The cost of replacing one window is between $200 and $2,000. That’s a lot to think about right there, especially when considering the average home has between 20 and 25 windows. That means to replace them all, you could spend between $5,000 and $50,000.
However, there comes a point when repairing old windows and adding more weatherstrip is not an option, and replacement is the only feasible alternative.
Therefore, one of the first considerations most homeowners consider is the price. However, you will also want to think about style, energy efficiency, construction quality, and ease of cleaning and maintenance.
Although this is an essential item to consider, often the more energy-efficient a window is, the less it costs over the life of your home. So, whatever you pay to replace old windows, typically, the energy savings will help pay for them over the life of the windows.
The Window Style
Typically, with window replacement, you go with a similar-sized window, design, and style. Then, it’s a simple matter of upgrading the energy conservation features without refitting the window construction.
However, there are several design styles you might want to consider that will add curb appeal and overall beauty to your home:
- Awning windows open out from hinges at the top.
- Bay windows.
- Bow windows.
- Casement windows can swing out or down on hinges.
- Double sash or double-hung windows open down from the top or slide up.
- Garden windows are trendy because they allow you to put plants on the windowsill.
- Slider windows are just as they sound; one or both windows slide.
- Transom windows are typically over windows and doors and stationery or might have hinges to open inward.
Energy efficiency is the most crucial consideration for most homeowners. If you’re replacing your window, you want energy savings. Double or triple-paned windows are more energy-efficient than single-paned windows. Plus, they’ll keep out much of the outside noise.
Likewise, the window frame construction will affect the energy efficiency as well. Choose wood, five-layer fiberglass, or vinyl-clad options for the best energy savings. Many of the fiberglass and vinyl-clad have optional foam insulation that will add to the energy savings.
Once again, wood, five-layer fiberglass, and vinyl-clad windows are some of the best-built windows with a long lifespan. Usually, the contractor will show you several windows and recommend the best quality.
Ease of Cleaning & Maintenance
One attribute many businesses and homeowners are interested in these days is the window that flips inward so that it is easy to clean the outside without getting a ladder.
Contact Van Horn Construction for Replacement Windows
Contact Van Horn Construction for a consultation meeting to look at several possible windows and get a free estimate.