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Written By Max Peterson|Last Updated: May 18, 2024

Replacement windows can shield your home from leaks and drafts, boost its energy efficiency, and give it some additional aesthetic appeal. If your windows are getting old or damaged, it's probably time to replace them. Working with a professional window contractor will help you get the best results and help you avoid costly mistakes from trying to complete the job yourself the job yourself.

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Top 10 Downey Window Installation Companies

The services on this list will make window replacement in Downey as simple as possible.

The This Old House Reviews Team assessed scores of window installers in and around Downey. We used the following metrics to identify the best window replacement installers:

  • Professional experience and licensure
  • Energy-efficiency guarantees
  • Customer reviews and recommendations
  • Services and warranties
  • Product quality
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Window World of Orange County

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4.2/5
Based on 47 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Glass DoorsDouble-HungWindow Replacement/installationBay WindowsVinyl Frames

Highlights

  • Price transparency
  • Good customer service
  • Free assessment
1534 N State College Blvd, Anaheim, CA 714-709-8885 windowworldorangecounty.com
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1st Windows

4.7/5
Based on 18 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Window Replacement/installationSkylightsGlass Doors

Highlights

  • Price transparency
  • Educational website
  • Good customer service
2633 E 28th St #610, Signal Hill, CA 562-494-9069 1stwindows.com
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Bear Windows

4.5/5
Based on 40 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Glass DoorsWindow Replacement/installationEnergy-Efficient OptionsVinyl Frames

Highlights

  • Free assessment
  • Price transparency
  • Good customer service
2501 Strozier Ave, South El Monte, CA 888-470-2645 bearwindowsinc.com
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W.C. Heritage Shutters and Blinds

4.7/5
Based on 38 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Window Replacement/installationCustom Window DesignsGlass Doors

Highlights

  • Educational website
  • Timely service
  • Free assessment
317 W La Habra Blvd Suite 101-210, La Habra, CA 714-707-4856 wcheritage.com
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East Whittier Glass & Tinting

4.4/5
Based on 49 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Window Replacement/installationMirrorsGlass ShowersCustom Glass

Highlights

  • Price transparency
  • Good customer service
  • Educational website
2251 W Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA 562-691-0901 eastwhittierglass.net
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Pacifica Vinyl Windows

4.4/5
Based on 18 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Custom Window DesignsWindow Replacement/installationGlass DoorsEnergy-Efficient OptionsVinyl Frames

Highlights

    12301 Woodruff Ave, Downey, CA 562-803-0315 pacificavinylwindows.com
    Elite Vinyl Windows Inc. Logo

    Elite Vinyl Windows

    4.4/5
    Based on 42 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    Window Replacement/installationGlass DoorsEnergy-Efficient OptionsVinyl Frames

    Highlights

    • Free assessment
    • Good customer service
    • Price transparency
    11648 Washington Blvd, Whittier, CA 562-945-7700 elitevinylwindows.com
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    GreenCal Construction

    4.4/5
    Based on 40 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    Window Replacement/installation

    Highlights

    • Price transparency
    • Good customer service
    • Timely service
    9065 Rosecrans Ave, Bellflower, CA 714-790-1750 greencalinc.com
    Sears Heating and Air Conditioning Logo

    Sears Heating and Air Conditioning

    4.3/5
    Based on 120 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    Energy-Efficient OptionsWindow Replacement/installation

    Highlights

    • Good customer service
    • Educational website
    • Free assessment
    10395 Slusher Dr, Santa Fe Springs, CA 562-269-5642 searshomeservices.com

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    Courtesy Glass & Mirror

    User Reviews: 4.3/5 

    17306 Woodruff Ave
    Bellflower, CA 90706

    M & M Glass

    User Reviews: 4.3/5 

    7327 Whittier Ave
    Whittier, CA 90602

    Quality Screen & Building Hardware

    User Reviews: 4.2/5 

    1428 E 33rd St
    Signal Hill, CA 90755

    GM Windows and Doors, Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.2/5 

    4303 Santa Ana St
    Huntington Park, CA 90255

    Lakewood Glass & Screen Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.2/5 

    17828 Bellflower Blvd
    Bellflower, CA 90706

    RC Window and Door

    User Reviews: 4.2/5 

    1145 S Greenwood Ave
    Montebello, CA 90640

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    Facts about Downey
    Annual Energy Efficient Windows Savings:$509
    Average Max Temp:71°F
    Average Min Temp:53°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:72%
    Average Annual Snowfall:0"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:1.26"

