Factors That Influence the Cost of Window Replacement

Replacing outdated, worn-out windows with new, energy-efficient ones can be a time-consuming and challenging process at times. And, while it is also a costly investment, it is an important home improvement task that can improve the comfort level, safety and beauty of your living space. Here are the factors that can affect the total cost of window replacement.

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  • Frame: If you are planning to swap out your old windows, you will discover several frame options like wood, vinyl and Fibrex®. Wood is a popular choice, but may require frequent maintenance over its lifespan. Vinyl is cheaper, but can warp under direct heat or flame. Fibrex, on the other hand, is a composite framing material that offers durability, longevity and beauty.
  • Glass: Double- or triple-pane windows cost more than standard single-pane windows. While the latter option is more affordable than its advanced counterparts, it has no insulation and is susceptible to water-related issues like condensation and mold. The benefits of having multi-pane windows include stable indoor temperatures, better insulation and lower energy costs.
  • Installation: An insert installation indicates the replacement of the window itself. A full-frame replacement is when the entire unit, including the frame, casing, hardware, jam extensions and more, is replaced. Since this service is more comprehensive, it is typically pricier than simple retrofitting.
  • Type: Some window sizes and styles are more expensive than others. For example, a bay window – a structure consisting of a picture window and two other smaller windows – usually costs more than a conventional awning or casement window.

You can count on Renewal by Andersen® of Houston for high-quality replacement windows, from traditional double-hung windows to custom-built picture windows. Call us today at (281) 547-6177, or fill out our contact form to request a free, no-obligation quote on our installation services. Our service areas include Sugar Land, TX and surrounding cities.