How much do new windows cost?
When homeowners decide to refurbish their property with new windows, the first question that usually springs to mind is how much do new windows cost?
Whether you’re planning to sell your home or looking to create a more luxurious living area, we all want our home to be the best it can be. Replacing your windows can be a great way of adding a little extra flair to your home, as well as boosting its energy efficiency and security ratings.
The cost of new windows
There are several factors that can impact the cost of your new windows, including materials, size, style and even colour. As a result, it can be difficult to accurately quote for your new windows without assessing your home first, as well as taking your own personal style choices into account.
A professional window company will never offer you a quote over email or phone before visiting your property in person. Instead, they’ll offer an at-home consultation where they’ll be able to assess your project fully and provide you with an accurate quote based on your needs.
What should a quote for new windows include?
A quote for new windows should be easy to understand yet comprehensive and in-depth. It should provide you with a detailed breakdown of your project, including all costs and services.
Before accepting your quote, it’s important to review it carefully. Your quote should confirm your chosen installer is fully licensed and insured – this is important in case of any unforeseen issues with your installation.
Make sure you ask questions and perform a background check on the company before you sign on the dotted line. You should also consider requesting multiple quotes from different manufacturers to ensure you’re getting the best value for your investment.
Getting a quote
Your quote should include…
Specifications – Your quote should describe the specifications of your new windows in detail, including the style, size, material and any other additional features, such as Low-E coatings, gas fills and double glazing. It should also specify the number of windows you’re having installed.
Additional work – If you require any extra work, such as repairs to window apertures or modifications to window frames, your quote should list these costs. Your quote should also include any optional extras such as decorative features or upgraded locks. These costs should be listed separately.
Timeline – Perhaps most important, your quote should specify a timeline for your project, including when you can expect work to begin and how many days it will take to complete from start to finish.
Payment – Your quote should outline the terms of payment for your project, such as the deposit required and when the final payment is due.
Your warranty and guarantee – A professional window company offer you a warranty or a guarantee. This should be specified in writing on your quote and include the duration and coverage.
What are the cheapest window frames?
When selecting the material for your window frames, it’s essential to consider budget, any maintenance requirements, energy efficiency, security and of course, the style itself.
Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride windows, better known as uPVC windows, are a cost-effective and durable material often used for new windows in residential homes.
uPVC frames provide excellent insulation, which can boost the energy efficiency rating of your home and help to reduce heat loss throughout the year. This is especially important in the winter, where the impact of adverse weather can have a devastating effect on both the structural integrity of your home and of course, the comfort of both yourself and your family.
uPVC windows also require very little maintenance. A quick wipe with a gentle soap and a bit of water every so often is all you’ll require to keep your windows looking good as new, as well as resistant to moisture, rot and UV damage. This means your uPVC windows will not warp, crack or fade over time – they also have a long life of at least 20 years.
Lastly, uPVC frames are available in a diverse range of finishes, colours and window styles. This means it’s easy to find a design that complements the unique aesthetic of your property.
Aluminium windows are another popular option on the market. Aluminium itself has a high strength-to-weight ratio, which allows manufacturers to engineer slim frames without compromising on the structural integrity of your new windows. As a result, aluminium windows are highly suitable for modern homes and architecturally designed builds, as they boast expansive panes of double-glazed glass. This allows for an influx of natural light.
Much like uPVC windows, window manufacturers like the team at Majestic Designs will incorporate thermal breakers into aluminium window frames, as well as a number of other features designed to improve the energy efficiency of your home such as double glazing and internal beading. When engineered to a high standard, aluminium windows have a lifespan of around more than 30 years and are resistant to warping and rust.
New windows at Majestic Designs
When it comes to refurbishing your home with new windows, finding the best company can be an overwhelming process, to say the least.
Whether you’re planning to sell your home or simply looking to create a more comfortable living area that better reflects your own personal style, we all want our property to be the very best it can be. Renovating your home with new windows is a great way of adding a little extra flair as well as improving your energy efficiency and security ratings.
For more than 21 years, Majestic Designs have been helping homeowners across Somerset with our bespoke range of high-quality windows, doors and conservatories. Our range of uPVC and aluminium products are engineered in our state-of-the-art factories right here in Cheddar, in the heart of Somerset, and fitted by our professional, fully-employed teams of FENSA-accredited and MTC-registered lead installers.
For more information about our range of uPVC and aluminium windows, or to book your at-home consultation, get in touch with Majestic Designs today.