Replacing residential windows is a costly decision, in both time and money. Deciding whether to go through with the project must be deliberate and carefully planned. There are many factors one should consider before finalizing a project proposal. These factors include inspecting the current state of your home and windows, scheduling and what type of installation you prefer. Unsure of what to do? Trusted windows company Renewal by Andersen® is here to help!
Inspect Your Home First
To start everything off, knowing the current state of your windows is essential. Try cleaning and performing maintenance on these windows first, as there might not even be a need to replace them. But if they are beyond maintenance and repair, begin the process of noting down how many windows need replacement, their past performance following your lifestyle, where they are, and what type they are.
For example, if your home uses double-hung windows, and you feel that they are a bit clunky to use for your tastes, and you want a wider opening window, then have them replaced by casement windows.
Number of Windows
Knowing how many windows to replace is imperative to your planning. It has an essential role in cost estimation and budgeting. Generally, one to five windows can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $4,300, depending on the specifications. As a homeowner, it falls to your discretion on how much you are willing to spend and what choices you will make based on your needs.
Type of Installation
There are two types of installation you should consider, and choosing which one depends on your personal choice and the recommendation of your chosen contractor.
Retrofitting or Insert Installation
A simpler and cheaper type of installation, where the window itself is the only thing replaced, and the frame, brickmould and other parts of the window attached to the structure itself are left alone.
Full-Frame or Tear-Out Installation
A comprehensive renovation, a tear-out is the complete replacement of a window down to its very frame. This is the most common course of action for windows that are too old or beyond repair, as this not only cleans out the remains of your old window but also gives you a choice to put in a new (and possibly a different type) of window in its stead.
Remember these tips for your upcoming window replacement! At Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City and Central Missouri, we are proud of our great selection of available windows for any installation, ranging from classy bay/bow windows to minimalist sliding windows! For any inquiries, you can reach us at (913) 385-1300 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate on any of our services. We serve homeowners in Kansas City and Central Missouri.