Window replacement is a significant project that you should carefully plan and prepare for. This is especially true if you are changing not just one window but multiple windows in your home. One of the most important aspects that you should pay attention to is the cost of the job. By understanding the various expenses in window replacement, you’ll be able to avoid major hassle down the road.
In this post, home improvement and bathroom remodeling expert JLR Home Renovation lists some factors that can influence the cost of window replacement.
Type of Window
Windows come in different shapes, sizes and styles. Some window types are usually more expensive than others — for example, bay and bow windows generally cost more than double-hung or casement windows. This is mainly due to the several smaller windows that make up bay and bow windows.
Some of the most popular window frame materials are wood, vinyl and fiberglass. Wood and fiberglass are often more pricey than vinyl. Wood particularly needs more maintenance over the years, so wood window frames tend to cost even more in the long run. Vinyl is often considered the most cost-effective because the material is durable and low maintenance.
Type of Glass
If your window requires two or three panes of glass, it would certainly be more expensive than a single-pane window. Single-pane windows, however, are uncommon these days because double- and triple-pane windows tend to have better energy efficiency than single-pane windows. To know the type of glass that best suits your needs and local climate, consult a window professional or a remodeling contractor.
Type of Installation
Window installation can either be an insert installation or a full-frame replacement. In insert installation, only the window is replaced. Meanwhile, in a full-frame replacement, the entire window including the frame is replaced. Since full-frame replacements are more comprehensive and require more work, they usually cost more than insert installations.
JLR Home Renovation has been enhancing homes for several years. We ensure top-notch workmanship in every project we handle, whether it’s window replacement or basement remodeling. Call us at (717) 361-6175 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Elizabethtown, Hummelstown and Hershey, PA.