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You might be installing replacement windows to improve your home's appearance, improve your energy efficiency, or protect your home from harsh weather conditions. A skilled window provider can help you get the most value from your replacement windows, so you can maximize their lifespan.

Most Hands-Free Install
Renewal by Andersen logo
4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Full-service installation
  • Large window selection
  • Nearly 30 years of experience

SAVE $375 OFF EACH WINDOW AND $775 OFF EACH DOOR*

Most Customizable
Power Home logo
4.3/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Full-service remodeling
  • 96% satisfaction rate
  • More than 30 years of experience

Next-Day Appointments Available

Best Financing
DaBella logo
4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Knowledgeable sales representatives
  • American-made products
  • Great financing options

10 Best Window Replacement Companies in Lake Forest

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

We recommend working with one of these premier companies for your window replacement project in Lake Forest.

Lake Forest residents can trust the This Old House Reviews Team to provide timely, up-to-date window replacement company recommendations. To identify the best installers, we concentrate on these five factors:

  • Services and warranties
  • Customer reviews and recommendations
  • Energy-efficiency guarantees
  • Product quality
  • Professional experience and licensure

Featured Partner
Renewal by Andersen of Orange County Logo
Top Rated

Renewal by Andersen of Orange County

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 1,409 reviews


22982 Alcalde Dr, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

(949) 265-7600

www.renewalbyandersen.com/window-comp...
American Vision Windows Logo

American Vision Windows

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 508 reviews


15401 Red Hill Ave Suite F, Tustin, CA 92780

(714) 551-9302

www.americanvisionwindows.com/locatio...
Window Jazz Logo

Window Jazz

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 23 reviews


23046 Avenida De La Carlota # 600, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

(949) 607-6874

www.windowjazz.com

Mancino Door & Window, Inc.

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 80 reviews


27801 La Paz Rd # B, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(949) 328-9910

www.mdwdoors.com
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Ameriside

4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 49 reviews


20541 Pascal Way, Lake Forest, CA 92630

(949) 806-3634

www.ameriside.com

Mission Viejo Glass, Inc.

4.4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 35 reviews


27862 Camino Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(949) 364-6240

www.missionviejoglass.net

Legendary Doors & Windows

4.4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 71 reviews


18001 Sky Park Cir suite p, Irvine, CA 92614

(949) 251-1866

www.legendarycorp.com
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Can-Do Windows & Doors

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 54 reviews


1241 E Warner Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 752-3407

www.candoremodeling.com
Cunningham Doors & Windows Logo

Cunningham Doors & Windows

4.4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 119 reviews


1940 E Edinger Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 258-2500

www.cunninghamwindows.com

Newman Windows and Doors - Mission Viejo

4.3/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 18 reviews


24002 Via Fabricante #304, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

(949) 482-1715

www.newmanwindows.com

Best of the rest

Below are home warranty companies that provide decent coverage but fell short of top scores in our rating system. We recommend these only for specific coverage needs.

  • Hometime Windows & Doors

    4.7/ 5

    231 E Dyer Rd Unit J, Santa Ana, CA 92707

    (714) 735-0618

  • Eisenbart & Sons Glass, Windows & Doors

    4.2/ 5

    23725 Via Fabricante D, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

    (949) 768-5742

  • California Window & Solar

    4.7/ 5

    2915 Red Hill Ave b104, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    (714) 434-8650

  • Offshore Windows and Doors Orange County’s replacement specialists

    4.7/ 5

    25802 Victoria Blvd, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

    (877) 774-1492

  • Window HQ

    4.7/ 5

    2221 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

    (949) 244-3430

  • Doheny Builders Supply

    4.4/ 5

    25789 Las Vegas, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

    (949) 240-3585

Facts about Lake Forest

  • Annual Energy Efficient Windows Savings:
    $388
  • Average Max Temperature:
    70°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    56°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    71%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    0.0”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    1.29”

How To Choose a Window Company in Lake Forest

It's essential to find a window replacement company that matches your specific values, needs, and preferences. Consider the following traits during your search:

Window Cost by Type

Replacing your windows is a significant investment, so balancing cost with long life is vital. Although top-of-the-line replacement windows may cost more upfront, they often provide better long-term value due to their longer lifespan. The size, material, and style of your replacement windows have the greatest impact on your final cost. Simple double-hung windows deliver great value with their straightforward style and simple mechanisms, while a sweeping, custom-size picture window will cost more. If you're undecided, a window provider can help you determine which options are most suitable for your home.

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

Window TypesAverage Cost
Arched$233-$1,432
Awning$338-$941
Bay$778-$5,773
Custom$346-$962
Casement$269-$1,561
Double-hung$126-$812
Egress$231-$576
Glass Block$46-$584
Picture$203-$1,497
Single-hung$92-$1,539
Skylight$115-$1,390
Sliding$265-$1,347
Storm$55-$381
Transom$282-$590

*Our team sourced and verified this cost data by analyzing RSMeans construction estimates, national material and labor costs, and quotes obtained during our in-house consumer focus groups.

Window Material Cost

Window prices also vary based on material. Each option provides unique advantages depending on your climate and energy efficiency needs. Fiberglass and vinyl are readily-available materials, so they tend to cost less. Likewise, composites and aluminum look sleek and stay strong against the elements, so they tend to cost more.

Window TypesAverage Cost
Aluminum$55-$1,539
Composite$556-$1,249
Fiberglass$92-$778
Vinyl$187-$1,732
Wood$278-$1,561

*Our team sourced and verified this cost data by analyzing RSMeans construction estimates, national material and labor costs, and quotes obtained during our in-house consumer focus groups.

Other Window Replacement Costs

Ask each window installer you're evaluating about warranty fees, labor costs, and permit fees. This will help you understand the overall expenses involved in the project.

Experience and Training

The longer a window installer has been operating, the better its workmanship will likely be. Speak with a company representative to learn more about its experience, guarantees, and public and private credentials. Company websites often keep photo galleries showcasing previous work technicians have done.

Licensing and Credentials

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

Types of Windows Offered

The style of window you desire should influence your company choice. Not every installer will necessarily be familiar with the types you want. A company website will tell more about the window types it focuses on, such as:

Also, check the type of window framing materials a company works with. Each material has distinct price points, life spans, and energy performance capabilities. Common materials include composite, wood, vinyl, aluminum and fiberglass.

Customer Feedback

Reading other customers' stories is an excellent way to screen potential window companies. Read customer reviews on sites such as Yelp, Trustpilot, and Google. You can also view customer reviews and company ratings on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website. Talk to people you know who have used the professional you're thinking of hiring, and ask a representative for professional references.

Frequently Asked Questions about Window Replacement in Lake Forest

More Window Resources

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