Finding the best window replacement that Portland, OR, has to offer can be a daunting (but necessary!) task. We’ve got a climate that brings our local plants to life, but it also places significant wear and tear on the exteriors of our homes and properties.
Every home has a point where a simple deep cleaning or repair won’t cut it anymore.
Let us know if you’ve experienced the following:
These are just precursors to bigger issues like cracked panes, poor and inefficient insulation, and water seepage.
Choosing replacement windows is not an easy or simple decision. There is much to know and consider before making your final choice. It’s a decision that calls for a balance between design, aesthetics, energy efficiency, durability, quality, longevity, and cost.
If it’s time to upgrade the look of your home and you need to find a way to lower your heating and electric bills, for example, it may be time to look into hiring window replacement contractors.
Here are several common issues that come up as windows and frames age:
First, there’s the risk of mold.
Because of condensation, the contraction and expansion of glass and frames can cause air and water leaks, especially as the climate changes from cold and wet to warm and dry. All these factors can place a significant strain on your exteriors.
Because of this, you’re likely to see issues develop over the years like:
From addressing simple aging and weather-related wear and tear, to increasing your home’s energy-efficiency and beauty, there are plenty of reasons to choose Clear Choice for your window replacement contractor.
At Clear Choice Windows & Doors, we’re here to assist you with your essential investment, breaking down everything you’ll need to look for and consider when searching for professional home window replacements.
Hundreds of our clients have come to Clear Choice because we believe that your home’s windows are a gateway to the interiors; a chance to tie your home’s exterior beauty and design together, through frame and window material choice.
We’ve been described as “real pros” and “partners” by clients who were looking to have professional installations that are quick, clean, and detail-oriented.
Throughout our experiences with customers, we’ve seen firsthand how an installation project can completely rejuvenate a home, bringing it back to life and modernizing the look and feel — not to mention its function.
If you drive around Portland, or know the city well, you’ll know that Portland homes are incredibly diverse — while some are old classics, dating back to the 1900s, others are modern 4-plexes that call for equally modern options in framing, materials, and design.
Clear Choice has worked on projects of all shapes and sizes. We’ve retrofitted and refreshed everything from standard homes to a yoga retreat housed in a 1940's campus with 70+ room guest facilities and over 130 windows (some with large plate glass as well as standard, framed replacements).
To make sure that your replacement windows will stand the test of time, and that you’re making the best choice possible, there are a couple of things you’ll need to be aware of.
Many homes have been built, at the time of construction, with standard windows that are simply not designed to be energy efficient. Truth is, you may be losing a fortune through your windows. The perks of energy efficient replacement windows show up on more than just a lowered energy bill, though — they enhance the enjoyment and comfort level of your home. Imagine being able to sit in a sun-filled room in mid-July without feeling overheated. Or, think of how nice it would be to gaze outside at the falling snow, without feeling the bitter chill of winter.
For the best choice in energy efficiency, vinyl is the way to go. Unlike aluminum, a vinyl frame’s temperature will never get too hot or too cold. Also, unlike wood, vinyl won’t warp or rot over time. You’ll want to choose uPVC (unplasticized PVC), which is more impact resistant. (Vinyl windows offer a structure eight times more impact-resistant than plasticized PVC, and they have just one-eighth of the expansion and contraction properties). Since vinyl is a pliable material, you’ll want to search for vinyl windows that offer full structural reinforcements, so your windows retain their shape over time.
First off, you’ll want to go for a glass that offers maximum insulation, keeping UV rays out. Choose a construction partner like Clear Choice to make sure you have the right fit. An improper fit could eventually lead to leaking water, bowing, and potential damage to the window itself.
If you decide to replace your windows during wet or cold months, make sure your partner for window replacement seals the rooms the windows are being replaced in. This will keep drafts to a minimum.
You’ll also want your contractor to be adept at working with properties of all types, ensuring they’ll understand your home design’s specific needs. Further: clear, honest communication, good listening skills, a keen eye for detail, and a craftsman’s touch are all qualities to keep an eye out for when selecting a professional window replacement contractor.
Often, the first thing customers want to know about window replacements is how much the project is going to cost them. Clear Choice is always upfront about costs. On average, you should expect to pay between $400 and $2,000 per window.
It’s difficult to price a house window replacement project without first settling on the details, however. These are things like manufacturer, glass type, where your windows are located on the house, materials, custom colors and designs, hardware options, and more.
When you contact us to schedule a consultation, we’ll come to your place to get a sense of the property and what needs to be done, take measurements, discuss options, and make brand recommendations for your window replacement project.
Our customer service is top notch; we do our very best to work around your deadlines! So, if you’re in need of a quick installation, just let us know!
Once your project details have been finalized, the team at Clear Choice will begin your installation, sticking to our previously-agreed upon timetable and window replacement costs, arriving on time, and systematically moving through the project with ease.
Throughout our work on-site, we’ll keep your premises clean while minding your privacy and personal belongings, and we’ll address any concerns you may have along the way.
Our sales staff, along with our installation crews, are construction specialists with experiential backgrounds in the industry. Clear Choice works with 6 manufacturers of windows and doors – themselves leaders in the industry.
We’ve hand-selected each of these manufacturing partners for their unique approach to materials and design, and for their dedication to detail. From Simonton and Milgard to Cascade Windows, Western Window Systems and Marvin Doors and Windows, some of the oldest and best-known leaders within the Portland window replacement niche are in our arsenal. Click here to learn more about the window brands we work with.
Over the years, we’ve helped our clients beautify their homes and make the right choice for their energy efficiency needs. As a three-star trade ally of the Energy Trust of Oregon, we’re fully certified to help you gain cash incentives for your new energy-saving window upgrades. As with every job, we’ll take care of the paperwork from start to finish. You can also combine your energy savings with our special offer that allows you to save $100 for every $1,000 you spend on newly installed windows.
After shopping around for window replacement companies in Portland, OR, you’ll quickly understand why Clear Choice has been named by our clients as the best choice. We excel in providing professional and consistent customer service, detailed, high-quality installations, and careful, insightful recommendations on window solutions that will fit your home’s needs today and in the future. Contact the team at Clear Choice today and find out how we can bring a fresh perspective to your home’s windows.
7244 SW Durham Rd. Suite 900
Tigard, OR 97224
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