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Top 5 Factors Affecting Window Replacement Cost

There are several factors that contribute to the cost of window replacement. If you’re planning a home renovation, especially window replacement, you should be aware of the factors that determine the cost of the project. But, once you get a window replacement, it can save you in the long run on energy and heating bills. 

Window Replacement Cost

Trusted replacement window installation contractor, Renewal by Andersen® of Rapid City explains the top five factors that influence the price of replacement windows: 

1. Replacement Window Quality

The better the quality of the product you’re purchasing, the higher the price. The different levels of quality cause prices to vary more than any other factor. As far as quality goes, you’ll typically get what you paid for, so if a window is made better and more durable, it will cost a bit more, as well.

2. Replacement Window Materials

Frame material largely dictates price. While beautiful, wood windows often cost anywhere from 30 to 50 percent more. This is because fewer companies offer full wood windows and they require more maintenance. Fiberglass windows are a great alternative. They are strong, durable, energy-efficient, and can be repainted if desired.

3. Energy Efficiency Rating

The energy efficiency feature increases the cost of windows because of the unique materials and additional treatments such as Argon and Krypton gas for insulation, and special frames. These features are costly but will save you more money in the long run through the energy efficiency they provide.

4. The Installation Process

Picture window installation requires the right training, tools, skill, and attention to detail. When getting a quote make sure you get detailed information on the cost for professional installation. Most contractors charge per project or per hour, depending on the type of installation.

5. Warranty or Certification

You aren’t just paying for a new window and installation. Products with strong warranties often have the manufacturer standing behind them. That way, if anything goes wrong with the product or installation, you don’t have to cover the cost out of your own pocket.

Replacement windows can be viewed as more than just a financial investment. They also improve the quality of life while in the home in many less tangible ways; comfort, beauty, and ease of care, just to name a few.

If you’re ready to replace your windows with better ones, then turn to the trusted name in the business: Renewal by Andersen® of Rapid City. For decades, we have been doing double hung window repair and helping homeowners like you find the perfect replacement windows for their properties.

Get your project started today by calling us at (605) 307-5574 or by filling out our contact form. We offer a better way to a better window. We serve clients in Rapid City, SD. 


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