Windows are like the walls of your house: you take them for granted. Until water starts seeping in, that is.
If you are considering replacing your windows, the first thing that will come to your mind is “How much will it cost?”. Window replacement can cost from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. It all depends on the scale and complexity of your project. That’s why companies offering window replacement Richmond Hill are unable to give you an exact price for your project, immediately.
So, if you are looking for window replacement Richmond Hill, then here are the questions you need to ask yourself.
1. What style of window do you want?
Do you want an awning, slider or hanging style window? The type of window you choose can make a huge difference to the cost. An awning window may seem more expensive because of the hinge mechanism. However, it could turn out that your existing frame is not perfectly straight and may need repair or replacement. In that case, a sliding window may be a more expensive proposition.
2. What is the size and shape of your windows?
Not all window cut-outs are the same. For Richmond Hill window replacements, we have often seen variations in size that change the scope and nature of the project. If your window frames are larger than standard, naturally, the cost of the window will be greater. Also, depending on the style of your window, material costs can vary. Windows with an expansive glass area may be more expensive if the casing material needs to be strengthened.
The shape of the windows will be a factor too. Replacing six windows of the same standard shape will naturally be a smaller job than six windows each with custom shapes.
3. Do your new windows need to be retrofitted or do you need new frames?
Choosing to keep your window frame and casing can be a significant cost-saver in window replacement Richmond Hill. However, that may limit your options for some window styles and finishing options. On the other hand, a full-frame installation can be a much more beneficial exercise. You may discover rotted structural components, or it may be an opportunity to improve insulation. Full frame replacement may cost more, but it can be very prudent in the long run. Not only will you get a window that’s structurally sound, but you could also reduce your heating and electricity bills.
4. What type of exterior and interior finishing do you need?
Exterior and interior finishes are the predominantly aesthetic element of windows. Such decoration is essential to making the most of your replacement windows. The interior finish, comprising the jamb and the casing, is something you will see every day. An external casing too can come in many different colours, and be made of different materials, depending on your need. Is it wiser to spend more or less on window furnishing? We’ll leave that one to you to decide.
5. How difficult will the installation be?
How much window replacement Richmond Hill comes to can depend heavily on installation effort. Windows that are difficult to access or require specialist installation equipment will naturally raise the cost. However, don’t let that deter you from hiring the best Richmond Hill window replacement experts. A little extra spent here can save you a lot of time, effort and money in the long run.
Window Replacement Richmond Hill
The Window Experts – the name says it all. We are committed to one thing and one thing only: getting you the windows you want and the way you want them. Leave getting the fit and finish perfect for our specialists. It’s why thousands of people in Richmond Hill and the GTA call us whenever they have any window needs.