If you’re in the market for new windows, then you might be feeling a little confused because of all the options available to you, and having wildly different estimates from several contractors certainly doesn’t help. That is why it is very important that you understand exactly what drives up the price when it comes to a window replacement project.
1. Type of Window
Let’s get the most obvious one out of the way first. In today’s market, there is a wide variety of different window shapes and styles to choose from, and needless today, some window types are more expensive than others. For instance, a bay and bow window will always be more expensive than traditional casement or awning windows as they are made up of several smaller windows.
2. Type of Glass
Similarly, windows with two or three panes of glass will always cost more than windows with a single pane. What you need to remember is that the more panes a window has, the more energy-efficient it is. You may be paying more upfront, but most window contractors in Minneapolis recommend multiple panes of glass as they are undoubtedly a better investment.
3. Type of Installation
There are two types of window installations: insert installation and full-frame installation. As the name suggests, an insert installation is when only the window is replaced. A full-frame replacement, on the other hand, is when the entire window, including the frame, is replaced. Because a full-frame replacement is more expensive, they inevitably cost more.
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