What Affects the Cost of Replacement Windows

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October 5, 2017
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What factors can affect the cost of replacement windows?

If you are in the market for replacement windows for you home quickly realize that although necessary and beneficial, replacement windows can also be costly and time-consuming. Most homeowners are looking for the most bang for their buck. Here are some tips to let you know what affects the cost of replacement windows.

Window Material

There are a large variety of window model options. Between different materials and different ratings your choice can drastically affect prices. Keep in mind a higher rated window will last longer and is more energy efficient then a less expensive model.

Wood

Window frame is made of wood are beautiful and look great with any style of home. However a window sill frame that is made of wood requires regular maintenance and can deteriorate over time depending on weather conditions. Price will vary depending on style and design.

Aluminum

Aluminum windows provide soundproofing and do not change when exposed to temperatures or moisture. However aluminum is a heat and cold conductive material and can lower your energy efficiency.

Vinyl

Vinyl windows are a common option for many homeowners. They are typically the most inexpensive choice and offer good insulation qualities. Vinyl windows do not require very much maintenance however they can expand and contract during temperature changes.

Fiberglass

Fiberglass windows are similar to vinyl in that they don’t they offer good insulation and require very little maintenance. They also do not expand or contract at all with changes in temperature or moisture levels. Fiberglass windows also come at a very high price.

Labor

A large part of the price of any home-improvement is the cost of labor. Whatever needs to be done to your home will affect the cost. If it is a simple replacement with the same size window that has no damage or issues you will be looking at a reasonable price as opposed to a window that needs a size change or major repairs.

No matter the price of your window installation keep in mind that is a great investment for your home. You may not see 100% return on your investment you can see anywhere up to 80%. The best way to determine the price of new windows to speak with the experts at Gulfside Windows Door and More. Our professional designers will work with you to determine the best options that will fit into your budget. Call or stop by today.

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