There are many factors that can affect the price of replacement windows. Things like the material of your windows, the number of windows you are replacing, the style of window and the type of glass pack you choose can all influence the price of your window replacement project.
According to REMODELING Magazine’s 2012-13 Cost vs. Value Report, mid-range vinyl replacement windows cost, on average, about $9,720.
Now that you have a ballpark figure in your head let’s take a closer look at other choices that can impact the average cost of replacement windows.
Glass Quality Choice
The make-up of your insulated glass unit can impact the cost of your windows but ultimately the glass pack influences the energy efficiency of your windows so you don’t want to skimp
on this extremely important part of your new window.
You have an abundance of choices when it comes to designing the glass pack that goes inside of your window. Low-E glass coatings block the sun’s damaging UV rays and provide superior insulating capability. Adding a gas like Argon or Krypton makes it harder for heat and cold to transfer between the panes of glass.
The different combinations of these things can provide you with an ENERGY STAR® rating that could qualify you for a federal tax credit, which can provide you with a way to save money on your replacement window costs. For more potential cost savings when installing energy-efficient windows or ENERGY STAR® windows, visit irs.gov.
Choice of Window Style
Although the following factors can influence the cost of replacement windows, you may find them worthwhile:
- Casement windows can be the most expensive window style, but they’re the most energy efficient window style making them a worthwhile purchase
- Exterior architectural shapes and other aesthetic configurations give you the ability to customize the look of your home
- Customizable options such as etched glass, hardware finishes, grids and exterior colors help to reflect
Window Warranty Coverage
It’s always wise to compare warranties as you consider the cost of vinyl windows. Typically, larger manufacturers offer a better warranty – meaning a greater chance that the manufacturer will stand behind its products and resolve disputes. All of our windows offers a lifetime warranty that is good on all vinyl frames and sashes, working parts and insulated glass units – for as long as you own it. Plus, upon the sales of your home, the warranty is transferable to a second homeowner.
For REMODELING’s full Cost vs. Value Report – including how you can recoup a significant amount of your vinyl replacement windows cost when you decide to sell your home – please visit costvsvalue.com.