A typical retrofit window installation for 8 standard size windows can run you $5,000 to over $15,000.00 with Installation, depending on what company you choose. A standard 6 foot sliding patio door can range from $2,500.00 to upwards of $5,000.00. If you are looking for a Bay or Garden window those can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000.00 as well. There are other factors to take into consideration that could have an effect on the total project price, for example if your home exterior is stucco and you are putting in new construction windows or doors that is way more labor intensive and would add about 40 to 50% more to your total costs.
The difference between retrofit windows verses new construction windows and doors is that a new construction window or door includes nailing the attached fins used to fasten the window in place and flash it, helping to make it waterproof and airtight. Along with the new construction installation, the homeowner will typically need exterior work done, such as; new trim around the windows or doors and some touch up painting. If your home has a stucco exterior, you would need to have the stucco patched around the windows or doors and the patches repainted to blend into the original paint of the home.
A retrofit window or door fits inside of the current window frame, leaving the original exterior and interior window frame and trim in place. A good installation company will re-trim out the windows and doors with a wider trim to cover the previous old trim-so that it looks like a new window or door all around. Retrofit is a great way to save money, as long as your previous windows and doors were installed properly and you have not experienced any leaks or air coming through the windows or doors.
Other factors to take into consideration when deciding on choosing a window company to give you a bid, is to take a look at their Yelp reviews, find out what brand of windows they sell and then do your research on the window brand-Some window brands offer a variety of warranties, however one stands head and shoulder above the rest, Milgard Windows and Doors offers a Full Life Time Warranty, as long as you remain with your windows. If you end up selling your home, you can transfer the warranty for 10 years to the new home owners, that is a great selling point!
Now that you have a good idea of a price range for replacement and new construction windows and doors cost, how about I tell you, how much replacing your windows and doors will save you. The average home owner that previously had single pained windows can save up to $550 a year on their energy bills. If you are thinking of putting your house on the market for sale, the upgraded windows that will be saving your potential buyers money in the future -will land you a great return on your investment.
If you have any questions about pricing, windows or doors in general, please give us a call at Angle Construction 831-438-3622.
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