We get asked often, should I replace all my windows at once?
Typically homeowners will know when it’s the right time to replace most or all of their windows. But in some cases, they may not be up to tackling such a large project all at once. Here are a couple of things to consider if this is your current situation.
Understanding how cost occurs for a window replacement project and how the cost can vary based on the size of the project is a great place to start.
Most window companies are in a position to get the best labor pricing when you order 5 windows or more. Windows cost typically cant be adjusted but labor costs can be significantly more on a smaller project. When you consider that the per window price is the same for all projects but labors price is configured differently it makes you think of the financial value of replacing all your windows at once. This means if you decide to replace all of the windows except one, but later down the road, you want to replace the remaining window it could cost more.
Therefore in the case of purchasing five to eight windows at a time, a window company may be in a position to offer you the best price on installation. This is because the team will already be at your location. Giving you a better deal on labor costs.
If you decide to get that great value on replacing all your windows but are concerned about how long the project will, don’t be replacing a whole house of windows can be done much faster than you realize. Especially if your working with a larger company verse single contractor’s.
It can take about four to eight weeks from the time of the ordered placed until your windows arrive *this can vary depending on the time of year & type of windows you order as well*. Your window company will communicate with you throughout the process and guide you as your project is making progress.
On the day of installation, the time it takes to complete your project depends on a couple of factors. The type & number of windows you’re installing, the current condition of the window frame can play a role. Generally speaking, you can expect a crew to spend about 30 minutes on each window, replacing the old with the new.
Your house window’s play a large part in the look and feel of your home. Window details can get foggy for homeowners and you may become used to seeing a minor window deflect. Now a guest who comes for the first time may notice it much more clearly. Any small mismatch in terms of paint on the windows, a cracked pane, rusted grills, worn-out frames can bring that weird look on the guest face!
One way would be to give a call to the windows installation tech expert and get their advice. They will look from all angles, including energy efficiency and suggest the best possible solution.