Getting an estimate for new replacement windows is the first step in the replacement process. Many people wonder why the estimate is what it is – what makes up that quote? You can keep reading to learn the factors we take into consideration to get you the best quote we can. If you have questions, or would like to request your own quote, call Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 now.
The Type of Frame
Much of the quote will be based on the type of window frame you are interested in. The frame does more than hold the glass in – it also seals the window and helps improve energy efficiency. There are many frame options, but by far, the most popular is vinyl. It is the most affordable option, is high quality, and is low maintenance. However, if you want a specialty material, you can expect to pay more.
The Type of Glass
The two main costs of new windows are the frame and the type of glass. A standard glass pack will include double pane glass with air fillings between each pane. You can also upgrade to triple-pane glass, inert gas fillings, and extended low-E coatings on the glass. These upgrades will generally cost more than the least expensive windows, but they can also save you on your monthly utility bills.
The Hardware on Your Windows
Windows need hardware to open and close. They need hardware to lock. They need hardware to function. It can be a very small portion of the cost if you want something basic, but if you want to upgrade, then it can be quite expensive. Which option works best often depends on where the windows will be installed. If they will be high up in a hallway where no one will see the hardware, you would likely be less concerned about it than if they were going to be installed next to the couch in the living room.
Of course, our quote also includes the cost of installation. You can find any number of handypersons who will be willing to install your windows for you, but we urge you to choose professional installers for several reasons. First, know that your warranty might be void if you do not have them professionally installed. Second, the non-professional installation might lead to poor insulation, which can lead to losing money on your utility bills.
If you are ready to find out how much it will cost for you to replace your windows, contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 now to get a free in-person estimate.