Upgrading your home’s windows can improve more than just your interior and exterior aesthetic. As advanced as window insulation technology has become, it can also improve your energy efficiency and help you save money in the long term. Of course, the incredible quality of modern windows can also come with a caveat: The cost of window replacement isn’t always a small one. In fact, many homeowners can be caught by surprise when the numbers come up during their consultation.
If you’re considering window replacement at your home for any reason—whether you simply want to improve curb appeal or you need to get rid of old, poorly performing windows—it’s good for you to go into it armed with the knowledge of what you may need to spend.
Factors That Affect Window Replacement Costs
As with any major home improvement project, a good rule of thumb for window replacement is to have a budget in mind and be prepared in case you have no choice but to go over it. Here are some factors to consider as you plan to set aside money for your project:
There are many different window frame materials on the market, and they all offer different performance benefits. Some are coveted for their natural insulation and resistance to warping with fluctuating temperatures; others are desired because they tend to make for the most affordable windows. Vinyl windows, for example, are popular because they offer great all-around performance as a cost-effective option.
As you know, the climate here in Kansas is not the same as in other parts of the United States. Why is that important to note? Because while energy-efficient windows are all the rage these days, not all of these windows work well in all climates. Be prepared to ask questions about how the windows you’re interested in are designed to benefit your home in the climate you live in.
Obviously, feature-packed windows are great for any home. Who doesn’t want the latest hardware for increased security, or triple-glazed window systems with exceptional insulation? Just bear in mind that many window features can markedly increase your total spend, even if they have no effect on the installation process itself.
What does your window replacement project look like? Are you trying to have just one window replaced? A group of three or four? Or, is your goal to knock out a whole-house window replacement project and get a fresh start? Keep in mind that the size of your project will affect the installation cost, but don’t think that’s simply because more window equals more money. In fact, this ties in directly with your installer of choice.
The rising cost of replacement windows doesn’t just affect the customer—it also affects the window companies purchasing materials from manufacturers. Because window costs are rising, many companies have mandated minimum project sizes. If you only need one window replaced and are calling around to get a series of quotes (which you should always do no matter how many new windows you want), don’t be surprised to hear that many companies won’t even touch a project if there are fewer than three windows to be replaced.
Making Your Window Replacement More Affordable
Without knowing the exact details of your window replacement needs, it’s impossible to give a concrete figure that applies to all homeowners. You may spend several hundred dollars between the cost per window and the installation itself, or you may even have to budget for a several-thousand-dollar project.
In any case, homeowners in Kansas can count on All States Home Improvement to make the window replacement process work within their budget. We offer free consultations in which our experts will help you understand what will work best for your home within your budget, and we offer flexible financing options to make paying for your project simple. Contact us today to get started!