When setting a budget for your window replacement project, it is important to know which factors will have an impact on your expenses. This way, you can prioritize the features that you really need and ensure a worthwhile investment.
In this post, window and door installation expert Renewal by Andersen® of Portland lists some of the essential factors that can affect the cost of your window replacement project.
Vinyl and aluminum are two of the most commonly used materials for window frames. Vinyl is usually the more affordable option, and it has a reputation for being low maintenance and energy-efficient. Aluminum is more expensive, but it’s also stronger and lighter than vinyl. If you want to get value for your money, though, you should try Fibrex® — an Andersen-exclusive material that perfectly mixes the sturdiness of wood and the low-maintenance quality of vinyl.
Double-pane windows typically cost more than single-pane ones if you are looking at upfront or installation expenses. But if you consider the long-term costs and their effect on your energy bills, you can actually save more with double-pane replacement windows — thanks to their insulating properties.
Window Shape, Style and Size
Of course, standard windows come at a lower price point than custom windows. Window size is understandably non-negotiable, especially if this is highly dependent on the amount of space you have. When it comes to style and shape, though, you might want to carefully consider all your options and decide whether a uniquely shaped or designed window is worth the bigger price tag.
Renewal by Andersen of Portland offers a range of windows and patio doors to suit a variety of preferences and home styles. We also carry out projects with professionalism and respect, so you can expect a positive remodeling experience with our team. Call us at (503) 912-2668 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Wilsonville and Portland.