Are you in need of new windows and wondering if you can afford it? What if you purchase new windows and regret your choice? Chicago Window Pros offers affordable high-quality windows to homeowners throughout the Chicagoland area.
Do I Really Need New Windows?
Purchasing new windows is a big investment and one that you hope will make one time. New Windows can range on the average between $15,000 and $20,000. It makes sense you will be alert about the cost and if making the best decision for your budget and your home.
Even if you have a broken or damaged, you may not need to purchase a new one. Older wood windows can last more than decades because the wood used back then is very durable!
So in some cases, especially if your home has the initial windows, they may just need new glass or some minor repairs and will end up saving you a lot of money.
But if your windows are very old and worn, and it may very well be time to replace them.
Vinyl windows might look fine on a certain type of house but they may not look good on another style home.
There are Various Materials Used in Windows:
Composite Windows — Made of present-day wood products like particleboard.
Wood Windows — Very durable and energy efficient but requires regular maintenance.
Vinyl Windows — Affordable and easy to take care of. The frame can be filled with insulation.
Fiberglass Windows — Very strong, sturdy and can be filled with insulation.
Aluminum Windows — These types of windows are usually the most affordable but not good for energy savings in colder climates.
Window Opening Styles:
Sliding Windows – The window slides to the left or right.
Double-Hung Windows – Both the top and bottom of the window open. The window is easy to clean and a popular window style.
Single-Hung Windows. The most affordable option and the bottom part of the windows open.
Casement Windows – The window crank opens from the side.
Be Mindful About Window Add-Ons If You Wish to Save Money
Windows come features varying from standard to top-of-the-line. Here are the most common window add-ons:
Low-E-glass – Has an invisible coating keeping the home cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
Argon gas-filled windows – Only used with double-pane or triple-pane windows. Eventually, the gas escapes over time.
Triple-pane windows – Recommended only for incredibly arctic climates.
U-factor – Measures a window’s insulation and the lower the rating, the better.
You can end up getting high-quality windows that are affordable by comparing the different window styles with the features you are looking for. Ask a lot of questions to window companies to find out the best for you, your home and your budget.
Chicago Window Pros is highly regarded as the Chicagoland area’s leading window replacement company providing top-notch windows at affordable prices. To schedule a convenient appointment or to receive a window replacement estimate (888) 308-9050. You can also request a FREE QUOTE through our contact page.