Windows complete the look of both your home’s interior and exterior. They are necessary for your comfort, safety and security. If you still have outdated, single-pane windows in your home, it’s time you start thinking about replacing them. Investing in energy-efficient units will help you get significant savings on your heating and cooling costs.
When planning your project, creating a budget is one of the first things you need to do. Continue reading to find out what goes into window replacement costs.
Window replacement can be performed through either a full-frame or a retrofit installation. In a full-frame replacement, your contractor will remove the old windows down to the studs surrounding them. This method allows professionals to deal with moisture-related issues and replace deteriorating components. You can expect your brand new windows to come with new molding, trim and jambs.
A retrofit installation is more affordable than a full-frame replacement because it does not require as much labor to complete. In this type of installation, your contractor will install the new windows into the existing frames. Windows usually require a full-frame replacement, especially units with significant damage.
Number and Size of Windows
The number of units you are replacing influences the total cost of your project. Whether you have casement or bay windows, an experienced contractor can help you determine how many new ones you’ll need. You’ll have to consider your needs and prioritize units that are old or have damage. Of course, the more new windows you need, the higher the price of your project.
Another essential factor that can affect your window replacement cost is size. The size of your new windows depends on the size of the existing openings in your walls. An experienced contractor will make sure to measure these openings first before suggesting the size you need.
Today, you can get custom or specialty windows in various materials, such as wood, vinyl and aluminum. The material of your windows has a significant impact on their lifespan, durability, performance and energy efficiency. At Renewal by Andersen® of Cincinnati, we install replacement windows made from our exclusive Fibrex® material.
Fibrex is twice as strong as vinyl and has the warmth and appeal of wood. You can count on this material for superior strength, durability and ease of maintenance. It’s so strong that it can be made into thinner frames, giving more illumination to your living spaces and more expansive views of the great outdoors. With our Fibrex windows, you won’t need to worry about the sun’s heat affecting your home’s comfort. Thanks to their excellent thermal insulating properties, your home will stay warm in winter and cool in summer.
If you want your new bay windows to help you save on energy costs, invest in units with multi-pane glass. While multi-pane windows cost more than single-pane ones, they offer better insulation, sound-blocking capabilities and energy efficiency. After installation, you will immediately see a difference in your home’s comfort. You won’t have to rely as much on your HVAC equipment, which means more savings on your monthly utility costs.
The style of windows you will choose will play a major role in your overall project costs. Bow and bay windows often come at a higher price than casements and double-hung windows because they feature several smaller windows. As such, it will take your contractor longer to replace them, affecting labor costs.
Window replacement gives you the chance to choose a new window material and style. When selecting a different window style, make sure to consider your needs. For instance, if you wish to improve your home’s ventilation, invest in styles that you can open and close, such as casement, sliding and double-hung windows.
Choose a reliable contractor for your new casement, double-hung, sliding or specialty windows! At Renewal by Andersen of Cincinnati, you can count on us for energy-efficient windows and superior installation services. Give us a call at (513) 283-8981 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We work with homeowners in Mason, Sharonville, Loveland and nearby communities in Ohio.