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    How To Choose a Window Company in Downey

    With Downey's large population, you're sure to find a reliable replacement window company that matches your values and preferences. As you contact companies, keep the following factors in mind:

    Window Cost by Type

    When it comes to replacing your windows, cost-effectiveness is most important. Each window you replace should offer maximum durability at an affordable price point. Choosing budget windows could actually increase your overall cost, since they come with a shorter lifespan and more intensive maintenance needs. The age of your home, as well as the sizes, styles, and materials of replacement windows you choose, can affect pricing. Simple double-hung windows deliver great value with their straightforward style and simple mechanisms, while new skylights cost more to prepare for and install. A professional can help you with picking the products that fit your preferences.

    To help you form a rough estimate, this table shows the typical cost of the most common residential window types.

    Window TypesAverage Cost
    Arched$243-$1495
    Awning$352-$981
    Bay$812-$6025
    Custom$361-$1004
    Casement$281-$1629
    Double-hung$131-$848
    Egress$241-$601
    Glass Block$48-$609
    Picture$211-$1562
    Single-hung$95-$1606
    Skylight$120-$1450
    Sliding$276-$1405
    Storm$57-$397
    Transom$294-$615

    Window Material Cost

    Window prices also vary based on material. Each option provides unique advantages depending on your climate and energy-saving goals. Vinyl and fiberglass are readily-available materials, so they tend to cost less. Likewise, aluminum and composites look sleek and stay strong in Downey's strong storms, so they tend to cost more.

    Window TypesAverage Cost
    Aluminum$57-$1606
    Composite$580-$1303
    Fiberglass$95-$812
    Vinyl$195-$1807
    Wood$290-$1629

    Other Window Replacement Costs

    Your contractor will factor the price for your windows and the value of their services into its total estimate. Make sure to assess the cost of labor, guarantees, and any other extra expenses that your project may require.

    Experience and Training

    Select a business that focuses on window installation and repair, and look for this information on its website:

    • How long it's been in business
    • Photo galleries of completed projects
    • Official non-government accreditations attesting to its workmanship
    The more experience a company has, the better its service and workmanship.

    Licensing and Credentials

    A California window installer must be licensed as a Glazing Contractor, General Building Contractor and Window Coverings Contractor if it takes on jobs valued at over $500. Each certification has its own test and work requirements. If a contractor is caught working without a license, they'll have to pay hefty penalties.

    Types of Windows Offered

    The style of window you prefer should play a role in your company choice. Not every installer will necessarily be familiar with the window styles you want. A company website will provide more about the kinds of windows it focuses on, such as:

    Finally, pay close attention to the materials that a window company uses. Each window frame material has a different energy efficiency level, price point and life span. A company will usually specify whether the windows they place use composite, fiberglass, wood, metal, or vinyl.

    Customer Feedback

    Perhaps the best way to vet window companies for your job is to check what previous customers have said about them. Read customer reviews on sites such as Trustpilot, Yelp, and Google. You can also view customer reviews and company ratings on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website. Referrals can also help you in your company search. Ask each company you're interested in for a list of references, and talk to family and friends about who they use for window installations.


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    Frequently Asked Questions About Window Replacement in Downey

    What are the benefits of hiring a window installer?

    Window replacement is an important purchase that greatly impacts your home's livability and energy performance. Hiring a reputable window contractor to supervise your project ensures your windows will be the right size, perform optimally, and be properly insulated. Companies also typically include a guarantee that addresses required maintenance and most needed fixes.

    Do I need a building permit to replace my home's windows?

    The answer to this question will depend on your local building codes and regulations. Some towns require permits for window replacement projects, especially those that involve structural changes or alterations to the window openings. Generally speaking, it is a good idea to check with your local building department or contact a professional before undertaking any window replacement work.

    What's different between a new construction window and a replacement window?

    New construction windows are specifically designed for fresh builds and large-scale renovation projects. Most, but not all, have a vinyl "nailing fin" that extends from the frame and secures the window to the house's sheathing. On the other hand, replacement windows (sometimes called "retrofit windows") don't have their own nailing fin. Instead, they're crafted to use the existing sheaths.

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