Home Ownership 101: Budget for New Window Installation

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Windows allow light into your home, give you a gorgeous view, and improve the aesthetic of your home. However, if they are old and not installed properly, they can cost you money due to heat loss. As a homeowner, it is a good idea to check your windows and create a budget if you are in need of new window installation.

Home Ownership 101: Budget for New Window Installation

These six factors are only some of the expenses involved in new window installation:

  1. Materials – In addition to the windows themselves, other items will need to be purchased, such as tools, insulation, trim, and nails.
  2. Labor – The evaluation of the old windows, transportation of the new windows, and the process to remove the old and install the new all take time. This time is going to cost you money as the homeowner, as this process will most likely be done by someone other than yourself.
  3. Reliable professionals – As noted above, it takes time and proper effort to complete new window installation. Rather than attempting this project yourself, finding and hiring the right professionals will mean less likelihood of issues in the future.
  4. Removal of old windows – The old windows will need to be disposed of properly. Transportation of the windows and any debris from their removal will be an expense — although not necessarily a significant one.
  5. Tax Credits – Consider this one a light at the end of the tunnel. As you commit to new window installation to improve your house’s weather resistance, this may make you eligible for tax credits. Depending on where you live, these credits can be helpful in paying for the project.
  6. Energy Efficiency – Improving energy efficiency saves money in several ways. Therefore, while the initial expense of the project may seem prohibitive, it is actually likely to be cheaper than living with outdated windows that aren’t sealed properly.

We would be happy to discuss your windows with you. Give us a call today at Freedom Roofing, Windows and Siding LLC.