The right replacement windows will increase your curb appeal while improving your home’s resistance to harsh weather conditions. Part of the planning process for your window replacement is creating a budget. It helps to know that several factors can affect the overall cost of your project.
Read on to find out what these things are.
The first factor to consider when creating a budget is material cost. Besides the replacement windows, take note of the price of miscellaneous materials like nails, trim and insulation. Getting estimates will give you an idea about the price of materials necessary for your project. It can also help you find the right contractor for your window replacement. When assessing quotes, take note of the quality of materials each company offers and its experience.
Another thing that can significantly affect your project’s cost is labor. It usually depends on how long it will take for your contractor to complete your window replacement. This also involves the time necessary to go to your home, set up, remove the old units and install the new ones.
Labor costs vary by contractor. Be careful of companies that offer prices that are too good to be true. These people tend to use substandard materials or cut corners, leaving you with windows that are likely to fail early.
Don’t forget to include the cost of getting rid of your old windows, debris and other refuse materials. Ask your contractor who will be responsible for disposing of the old units. If the company doesn’t offer a disposal service, ask for a provider it can recommend.
For superior window replacement services, choose Renewal by Andersen® of San Francisco. We install energy-efficient and long-lasting replacement windows and patio doors. Call us at (510) 263-3210, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.