Maybe you’ve noticed some deterioration in your home windows, but you’ve been putting off a replacement. Signs that it’s time for a home window replacement may include drafty or leaky windows, visible damage or rot, condensation forming on the inside of the glass, or windows that don’t open and close smoothly. It’s a good idea to have a ballpark idea of the cost for replacement windows before contacting your contractor. That way, you’ll be able to budget accordingly and make sure you’re being charged appropriately for the project.
Not All Windows Are Created Equally
The typical cost for replacement windows range between $200 and $2,100 per window, with the national average around $750 per window. The total cost for replacement windows will depend on the type of window, materials used, window size, energy efficiency, the age of the house, geographic location, and labor costs.
The most common window frame materials are vinyl, wood, fiberglass, aluminum, and composite. Homezone Windows uses vinyl because it is known to be affordable, durable, and energy-efficient.
The type of window you prefer for your home will affect the cost for replacement windows. The larger the window, the higher the cost will be. The most common window types provided by Homezone are single-hung, double-hung, awning, bay, bow, and casement–just to name a few!
Older homes may present unique challenges. Repairing damaged or rotted wood frames will affect the cost for replacement windows. Older homes with historical architecture may require a custom window size, or may be restricted by certain building codes.
The geographic location of your home can impact the cost for replacement windows. Local codes may dictate the type of frame and glass that are required for window replacement in each area. Your contractor may recommend certain kinds of windows for better insulation if you live in a particularly cold or warm climate.
There are many factors that contribute to the cost for replacing windows, and it’s important that your contractor takes these into consideration when providing an accurate estimate for your windows project.
Michigan’s Most Trusted Window Replacement
Homezone provides durable, energy efficient windows that keep your home insulated and comfortable whatever the weather. We guarantee safety, security, and efficiency for every project. Contact us for a quote.