Replacement Windows in San Antonio, TX

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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
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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  • 26 Years in Business
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Second generation craftsman, family owned and operated, sense 1979...that? over 40 years Experience in the business. A long tract record of… More
  • 42 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
We're an A+ rated window replacement company by the Better Business Bureau. We offer the highest quality vinyl window replacement services… More
They did a great job replacing the windows, I am very satisfied with the quality of the work and the windows.… Full review
  • 9 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
Representative was extremely helpful and honest. Did not try to sell me anything I don't need.i value honest people! Full review
  • 75 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We know there are a lot of remodeling and roofing companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and we’re proud you’ve chosen… More
Very professional, excellent work, love my new seamless steel roof. I would not hesitate to recommend the J Wales Home Solutions… Full review
  • 6 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Statewide Remodeling’s customer-focused service, competitive prices, and proven commitment to quality ensure you’ll get exceptional value for your home-improvement dollar and… More
My family had three quotes for window replacements. We ended up replacing all the front windows of the house with Statewide.… Full review
  • 27 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
At Avalon Building Concepts, we work hard every day to be the siding, window, insulation and roofing contractor Grand Rapids homeowners… More
The contractors showed up at about 7: o'clock am and worked steadily throughout the day. They finished my house and detached… Full review
  • 21 Years in Business
  • Licensed
For over 18 years, Hometown Contractors, Inc., has specialized in providing professional installation of hurricane protection, replacement windows and doors, siding,… More
Hometown Contractors, Inc are the best. We had new windows installed about 5 year ago and they are wonderful. I had… Full review
  • 21 Years in Business
  • Licensed
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
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
NRG Clean Power is California's leading solar energy provider,with over 30 years of superior customer service. We're more than just a… More
My mom doesn't have a computer so I am writing this for her. Tiffany always followed up with me in every… Full review
  • 34 Years in Business
Titan Remodeling has formed strong relationships with the industry's top manufacturers, including Alside and James Hardie, allowing us to provide the… More
Tony and the crew did a great job! The installation went a lot faster than I thought it would- these guys… Full review
  • 16 Years in Business
Mendoza's Paint & Remodeling has been proudly painting Houston TX and nearby towns since 2001. Our mission is to consistently provide… More
  • 20 Years in Business
Our home's windows provide us with natural daylight, fresh air and a better connection to our outdoor spaces. Keeping windows crystal-clear,… More
  • 8 Years in Business
River City Exteriors is an A Plus rated member of the Better Business Bureau. Many options are available for payment including… More
  • 22 Years in Business
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  • 7 Years in Business
At South Texas Restoration (STR), that's our business. Our specialists and resources are ready at a moment's notice to remediate damage,… More
  • 13 Years in Business
We are a 3rd generation residential and commercial home remodeling company, who specializes in: additions, new homes, small details, completions, and… More
  • 46 Years in Business
Master Craftsman is locally owned and operated in San Antonio Texas since 1999. We specialize in roofing and remodeling. We are… More
  • 22 Years in Business
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  • 29 Years in Business
With over a decades worth of experience in home improvement. Kris Massigngill of JKLM Construction LLC can help you take care… More
  • 8 Years in Business
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Buying Windows in San Antonio, Texas

If you have begun to notice that the windows in your San Antonio home have become difficult to open and close or if you are noticing moisture between the panes, it is probably time to install window replacements. High quality replacement windows are a big investment, but they are one that can save you money by increasing the resale value of your home and lowering the cost of heating and cooling your home.

Not all windows are the same and windows that were designed specifically for the climate where you live will perform best in your home. In addition to finding energy efficient windows, there are also specific permit and building codes in the City of San Antonio that you will need to be aware of before making your window purchase.

In this San Antonio window buying guide, we will provide you with the basic information you need to find the right windows for your home, including San Antonio climate considerations, city regulations, and how you can pay for your windows.

Basic Information About Buying Windows in San Antonio

No matter where you live in the United states, there are basic things you need to know before buying windows for you home. Depending on the details of your window installation project, you will need to choose between new construction and replacement windows. Replacement windows are custom built to fit perfectly in the space left behind after the old windows in your home are removed. New construction windows have to be secured directly the studs of your home, so they are only appropriate for new building and remodeling projects where the studs of the surrounding wall will be exposed.

