Need to replace your double hung windows? When planning your project, creating a budget is one of the first things you need to do. Here’s what usually goes into the cost of replacing your windows.
Fiberglass and wood frames cost more than vinyl. However, wood is more prone to moisture-related issues and often requires more maintenance. At Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle, we install energy-efficient windows featuring our exclusive Fibrex® material. It possesses the strength of wood and the low-maintenance features of vinyl.
The two main types of installation methods for replacement windows are full-frame and retrofit. The former usually costs more because it involves removing the old windows down to their surrounding studs. However, it will allow your window replacement contractor to deal with any underlying issues, such as rot, before installing the new windows.
In a retrofit installation, your contractor will simply insert the new windows into the existing frames, leaving the jambs untouched. Professionals can usually perform this method faster than a full-frame replacement, resulting in lower labor costs.
How Many Units You Are Replacing
The number of new windows you need depends on what your goals are for your project. By understanding your needs, you’ll have an idea about how many new windows you need to replace. Consider the condition of your existing windows and their age.
Style and Location of Windows
The style, shape and size of your windows can affect the price. For example, bay and bow windows are typically costlier than other styles because they are composed of several smaller units. The location of the windows also plays a significant role in your overall project costs. For instance, windows that are harder to access will take longer to replace, resulting in a higher labor cost.
Whether you are looking for high-quality casement, double-hung or gliding windows, you can rely on Renewal by Andersen of Seattle. Give us a call at (206) 777-0954 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We work with homeowners in Seattle, WA.