It is usually a prudent investment for homeowners to replace their old windows with newer and better ones. After all, new windows not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home but also assist to make it more energy-efficient. However, while a window replacement project is advantageous, it is also expensive. With this in mind, it’s in your best interests to set aside enough money for the replacement project.
Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia, a door and window installation company, highlights the factors to consider when planning a window replacement budget.
- Cost of the Materials. The cost of the supplies is the first thing you need to think about right away. Miscellaneous items such as nails, tools, any extra materials to help with the trim, insulation, and so on could be included in the materials. Once you’ve done that, you’ll have a better idea of how much the materials will cost in total.
- Cost of the Labor. The cost of labor must also be taken into account. This will include the time it takes to get us on-site and set up so that we can install all of your windows as quickly as possible. We do everything we can to keep labor costs low, but you get what you pay for when it comes to labor. If you hire someone off the street to replace your windows with little skill or knowledge, the results are unlikely to be satisfactory.
- Getting Rid of Old Windows. It’s also necessary to consider the expense of removing your old windows. There will be an additional charge to remove your old windows as well as any trash that has to be removed. Getting rid of old windows isn’t expensive, but it should be factored into any window project.
- Energy Savings. Now that the expenses have been taken care of, you can focus on the savings. There are numerous energy-saving features available with windows that homeowners can purchase. Most importantly, these windows will help your home use significantly less energy, allowing you to save money on your monthly heating and cooling bills.
- Potential Tax Credits. There may also be tax incentives available that might help you budget for the windows you wish to install. A licensed window contractor can inform you about these options, particularly the government-sponsored energy credits. These can assist in lowering the price of new windows.
Renewal by Andersen of Greater Philadelphia is your source for high-quality replacement windows and doors. Our mission is to provide high-quality products that are well-made and have excellent customer service.
Give us a call at (610) 756-8595 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We work with clients in Philadelphia and New Jersey, NJ.