Replacement Windows in Providence, RI

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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
Looks like a good product. Full review
  • 6 Years in Business
  • Bonded
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
Great information, very informative, knowledgeable, Roberto was a friendly and patient sales associate. He answered all our question and layed everything… Full review
  • 44 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
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Window Nation is a perfect fit for your home and wallet! Our goal is to make our customers feel good about… More
Excellent salesman helped us out !! Now waiting for our new windows. Full review
  • 15 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Custom Built is a family-owned window and door replacement contractor founded in 1961 that has been providing quality services for 57… More
So far Costume Built has been a pleasure to deal with. They keep their appointments and are very professional. Have answered… Full review
  • 60 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Our family at Rhode Island Home Improvement, RIHI, would like to thank you for stopping by our company website. Our intent… More
  • 72 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
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
Most people stress over home improvements. We make it easy and affordable. Exterior home experts, Couto Construction has been beautifying homes… More
We recently had a roof repair. Matt was very helpful and took time to answer questions and concerns that I had.… Full review
  • 34 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Your local roofing, siding, and window company. The Marshalls are a family that works hard to deliver more value, beauty and… More
  • 38 Years in Business
  • Licensed
Diamond Construction, Inc is a residential and commercial remodeling company. The business services includes roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters, and other… More
  • 10 Years in Business
  • Licensed
High End Home Improvement provides Professional Residential Remodeling and Custom Project Management. More
  • 4 Years in Business
  • Licensed
Sure-Lok Homes is a family run business that has been serving New England homeowners for over a decade now. Ron Lewis,… More
Ron was recommended to me by a close friend. I'd had several estimates on siding and roofing for my home from… Full review
  • 23 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
Since our founding in 2004, Clear Choice Home Improvements has earned a reputation as the clear choice for exterior and interior… More
My old asphalt roof was failing. I did my homework, and read reviews of a few companies. I scheduled appointments with… Full review
  • 17 Years in Business
Rescom has been providing local homeowners with top quality door and window replacement in Auburn and the surrounding areas for more… More
We had 5 windows replaced by Rescom this past spring. While they are quite pricey, we have already saved money on… Full review
  • 28 Years in Business
We're changing the face and reputation of the home improvement industry by uniting top quality products, 20+ years of experience on… More
I just had my housed resided with United Home Experts and I cannot begin to tell you what a wonderful and… Full review
  • 23 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
I got three quotes through Modernize. Newpro was by far the most expensive. For this reason I chose one of the… Full review
  • 76 Years in Business
Since starting as a small window treatment business in Medford in 1945, NEWPRO Home Improvement Solutions has grown into one of… More
I got three quotes through Modernize. Newpro was by far the most expensive. For this reason I chose one of the… Full review
  • 76 Years in Business
Coastal Windows & Exteriors is an award winning exterior home improvement company located on the north shore of Boston, Massachusetts. Awarded… More
  • 8 Years in Business
Alcraft, Inc has been serving the communities of CT for decades. Our continuous methods of providing quality work at affordable pricing… More
  • 44 Years in Business
United Better Homes is happy to provide a wide range of siding services to their customers. It's important for us to… More
  • 20 Years in Business
Our goal is to make our customers feel good about their decision about new windows, doors, siding, roofing and more. Products… More
Excellent salesman helped us out !! Now waiting for our new windows. Full review
  • 11 Years in Business
I've done two things with my life. Army and Home Improvements. I can take on everything from small handyman jobs when… More
  • 8 Years in Business
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Buying Windows in Providence, Rhode Island

When you own a home regular maintenance and upkeep is essential to maintaining the value of your home. One of the regular maintenance tasks many homeowners face at least once in their life is replacing all of the windows in their house. High quality windows are meant to perform optimally for ten to fifteen years. Because of this, replacing your home’s windows can be a big undertaking and a large investment.

How do you know for sure it is time for replacement windows? If your windows are older than 15 years, if they are causing drafts or air leaks in your home, or if you are having trouble opening and closing your windows, it is probably time to begin planning to replace your windows.

When shopping for new windows, energy efficiency should be at the forefront of your mind. Windows allow sunshine and fresh air into your home, but they are also meant to protect the interior of your home from changing weather. Windows that are truly energy efficient will relieve some of the burden of keeping your home comfortable that is placed on your heating and cooling system.

Because of this, when you buy new windows, you will want to be sure they are good fit for your home and the climate where you live in Rhode Island. Additionally, Rhode Island has unique building codes and permit requirements you will need to follow when making any major home improvements to your home.

In this Providence window buying guide, we aim to simplify your search for the right windows for your home by outlining the need to know information about the climate where you live and any city guidelines you need to consider before moving forward with your window replacement.

Finding Windows for the Climate in Providence

ENERGY STAR® has created climate zones based on the weather in different regions of the United States. Using these guidelines, you can easily find windows that comply with ENERGY STAR® guidelines and perform efficiently where you live. Providence is located in the Northern Climate Zone, an area of the country known for long and cold winters and short summers. In January, the coldest month of the year, the average low is 21 degrees. In July, the warmest month of the year, the average high is 83 degrees.

Providence also receives an average of 47.88 inches of rain each year, roughly 8 inches higher than the national average. The average annual snowfall in Providence each year is 33.5 inches, nearly ten inches above the national average snowfall of 25 inches.

As a homeowner living in Providence, your main concerns when buying windows are keeping your home warm during the winter without exceeding your monthly heating and cooling budget and protecting your home from heavy rain and snowfall. Energy efficiency in low temperature climates can be achieved by complying with Energy Star® requirements and inspecting the ratings placed on the National Fenestration Ratings Council label that is placed on new windows.

On this label, you will find the U-Factor rating, a measurement of how much heat can be lost through the window. In a cold climate like Rhode Island, ENERGY STAR® requires windows to have a U-Factor rating of 0.27 or less.

Another factor to consider in a cold climate that receives a lot of rain and snow is the materials that are used to build the windows. Wood window frames offer the most insulation, but can be very costly and require a lot of maintenance. Additionally, wood often does poorly in high moisture regions and may swell as a reaction to the presence of excess water. Because of this, highly energy efficient vinyl or fiberglass is likely the best choice for your home in Providence. Not only do these materials perform well in cold climates, they are also very durable and require very little maintenance over the life of the window.

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Complying with Providence Window Replacement Requirements

The government in each city is responsible for outlining building codes that regulate both new building and home improvement projects. The Providence Department of Inspections & Standards has created a Guide to Permitting that outlines the requirements for window replacements. As a homeowner living in Providence, you are required to apply for a building permit for all window replacement projects.

A permit application can be found in the Guide to Permitting and can be submitted directly to Department of Inspections & Standards located at 444 Westminster Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903. The office is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 08:30 a.m. and 04:30 p.m.. If you have further questions about the permit application process, you can call the department directly at (401) 680-5201.

The state of Rhode Island requires all contractors to be registered with the state. In order to successfully register, each contractor is required to complete a minimum of 5 hours of continuing education each year. Before you hire a contractor to install new windows in your home, it is in your best interest to make sure they are in compliance will all state registration requirements.

Using the information provided in this Providence window buying guide, you can find the most energy efficient windows for your home. When you purchase ENERGY STAR® compliant windows, you can expect to save between $91 and $465 on your utility expenses each year.