Preparing a budget for your window replacement is a must. It ensures that all expenses are covered and prevents overspending. There are several things you need to consider when budgeting for new windows.
Read on as Callen Construction lists five factors to consider when planning your window replacement budget.
1. Cost of the Materials
The cost of the materials is the first thing to consider right out of the gate. Your budget for materials should include miscellaneous items, such as the materials you need for the trim, insulation, etc. Ask your contractor to provide a breakdown of their quote to understand what you need to spend.
2. Cost of Labor
Labor fees must be considered too. This includes the time it takes for your contractor to arrive on-site and set up before installation. Generally, when it comes to the work, you get what you pay for. If you hire someone off the street who’s not qualified to do the work, their service will likely be cheaper. However, since they don’t have the skills, experience, and expertise, they won’t be able to deliver good results.
3. Getting Rid of Old Windows
Don’t forget to check how much it’ll cost to get rid of your old windows. Most window contractors can handle the disposal and cleanup for an added cost. This is usually not a significant amount, but it should be included in your budget for proper accounting.
4. Energy Savings
Energy-efficient windows can help you save money by reducing your home’s dependence on your HVAC system. That said, don’t just focus on the upfront costs but also consider the long-term savings from your new windows.
5. Potential Tax Credits
If you choose energy-efficient windows, you may be able to take advantage of tax credits. Consult your contractor about these perks so you can make an informed decision.
When it comes to window replacements, Callen Construction is your best choice. We are dedicated to helping you find the window that can increase your home’s energy efficiency, curb appeal, and value. To get started, call (414) 529-5509 or fill out our contact form.