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

You might be installing new windows to upgrade your home's design, boost your energy efficiency, or protect your home from harsh weather conditions. An experienced window replacement company can help you get the most value from your new windows, so you can make them work for you.

Top Pick
4.7
  • Full-service installation
  • Large window selection
  • Nearly 30 years of experience
Best Financing
4.4
  • Full-service installation
  • In-house, U.S.-made products
  • More than 70 years of experience
Most Customizable
4.3
  • Full-service remodeling
  • 96% satisfaction rate
  • More than 30 years of experience

Top 10 Hickory Window Installation Companies

We've assembled this list of contractors that specialize in window replacement in Hickory.

The This Old House Reviews Team assessed scores of window installers in and around Hickory. We considered the following factors to determine the best window replacement companies:

  • Energy-efficiency guarantees
  • Services and warranties
  • Professional experience and licensure
  • Product quality
  • Customer reviews and recommendations
Champion Replacement Windows of Charlotte Logo

Champion Replacement Windows of Charlotte

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5/5
Based on 1,003 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Double-HungGlass DoorsWindow Replacement/installationBay Windows

Highlights

  • Price transparency
  • Free assessment
  • Good customer service
9100 Perimeter Woods Dr, Charlotte, NC 704-322-3247 championwindow.com
Window World Catawba Valley Logo

Window World Catawba Valley

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4.4/5
Based on 94 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Window Replacement/installationGlass DoorsBay WindowsDouble-Hung

Highlights

  • Good customer service
  • Educational website
  • Price transparency
950 Tate Blvd Se Suite 105, Hickory, NC 828-324-0307 windowworldcatawbavalley.com
Riley's Replacement Windows LLC. Logo

Riley's Replacement Windows

4.7/5
Based on 195 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Energy-Efficient OptionsVinyl FramesWindow Replacement/installation

Highlights

  • Free assessment
  • Price transparency
  • Educational website
2565 Section House Rd Ne, Hickory, NC 828-446-7707 rileysreplacementwindows.com
Glass Works of Hickory Inc Logo

Glass Works of Hickory

4.6/5
Based on 28 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Window Replacement/installationGlass DoorsGlass RepairGlass Showers

Highlights

  • Good customer service
  • Price transparency
  • Free assessment
881 Highland Ave Ne, Hickory, NC 828-322-2122 glassworksofhickory.com
My Windows and Doors LLC Logo

My Windows and Doors

4.4/5
Based on 45 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Window Replacement/installationEnergy-Efficient Options

Highlights

  • Free assessment
  • Educational website
  • Good customer service
6367 Nc-150, Sherrills Ford, NC 704-249-2232 mywindowsanddoorsllc.com
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Modern Glass of Lake Norman

4.4/5
Based on 23 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Glass ShowersWindow Replacement/installationCustom Glass

Highlights

  • Good customer service
  • Educational website
4329 Nc-16 Business, Denver, NC 704-206-9999 modernglassoflkn.com
Windows Doors & Misc. Warehouse, LLC Logo

Windows Doors & Misc. Warehouse

4.4/5
Based on 69 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Glass DoorsDouble-HungEnergy-Efficient OptionsWindow Replacement/installationVinyl Frames

Highlights

  • Price transparency
  • Good customer service
  • Free assessment
1624 Northside Dr, Statesville, NC 704-872-6277 wdmwarehouse.com
Statesville Glass & Shower Door Logo

Statesville Glass & Shower Door

4.5/5
Based on 56 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MirrorsGlass DoorsGlass ShowersTempered GlassWindow RepairWindow Replacement/installationScreen RepairEnergy-Efficient OptionsCustom Glass

Highlights

  • Educational website
  • Good customer service
  • Price transparency
1539 Shelton Ave, Statesville, NC 704-873-3523 statesvilleglass.com
Forever Windows Logo

Forever Windows

4.5/5
Based on 31 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Custom Window DesignsStorm/impact WindowsVinyl FramesWindow Replacement/installationBay WindowsDouble-Hung

Highlights

  • Price transparency
  • Timely service
  • Good customer service
1120 Barkley Rd N, Statesville, NC 980-434-5347 foreverwindows.com

