If you are a homeowner looking for the best option for replacement windows, you want to choose something in the high-end range. There are many different options available to you, each of which is going to provide you with superior appearance as well as various energy-saving options of benefit to you and your family. Let's take a look at the upper end choices for windows and what you can expect to pay.
As far as high-end windows are concerned, there are a number of basic options available to you. Vinyl windows come in a wide variety of price ranges, including those at the upper end. Wooden windows are also going to be included among those considered to be in the high-end of the quality range. Additional options that may be included are windows with wood grain interiors and two-tone windows. You can find these options available through our Executive Window Services. They will not only be able to provide you with superior service, they can walk you through the different options open to you.
One of the considerations for high-end windows is the thickness of the frame. In those at the upper end of quality, you can expect a frame that is, at a minimum, 5-1/2" thick. This is going to provide you with a number of benefits over builder-grade windows or even mid-grade windows. It will help to provide better insulating, which will allow the air within the home to say in a more consistent temperature. In addition, it will provide a more secure window in the frame, which would help in certain weather conditions.
Another benefit often overlooked in higher-end windows is the amount of sound insulation available. The world around us tends to be a rather noisy place, and if you are not using higher-end windows, it is likely you're going to have a considerable amount of noise coming through the window into your home. Because high-end windows have a thicker frame and will also several different panes of glass, it helps to keep the noise where it belongs, on the outside.
As far as the actual cost for high-end windows is concerned, this is something that can vary from one product to another. Typically, you should expect to pay anywhere from $700 to $1,200 for an average high-end window. That is going to be the cost of the window itself, you are still going to need to pay for the installation of the window. Typically, you should not have to pay much more for the installation of the higher-end window then you would for any other window, which runs about $100 each. Consider the possibility, however, that you may need to pay more because you have more installation options available since you will likely be installing them in a higher-quality home that is going to require additional care when installing.
If you're going to be choosing upper end windows that are wood framed, these are going to be a bit more expensive. A wood-framed window typically will cost anywhere from $1,000 to $1500 apeice, although that is only for a standard upper end window. If you're going to install any high-quality windows that have an arch top, a circle top or a customized option, you should expect to pay around $2,500 for the window itself. Bear in mind, the amount of labor is going to be considerably more for one of these windows. It is not considered unreasonable for you to spend $500 apiece to have one of those windows installed professionally.
The cost of the window is also going to increase, depending upon the various options added to it. If you're going to use high-quality vinyl windows, you will pay a base price, but then you will also pay additional prices for triple glazing or krypton gas. Additional options that may be available for upper end windows include grids, which may add up to $300 extra per window, depending upon the size of the window itself.
When most people think about the cost for high-end windows, they look at the cost of the window itself and any money that they will spend for insulation. It is also important for you to consider how your newly installed windows will affect your energy costs over the long-term. Most of the higher-end units that are Energy Star-rated are going to save you money every month on your energy bill. The professionals at Executive Window Services can discuss the type of windows available and what they can do for you and your family. We can offer you the widest range of choices, including some upgrades that are certain to provide you with a quality product as well as one that will save you money month after month.