If you’ve been following Integrity Woodworking for any length of time, you’ll likely know that we’ve primarily focused our team on door and trim installation services. Well, we are happy to announce a new service to new and existing customers, window installation services.
Why are you offering this service now?
We’ve been asked quite a few times over the years to install windows for our customers. While our license allows us to install windows in homes, our insurance company wasn’t fond of the idea. Starting in 2023, we’ve been given the opportunity to offer the service.
Can you install windows yourself?
Installing a window isn’t easy.
Unless you are a licensed or trained individual, we recommend hiring a professional window installer near you.
We have several reasons for skipping the DIY job for windows. The main reason being, homeowner insurance companies are very particular about window installation. Windows are a point of entry for water, which can lead to water damage, mold, or worse. Hence the need for a licensed professional.
We’ve seen it many times over. Where a window ledge was installed improperly, leading to massive water damage in the home.
Remember, it will always cost you more to fix an improperly installed window than hire a professional.
How much does it usually cost to install windows?
At the time of this writing, the average labor cost for a new window ranged between $300 and $700 per window in California. This does not include the cost of materials, or large, more complex window styles.
The cost of installing a window will always vary depending on the materials. If the window is large and your home is older, it will take your installer longer to replace than a small window in a newer home. Prices per window will vary depending on the location of the window. For example, windows upstairs will cost more than those on the first floor.
In terms of cost of windows, there are few things to consider.
First is the Window frame:
If you’re shopping in a budget, aluminum and vinyl frames are the cheapest in the window world.
If you’re looking for long-term durability, Fiberglass is the way to go.
Wood frames are the most aesthetically pleasing, but they are not necessarily the most durable. But if you are in an older historical home, this would be the best option for you.
Second is the window type:
Single-hung is the least expensive, with bay windows being the most expensive. It is always important to know your needs when choosing a window type. Each type of window has its own advantages and drawback. Just remember the larger and more complicated the style, the more money you will pay.
Third Glass Type:
Single pain glass will cost you less than your tripe-pain energy efficient windows. However, you will make up the cost difference in the long run by saving on your energy bill.
If you’re looking to replace your windows or just thinking about it, contact us today for a free virtual quote.
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