Having the correct windows and making sure that they are properly installed, can have a huge impact on the appearance of your home. The interior and exterior of your home are both impacted by the windows you choose for your home.
From the amount of sunlight that comes in, to how high your electric bill will potentially be. In order to manage both factors, you’ll have to choose windows that meet not only your expectations but also your budget.
If you choose the wrong type of window or your home initially came with windows that do not meet your expectations, you might consider replacing them. This entire process can be very costly, from the emotional toll to the financial cost.
Since we are not psychologist, we will focus on what we are experts at, windows! The cost of a window replacement depends on many factors, and we’ll do our best to explain all of them to you.
How long does a window replacement take?
As with all things, it generally depends on the situation. You might request we replace one set of windows on the front of your home. Or you might want us to replace all the windows in your home.
For the entirety of the window replacement installations, some can take from as little as 1 day to as many as 6 days. In extreme cases it can even take longer. For the individual window replacement some can take 1 to 8 hours, again depending on many factors.
You may need to factor in old windows removal, construction debris and cleaning up of the property which will impact the time of the window replacement.
How much does it cost to replace a window?
The cost of installation varies with the type of window to be replaced. You will need to keep in mind any preparation work that’s needed, difficulty of the installation, and any post installation work like clean up that will be needed. Let’s evaluate the cost of a bay window to determine how much it can cost to replace it.
Replacing Bay window cost:
The cost of replacing a new full bay window of 4ft, 4inch by 8ft, 6inch averages about $3,060. This cost may increase due to other factors.
The place that the bay window will go must have an eave. If it’s not there you might get charged about $2000 extra to make an eave. The size of an eave will determine what angle the window can protrude outside.
The type of materials that are used to make the bay window can affect how long it will last, it’s appearance and the cost.
Vinyl. This is a popular choice for most homeowners because it is the least expensive. It requires low maintenance as it does not need painting, scraping or any other work on it. It is not a good insulator so might need to have insulation added separately, if you decide down the road you need it. The cost for the vinyl is $1400.
Wood. This is the most popular choice for window frames because of its versatility and beauty. It is a better insulator than vinyl, but it does require scraping and painting. Its price is mid-range costing slightly more than vinyl at a cost of $2000.
Fiberglass. This is the newest material for window frames which is extremely versatile, low maintenance and durable. It is also a good insulator, so no additional work will be needed. For window frames this is the most expensive choice costing around $3000.
Aluminum. This material popular because it helps increase the value of the home when used in the window. A big benefit it has is that it is low maintenance, a good insulator and durable. It comes in a wide range of styles, colors and sizes. Its typical cost for the window is $2500.
You can work with your window installers to decide to replace the window. Once your request is discussed and the cost of the process is agreed to, then work can start. If there are some more repairs to be done changing the roof or building the eave, then the labor cost will shoot up. The labor cost ranges from $500 to $700 for the window replacement.
In calculation of the total cost, one needs to consider adding the cost of material, labor, repairs, disposal and cleanup to come with the total cost of the window replacement. The total cost will vary according to the type of window to replace and the location also.
We understand that all of this can be a little overwhelming and scary at times and that’s why we’re here to help. With over 30 years of experience, we’ve been able to assist many people like yourself through the entire process, from start to finish. Simply fill out your contact information below and one of our friendly and experienced staff members will contact you as soon as possible.