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Find the Best Replacement Windows in Richmond, VA

Older windows not only have trouble opening or closing, but they also reduce energy efficiency, make your property less safe and downgrade its curb appeal. The Richmond Times-Dispatch has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing customer ratings, window selection and local availability of 56 businesses and choosing nine favorites from the top window replacement companies in Richmond.

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Types of windows in Richmond

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Before purchasing windows in Richmond, you’ll want to consider the various types of window styles. It’s also important to verify a contractor’s license with the state of Virginia, read customer reviews, speak with references, ask about professional certifications, learn about product warranties and get multiple estimates.

Here are some of the most common window types you’ll find in Richmond.

  • Double-hung windows: Double-hung windows have two panels that go up and down. Double-hung windows are among the most popular styles of home windows.
  • Casement windows: Casement windows, often found above kitchen sinks, open horizontally outward with the use of a hand crank.
  • Horizontal sliding windows: These single- or double-slide windows open to the left or right and typically face walkways, patios or porches.
  • Bay windows: Bay and bow windows are among the largest windows you can install in your home. Composed of multiple, large windows, bay windows add more space and light to your room due to their extension beyond the house walls.
  • Hopper windows: Most commonly used in basements or bathrooms, small hopper windows can be opened inward to offer ventilation and sunlight.
  • Shape windows: Shape windows are tailor-made for your home, offering you extended design capabilities with shape and size. These speciality windows are more expensive. Not all window companies offer this window style.
  • Picture windows: Unlike other types of windows, these windows don’t open. Picture windows are used to provide light or a scenic view.

In addition to these types of windows, Richmond homeowners can also choose a window based on energy efficiency ratings or or with a certain frame material, including vinyl, wood, aluminum or fiberglass. Discuss what you’re looking for with several window replacement companies, choosing the one that suits your needs.

How much does window replacement cost in Richmond?

In Richmond, homeowners can expect new window costs to run between $200 and $1,000 per window. Your window installation cost will vary depending on a number of factors:

  • Whether you are installing full-frame replacement windows or replacement window inserts
  • The style and size of the window
  • The frame material
  • The number of glass panes and types of coatings and glazings

Replacement window companies in Richmond offer free in-home consultations to go over designs and options and provide a free quote. Ask about financing options to make paying for your new windows easier.

Richmond window replacement FAQ

Do replacement windows come with sills?

Not unless you do a full-frame window replacement. This is significantly more expensive than installing replacement window inserts, which leave the existing frame in place. Full-frame replacement windows are a good option if any part of the window is rotting or you want to change the size or shape of a window.

How do I get a grant for new windows in Richmond?

If you plan to install energy-efficient windows you may qualify for cash rebates from Columbia Gas of Virginia. You may also qualify for a federal tax credit if your windows are Energy Star-certified. For more information, check out a guide to energy efficiency incentives from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

Do I need a permit to install windows in Richmond?

You may need a permit to install windows in Richmond. The City of Richmond recommends contacting the Permits and Inspections Bureau to ask about your particular project. You should also ask your contractor about permitting requirements and how it will assist you in obtaining the necessary permit(s).

How long does it take to install a replacement window in Richmond?

New window installations usually take 30 minutes per window for Richmond companies, but this varies based on factors like the size of the window and the window material.

Should I replace all windows at once in my Richmond home?

If you have the budget for it, then yes, it often makes sense to replace all your windows at once. It’s often more cost-effective to take care of all windows at the same time. It also provides for consistency in your home’s appearance and eliminates the hassle of more visits to your home by the window company.

Richmond replacement window company information

Renewal by Andersen

Renewal by Andersen is a nationwide window manufacturer that provides a variety of options, including double-hung, casement, bay, bow, picture, horizontal sliding, awning and specialty windows. All windows come with a 20-year warranty on materials, a 10-year warranty on hardware and two-year warranty on the installation. Renewal by Andersen is located at 3895 Deep Rock Road, Richmond, VA 23233.

Renewal by Andersen Learn More (888) 570-8481

Champion Windows & Home Exteriors

Champion Windows & Home Exteriors custom-builds and installs double-hung, casement, awning, sliding, bay, bow, picture, garden, hopper and shaped windows. The company offers exclusive discounts and a limited lifetime warranty on labor, parts and materials. It is located at 10510 Northlake Park Drive, Ashland, VA 23005.

Champion Windows & Home Exteriors (888) 817-6992

Andersen Windows

Andersen Windows is a manufacturer and seller of a variety of styles of windows, including awning, bay, bow, casement, gliding, pass-through, picture, single-hung, double-hung and specialty windows. Each style of window can be customized by color, material and hardware, offering you plenty of design options. Andersen Windows products are backed by a 20-year warranty on glass and Fibrex material.

Andersen Windows

Pella Windows & Doors of Richmond

Pella Windows & Doors is a leading window manufacturer, offering wood, fiberglass and vinyl windows in Richmond. The company sells styles such as double-hung, single-hung, sliding, casement, awning, bay and bow windows. It can customize your windows with a specific shape or style. Check the website for current promotions and savings. Visit Pella Windows & Doors’ local showroom at 9830 Mayland Drive, Ste. A, Richmond, VA 23233.

Pella Windows & Doors of Richmond

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder is a local Richmond contractor that installs Pella windows in multiple styles and materials. The company can provide carpentry services for sill replacement or restoration. Request a free estimate to discuss which windows are right for your home. You can also check its website for photos of recent projects. Jacob’s Ladder is located at 8907 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, VA 23229.

Jacob's Ladder

Paramount Builders

With Paramount Builders, you can upgrade your home’s windows with bay, bow, casement, double-hung, garden and sliding styles. This family-owned company installs Preservation vinyl windows with a transferable limited lifetime warranty. The company offers financing options with no down payment. You can conveniently schedule your initial appointment online. Paramount Builders has several locations throughout Virginia, with a local office at 12940 Plaza Drive, Henrico, VA 23233.

Paramount Builders

Skyline Windows

Skyline Windows installs windows from brands including Soft-Lite Windows, ProVia, OKNA and others. The company offers four frame materials and 26 options to customize your windows. Schedule a free estimate to learn which style and material is right for your home. Financing options are available through GreenSky. Skyline Windows is based at 7051 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227.

Skyline Windows

Window Depot USA of Richmond

Window Depot USA is a seller and installer of windows in Richmond, offering models from several top manufacturers. The company carries most styles, as well as dual- and triple-pane replacement windows. Request a free estimate for more information on energy efficiency and cost savings. Visit Window Depot USA at 2013 Walmart Way, Ste. 2013, Midlothian, VA 23113.

Window Depot USA of Richmond

Lonestar Siding and Windows

Lonestar Siding and Windows specializes in vinyl replacement windows in the Richmond area, with several styles and colors to choose from. Options include double-hung, casement, sliding, picture and bay windows. All installations are covered by a nontransferable workmanship and labor warranty. Request a free quote for more information about installation and financing. Lonestar Siding and Windows is located at 2305 Commerce Center Drive, Rockville, VA 23146.

Lonestar Siding and Windows