In this post. you will learn…
- The importance of requesting a window replacement estimate
- Factors that can affect replacement window costs
- How to get a free, in-home estimate to replace your existing windows
So you think it may be time for replacement windows, but you're not sure what kind you need, how much they will cost or even what brand or company you should choose. There are many factors that determine the cost of replacement windows. When you decide it's time to get the answers you need on window construction and installation, it's best to call an expert for more information.
First, you’ll need to find someone who can provide you with an estimate. But how do you choose a brand or company to work with? A reputable window company should never charge for an estimate. When it comes to windows, there are companies who make and install their own windows, and there are companies who install windows made by someone else. Companies who make and install their own windows, like Great Day Improvements, makers and installers of Stanek® Windows, have a quality and process advantage over those who don’t. If something goes awry along the way, you are dealing with a single-source, versus a company who purchases their windows from a mass producer. If something goes awry in this scenario, you may find yourself dealing with multiple sources to get your issues corrected. Before you request an estimate, it’s good to know who’s who.
The experts at Stanek® Windows will not only provide a free estimate, but will come to your home to ensure a more accurate assessment of your specific window needs. Rather than just replacing your existing windows, we take the time to make sure we craft the perfect window for you and your home. We are window and door experts because we design, make, install, guarantee and service your windows.
You may be surprised to know that all windows aren’t created equally. Differences in material, glass, installation and hardware between window brands can be astounding. Rest assured that your windows can be custom made to meet your individual needs without costing a fortune.
Calculating the Cost of Replacement Windows
Calculating the cost of replacement windows can be tricky, as there are many factors that contribute to the final expense. That's why it's important to select a trustworthy company and quality brand like Stanek® Windows to handle your window estimate. We will provide you with an accurate quote that includes all of the information you need to make an informed decision. With Stanek® Windows, you can rest assured that your windows will be of the highest quality and will be installed by licensed and bonded window installation experts.
The general rule of thumb for calculating the cost of window replacement is the price of the window plus installation equals cost. However, depending on the quality of windows, options, upgrades selected and labor, your estimate will vary.
While the expense of replacement windows can be substantial, it is an investment that will increase the value and comfort of your home. Below are some factors that may impact the cost of your replacement windows.
Replacement Window Materials
Replacement windows are available in a variety of options, including materials, sizes, shapes, colors, hardware and finishes. It's important to discuss your style and design preferences with a window professional, so they can meet your specific needs and stay within your budget.
Options for frame materials include aluminum, wood, composite or vinyl. Aluminum frames can dent and pit easily. They are also notorious energy wasters. To boost energy efficiency, aluminum frames must be specially fitted with “thermal breaks,” which add to the cost. While wood windows are sometimes perceived as higher quality, they are generally more expensive. The regular maintenance required on wood windows is substantial, not to mention they are prone to rot. Composite windows have become a popular choice but are very costly. The quality of vinyl replacement windows is substantially better than years past and can be a cost-effective and a reliable alternative to expensive wood or composite windows. Premium vinyl windows that offer structural reinforcement, like Stanek® windows, are available in a wide variety of colors and finishes, including woodgrain, and are also the most energy efficient.
Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows
Another consideration when purchasing replacement windows is the grade of energy efficiency. While it may seem unnecessary at first, keep in mind that windows with increased energy-efficient features will help maintain the temperature of your home. Experts estimate that 70 percent of energy loss in your home occurs through windows and doors, and 90 percent of window heat loss occurs through the glass. If your new windows aren’t energy efficient, all the money you’re spending to heat and cool your home could literally be going out the window. Energy-efficient replacement windows can actually decrease your heating bill in the winter and your cooling bill in the summer. They can also help to reduce UV fading on fabrics and furniture, saving you the cost of redecorating.
Requesting an estimate for replacement windows doesn't need to be difficult. If you are considering replacement windows for your home, get in contact with the professionals at Stanek® Windows for a free, in-home estimate. We’ll make sure to keep your budget in mind, getting you the windows you need at a price you can afford.
Want to request a free, in-home estimate? Contact Stanek® Windows by filling out our form or calling us at 800-230-8301.
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