Naturally, when you are planning a home remodel, you want to know all about the numbers. What will the materials cost? What about the labor? How long will it take? Will there be extra costs on the back end? Knowing this information can certainly be helpful, but only a personalized visit to your home can help us determine an accurate number. Even then, estimates are still just that – estimates.
It can be frustrating to call a window and door company and be told they can’t give estimates over the phone. But there’s a reason behind that. We’ll explore those here. Just remember, any window and door contractor that gives you an estimate over the phone just based on generalizations is not interested in being accurate – only in gaining your business.
Many factors go into determining a price for new windows and doors. Sometimes our technicians get to the home and realize the issue only affects one window and a repair would do the trick, rather than replacement. Sometimes the frame is still intact but just the window needs replacing, while other times, the wood frame is so rotted, the whole thing needs to be replaced.
The style of window you choose can affect the price of material and labor. A bay or bow window with complicated angular designs and large glass surface area will cost more to manufacture and install than a simple casement or double hung window, for example.
The amount and complexity of windows to be replaced both come into play. Cost also increases if installers have to enlarge a window opening to accommodate a newer, larger-sized window. The type of high-performance glass you get also affects price, such as when electing to install Low E (Emissivity) Glass.
Bottom line is, your contractor won’t know any of these specifics until they get to your home for an inspection. Precise measurements are necessary in order to come up with a more accurate price quote. In the case of doors, a sit-down consultation will be necessary to review styles, glass choices and finishes in order to produce a detailed specification sheet for the doors you wish to replace.
Call Rescom Exteriors
If you want an accurate estimate by a qualified professional, call to schedule your in-home appointment today at 508-832-5202. We are open daily from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.