How much does it cost to replace windows?
Upgrading your windows can not only revamp the appearance of your property but also offer a range of living benefits. Replacement windows can save you money on your energy bills by improving insulation, enhance the security of your home and minimise noise pollution. But how much does it cost to replace windows?
It is a question we are asked often and it is hard to give an exact answer as there are many underlying factors which need to be taken into account. In this blog post, we will look at what affects the cost of replacing windows.
In this day and age, it will be hard to find new replacement windows which are not energy efficient. Particularly in the UK. Current building regulations require that replacement windows are rated C or above, anything below will be deemed as unacceptable. However, this does mean that some replacement windows are better than others in terms of performance, and typically, the better something is the more it costs.
The British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) judges the efficiency and performance of replacement windows from A++ to E. This rating system is commonly referred to as WER (Window Energy Rating) and is displayed as a rainbow scale, similar to the image displayed (insert image on website). The scale provides an opportunity for you to determine a replacement window best suited for your home and budget.
Here at Majestic Designs, all of our replacement uPVC windows and aluminium windows achieve an A+14 WER (Window Energy Rating) as standard. This will significantly save you money on your energy bills in the long run and ensure your home is kept warm throughout the winter.
uPVC or Aluminium windows?
Window frames can be made from a variety of materials, all offering unique characteristics and benefits. If you would like a more in-depth look at the differences between uPVC windows and aluminium windows, we have a blog post covering all the information you will need. However, when answering the question as to how much it costs to replace windows, the material used will affect the price.
In most cases, aluminium is the more expensive option due to the cost of metal and additional requirements needed to guarantee maximum energy efficiency. Such as the installation of thermal breakers. However, aluminium windows tend to last longer than uPVC ones due to the materials extremely robust nature.
When choosing to replace your windows, it’s important to determine whether uPVC or aluminium windows are the best choice for your home and budget. Both offer excellent levels of thermal efficiency, maintenance and security.
Style of window
When choosing a replacement window you will be presented with a wide variety of styles, all varying in price. All of our replacement windows achieve an energy rating of A+14 as standard, meaning the style of window chosen often comes down to personal preference.
Whether you are looking to replace your windows with a modern uPVC casement style or looking to add a touch of historic charm with a sash finish. You will be able to find the perfect window solution to complement your home. Here at Majestic Designs, we offer the following styles of windows;
- Casement windows
- Flush casement windows
- Sash windows
- Bay windows
- Bow windows
- Tilt and turn windows
- Leaded and Georgian windows
- Bespoke windows
- Coloured windows
Hardware and finish options
Most modern windows offer a classic and simple white finish. Many homeowners are happy with this as a white finish suits almost any property. However, if you are looking to add a touch of character to your replacement windows most companies offer a wide range of colours, textured glass options and hardware options such as Georgian bars. These aesthetic features could affect how much it costs to replace windows.
Having replacement windows fitted
When purchasing windows it is important to take into account the price of having them fitted. If replacement windows are being inserted directly into your existing windows opening, you might think of doing this yourself. But should you? We would always recommend having a professional install replacement windows to ensure maximum performance.
Here at Majestic Designs, we have an extremely reliable and professional installation team department who can fit your replacement windows to the highest of industry standards. All of our installers are fully trained and compliant with industry requirements, they are all MTC registered and FENSA accredited.
Recycling your old windows
Once you have accounted for the price of having your windows installed, you also need to figure out how you will dispose of your old ones. Not all window installers will include this within their price, leaving you with another potential unexpected fee!
As part of our installation process, we will not only remove all the old windows we replace, but make every effort to recycle them. This includes all uPVC and aluminium frames, in an effort to reduce the world’s carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable and healthier planet.
Size and number of windows
Finally, although fairly obvious, the more replacement windows you need the more it will cost you. Larger windows will also cost more to replace than smaller ones. Depending on your budget, you will need to decide if you will replace all your windows at the same time.
Remember, replacing windows is more than just a luxury, it is an investment. For this reason, you should seriously consider if it is worth replacing your windows over time rather than all at once. Opting for a cheaper solution now could prove to be more costly in the long run. Here at Majestic, we hope to ease the financial burden with a range of flexible finance methods which best suit your needs and lifestyle.
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When you are looking to replace your windows and wondering how much it will cost Majestic Designs are here to help. We can offer a no-obligation quotation to discuss your installation possibilities and find a solution that best suits you. Contact us today to discover your new replacement windows.