Planning a window replacement budget can be challenging, especially if it’s your first time replacing windows. There are many things you should consider before starting the project, and these considerations can affect your budget. A poorly planned window replacement can lead to subpar results or windows that are at risk of developing issues early.
Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Montana shares things you should keep in mind when planning a window budget.
Removing Old Windows
If you want the best results for your window replacement, make sure the old windows are removed properly. This part of the window replacement process involves costs — labor, cleaning and disposal. If you install new windows without properly removing the old frame and other materials, it could cause performance issues and costly repairs. To get the best out of your window replacement, make sure to include these expenses in your budget.
Material costs are one of the most significant parts of a window budget, so you have to know what kind of materials you want for your windows. The material budget covers the actual windows, nails, trim, insulation and many other items. If you have a specific window material in mind, remember that these materials also need matching components to ensure the best performance and durability.
Energy-efficient windows can help in improving your utility costs, so it’s best to choose them over traditional windows. Look for windows with an ENERGY STAR® rating as they provide the best qualities of performance and energy efficiency. Knowing which windows have a good U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) rating also helps. Windows with a lower U-factor insulate better, and those with a good SHGC rating absorb less solar heat.
Plan your budget accordingly to get the best savings and window performance. Renewal by Andersen of Montana proudly installs Fibrex® windows and doors with the best workmanship and manufacturer warranties. Get your home a new set of replacement windows by filling out our contact form or calling us at (406) 259-3944.