What is the Cheapest Way to Replace Old Windows?

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Window replacement is an investment in your home. Replacing your windows will make your home more secure, improve the energy efficiency, and will improve the look, both inside and out. When taking on a project like window replacement, budget is a big concern for most homeowners.

Choosing Replacement Windows

When you choose the materials for your window replacement, you will have several options. Seeking out the cheapest windows may save a lot of money, but if you are looking to improve your home, getting the cheapest and lowest quality product you can find might be more of a waste of money than a savings. However, if the brand is quality, the budget option will still be an improvement in energy efficiency. Speak to several contractors about your budget, but stress that quality is important to you. A good quality window will save you money in the long run and will last for many years. A cheap window may save you money initially but will not provide any return in energy savings and will need to be replaced much sooner.

How to Save on Replacement Windows

The best way to save on replacement windows is to go with the standard option of good quality materials. It’s easy to get to an expensive price in window replacement by looking at custom trim, frames, and styles. Sticking to common styles and avoiding unnecessary extras will keep your window replacement project budget friendly without sacrificing quality materials. When it comes to the frames, solid wood may be the premium choice, but fiberglass or vinyl frames on the market today are great alternatives. Be very skeptical of anyone who wants you to make an immediate decision.

Finding the Right Contractor for Replacement Window Installation

No matter what materials you choose, if the installation isn’t done well, you will run into problems. Window replacement is not a project to try and do on your own. Talking with a qualified professional is a smart way to begin your window replacement project, but if their bid is markedly lower, be very skeptical. Make sure whoever you hire to do your installation is licensed, certified, and insured. Your installation should be completed by an experienced contractor and crew.

Looking for ways to save is always a smart budget choice, but when it comes to window replacement, remember that the cheapest way initially will almost always cost more in the long run. Skimping on quality materials or installation will bring expensive problems before long. By speaking to a professional about your window replacement, you can find the right balance of quality that will fit within your budget. Contact the professionals at Armorvue Home Exteriors for all of your exterior home improvement needs. We’ve been serving this community for decades and would love the opportunity to talk to you about your next project. Schedule a virtual appointment today!


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