We don’t recommend making a decision about replacing your home’s windows 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 without knowing any better, you innocently follow their advice. 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 a number of 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 have an idea of what the investment will be and how long existing windows will last before they need replacing. When considering window replacement in the Baltimore area, look to the professional team at Master Seal by calling 855.608.1580.
Do My Windows Need to Be Replaced?
Lots of 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, make sure to 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 that average timeframe. So, after about 15 years, you should evaluate your existing windows, and of course, make any repairs that your windows need on a regular basis. This will increase the life of your windows and avoid getting to a point where they are beyond repair.
What Will Window Replacement Cost?
While a number of factors can affect the cost of new 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 home, you can budget between $3,000 and $10,000. Final costs can be impacted by things like glass type, frame material, energy efficiency, location, age of the house, and 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. If you’re installing larger windows or require a new opening for a new window, then the cost is higher. The best practice is to get multiple quotes from local top-rated businesses that specialize 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
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 right selection for your home based on your style preferences and budget. When you have chosen the windows you like, the team will also be there to offer professional installation services. Our work in the Baltimore area is fully guaranteed, and we promise you won’t be disappointed.