The following article will help San Antonio Window Shoppers to better understand the differences between new construction and replacement windows.  Each option has its own strengths and weaknesses and choosing the best window for a specific application will depend upon the conditions of the installation.

If you are looking for windows in San Antonio TX, always be sure to do your research so that you make the most informed decision and purchase the right windows for your project.

Property owners interested in purchasing all new windows for their homes or commercial buildings will want to know how much the products and work will cost. However, there are a number of factors that affect of price of windows, including the window brand, type of glass used, area of the country in which it is installed, and whether the property needs new construction or replacement windows. New construction windows generally cost significantly more than replacements because of the amount of additional work involved.

New Construction Windows

When the window frames in your property need to be replaced in addition to the glass, you fall in the category of new construction. Frames may need to be completely replaced due to water damage, weathering, rot, or other problems. If you need the structure around the windows replaced, the cost of windows could increase by as much as 50 to 100 percent. Generally, each window will cost around $450 to $1,400.

Replacement Windows

If you just need to replace the glass in your property, you can expect to pay about $300 to $700 per window. A one-story home with three bedrooms usually has about a dozen windows.

To find out the price of replacing the windows in your home or commercial property, contact a local window and glass company and have a contractor come out to give you an estimate. A knowledgeable contractor can go over the different brands and types of glass that will fit within your allotted budget. In general, aluminum and vinyl window frames are less expensive and require less maintenance than traditional wood frames. Plain glass will be priced lower than energy efficient models, tempered glass, or other glass that has been treated.

When you hire a glass company to replace the windows in your home, the clean up and disposal of the old glass and frames should be included.

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