Like every fixture in your home, windows are subject to wear and tear, meaning you’ll need to have them replaced eventually. Depending on a few factors, however, the cost of your window replacement project may be higher or lower than expected. As a homeowner, it’s important that you know what these factors are.
Here, window and roofing company Arch Exteriors LLC gives you the factors that usually affect the overall cost of your window replacement project.
Number of Windows
The number of windows that will have to be replaced can obviously affect the overall cost of your window replacement project. This is because it will require more materials and labor to complete the task, meaning the more windows to be replaced, the more tools, time and supplies will be required to get the job done, which can increase the cost of the project. To avoid this, homeowners tend to have their windows replaced in batches.
The majority of your window replacement project’s cost will go to labor, which often includes inspection, material preparation, installation and actual repairs that will have to be done first. While it may be tempting to go for the less costly service, keep in mind that this can backfire on you and you may wind up spending more than you expected.
The material of your replacement windows’ frame can also affect the overall cost of your project. Most homeowners pick between aluminum and vinyl; aluminum are a bit costly compared to vinyl and need thermal breaks but they’re also recyclable and durable. On the other hand, vinyl is the less costly alternative, low-maintenance and is already energy-efficient even without the upgrades. The size of the frame you need can also affect its cost. As much as possible, don’t compromise quality for a lower cost.
Depending on the shape of your window, installing them may cost you more or less than you expected. This is because if your window is custom-shaped, it will have to be specially made first and may require additional work during installation.
You have an abundance of glass type options when picking out a new window and they all sell for different prices. The most popular glass type nowadays are the double-paned variants that offer better insulation than their single-paned counterparts. However, double-pane windows cost more than single-pane ones.
To install affordable replacement windows in your home, simply turn to ARCH Exteriors LLC. When it comes to window replacement and installation services, we are your number one experts. Give us a call at (301) 264-7330 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. Talk to us today!