There are some window companies that advertise “quality” windows for the low price of $189. If this price sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is! While it can be tempting to purchase inexpensive replacement windows from one of these companies in order to save money, it will likely end up costing you more in the long run. Here’s why.
- Advertising windows for $189 is how they draw you in! It will probably come as no surprise that companies that advertise windows for a low-ball price make their money by upselling certain window features, such as glass packages and custom designs. In addition, only specific styles are available at this price, such as the standard double-hung window. Once the cost for upgrades are added on, you really don’t end up saving much money. The price is only a tactic used by the company to get their foot in the door.
- Most inexpensive windows are of poor quality. You generally get what you pay for when you buy those very cheap vinyl replacement windows. They tend to contain a lot of filler, which means the frames will wear much faster and fail much sooner. To avoid this problem, look for windows that contain 100% pure vinyl for longer-lasting performance – i.e. 20 years as opposed to five to seven years.
- Going cheap won’t help you save energy. It stands to reason that in order to offer windows at a price that much lower than their competitors, these companies have to skimp elsewhere. With $189 windows, you won’t get important energy-saving features such as Low-E glass coating and argon or krypton gas fills, both of which are essential in increasing the energy efficiency of your home, keeping it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
- $189 windows are usually plain and unattractive. While you might be dazzled by the price tag on an $189 window, you probably won’t be as impressed by its appearance. Options for size, shape, frame material, and trim will be very limited. In addition, with an $189 window, you won’t be able to customize it by choosing your preferred paint color or wood finish, decorative glass design, or grid option.
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