Most homeowners have to invest in replacement windows at least once in their lifetimes. Well-maintained windows can last 20+ years, but there will still come a time when they need to be changed out. If you’re worried about the cost of new windows, check out this helpful guide from McLean Roofing and Siding. Here are five ways to save money on home windows.
Choose Simple, Classic Window Designs
Ornate windows are beautiful to look at, but they often come with a high price tag. Arches, hexagons, diamond patterns and other extras add to the base price of the windows. These features may also become dated over time, making you want to replace them sooner than necessary. When selecting new home windows, stick with simple designs. You’ll save money on materials and you’ll be able to enjoy them for much longer.
Design Window Openings Based on Standard Sizes
If you are getting windows for new construction, be mindful of how large your window openings are. Most windows come in standard sizes. Going outside of those parameters will require you to order custom windows. These take longer to manufacturer and cost significantly more than standard window sizes. If you are choosing windows for an existing home though, getting direct replacements for your current window openings will probably cost less than changing the size of the openings. We can discuss these options during your replacement window consultation.
Opt for Energy-Efficient Windows (Save Money in the Long Run)
Replacement windows can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home. This can save you hundreds of dollars a year, to the point that the windows eventually pay for themselves. If you choose the cheapest windows available, you’re not going to get the best energy rating. Upgrade to slightly more expensive windows from the start, and you’ll save a ton of money in the long run.
File an Insurance Claim for Damaged Windows
If you need new windows as a result of storm damage, vandalism, fire or a break-in, your home insurance may cover the cost. Check with your insurance company about your coverage options. Homeowners insurance does not cover wear and tear, so you couldn’t file a claim for general replacement windows. If you need windows because of damage though, you may be able to get some or all of your expenses covered.
Replace Your Windows in Stages
If you can’t afford to replace all your windows at once, consider replacing them in stages. For instance, you might replace the windows in the front of the house first, then upgrade the back windows in a few years. This gives you time to save up additional money. You could also explore financing options available to you to cover the additional expenses.
Bonus Tip: Work with a Trusted Window Company near You
The best way to save money on new windows is to work with a trusted window replacement company. You’ll get fair, honest pricing from window contractors you can count on. McLean Roofing and Siding has been in business since 1964. Our family-owned siding and window company is proud to serve Oakland County MI, Macomb County MI and surrounding areas. If you would like a quote for new home windows, contact us at (248) 524-1111. The quote is free and there is no obligation.
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McLean Roofing and Siding
321 E Maple Rd
Troy, MI 48083