More Local Window Companies

Energy Masters Direct LLC

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

2692 Charlotte Hwy
Mooresville, NC 28117

World of Windows of The Carolinas

User Reviews: 5/5 

9100 A, Perimeter Woods Dr
Charlotte, NC 28216

Window Nation

User Reviews: 4.9/5 

5900 Northwoods Business Pkwy suite m
Charlotte, NC 28269

Pella Windows & Doors of Charlotte

User Reviews: 4.9/5 

7132 Brice Knoll Ln
Charlotte, NC 28269

Legacy

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

9013 Perimeter Woods Dr Suite E
Charlotte, NC 28216

APPGLASS Boone

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

1765 Old US 421 S
Boone, NC 28607

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Facts about Hickory
Annual Energy Efficient Windows Savings:$322
Average Max Temp:66°F
Average Min Temp:50°F
Average Daily Sunlight:59%
Average Annual Snowfall:3.5"
Average Monthly Precipitation:4.02"

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How To Choose a Window Company in Hickory

Each window company has specialized offerings and approaches. To ease the company search, keep these factors in mind:

Window Cost by Type

When you're shopping for replacement windows, it's important to remember that there's more to cost than just purchase price. You want a high-quality and durable window. Choosing economy windows could actually raise your overall cost, due to their reduced lifespan and more intensive maintenance needs. The overall cost of your window replacement will rely on the specific sizes, styles, and materials you need. Single-hung windows often cost less due to their straightforward style and simple mechanisms, while a sweeping, custom-size picture window will cost more. If you're unsure, a window company can help you figure out which options are best for your home.

In this table, you can find cost data for the most common residential window types to determine how much you might pay.

Window TypesAverage Cost
Arched$218-$1342
Awning$316-$881
Bay$729-$5411
Custom$324-$901
Casement$252-$1463
Double-hung$117-$761
Egress$216-$540
Glass Block$43-$547
Picture$189-$1402
Single-hung$85-$1442
Skylight$108-$1302
Sliding$248-$1262
Storm$51-$356
Transom$264-$553

Window Material Cost

Materials also help determine a window's cost. You might choose a material based on your energy efficiency goals, your desired look, and the local climate. For example, wood 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$51-$1442
Composite$521-$1170
Fiberglass$85-$729
Vinyl$175-$1623
Wood$260-$1463

Other Window Replacement Costs

Your total cost for new windows will also include applicable warranty fees, permit-related costs (if required), and labor. Be sure to discuss each of these aspects with a sales representative before committing to a window company.

Experience and Training

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

Licensing and Credentials

In the Tar Heel State, window companies need a specialty contractor license and interior construction classification from the state Licensing Board for General Contractors. The application process involves exams on state codes and industry best practices. If a company only works on jobs worth $30,000 or less, it is considered a handyman's business and a license is not required.

Types of Windows Offered

No two window installers offer the same window types and materials. Find one that specializes in the type you want for your home.

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 mount use vinyl, composite, fiberglass, metal, or wood.

Customer Feedback

Perhaps the best way to prescreen window companies for your job is to find out what previous customers have said about them. You can find customer reviews on websites like the BBB, Google, Yelp, and Trustpilot. Speak with people you know who have used a company you're interested in, and ask a representative for a copy of its reference list.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Window Replacement in Hickory

How could new windows help my energy efficiency?

In Hickory specifically, most homeowners using efficient windows reduce their carbon emissions by 340 pounds annually. This means they save $320 on their annual electricity costs.

The U.S. Department of Energy states that 25%–30% of a home's heating and cooling capacity is used to compensate for heat gain and heat loss through windows. By upgrading to new, more efficient windows, you can boost your home's energy efficiency and reduce your electricity bills.

I've heard there are tax credits for energy-efficient windows. How much could I save?

Ultimately, the tax incentives you can claim depend on the scope of your window replacement and your city. You can claim 30% of the value of new efficient windows as a federal tax credit, up to $3,200 per year, until 2032. We also encourage you to speak with your city or county government for more information on financial benefits specific to your area.

What repair services do window companies offer?

Window companies can perform a variety of repair jobs, ranging from broken screens and glass to faulty seals and mechanisms.

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