Houses , apartments , office., Residential and Commercial Very profecional with… More
  • 14 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We are a family owned business that have been in the roofing construction business since 2002. With over 15 years of… More
  • 19 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Galaxy Home Energy Group understands how important it is for your home to be energy-efficient and beautiful, which is why it… More
Our rep Greg was super informative and helpful. He walked us through everything and was not pushy nor aggressive. He really… Full review
  • 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
Michael and Jarad came to our home and showed us the choices we had for windows. They were very knowledgeable about… Full review
  • 29 Years in Business
Trust your home to One Day Roofing. Understanding that quality of product means nothing without a quality install, we put nothing… More
  • 8 Years in Business
Renewal by Andersen is the window replacement subsidiary of Andersen Corporation, a company that has revolutionized the window and door business… More
My experience was very positive overall. Even with an unexpected delay, the windows are fantastic - they look great and are… Full review
  • 26 Years in Business
The Bonilla & Sons Inc Construction Company was established in 2000 and is a general contractor offering construction services all over… More
Bonilla and Sons is the best company that I've had since I purchased my first house. The work performed, quality of… Full review
  • 21 Years in Business
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Buying Windows in Yonkers, New York

Whether you are a home or apartment owner, or you are the landlord in charge of a multiple dwelling building in Yonkers, New York, you can rest easy knowing that most windows are built to work efficiently for 15 years or more after installation.

Installing of new windows is a costly home improvement, one that will greatly improve the energy efficiency of your home, but should not take place any more frequently than every ten to fifteen years. It can takes years for utility savings to accrue that are equivalent to the initial expense of purchasing and installing new windows. Of course, exceptions to this rule do exist. If your windows have begun to show obvious signs of wear and tear such as being difficult to open, air leaks, or moisture being trapped between the windows panes, it is time to plan for window replacements.

As a resident of Yonkers, New York, you can expect your window buying process to be different from the experience of homeowners living in other areas of the country. The climate where you live should affect the purchase decisions you make and your city has unique permit requirements that must be met before any major alterations are made to your home. In this guide, we will cover the essential information you need to know as a homeowner replacing your windows in Yonkers, New York.

Prepare for Yonkers’ Cold and Snowy Winters

No matter where you live, the climate should play a role in determining which windows you will have installed in your home. In Yonkers, the summers are mild, reaching an average high of 84.7 degrees in July, and the winters are cold, reaching an average low of 22.3 degrees in January. Yonkers experiences significant rainfall, and even the driest months of the year have an above average rainfall when compared to the rest of the country. Additionally, Yonkers receives an average of 26.9 inches of snow each year, 4.5 inches more than the national average.

Yonkers is located in the North-Central Climate Zone as indicated by ENERGY STAR®. In order to simplify the process of buying windows that will be the most efficient in your climate, they have created a ratings system and indicated how each window stacks up on the National Fenestration Ratings Council labels placed on all new windows.

In cold climates, the two ENERGY STAR®  ratings of the most importance are the U-factor and the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, or SHGC, rating. The U-factor represents how much heat can be gained or lost through a specific window. When living in Yonkers, and other cities in the North-Central Climate Zone, new windows should have a U-factor of 0.30 or less. The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient rating indicates how much solar radiation passes through the window and passively heats up the home. Since Yonkers experiences a significant amount of cold weather, a higher SHGC of 0.40 or less is suggested.

While these guidelines are incredibly helpful during the purchasing process, it is also helpful to understand which materials perform best in your climate. When buying a frame, wood is the most energy efficient but also the most costly. For a budget friendly option that also performs well in colder climates, choose a fiberglass or vinyl frame. Each window should have two layers of glass with an inert gas filling and a low E-coating meant to reflect both ultraviolet and infrared light.

In areas experiencing significant snowfall each year, it is suggested to install storm windows to provide additional protection from the weather. Since double-hung windows are more prone to air leakage, a casement window is considered to be better suited for colder climates that receive large amounts of snow each year.

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Know Yonkers’ Requirements for Window Replacements

The city of Yonkers requires that all major home improvements, including window replacements, be approved by the Building Division of the Department of Building and Housing. In order to apply for a permit, you can visit the Building Division website or visit the department office. They are located at 87 Nepperhan Avenue, 5th Floor, Yonkers, New York 10701. You can contact the office staff at (914) 377-6500 and download a building permit application here.

If you live in a multiple dwellings building, your windows must also include a window guard that has been approved by the Department of Building and Housing as a measure of added safety for those living in the building.

When hiring a contractor to install windows in your home, remember that all contractors performing major home improvements to homes in Yonkers are required to carry a general contractor’s license that has been issued by the city. Additionally, they must carry worker’s compensation insurance if they are paying any employees to assist with the project.

By investing in windows created specifically for the climate in Yonkers, New York, you are improving the energy efficiency of your home and you can expect to experience savings on your heating and cooling costs between $91 and $424 each year. Additionally, as you improve the efficiency of your windows you also lower your consumption of non sustainable energy and lessen the impact your home has on the environment.