A home window replacement is one of the best decisions a homeowner can make. It can add value to your home, increase curb appeal, and reduce your energy bill. Did you know that 30% of heat loss escapes through windows and 76% of heat comes in through them during the summer?
Well, those are only the averages! If you have older windows, it can be much worse.
So, what is the average cost of window replacement, and how do I find the right services? We’re glad you asked!
Is It Time for New Windows?
Barring a broken window, it can be hard to know if you need new ones installed in the first place. If you know your windows are more than 30 years old, it’s automatically time for new windows. Older windows are far less efficient than newer ones.
Also, if you notice your heating and cooling bills are high during peak times of the year, replacing your windows is one of the best things you can do.
Newer windows are easier to clean and maintain, they last longer, and they insulate your home better. Okay, but how much do they cost?
The Average Cost of Window Replacement
The cost of replacing windows can vary widely, primarily depending on the type of window. A small basement window may only cost $50 and $150 to install, whereas a panoramic commercial window could cost $5,000 to $10,000.
However, you can generally expect a standard window to fall in the range of $400 and $650 to replace. Again, this variance is largely due to the window itself, including the window style, material, insulative properties, and size. Installation costs will vary to some extent, but not by much.
Now, you could DIY your window replacement to save money on installation. However, we wouldn’t recommend this. Not only can improper installation force you to hire someone anyway to correct your mistakes, but it will certainly cost more over time due to poor seals or improper insulation.
Therefore, we strongly recommend shopping around and choosing a window replacement service that works for your budget and your needs. Let’s talk about that.
How to Choose Window Replacement Services
Not all window replacement services are created equally. You’ll need to choose services based on cost, availability, and quality.
To start, look for window replacement services in your area. You can read online reviews on websites like Google, Yelp, or Better Business Bureau. Don’t pay attention to the “stars”, but rather the reviews themselves, as ratings mean nothing without context.
Still, this is a great way to learn about a company’s reputation from previous customers. Once you have a contractor (or a few) in mind, you can reach out to these companies to ask about pricing and timing for getting new windows.
From there, you can compare rates and see who can offer you the best deal. A little homework goes a long way to save money and add value to your home!
Upgrade Your Windows Today
Now that you know the average cost of window replacement and how to choose the best services, use these tips to your advantage and find the right services for your needs. The sooner you do, the sooner you can improve the look of your home and save on your energy bill.
Increase your home value today and keep reading our blog for our latest tips for homeowners!