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Getting New Windows? 3 Things To Consider

by Sara Cook

Your windows play a major role in your home's curb appeal and also its energy efficiency. New windows can greatly enhance your home's appearance and even add value. If you have old or broken windows, you'll likely notice a big difference in your energy costs when you have new windows installed. While there are a variety of benefits to getting new windows for your home, there are a few key things to keep in mind. Here are three things that you should consider. 

Your Options

The first thing that you will want to consider if you are replacing your windows is your options. Replacement windows are available in a variety of styles, materials, and even colors. Some common materials used for replacement windows include aluminum, composite, wood, vinyl, and fiberglass. Replacement windows come in a variety of sizes and price points. Depending on your home's windows, you may be able to purchase stock windows and have them installed if your windows are a standard size. However, if your windows are not standard, you may need to look into custom options.

Your Budget

Another thing to consider when it comes to getting new windows is your budget. Costs will vary significantly depending on the size of your windows, how many windows need to be replaced, and the type of window you choose. The average cost of a replacement window installation ranges between $300 and $1,000 per window. Vinyl windows typically range in price between $100 and $900 per window while wood windows range between $150 and $1,300. Composite windows typically cost between $300 and $1,200, fiberglass between $500 and $1,500 and aluminum between $75 and $400 per window. For custom windows, costs will typically be 25 to 50 percent higher.

Your Timeline

Another thing to consider when replacing the windows in your home is your timeline. Installing windows takes time, and the weather can have an impact on the installation process. How long it takes will also depend on how many windows need to be replaced, whether the windows are floor level, and whether or not the window frames need to be replaced completely. On average, it takes around three days for your new windows to be installed. However, weather and other factors can lead to some delays.

When it comes to new window installation, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. First, you have a variety of options to choose from and it's important to find new windows that suit your home. Your budget is also a key consideration. You'll want to fit your windows to your budget. Your timeline is also something to consider. Typically it takes around three days for window installation.

For more information on window installation, contact a window contractor.