3 Factors That May Impact the Costs Associated with Replacement Windows

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As with any home improvement project, cost is always are the forefront of a homeowner’s mind. Budgets must be established when it comes to the projects. This is especially true when it comes to replacement windows.

Prior to setting a budget, though, you must understand that there are certain factors that will have a direct impact on the amount that you pay.

You must understand these factors so that you are capable of prioritizing the features that are necessary for your home and those that are considered to be an optimal investment.

In this guide, you will be introduced to 3 factors that will weigh heavily on the costs that are associated with replacement windows for your home. 

  1. The Frame

The first factor that will impact how much you pay for your replacement windows is the type of frame that you choose. Homeowners commonly select either aluminum or vinyl. Many select wood. Wood is very costly and requires a lot of maintenance.

Aluminum is very nice and highly durable, but it, too, can be costly. If you are looking for a low-budget option, vinyl is the way to go.

If you are okay with increasing the price a little in order to get a high-value frame, you should choose Fiberex®. This combines a sturdy material that will last for a long period of time with a low-maintenance material. 

  1. The Glass

The type of glass that you choose will have a direct impact on the price that you pay. There are many different types available. Examples include laminated glass, tempered glass, and obscured glass.

You will need to consider the overall long-term value when selecting the glass for your replacement windows. For example, while single-pane glass is cheaper, it has a low level of energy efficiency.

Yes, double-pane glass with low-e insulative properties is a bit more expensive – initially – but, over time, it will save you money on energy costs. 

  1. Window Characteristics 

The next factor that will impact how much you pay for replacement windows for your home are the characteristics of the window, itself. Examples of the characteristics include the size, the window style, and the unique shape.

Naturally, anything other than traditional shapes and sizes will prove to be much more expensive than standard windows.

If you are willing to experience the expense to go for the look and design that you want for the home, that is an option. If you want to stay on the inexpensive side, you may want to stick with traditional shapes, sizes, and styles. 

Contact Us Today 

We here at Southern Industries Home Improvements know and understand the challenges associated with home improvement projects. This is especially so for replacement windows.

The good news is, we can assist you in selecting the perfect windows for both your home and your budget! We have over 55 years in the business and 100% completely satisfied customers.

Give us a call today for immediate assistance. Do not forget to ask about our limited, low-cost installation special: (833) 240-4900



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