How Much Do Minneapolis Mn Home Replacement Windows Cost
Plus, two other factors that can affect the cost of your home replacement windows project.
According to REMODELING Magazine’s 2015 Window Cost vs. Value Report, a mid-range vinyl window replacement will cost you $11,198, based on the replacement of 10 windows in a typical home. The good news: The replacement will add $8,163 to the home’s value. That’s a 73% return on investment!
Now that you’ve got a ballpark number, you’d probably like to know what factors can influence the total cost of window replacement, some of which can make your project much less or much more expensive. Although there are many factors, let’s look at four of the more important ones.
Two factors that can affect the cost of your home replacement windows project.
1.) Choice of vinyl windows over wood
Vinyl windows are less expensive than wood windows and just as effective when it comes to energy efficiency. Increased energy efficiency can help save you money over time.
Other significant benefits of vinyl windows:
Low maintenance vinyl gives you all the beauty and appearance of wood without the hassle of maintaining it.
Excellent resistance to corrosion, salt air, termites and air pollutants.
REMODELING’s report also reveals you could recoup up to 71.2% of your cost of replacement windows if you choose energy-efficient vinyl windows.
A vinyl window replacement project could even deliver a bigger return on investment than many other popular home improvement projects such as adding or remodeling a bathroom, kitchen or sunroom.
In fact, replacing your home’s vinyl windows has consistently been listed as one of the top ten projects in REMODELING Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report.
2.) How climate affects window choice and cost
Whether you live in a cold or warm climate or somewhere in between, having an energy efficient home is very important. The type of window you choose helps determine how the comfort of your home is influenced by the weather outside.
If you’re looking for long-term energy savings and live in warmer climates, dual pane, windows are a great way to keep cool air in and help keep energy costs down.
Choose glazing with an extremely low Solar Heat Gain Coefficient — especially for east and west windows — to significantly lower air-conditioning loads. Simonton’s ProSolar Shade Low E glass with Argon gas is designed to provide maximum performance in warmer climates.
In a cooler climates, you want to allow some of the sun’s warmth into your home. Consider choosing a dual-pane window with ProSolar® Low E glass with Argon gas or even a triple-pane window can provide the add insulation you need.