Although windows seem like a basic home feature, replacing them requires proper planning to ensure your new windows can boost curb appeal and enhance your home’s protection against severe weather.
Making a budget is one of the first steps in window replacement, and knowing the variables that can impact your project’s final cost is important.
What Should You Consider?
- Materials: The cost of windows varies depending on material, style, design and other custom features. Apart from the price of the windows themselves, you should also pay attention to the cost of other supplies needed for the installation. Obtaining at least three quotes will give you a good idea of how much your project will cost. Additionally, it might aid your search for the ideal contractor. Assess the caliber of each firm’s expertise, items and experience when evaluating quotations.
- Labor: The cost of labor can also affect your project expenses. Usually, this depends on how long your contractor will take to finish the job. The time required to travel to your house, setup, removing the old units and installing the new ones must also be considered. Generally, more established contractors charge higher prices for their services since they have more experience and usually better offerings. That said, consider the company’s expertise and the products they use when evaluating quotes.
What More Can You Do?
- Research: Look up the cost of the windows you’re eyeing, and find out how much will be added to the price if you add certain features or design elements. Make sure you have a solid plan on how to finance your project, whether it’s through personal savings or a loan.
- Include a contingency budget: Always leave room in your budget for unforeseen expenses. Sometimes, hidden problems are only discovered once the old windows are removed. You will need extra money to cover these repairs.
If you need to replace your windows, Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle can guarantee exceptional results for your project. We are also known for our wide selection of windows and doors. Call us at (206) 777-0954, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.