It’s hard to say goodbye to old windows because you know getting windows replacement in Simi Valley. Since most homeowners only get replacement windows once in their lifetime, not everyone knows what the costs actually are—and what goes into them. It would be nice to be able to look up ‘replacement windows’ and get a general idea what new ones would cost, but there are so many variables, that’s hard to do. Speak with a window professional for more details and keep in mind that these are just some of the costs that go into the bottom line:
The Frame Material
One of the first things you will likely choose is the material you want for the frames on the windows. Your old windows might be wood, but today, most homeowners are going with vinyl. Vinyl is cost-effective because it is the least expensive, but it is also high in quality and can save you a lot of money on bills (and a lot of hassle on chores). Since vinyl is the least expensive, you know you are getting a good deal on that particular cost of the process.
The Glass Pack
Standard windows are double pane and have air fillings between the panes. There’s nothing wrong with that and those windows are highly advanced and efficient. However, if your home has certain needs, you might want to upgrade the glass pack and those upgrades cost extra, of course. If you want triple pane glass, for example, to get a better sound barrier or inert gas filling between the panes for further efficiency, the costs are going to be different and higher than the standards.
The Window Numbers
Of course the number of windows you order are going to make a difference in the bottom line. While the more windows you order, the higher the overall price will be, the windows themselves will cost per window. If you get just one window today and another window next month, per window, the costs will end up being higher. It’s more efficient to get them all at once and pay less per window.
Certain windows have certain standards, but you can do absolutely anything you want to a window today. If you want something custom, like an octagonal window above the door, or frosted glass for the bathroom, those customizations will raise the price overall as well.
This is one area some people feel they can cheat. They hire a neighbor or friend to install their windows, but that’s never a good idea. This is one of the most important costs on the bottom line and it’s worth paying to get a proper job done.
When you are ready to talk about the things to consider in replacing windows, the representatives at Quality Windows & Doors are here for you. We can work up some detailed quotes to give you a better idea of prices. Call us at (805) 984-5895 or visit us at 1430 S Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93030.