If you are yet to own a house for some years, you may never have had any need to know about how much it will cost to replace your windows. They are not something that enters our mode of thinking until it’s too late. By that time, rainwater is pouring into your house, drafts are blowing, and visitors are commenting that your windows need to be replaced. Some homeowners who have been through the replacement window installation process will say that they care to repeat it because of what they are benefiting from it. After all, it is necessary to invite 3-4 companies into your home to give quotes, and then invite one of those companies back to spend 3 or 4 days installing the windows.
There are countless reasons to replace the windows in your home: a new set of windows can give your house a subtle facelift. Replacing your windows with a larger one makes way for more natural light and a better view, and newer, energy-efficient windows can save you an average 25% on your energy bill.
Window varieties are grouped according to how they operate. How much it cost to replace a window depends on the type and quality of the window you need. When choosing one, you must put into consideration the size, and the function of the window, as well as the look you want to achieve. The types of windows that are commonly installed and replaced on a house include: Single-hung windows ($175-$350 per window), Double-hung windows ($300-$800 per window), Sliding windows ($325-$1200 per window), and Casement windows ($275-$750 per window)
The average cost of replacing a window is in the range of $300 to $700 per window. This believes that the replacement window is going into an existing and structurally sound and of a high-quality frame on a ground floor. Below are the factors that are affecting cost:
- The need to alter an existing structure
- Double or triple-glazed windows
- Insulating gas in double or triple-glazed windows
- Exterior dressing
- Remoteness of the site location
- Time demands on the contractor
- Unforeseen structural deficiencies
- Profit: A Contractor has to make money to stay in business just like any other people. This the area where the greatest variation in price occur, with some bids including a profit margin of 65%-80% or higher and the typical range falling between 25-45%. The more challenging the conditions of the area, the more the contractor may charge.