Making a house into a home can be a lot of work. Unless your home is new construction, it’s likely going to need some work. The good news is that home repairs can make the property more modern and energy efficient. The bad news is that professional repairs are expensive. The minimum cost to replace a window is $1,000.
To understand why the cost for a window is so high, consider why windows are important. Windows are the last line of defense against water damage. They let people inside enjoy the light and view outside without letting bugs or animals in. There are two things that make a window: the frame and the pane.
Frames hold the glass of the window in place. They can be made from a wide array of materials. The most popular frame material right now is vinyl. Vinyl is low maintenance and affordable. It resists moisture and doesn’t conduct heat. Insulated vinyl frames are even better from an efficiency perspective.
Panes are the glass of the window itself. You expect window panes to be made of glass, but how many glass panes do you use? The more panes on a window, the higher its energy efficiency. This is because the insulated air space between the panes slows heat and sound transfer. The gas used to fill the space between panes (typically a noble gas like argon or krypton) matters too. Spacers go in between the panes to hold each one in place most securely.
Read more about window installation services in the infographic below: