Cost of Replacing Your Home Windows in 2015

Are you planning a home improvement project for 2015? Maybe you have decided to replace your outdated windows with new energy efficient windows? No matter what updates and improvements you plan to make to your home, cost is probably a major consideration. REMODELING Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, averages that mid-range vinyl replacement windows cost approximately $11,198. This makes updating your windows a practical and more affordable choice than any total room overhauls. A minor kitchen remodel weighs in around $19,226, with a home office remodel costing about $29,066. Replacing the windows in these rooms can not only greatly improve appearance, it can make them more comfortable as well.

Installing energy efficient replacement windows is a project on many homeowners’ lists. Constant rising energy costs is a big concern, and knowing there is a way to help with that in addition to giving your home a more modern look is appealing. A few benefits of energy efficient windows include:

  • Looks: More modernized and attractive appearance

  • Costs: Energy cost savings and decreased HVAC costs

  • Protection: Block harmful UV rays from ruining upholstery

  • Comfort: Improved temperature and comfort in any room of the home

  • Lighting: New windows can improve the quality of light filtering inside

  • Usability: Old windows might be stuck or hard to open. Easily let in fresh air and sunlight.

  • Security: Newer windows have new and improved technologies built into locking devices to increase security of your windows.

When it comes time to have your new replacement windows installed, a few factors will affect the overall cost. The materials you choose, any add-ons, how many windows you are replacing, the style of window or the type of glass pack you decide on. At GRACELAND Windows we will help you determine what you need. For example, if your home receives a lot of sunshine, we will likely discuss Low-E Glass Coating, which is a microscopically-thin, virtually-invisible metallic layer deposited on the glass surface. This coating reduces solar heat gain and provides excellent protection against fading from UV rays. Or if abandoning the cold is your primary objective, we will likely talk to you about U-Factors. You will want a lower U-Factor, meaning the window is better at keeping heat in.

We will also discuss other energy efficiency factors, including panes of glass, warm edge spacers, gas fill, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient and Visible Transmittance. There are many components that combine to make a window energy efficient, and the ones you need to worry about depend a lot on your own personal objectives. Working with a trusted window dealer and installer like GRACELAND will help you find the window replacement that your home actually needs while working within your budget.

For more information on energy-efficiency and replacement windows, please contact us at (512) 484-7855.