One of the most important steps in planning your window replacement is budgeting. A mistake, such as overspending or compromising with cheaper options, can lead to more costs down the road.
Here are the top things to keep in mind when creating a budget for your project.
The first step is to always plan your project and set clear expectations. Research the different types of replacement windows if you’re thinking of switching to a new window style. You should also learn as much as you can about the company you’re going to work with and the typical timeline for completing a window replacement. Determine how much money you are willing to spend on the project and how you will finance it. From here, you’ll have a good idea of the limitations of your window replacement project
Consider the Cost of Labor and Materials
The price of the materials will take up a significant portion of your budget. Take note that material expenses also include miscellaneous items, such as nails, tools, trim, insulation and so on. Once you’ve done this, you’ll have a better idea of how much you need to spend on materials.
Then, consider the cost of labor. Typically, this includes the time it takes for contractors to travel to your home and set up on-site. Of course, when it comes to labor costs, remember that you get what you pay for. If you hire someone who has no experience in installing windows thinking they’re cheaper, chances are they won’t turn out well. Your expenses might even increase due to installation errors.
Include the Cost of Disposing of Old Windows
Many homeowners make the mistake of not including the cost of old window removal and disposal in their budget. Contractors usually offer to take care of the disposal of refuse materials for an additional fee, so confirm this with your window installer. Make sure it’s also included in their quote.
If you’re looking for premium, energy-efficient windows, Renewal by Andersen® Midwest has you covered. We offer different types of high-quality windows to suit various needs. Call us at (866) 997-8537, or fill out our contact form to book an appointment.