Replacing windows in a home or business is more cost-effective than many people realize. The pricing of replacement windows varies greatly, depending on window style, R-value, U value, and the number of windows you want to replace. The only actual way to determine the cost of window replacements is to schedule a free estimate. The typical cost of replacing home windows in Ohio is approximately $2,500.
When looking at costs, it’s important to remember that old windows increase heating and air conditioning costs for a consumer. This translates into a higher return on investment when you replace windows. The increase in energy efficiency will translate into lower utility bills for your home or business.
When choosing window types, the R-Value of the product will determine its effectiveness in lowering energy costs. The R-Value is the measure of the glass pane, with windows of a higher R-Value providing better insulation against cold Ohio winters. To have a more energy-efficient home, choose a window with a higher R-Value.
U Value is the inverse of the R-Value, with lower measures indicating energy efficiency. The U Value is a measure of the overall insulating value of the entire product, not just the glass pane rating. Choose windows with a low U Value and high R-Value for higher efficiency. These products will cost more upfront but will pay for themselves in the long run through lowered energy costs.
Window Size and Style
Window size will also determine the price of replacements. Many homes have commonly used dimension windows installed, which will lower prices. Over-sized or odd-shaped windows will cost more. It’s important to replace over-sized and large windows early, as these areas are where the house loses the most energy.
Window style will also play a role in costs. Casement, double-hung, bay or bow windows all vary in pricing. Be sure to pick a style that fits your home’s style, the region you live in, and your lifestyle needs.
Existing Frame Structure
One factor that heavily affects the cost of replacing windows is the framing structure. If the frame and materials around your windows are solid and don’t need repair, you will only need to pay for the window replacement. On the other hand, if the framing around the window is rotting, has gaps, or is structurally unsound, it will also need replacing.
Cost for replacing window frames will vary, dependent on the material type, size, and extent of rotting present. Window frames are constructed from metal, composite materials, fiberglass, vinyl, or wood. Wood is not best for replacement, as the need for maintenance and repairs are high. It is best to replace worn out frames with the other options, for long-term use, less maintenance, and higher energy efficiency.
Each of these factors will play a part in the entire cost of your window replacement project. When choosing between these options, be sure that the new windows purchased are energy efficient to save on overall home energy costs. Additionally, homeowners who choose energy efficient windows can be eligible for a $200 tax credit at year end. Choosing windows that are not energy efficient will cost money upfront but will also drain your finances by letting heat constantly escape through your windows.
Able provides financing options for all home improvement projects, including window replacements. We offer a variety of different financing options and will work with you to determine the best for your situation. Financing windows for an entire home or business can start at just $46/month with our options. Our costs are open-book, so you will always know exactly where your money is going.
If you would prefer not to finance your project, Able also accepts credit cards for payment. We will work with you to ensure that your budget and payment options suit your needs. As a local, friendly company, we never pressure our customers with sales jargon or high-pressure salespeople. We want our customers to be satisfied with their experience, which is why we have a five-star rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Able Roofing provides warranties for their window installations, products, and labor. As long as you live in your home, we will cover maintenance costs and the rare product malfunctions, should they occur.
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