Considering replacing your windows, but not quite sure of the financial impact? Here are some insights on the real cost of window replacement.
There are so many reasons why you may want new windows. Similarly, there are also many factors that will determine the price tag of your project.
Whether you want to increase your home’s curb appeal, improve its overall value, allow more daylight into your home, soundproof from outside noise, or reduce your energy bill, here are a few variables that will affect the real cost of window replacement — that is, the amount that you should be prepared to invest.
1. Type Of Window
There are many different types of windows out there. Casement windows. Awning windows. Slider windows. Picture windows. The list goes on. Put simply, the style you choose will affect the ultimate price you pay.
2. Window Size
It makes sense: the size of your window(s) and the amount of glass you need will affect the overall price. For example, a big bay window will cost more than a small bathroom window.
3. Energy Efficiency
Over 40% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through windows and doors. By replacing your windows with ENERGY STAR® certified models, Natural Resources Canada suggests an estimated savings of 8% on your energy bill. While there may be a higher investment required upfront, you may be eligible for a rebate or incentive. Click here to learn more about these programs.
4. The Age Of Your Home
An older home can double or even triple the pricing of your window project. Why? You may need custom windows made to fit non-standard sizes, or to match historical architecture.
5. Location Of Your Windows
Do you need your windows replaced upstairs, on the ground floor, or in the basement? Is your home a single unit, or is it in the middle of a row of townhomes? All of these factors can affect the time required for installation, and therefore the cost for labour.
Who Should Do The Installation?
When you’re investing in new windows, it is natural to want to save a few dollars, and you may try to cut a few corners to do so.
However, if you want the most out of your investment, and to save on the cost of window replacement in the long run, then you need to ensure you hire a professional window company to do the job.
Certainly, you can find someone to do the job at a reduced price through any number of websites, but you will be risking a poor end result. When you invest in cheap window installation, you run the risk of problems occurring like condensation between the glass panes, gaps between the sill and the frame, uneven windows, and glass stains.
In other words, if you’re looking to improve your home’s overall look and/or insulation, you don’t want to take a chance with less-than-stellar installation. You may eventually have to rack up even more costs due to heat loss, or you may need to get the job redone.
Leave It To The Experts
Have peace of mind and get windows replaced right with Weaver Exterior Remodeling. We have been serving Barrie and area for over 20 years and we were recently recognized as one of the top three window companies in Barrie by Three Best Rated®.
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