Window replacement is surely one of the least pocket-friendly renovation projects that a homeowner can undertake, therefore also a project that requires careful budgeting to ensure that the costs are kept at bay. When creating the roadmap for the project, calculating and assigning the budget for it, here are some of the most important factors to have in mind:
- The cost of the materials – the bulk of the costs is represented by the frames and the glass, but you will need to factor in the costs of miscellaneous things, such as caulk, nails, window and hardware. The total costs of the project will be determined to a large extent by the material of the frame and the type of the panes – wood frames are the most expensive, while PVC and fiberglass are the cheapest and the price of the panes will depend on the type of the glazing, on the thickness and on the surface treatments applied on the glass;
- The cost of the labor – if you have the tools and the skills to remove the old windows and to install the new ones, you can cut this entry from your list of expenses. If you want to hire a contractor like DMD Window & Door of Denver for the job, you will need to include not only the costs of installing the new windows, but the costs of removing and disposing of the old ones as well, and it is well worth it.