Windows are often one of the most overlooked design features of a house. But old and dated-looking windows can quickly hurt your property value and damaged or deteriorating windows can hurt your energy efficiency and result in issues like condensation and mold growth.
As a result, homeowners may replace their windows for a number of different reasons. These can include:
While there are potential cost savings, or an opportunity to make more money through increased property value, undertaking a window replacement can be expensive, particularly if you’re dealing with a whole room or a whole house.
How much window replacement costs will depend on a number of factors, such as:
Depending on the age of your windows and how long you’ve been in your home, it’s possible that you may not have all of this information available. Because well-manufactured and properly installed windows can last for decades, they may have been in your home longer than you’ve owned it, making it hard to identify important details like the window make and model.
As a result, it’s often easy for many contractors to tell you that the full window needs to be replaced, and that replacement parts aren’t available for older windows, particularly wood ones. Or else they might say the cost of wood window replacement is too high.
It’s true that, on paper anyway, the starting cost of a new wood window may be more expensive than a vinyl one. But wood window repair may be a more available option that you’d initially think, and there’s more to window replacement cost than what the frame is made of.
Here are some factors to consider when calculating the cost of replacement:
So which window manufacturer should you choose when looking for wood replacement windows?
Pella and Andersen are the leading manufacturers of replacement windows in the United States. When talking to contractors about window replacements and costs, many will recommend either Pella or Andersen products.
Both companies offer four different lines of wood windows. Prices for Pella range from $170 for a 450 Series/ProLine wood window to $1,800 for the Architect Series Reserve line.
For Andersen, the base price for a 200 Series wood window is $265 and can extend to $1,650 for their Architectural Collection A‑Series windows.
By comparison, Fenster’s wood window repair and replacement sashes are priced affordably and are compatible with a number of older window manufacturers including:
If you’re not sure what type of window you have, tips for identifying individual models can be found here.
Fenster’s Quiksash Clad/Wood Casement Sashes are guaranteed to work and perform at a much higher level than the original window by deleting engineering flaws like boot glazing and exterior glazing stops. And with a starting price of $345, these sashes are priced comparably to the leading brands. Similarly, our Double Hung Sash Kits start at $399, making them competitively priced.
And since all Fenster sashes come standard with low‑E glass and weatherstripping, your home will benefit from added energy savings.
To order replacement sashes, you’ll need a few measurements:
You’ll also need to know what kind of window you have:
Once you’ve collected this information, reach out to ReWindow to discuss a quote for you quality replacement windows at a competitive cost.