If your home is drafty, or it takes an incredible amount of energy to keep the temperatures comfortable during the summer months, it may be time for replacement windows. As you research the replacement window costs, it’s important to consider what type of window you currently have compared to the energy saving windows you want to install in your home. The difference between the new and old windows will give you an idea of how much you can expect to save each month on your energy bills.
How Much Money Will I Save With Myrtle Beach Replacement Windows?
While there’s no scientific formula to determine how much money you’ll save on your energy bills when you install replacement windows, there are a few factors to consider. Take a look at your current windows compared to the new style. If you currently have single-pane windows that are decades old and you’re upgrading to double-pane windows with non-conductive frames, you can expect a large monthly savings. However, if you already have double-pane vinyl windows, the replacement windows will not offer such a significant savings.
Choosing a high quality replacement window is only half the job. You need a trusted contractor in Myrtle Beach to properly install the windows. The Carolina Home Exteriors team offers maintenance plans with replacement windows installation. Once you have your new windows installed, you can expect to start saving 25 to 52 percent on your energy bill.
How Long Will Replacement Windows Last?
Most vinyl windows last between 20 and 40 years, depending on the climate and weather elements that surround your home. Living along the South Carolina coast means you will need to take extra precaution to protect your replacement windows investment. The Carolina Home Exteriors team not only installs your windows but we also assist with hurricane preparedness. Our team can install roll down shutters, accordion shutters, or any one of our other hurricane preparedness tools. Our team can also install storm panels on your home.
How Much Do Replacement Windows Cost?
There are several factors that go into figuring the cost for replacement windows for your home. You’ll need to consider the size of the windows, number of windows, style, quality, and brand. The price to install a standard-size, double-pane, energy efficient, vinyl window, will be between $450 and $600, with installation.
Replacement wood windows are more costly and can range between $800 and $1,000 each including installation.
If the framing of the window is damaged or shows signs of rot, the complete window and framing may need to be replaced. Each “full-frame” replacement window will be roughly $50 to $100 for installation.
Want to know more? Watch our resident replacement window expert explain your window options.