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Written By Max Peterson|Last Updated: February 05, 2024

You might be installing new windows to enhance your home's appearance, boost your energy efficiency, or protect your home from the rain and gusty winds. A qualified window installer can help you make the most of 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 State College Window Installation Companies

We recommend working with one of these best installers for your window replacement in State College.

State College residents can trust the This Old House Reviews Team to provide timely, up-to-date window provider recommendations. To determine the best installers, we emphasize these five factors:

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

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4.9/5
Based on 349 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bay WindowsDouble-HungWindow Replacement/installationGlass Doors

Highlights

  • Educational website
  • Price transparency
  • Good customer service
114 Vision Dr, Duncansville, PA 814-693-0133 windowworldaltoona.com
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Pella Windows & Doors of State College

4.6/5
Based on 205 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Window Replacement/installationDouble-HungGlass DoorsBay Windows

Highlights

  • Good customer service
  • Price transparency
  • Free assessment
Hills Plaza South, 164 Rolling Ridge Dr, State College, PA 814-238-1902 pellabranch.com
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Triangle Construction & Remodeling

4.5/5
Based on 24 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Window Replacement/installation

Highlights

  • Educational website
  • Good customer service
  • Price transparency
1076 E Bishop St, Bellefonte, PA 814-383-3119 triangleconstructionandremodeling.com
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Window Perfections

4.7/5
Based on 34 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Glass DoorsWindow RepairWindow Replacement/installationBay WindowsDouble-Hung

Highlights

  • Price transparency
  • Free assessment
  • Good customer service
1909 E Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona, PA 800-237-4091 windowperfections.com
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Seven D Industries

4.2/5
Based on 39 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Vinyl FramesGlass DoorsDouble-HungEnergy-Efficient OptionsWindow Replacement/installation

Highlights

    777 Degol Industrial Dr, Hollidaysburg, PA 814-317-4077 7dindustries.com
    Everlast Windows Logo

    Everlast Windows

    4.3/5
    Based on 28 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    Double-HungCustom Window DesignsVinyl FramesWindow Replacement/installationBay WindowsGlass Doors

    Highlights

    • Educational website
    • Good customer service
    • Price transparency
    910 Roxbury Rd, Newburg, PA 717-423-5800 everlastwindows.com
    Castle Windows Logo

    Castle Windows

    5/5
    Based on 623 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    Window Replacement/installation

    Highlights

    • Good customer service
    • Price transparency
    • Free assessment
    17 Brenneman Cir A, Mechanicsburg, PA 800-935-0001 castlewindows.com
    Grand Opening Windows & Doors Logo

    Grand Opening Windows & Doors

    4.6/5
    Based on 85 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    Custom Window DesignsGlass DoorsWindow Replacement/installationBay WindowsDouble-Hung

    Highlights

    • Price transparency
    • Free assessment
    • Good customer service
    31 E Main St, New Kingstown, PA 717-691-5670 grandopeningwindows.com
    Window Nation Logo

    Window Nation

    4.9/5
    Based on 683 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    Double-HungGlass DoorsBay WindowsEnergy-Efficient OptionsCustom Window DesignsWindow Replacement/installation

    Highlights

    • Good customer service
    • Price transparency
    • Free assessment
    381 Independence Ave Suite 104, Mechanicsburg, PA 717-230-1080 windownation.com

    More Local Window Companies

    Burke & Sons Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    110 Gaskill Ave
    Punxsutawney, PA 15767

    American Awnings and Replacement Windows

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    791 Fern Ln
    Chambersburg, PA 17202

    HomeRite

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    5270 E Trindle Rd
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

    Glass Doctor of Mechanicsburg, PA

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    5270 E Trindle Rd
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

    Focal Point Remodeling

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    3301 Hoffman St
    Harrisburg, PA 17110

    The Glassmasters

    User Reviews: 4.1/5 

    5253 A, Simpson Ferry Rd
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

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    Facts about State College
    Annual Energy Efficient Windows Savings:$325
    Average Max Temp:56°F
    Average Min Temp:40°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:50%
    Average Annual Snowfall:44.7"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:3.42"

