Replacing Window Cost - How to Install Replacement Windows
There are multiple benefits of getting new windows installed. New windows can provide a better source of lighting, improve the look of your home, and even save 25% on your electric bill if you have energy-efficient windows installed. This all sounds great, but as you homeowner, you think, “how much does window replacement cost?” We’ll take a deeper dive into the various factors that affect the cost of getting new windows replaced/installed.
What is the Status of your Current Windows?
If your current window frames are in good shape, all you need to do is remove the old windows and install the new ones. However, hidden problems that you are not expecting can arise when removing the old windows. Along with the potential problems, there is a list of other things to be aware of if you are considering making this a DIY project. Listed below are the most common things to take note of when installing new windows.
- Damaged wood - The wood framing could potentially be rotten or damaged by bugs. If this is the case, you will have to replace the wood framing so it can hold the weight of a new window. You don’t want your house falling apart!
- Mold - Mold is obviously a major health issue that occurs mostly in humid regions. If you live somewhere like Phoenix, Arizona or Las Vegas, Nevada, you probably won’t see any mold. If you live in Florida or somewhere on the east coast, you should look very closely for mold.
- Measurements - Measuring the space for a new window is not as simple as one would think. Be sure to consider the opening length and width and account for the dimensions of the trim, pulleys and stop trims.
- Home age - The age of a home should be considered so that everything is up to code.
- Laws - Educate yourself on any laws regarding windows. There are some locations across the US that require safety glass, and other laws that require windows be a certain distance from your property line. Chances are that you are compliant, but you should consult with an expert or do the research on your own.
Hopefully, there are no framing problems, but if there are, you are obviously going to pay a little more. Depending on the problem, you may pay $50-$100 more, or you could pay $250-$500 more. It all depends on the situation.
Different Window Types and Costs
The most common windows in your home are single-hung windows, double-hung windows, sliding windows, and casement windows. Prices vary mostly on the size of the window that is purchased. Certain brands are more expensive than others as well.
Single-hung windows ($150-$350)
Single-hung windows are vertically opening windows. Only the bottom sash slides.
Double-hung windows ($200-$900)
The price of double-hung windows depends on the size that is purchased and the quality of the product. The top and bottom sashes slide for increased circulation
Sliding windows ($300-$1200)
There are two sashes in a sliding window. One is stationary while the other slides from side to side.
Casement windows ($200-$700)
Casement windows open up like a door and are used mostly for ventilation. These windows are typically found in basements or near ceilings.
Additional Window Features
As a homeowner, you can invest in energy efficient windows to save on your electric bill. These windows are double-pane with an inert gas in the airtight space. This feature helps your home stay properly sealed. There are also options like impact-resistant windows or even triple-pane windows for added savings. Great Pros is here to help with any window job. The Great Pros professionals will start with a free price quote and assist in any way that they can. It only takes 2 minutes to let us know what you need.