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You might be installing replacement windows to improve your home's design, boost your energy efficiency, or protect your home from harsh weather conditions. If your windows are getting old or showing signs of damage, it's probably time to replace them. Hiring a certified window contractor will help you get the best results and help you prevent costly mistakes from attempting to handle the job yourself.

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 Santa Barbara

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 Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara residents can trust the This Old House Reviews Team to provide relevant and up-to-date window replacement company recommendations in their area. To determine which installers are the best, we focus on these five criteria:

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

Top Rated Provider
ABS Glass Logo
Top Rated

ABS Glass

4.5/5

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

Based on 103 reviews


12 W Cota St SUITE 2, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 966-1771

www.absglasssb.com

Quality Windows & Doors

4.4/5

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

Based on 45 reviews


534 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

(805) 564-7600

www.qualitywindows-doors.com

Rigo's Windows & Patio Doors

4.2/5

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

Based on 26 reviews


7127 Hollister Ave # 8, Goleta, CA 93117

(805) 770-7879

www.rigoswindows.com

Bella View Windows & Doors

3.8/5

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

Based on 21 reviews


310 Pine Ave C, Goleta, CA 93117

(805) 683-4838

www.bellaviewwindows.com
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West Coast Sash & Door Inc

4.7/5

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

Based on 22 reviews


1922 Palma Dr, Ventura, CA 93003

(805) 644-4902

www.wcsd1.com
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American Window Concepts

4.7/5

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

Based on 18 reviews


1833 Portola Rd # A, Ventura, CA 93003

(805) 833-6600

americanwindowconcepts.com
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Sivan Windows & Doors

4.1/5

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

Based on 24 reviews


1750 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001

(805) 590-2061

sivanwindowsanddoors.com/contact-vent...
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ABI Construction Inc

4.4/5

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

Based on 40 reviews


300 E Esplanade Dr # 900, Oxnard, CA 93036

(877) 613-8873

www.abiconstructioninc.com
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Glass Illusions

4.4/5

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

Based on 15 reviews


4811 Calle Alto, Camarillo, CA 93012

(805) 445-6591

www.glassillusionsvc.com
My Window Solutions Logo

My Window Solutions

4.6/5

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

Based on 23 reviews


3537 Old Conejo Rd 112 and #117, Newbury Park, CA 91320

(805) 499-9111

www.mywindowsolutions.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.

  • American Vision Windows

    5.0/ 5

    2125 Madera Rd, Simi Valley, CA 93065

    (805) 864-5452

  • Milgard Windows & Doors

    5.0/ 5

    355 E Easy St S, Simi Valley, CA 93065

    (805) 581-6325

  • Nu-Star Glass and Mirror

    4.6/ 5

    350 E Easy St #12, Simi Valley, CA 93065

    (805) 582-9199

  • The Window Factory

    4.6/ 5

    1060 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065

    (805) 257-1196

  • Arrow Glass

    4.3/ 5

    2540 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

    (805) 497-8152

  • Agoura Sash & Door, Inc.

    4.3/ 5

    2301 Townsgate Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361

    (805) 449-2840

Facts about Santa Barbara

  • Annual Energy Efficient Windows Savings:
    $482
  • Average Max Temperature:
    70°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    52°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    73%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    0.0”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    1.72”

How To Choose a Window Company in Santa Barbara

It's important to find a window installer that meets your individual values, needs, and preferences. Consider the following traits during your search:

Window Cost by Type

When you're shopping for new windows, it's essential to remember that there's more to cost than just purchase price. You want a high-quality and durable window. Although top-of-the-line windows may come with a higher initial price tag, they often provide better long-term value due to their increased lifespan. The overall cost of your window replacement will hinge on the specific sizes, materials, and styles you need. Single-hung windows often cost less due to their straightforward style and simple mechanisms, while new skylights cost more to prepare for and install. It's advisable to consult a reliable window installer to decide on your ideal options.

This table shows average prices for various window types to give you an idea of what to expect.

Window TypesAverage Cost
Arched$237-$1,457
Awning$344-$957
Bay$791-$5,871
Custom$352-$978
Casement$274-$1,587
Double-hung$128-$826
Egress$235-$586
Glass Block$47-$594
Picture$206-$1,522
Single-hung$93-$1,566
Skylight$117-$1,413
Sliding$270-$1,370
Storm$56-$387
Transom$287-$600

*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

Materials also help determine a window's cost. You might choose a material based on the local climate, your desired look, and your energy efficiency goals. For example, wooden windows can give your home an organic design without breaking the bank, but you'll have to invest more toward maintenance. Aluminum and composite windows cost more up-front, but they're incredibly durable against the elements, so you'll spend far less on maintenance.

Window TypesAverage Cost
Aluminum$56-$1,566
Composite$565-$1,270
Fiberglass$93-$791
Vinyl$190-$1,761
Wood$283-$1,587

*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 considering about labor costs, warranty fees, and permit fees. This will help you understand the overall expenses involved in the project.

Experience and Training

Examine a company's website and contact a representative to learn more about its product and service offerings, pricing, and warranties. Many window companies also keep online photo galleries that present past projects.

Ensure that the company specializes in window replacement. The more specific training its staff has, and the longer it has been active, the more likely it will provide top-notch craftsmanship.

Licensing and Credentials

A California window installer must be licensed as a Glazing Contractor, General Building Contractor and Window Coverings Contractor if it performs 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 desire should factor into your company choice. Not every installer will necessarily be familiar with the window styles you want. A company website will tell more about the styles of windows it deals with, such as:

Equally important to your desired windows' shape is their framing. Ask your window provider if it offers the frame material you want, such as wood, fiberglass, vinyl, composite, or aluminum.

Customer Feedback

One of the best ways to evaluate a company is to read what other customers have said about their experiences. You can find customer reviews on websites like the BBB, Trustpilot, Yelp, and Google. Ask 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 Santa Barbara

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Sources

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