In addition to finding the right contractor to do the job, one of the most important things to consider when it comes to window replacement is the project’s overall cost. To give you a better understanding of the potential cost, Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta, the trusted window installation company in the area, shares some of the factors that influence it.
1. Type of Installation
There are two methods of installing windows. One is called the insert window, where the new window is set into an existing frame opening. While it is a cost-effective option, it doesn’t take into account the potential for failure when the old frames become exposed to moisture. The other is called the full-frame method, which involves replacing the entire window, including the frame. It might be costlier, but removing the old frames allows the installers to inspect and repair damage around the opening.
2. Window Style
The more intricate and complicated the window is, the higher the cost will be. Double-hung windows, for instance, come with a straightforward design. Bay windows, meanwhile, have a central window and two additional windows on either side. Adding optional features such as grilles, hardware finishes and frame texture will also affect the project’s cost.
3. Framing Material
Each of the window frame materials that are available in the market today has its benefits and drawbacks in terms of lifespan, performance, aesthetic appeal and ease of maintenance. Wood and fiberglass, for instance, are usually more expensive. The former, in particular, requires extensive maintenance such as repainting and restaining to keep it looking good. Vinyl remains an affordable option, but it tends to warp and doesn’t have the longest service life.
Upgrading your old windows might come with a hefty price tag, but the many advantages this project can offer more than make up for it. By investing in new sliding or casement windows, you increase your home’s curb appeal, ensure consistent thermal comfort and improve energy efficiency. At Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta, we can make sure you get the most out of your high-quality replacement windows.
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