How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Window?

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How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Window?

Calculating costs is what makes a homeowner savvy. Within the first twenty years of owning a home, the homeowner may have to replace a window. Signs of needing a window replacement include unexpected drafts, signs of mold, broken window locks and cracked window panes. If you do need to replace a window, window replacement costs around $175 to $700 per window. Nicer windows will cost more than standard windows. Typically a high-end window will cost around eight hundred to twelve hundred dollars. Labor costs will vary, so please be sure to attain an estimate from a reputable window replacement company.

What is a Replacement Window?

Window replacement is a necessary and important service for many reasons. What exactly is a replacement window? To be certain, replacement windows are defined as windows that are installed into an already existing window opening. Conversely, new construction windows are designed for homes that have not been constructed yet. New construction windows are also used in circumstances where an existing window has to be removed down to the studs until it can be replaced.

How Much Does it Cost to Replace an Andersen Window?

Up top, the cost of Andersen windows has a range from $280 to $3,500. Of course, the price for an individual Andersen window will vary based upon the type of window. It will also have a different cost based upon where you live in the United States. In terms of the type of Andersen window, these windows come in series. The Andersen 100 Series comes in at the low end of the budget, with a range of $280 to $370. On the other side of the spectrum, the Andersen Architectural A-Series comes in at a price range of $1,200 to $3,500 and is at the high-premium level of the budget level. 

How Do You Measure for a Replacement Window?

Are you wondering how you can measure for a replacement window? Please look no further. Here is a list of ways in which you can measure your replacement window.

  1. With a tape measure, take three horizontal measurements of the window frame for the rough idea of the opening width.
  2. Next, take three vertical measurements of the window frame for a basic idea of the opening height.
  3. Finally, measure the depth of the window’s opening. If for some reason you can’t open your window, you can measure the depth on each side of the glass and add them together.

Can A New Construction Window Be Used as a Replacement Window?

It is true that homeowners can use replacement windows for regular window replacement or even with new construction. Both kinds of windows have their uses. As a matter of fact, new construction windows are used in new homes and replacement windows in remodeling projects, though of course there are caveats. Replacement windows are designed to replace existing home windows and are specified for this purpose. New construction windows are built for new homes or for home additions. New construction windows require the home’s frame to be exposed. This occurs by removing the exterior siding. It is always best to check with a window repair specialist with all window-related projects.

Can I Get Replacement Window Lock Keys

If you have moved into a home that has window locks, you will want to locate the window lock keys in tandem with the door keys. If you have not been given them by the previous homeowner, then you may be searching for options. Look closely at the window locks to determine the manufacturer. Please feel free to take pictures with a camera or your cell phone so that you can provide a reference point. Once you have located a manufacturer, you have the option of calling their customer service hotline and getting replacement keys made. Conversely, if your neighbor’s house has window locks and their home was erected by the same builder, they may have window keys that would fit your locks. Ask if you can make copies of their keys if they do indeed fit your windows.

Can You Finance Window Replacement

Even if you extremely persnickety about costs, window replacement can be very expensive. Thankfully, there are ways that you can finance your window replacement. Ways that you can finance your windows include taking out a personal loan, making a home equity loan, or taking out a home equity line of credit.

Replacement Window Will Not Stay Up

If you have a replacement vinyl window that won’t stay up, the problem possibly lies in a very simple fix. Open up your window and investigate the sides. There may be a small plastic latch on one side that is all the way at the bottom of the window frame. This is called the shoe. If this is the case, take a flathead screwdriver and remove the sash. Take the window out of the frame. With the flat head screwdriver, gently loosen the screw. Use a firm grip and apply pressure. Raise up the piece and secure it at a higher point on the window frame. You can now reattach your window.

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What Replacement Window is the Best

In terms of what replacement window is best for your home, please be sure to consult with an insured window replacement professional. He or she will have the best recommendation for your home.

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