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    How To Choose a Window Company in State College

    An exceptional reputation is essential when it comes to choosing a window company. However, your chosen company should also suit your priorities and appreciate your vision. Consider the following factors during your company search:

    Window Cost by Type

    Replacing your windows is a major purchase, so balancing cost with long life is important. Choosing cheap windows could actually raise your overall cost, since they come with a shorter lifespan and more intensive maintenance needs. The age of your home, in addition to the styles, sizes, and materials of windows you opt for, can impact pricing. Transom windows are inexpensive with their simple size and straightforward form factor, while a custom-cut arch window in a master suite will cost more. An installer can help you with choosing the products that fit your preferences.

    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$236-$1450
    Awning$341-$952
    Bay$787-$5843
    Custom$350-$973
    Casement$272-$1579
    Double-hung$127-$822
    Egress$233-$583
    Glass Block$46-$591
    Picture$205-$1515
    Single-hung$92-$1558
    Skylight$116-$1406
    Sliding$268-$1363
    Storm$55-$385
    Transom$285-$597

    Window Material Cost

    You'll also need to choose a window material. Homeowners usually choose a material based on aesthetic preferences, the local climate and energy efficiency objectives. Aluminum windows are perfect for sleek, modern designs, but they cost more up-front. You'll pay less for wood windows up-front, but you'll need to invest in regular maintenance to prevent the frame from wear and warping. Vinyl is readily available and tends to cost less, but don't underestimate its strong durability and low maintenance needs.

    Window TypesAverage Cost
    Aluminum$55-$1558
    Composite$562-$1263
    Fiberglass$92-$787
    Vinyl$189-$1753
    Wood$281-$1579

    Other Window Replacement Costs

    Ask each installer you're considering about warranty fees, labor costs, and permit fees. This will help you get a clear picture of the total costs involved in the project.

    Experience and Training

    Peruse a company's website and chat with a representative to learn more about its product and service offerings, pricing, and warranties. Many companies also keep online portfolios that highlight past projects.

    Ensure that the company focuses on window replacement. The more dedicated instruction its staff has, and the longer it has been active, the more likely it will provide excellent workmanship.

    Licensing and Credentials

    While Pennsylvania window installers don't need a state license, they must still register with the attorney general's office and follow written contract requirements for residential jobs over $500 in value. Some cities, including Philadelphia, require licensure and have liability insurance standards.

    Types of Windows Offered

    No two installers offer the same window designs and materials. Look for one that's an expert in the type you want for your home.

    • Awning
    • Bay
    • Bow
    • Casement
    • Crank-out
    • Custom
    • Double- or single-hung
    • Egress
    • Garden
    • Jalousie
    • Picture
    • Sliding
    • Skylight
    • Specialty
    • Storm
    • Transom
    • Vent
    Finally, pay close attention to the materials that an installer uses. Each frame material has a different price point, life span and energy efficiency level. A company will usually specify whether the windows they mount use vinyl, metal, composite, wood, or fiberglass.

    Customer Feedback

    Reading other customers' stories is an interesting way to screen window companies in your area. You can find customer reviews on websites like Google, Yelp, Trustpilot, and the BBB. 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 State College

    How could new windows help my energy efficiency?

    State College homeowners could save up to $320 per year by upgrading to efficient windows. They'll also decrease their property's carbon dioxide emissions by 290 pounds per year.

    According to the national Department of Energy, as much as 33% of a house's HVAC usage is to compensate for the heat or cold entering through windows. Efficient windows help keep heat out in the summertime and retain heat in the wintertime, both protecting your comfort and saving you money.

    Are there tax incentives for installing energy-efficient windows?

    Ultimately, the tax incentives you can claim depend on the scope of your window replacement and your city. You can claim up to 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 local building department for more information on financial benefits specific to your area.

    How important are guarantees and extended support packages?

    Window companies often give warranties for the work they do. Each typically covers defects with materials and workmanship for a specified period of time. It's essential to verify the specific terms of the warranty with a window company before you sign a contract.

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