Replacing your windows is a good way to protect the value of your home. However, there are several factors that contribute to the cost of window replacement. If you are planning a home renovation, especially window replacement, you should be aware of the factors that determine the cost of the project.
In this post, trusted window replacement company Renewal by Andersen® of Denver shares the top five factors that influence the price of replacement windows.
Replacement windows are made in different designs and styles. Some models are more expensive and elaborate than others. The more detailed the windows are the higher their prices. If you are thinking of upgrading the visual appeal of your home, you are likely to order windows with unique designs and styles. As a result, the cost to replace your window will be higher than when you choose regular designs. However, your home deserves the best.
2. Energy Efficiency Rating
If you choose energy-efficient windows, you should expect a higher cost for window replacement. The energy efficiency feature increases the cost of windows because of the unique materials and additional treatments such as Argon and Krypton gas for insulation, and special frames. These features are costly but will save you more money in the long run through the energy efficiency they provide.
3. Quality of Replacement Window
Not all windows are created equal. And the price of window installation and replacement is largely dictated by the quality. Higher-end products will likely cost more than lower-end products. That said, you can’t decide on replacement windows based on the price alone. There are several things to consider to make sure you get the right windows for your home.
4. Replacement Window Material
Frame material largely dictates price. Vinyl is often the most affordable. It is light, durable, versatile and energy-efficient. It is also one of the most popular window materials on the market. Wood windows are often the most expensive. While beautiful, wood windows often cost anywhere from 30 to 50 percent more. Fiberglass windows are a great alternative. They are strong, durable, energy-efficient and can be repainted if desired.
5. Certifications and Warranties
You aren’t just paying for a new window and installation. Products with strong warranties often have the manufacturer standing behind them. That way, if anything goes wrong with the product or installation, you don’t have to cover the cost out of your own pocket.
At Renewal by Andersen, we believe replacement windows are an investment that should pay off down the road for your Colorado home. Window installation is performed by our own professionally trained technicians to ensure a precise fit that yields long-term energy efficiency, unmatched durability, and complete customer satisfaction.
To schedule a FREE consultation, call us at (303) 823.4312 (Denver, CO) / (719) 313.5403 (Colorado Springs) or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO.