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How Much Should a Minneapolis Replacement Window Cost?
In the year 2020, we find that many homeowners around the Minneapolis area are concerned with inflation. We get this – the cost of everything, especially any home remodeling or home improvement. When you decide to do a project on your home, it’s important that you reach out to the right person for the job – not only because you want the best price, but because you want the best service. Overall, this means you’ll get the value you’re looking for. This is particularly true with having your windows replaced. You CAN go out and buy windows at a home improvement store and try to put them in yourself, but we don’t recommend it. For windows to work their best, they need to be put in according to the manufacturer’s specifications. That’s where a licensed Minnesota home improvement contractor that is experienced with installing replacement windows comes in.
Okay, so now you might be wondering what those new windows are going to cost you. There are actually many factors that go into the cost of the replacement windows you might choose to have in your home. You want to make sure that you’re considering all of these factors when it comes to the price and what you’ll end up paying.
The Factors Affecting the Price of Replacement Windows
How much a typical replacement window costs is a hard question to answer, because there are so many factors that affect the price of the window. Quality is obviously an element. Cheap windows are just that – cheap. There’s a reason they are economical, and we suggest you pass on them unless they are going in an unheated space like a free-standing garage or shed where all you want is light and occasional air flow.
The Window Type: The type of the window that you are having put in your home is going to make a difference because some windows cost more than others. Not only that, but the size of the window is also going to change the cost. Obviously an operable window such as a double-hung is going to cost more than a fixed window, like a picture window. Other things that affect cost include:
- Type of frame material (wood, wood-clad, vinyl, or fiberglass)
- Options such as third pane of glass, UV coating, hardware upgrades, grilles, etc.
- Stock (standard) size vs custom size
Considering New Replacement Windows? Evaluate More Than Price: Try to look beyond the price tag of the window. Look at the value, the benefits, the extras that you get for the price. When the value is there, paying a bit higher price for a window should be something that is easier for you to do overall. Keep in mind that quality energy-efficient windows will save you money on your utility bills in the long run, and they can add to the value of your home. So think in terms of investment rather than cost.
Professional Window Installation Matters: The installation that comes with the window is also going to matter. You want to make sure that you’re choosing a window that comes with an affordable installation price, as well as window price. You don’t want to find yourself spending too much money on a window if it doesn’t come with quality installation. Those new windows will only work as well as the job the contractor who installed them did. And does that contractor stand behind the workmanship? Most window warranties cover defects in the windows themselves and not problems with installation, so you’ll want to look for a window installer that offers their own warranty.
An Example of Typical Window Prices: Here are some ballpark prices to expect in 2020 for replacement windows (not including installation)
- Vinyl – $100 to $900
- Wood – $150 to $1,300
- Fiberglass – $500 to $1,500
- Aluminum – $75 to $400
- Composite – $300 to $1,200
Thinking about having your windows replaced soon? Speak with our company today to find out how we are able to provide the help that you need when the time comes. We can work with you to help you pick out the windows that are the best fit for your home AND your budget.
Quarve Contracting, Inc. is a licensed Minnesota home improvement contractor. We specialize in energy-efficient exterior remodeling such as steel roofing, siding, and replacement windows.