We don’t recommend deciding on window replacement until you have a good understanding of what your options are. Someone may have simply told you that it’s time to replace them, and you innocently follow their advice without knowing any better. A professional and reputable window and installation company can best guide you on your options and the longevity of your existing windows and new windows.
Many companies even offer a free consultation and estimate so you can weigh your options confidently. There are many factors to consider, like the age of the windows, energy efficiency, and potential cost savings. Even if you’re not in the market to replace your windows right now, it’s good to know the investment and how long existing windows will last before they need replacing. When considering window replacement, including vinyl replacement windows, in the Baltimore area, look to the professional team at Master Seal by calling 855.608.1580.
Do I Need a Window Replacement?
Many things can influence your decision to replace your home’s windows – energy efficiency, cost savings, or even wanting to keep up with friends or neighbors who have upgraded. Some may even decide to retrofit over replacing windows to get a bit more life out of their existing windows, to save on cost, materials, and overall distribution to the house. Whatever you decide, consider the window’s repairability and longevity and what the maintenance will be on a retrofit strategy. Get an expert to give their advice so you make an informed decision and get the most out of whatever you invest into upgrading your windows.
If your home is experiencing any of the following, it may be time to consider window replacement:
- Drafty rooms
- Excessive energy bills
- Sticky windows
- Foggy glass
- Softened wood frames
- Cracked panes or frames
If you ask any design professional, they will tell you that quality windows should last 15 to 20 years on average before you should consider replacing them. Most companies that make vinyl windows provide a warranty that is even longer than the average timeframe. After about 15 years, you should evaluate your existing windows and, of course, regularly make any repairs that your windows need. This will increase the life of your windows and avoid getting to a point where they are beyond repair.
Cost of Replacement Windows
While several factors can affect the cost of replacing windows for your home, on average, quality replacement windows can cost anywhere from $200 to $2,000 per window. If you have a 3-bedroom house, you can budget between $3,000 and $10,000.
Things like the following can impact final costs:
- Glass type
- Frame material
- Energy efficiency
- Age of the house
- Labor costs
Labor varies depending on where you live, based on the demand in your area, the climate, and the overall cost of living. On average, you can plan on paying $35 to $40 an hour for a regular-sized window to be installed. The price is higher if you’re installing larger windows or require a new opening for a new window.
The best practice is getting multiple quotes from top-rated local businesses specializing in quality windows and expert installation. In addition to window installation, the Baltimore home improvement specialists at Master Seal also offer the following services:
- Burglar bar door installation
- Storm door installation
- Patio door installation
We have a quote for you whether you are looking for window replacement or door installation. Contact us today to learn more about our doors and windows.
Contact Master Seal to Get a Free Quote
If you think you may need to replace your home’s windows, then you’re in luck because it’s a great time to shop for new windows. The expert team at Master Seal can assist you with making the proper selection for your home based on your style preferences and budget. When you choose the windows you like, the team will also offer professional installation services. Our work in the Baltimore area is fully guaranteed, and we promise you won’t be disappointed.
You may have questions, and our team is ready to answer them. Contact us today at 855.608.1580, or contact us online for a complimentary consultation and quote to get you started.