There is an array of key decisions to make when budgeting for new home windows. A lot of homeowners only think about the initial costs for window replacement units — and other home improvement projects — and fail to consider other factors. It is crucial to be adequately prepared for the budget if you want to get the job done properly and finished timely.
Here are some considerations to make when budgeting for your window replacement project:
1. Cost of Materials
The main thing about new windows is that you essentially have to pay for new products. The list for material costs goes on — from miscellaneous items such as nails or screws to extra tools you need for insulation, glazing, and trim. Once you know which materials you want to use for your new windows, you will have a better idea of your total expenses.
2. Cost of Labor
You also need to consider the cost of labor. This largely depends on how easily or quickly a window contractor can install your new windows. For example, setting up expansive picture windows may cost more than casement windows. A wide and non-opening window that stretches from one corner of the living room to the other is more labor intensive to install. However, it is still a good professional practice to keep the labor costs as practical and reasonable as possible without sacrificing efficiency.
3. Energy Savings
Savings are an important part of the budget, too. There are a lot of high energy savings in play if you decide to purchase well-designed and energy-efficient replacement windows. For instance, buying a window unit with low-E glass and Fibrex® frames can help you reduce your cooling costs in the future. It is considered a good investment and has benefits you can reap for a very long time.
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