Replacement Windows and Doors in Sacramento, CA

5 Things to Consider for Replacement Windows and Doors in Your Sacramento Home

Southgate Glass started as a small shop in 1961 and is now one of Sacramento area’s largest glass and window companies. With two showrooms to serve you, we encourage you to stop by and see all the beautiful products we have on display. As one of the largest window and door dealers in the Greater Sacramento area, Southgate Glass offers many window and door manufacturers’ selections. Southgate offers everything from glass, screens, windows, patio doors, French doors, entry doors, shower enclosures, glass door repair Sacramento, and replacement parts.

Whether it’s just replacing a worn-out shower enclosure, needing a new windowpane, or installing new windows and patio doors, Southgate Glass is here to help. We repair and install everything we sell. Southgate Glass Only Sells AAMA Certified Windows and is EPA Certified. You Can Trust Southgate Glass. We’ve helped thousands of homeowners get no-pressure estimates with their projects. We make it as quick and painless as possible call us now at (916) 421-1723. We listen, we plan and then we get your project done.

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Living in Sacramento, there are so many things to do, great neighborhoods, and you’re close to the heart of California. Owning a home in this area is a wonderful experience with some significant responsibilities.

One of those is upkeep and maintenance. The older a home is, the more likely it will need replacement windows. The average life expectancy for modern windows is 15 years. When windows are older than this, they will generally show the effects of the years. They could have been repainted many times, they could have been broken, the glass replaced a few times, and they could have been energy efficient.

Every year, technology helps to improve windows, from functionality to energy efficiency. When you notice that the windows in your home are worn out, old, and tired, there are some things that you should consider before you make a final decision about the replacement windows for your home. This is also true when considering new doors, including the front doors and back doors.

1. Your Personal Preferences.

No matter what style or type of windows you have, you can still replace them with the same style. Getting new replacement windows is an excellent opportunity to inspire creativity and even transform your home.

Take some time to look at the different options for replacement windows, such as bay windows, bow windows, casement, double hung, picture windows, and even custom designed windows.

If some beautiful views exist just outside your windows, something broad, vast, or even floor-to-ceiling could completely open up your room, establishing a different appearance.

Don’t shy away from any possibility in the beginning. This is one of the best opportunities that you’ll have to change the entire look and feel of your home fundamentally.

2. Budget.

Every homeowner has a specific budget that they can allot to various home improvement projects. Replacement windows and doors tend to get the least respect and consideration, though they can have some of the most significant impacts on both monetary and aesthetic home values.

You should establish a comfortable budget  (something that you can afford without causing financial strain or hardship), and will allow you to get quality replacement windows. As with most products, there are inexpensive windows that will be basic and won’t do much to improve the value of your home, and there are also more durable, energy-efficient, and appealing windows that will cost more.

Take a fair assessment of your finances and what you’re able to afford at this moment. You will save more over the years when you have higher-quality windows that cost more now.

3. Size.

If you have thought that you could have more oversized windows in one room, such as the living room, to take advantage of the views through that window, or having smaller windows in one of the bedrooms, for example, this is the ideal time to do that.

Will it affect how much you need to budget for replacement windows? Yes. Any time that you’re going to alter the size of windows in your home, it’s going to require more work at the time of installation. With more work, it will cost more.

Yet, if you considered this for some time, now is the right time to get it done. Consider doing a few rooms at a time. That all depends on how important altering the size of specific windows is to you.

4. Energy Efficiency.

While you don’t have to be too concerned about brutally cold winters like you might find in Montana or the extreme heat of the southern part of the state, energy efficiency is essential. You will reduce your carbon footprint and consume less energy to keep warm during the winter or cool during the summer, but you’ll also save money.

The more extreme the weather is, the more you’ll save. More energy-efficient windows will generally cost more; the more efficient that they are, the more the replacement windows may cost. It would be best to determine what your average monthly energy cost savings will be with specific energy-rated windows. Multiply this by 12 months per year and ten years,  giving you an accurate idea of how much you will save long-term with a particular window.

5. Installation.

Finally, you should consider the installation process when purchasing replacement windows. Purchase your windows from a major retailer and they offer installation services, it’s generally done by a third party (an independent contractor that you may not know). If you purchase your replacement windows or doors from a window company, they typically have their installers on staff, so you will know that experienced professionals will install the windows you purchase.

Who installs your windows can also be necessary for warranty purposes. Depending on the features and other factors, some window manufacturers require that installers be certified on their windows. If you have an installer who isn’t certified, it could impact or completely void the warranty.

While these are just five things that you should consider when you begin to look into replacement windows or doors for your home in Sacramento, the capital city., make sure you decide what windows to purchase, as you will have these windows for at least 10, 15, and maybe 20 years. It’s a significant home improvement decision, so take your time and make the right one for yourself, your home, and your family.


Glass, Window & Door Installation FAQs

Is It Necessary to Have a Permit When Replacing Windows in California?

Yes, a permit for window replacement is required in accordance with Section 1030 of the 2022 California Building Code and Section 310 of the 2022 California Residential Code.

What You Need to Know Before Calling Southgate Glass for a Free Quote?

  • Take measurements of the glass you need repaired and call us with the measurements. Measurements don’t need to be exact, we will send a technician out to do true measurements. Watch the video below to learn how to measure Daylight Opening.
  • Is your window a single pane or dual pane unit?
  • If the glass is broken, did it crack, break into shards or break into little pebbles?
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How to Install Replacement Windows?

  • Measurement for window replacements
  • Removal of the sash
  • Removal of the Jamb Liners
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How Long Does It Take to Install an Average Window?

  • About 4 – 6 hours, prefabricated replacements save time and give a more elegant look both inside and outside your house.


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