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Factors Influencing the Cost of a Window Replacement

Energy-efficient replacement windows are a smart investment if you’re looking to boost your home’s energy efficiency. According to the Department of Energy, heat gain and heat loss from windows are responsible for 25% to 30% of your heating and cooling costs. As such, installing an energy-efficient window replacement can help boost your energy savings.

In general, an energy-efficient window replacement costs more than a conventional window replacement. However, you shouldn’t focus too much on the cost. Focus instead on how you can maximize the returns on your investment (ROIs).

To help you craft a budget for a window replacement and maximize your ROIs, Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri lists the different factors that can affect a window replacement below:

Window Frame Material

Vinyl, wood and fiberglass are the three most commonly used window frame materials. Of the three, vinyl is the most affordable while fiberglass has the highest resistance to extreme temperatures. Wood is prized for its rustic aesthetic appeal that can add a sophisticated elegance to any exterior.

Here’s a tip: if you’re looking for energy-efficient frame material, you might want to consider a Fibrex® home window replacement. Fibrex is an exclusive composite that combines the strength of wood and the minimal maintenance needs of vinyl. In addition to its durability and resistance to extreme temperatures, Fibrex has excellent insulative capabilities. (It’s estimated that a Fibrex window can insulate your home 700 times better than an aluminum window.)

Type of Glass

Windows with insulated glass units cost more than single-pane windows, but they’re worth the investment. An insulated glass unit is made of two glass panes and is filled with either argon or krypton, two inert gases that prevent heat transfer.

Renewal by Andersen offers a wide variety of energy-efficient window glass options. Our most popular glass option is our High-Performance™Low-E4® Glass, which is 56% and 47% more energy-efficient in summer and winter respectively.

To learn more about our premium windows and window replacement service options, call Renewal by Andersen of Southwest Missouri at (417) 268-9301, or fill out this form.

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"Excellent service and product! They checked in with me every few weeks while we were waiting for the order. I was impressed with Sam, who measured my windows and headed the installation crew. He was respectful and patient with his team. They cleaned up after themselves. Before the new windows I had huge windows that didn’t open. Now I feel much safer and get better temperatures in those rooms."

Kimberly Kester
Jul 18, 2022

"My experience with Anderson Renewal was amazing! From the first meeting with Miranda to choose my windows and doors to the installation provided by Tim and his crew was a pleasure! I just bought a home built in the 1960's that needed new windows and a new double front door with sidelights. As everyone knows Anderson Windows are great, but it was the people I interacted with from Anderson that made it such a great experience. It took three days for the windows and door to be installed and they "worked" every minute they were here. My huge front door took most of the day to install because they had to put in a new header and other improvements to make it fit! They even put up new drywall on the inside. Many people in the neighborhood have stopped by to comment on my beautiful front door! I think the crew left my house cleaner than it was before they started! Constantly cleaning up after themselves. I am thrilled with my windows and feel lucky to have met the team at Anderson."

Kimberly Wilson
Jul 17, 2022

"Very professional staff . No pressure sales. The job they do is neat and clean, no cleanup left for the owner. Communication is great. Always informed on the status of of your product, AND the tin of cookies you receive afterwards is a pleasant plus."

Peggy Spivy Morse
Jul 13, 2022

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