How much do windows cost?

Double Hung The most common question I hear every day is without a doubt “How much do windows cost?”  The question is straight forward and to the point and deserves a simple answer…. But that’s just not the case.  There is no simple answer and if you actually do get one it may not be the correct answer for you and your needs.  Why is that?  Because there are so many possible answers to that question. To make it simple I compare the question to the automobile industry.  Look at it this way.

How much does a window cost?  Is the same as saying “How much does a car cost?”  Your first reaction is and should be “What type of car?”  There are so many to choose from!  The manufacturer, model, class, year, and options; the choices seem endless.   The same goes for windows, manufacturer, model, class, color, options so on and so on.  So, just like with a car, what do you do? You test drive one to see what it has to offer and what is the price.  Same with windows, the only difference is we consider a “test drive” to be a visit to your home so you can see all of the details.  At that point we can discuss window choices that will fit your needs. Here are some of the things we would discuss with you.

The type of window – The style of your home will dictate the type of window to use, such as Double Hung, Casement, Awning, Slider, Bay or Bow windows to name a few.

Material – Windows are made out of many different materials and each has pros and cons.  You may choose windows made from Wood, Vinyl or PVC, Aluminum, and Fiberglass.

Size – What size do you need or want?  Sizes can vary prices greatly.

Options – There are so many options for windows these days such as Low E energy efficient glass, Argon or Krypton gas, Foam filling, custom grids and decorations, unlimited color choices and hardware options.  Most windows have several options to choose from.

Installation – If you hire a company to install the windows the price will change as well.

All of these questions must be answered before giving an answer to the question of “How much do windows cost?”  So, if you call a window professional and ask that question and their answer is “it varies” now you know why they are hesitant.  Do yourself a favor and ask for a free estimate and let them show you what they are pricing so you know exactly what you’re buying.

Tim Maloney

Manager at New View Home Exteriors

Call us now at (201) 858-1511 to find out how little our windows will cost you!

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