After you have chosen between new construction and replacement windows, you will need to settle on the operational design of your new windows. If you are looking for windows that are highly functional, opening and closing easily and simple to clean, a double hung window may be the best choice. These windows are constructed from two vertically hung sashes, both sliding up or down to open and tilting inwards for easy cleaning of the exterior panes. If your main goal for your windows is to bring more natural light into your home, there are a wide variety of stationary arched windows or pictures window options in various shapes and sizes.

After choosing the operational model of the windows you would like to install in your home, there are many ways you can further customize your windows. Window frames are available in wood frames, vinyl frames, aluminum frames, and fiberglass frames, and in a wide variety of color and finish options. You can also further customize your windows by choosing from various hardware finishes and glass grid designs.

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Requirements for Replacing Windows in San Antonio, Texas

In San Antonio, homeowners are permitted to make major renovations, including window replacements, without hiring a contractor. If you have the knowledge and skills to install your new windows yourself, you will need to obtain the appropriate permit from the San Antonio department of Development Services.

If you plan to hire a contractor, it is important you find someone who is properly licensed and insured for work in the City of San Antonio. Any contractors making small improvements, including window installation, in homes must have a Class II license. The Department of Development Services provides both Class II and Class I licenses for $110 upon completion and notarization of the application.

If the contractor you hire has employees working for their company, they will also need to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance covers the cost of medical expenses or missed work if one of their employees is injured while working on your home.

Paying for Windows in San Antonio

At this time, there are no federal tax incentives available to San Antonio residents who have installed energy efficient windows in their home. Because of this, more conventional methods for paying for replacement windows will have to be used. Homeowners should consider saving up to pay cash, applying for a zero interest credit card, or a home equity line of credit to cover the cost of new windows.

Window replacement costs vary significantly depending on the brand, materials used, and operational style of the window. Still, a loose budget can be created using rough estimates. For instance, vinyl replacement windows typically cost between $450 and $600 each and wood replacement windows are more expensive at $800 and $1000 each. When budgeting for new windows, always include an additional $50 to $100 to cover the installation costs of each window.

Even though there are no rebates or tax credits available for new window purchases at this time, there are ways to earn back the money spent on your windows. Several of the major energy companies in San Antonio are currently offering discounts to homeowners who have installed ENERGY STAR® compliant windows.

Buying Windows for the Climate in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is located in both the Southern and South-Central Climate Zones according to ENERGY STAR® guidelines. Homeowners who live in either of these climate zones normally find they rely heavily on their cooling system for much of the year, and very little on their heating system during the winter months. The climate in San Antonio is very warm and humid, with an average high of 95 degrees during July and August. During the winter, San Antonio rarely experiences snow and the average low during the coldest month, January, is 39 degrees.

Windows that are designed specifically for hot and humid climates will be the best fit for your San Antonio home. The simplest way to determine if a window will work well in your environment is by reading the National Fenestration Ratings Council label that is located on new windows.

In San Antonio, the two primary ratings you should be concerned with are the U-Factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) ratings. The amount of heat that can pass through a window is represented by the U-Factor rating. When the U-Factor rating is low, that means the window is resistant to heat leaving or entering the home. In San Antonio, ENERGY STAR® requires all new windows purchased to have a U-Factor rating of no more than 0.40.

The second rating, the SHGC, indicates how much solar radiation can pass through the window. In a hot climate, like San Antonio, solar radiation can overheat a home and increase utility costs during summer months. In San Antonio, ENERGY STAR® requires a SHGC rating of no more than 0.25.

Since San Antonio is known for high humidity, another important rating to consider is the condensation resistance of the window. This number represents how well a window can protect your home from excess moisture in the environment. A higher condensation resistance rating represents a window that is more resistance to humidity.

Living in San Antonio, windows that meet ENERGY STAR® requirements can lower your monthly heating and cooling costs, saving you as much as $266 in utility costs each year. If you choose to sell your home, you can also expect to experience a return on investment of 70% or more. Of course, saving money isn’t the only advantage to installing energy efficient windows, you will also be living a greener life by lowering your use of non renewable energy to heat and cool your home.