Window Installation Cost: Why It’s Critical to Price Shop Windows

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Quoted a High Window Installation Cost? You Can Probably Do Better

For the average homeowner, chances are the average cost of a window installation isn’t something you think about too often. Because of that, when you get quoted a fairly high price for a window installation direct from the manufacturer, you may assume that’s just the going rate—and you can expect to pay the same from just about any other company.

This isn’t the case, however, and in many cases homeowners will find that shopping around for window installation services will often result in a much more reasonable cost. At Xtreme Exteriors, our team has noticed that the price of window installation has soared lately, particularly here in the Nixa area. As a company that always strives to provide fair, honest quotes to our customers, here’s why you can benefit from shopping around.

Big Names? Bigger Price, but Not Always Better Quality

In most cases, the highest cost for a window installation will come from some of the biggest names in the industry. Because of this, many homeowners will assume this is just the going rate. After all, it can be reasonably assumed that if you purchase windows from a manufacturer, their installation team will provide quality commensurate with the price that they’ve quoted.

However, when homeowners shop around for a second, third, or even fourth opinion, they’re typically shocked by our quotes. This is because the cost of window installation services from some of the biggest-name companies can be two or even three times the price of working with our team or other skilled installers. And despite the lower price, our team boasts decades of installation experience with some of the most respected brands in windows, including Pella, Renewal By Andersen, and more.

You May Be Paying for Convenience

There are multiple reasons for these higher quoted costs, but a major one is that companies assume their customers won’t bother shopping around too much. After all, if you’re already buying windows from a company, it may seem better—and more convenient—to simply have them complete the installation as well.

In the end, though, you’d be paying a steep price for that convenience. While choosing the right window installer may seem like a lot of work, it’s easy enough if you ask the right questions—and the money you save can be truly significant.

Is It Cheaper to Replace All Windows at Once?

As you shop around for windows, it’s a good idea to consider other cost factors that may impact the final price of your project. For instance, it’s often cheaper in the long run to replace all the windows in your home at once rather than swapping out a handful at a time.

There are a few reasons why this is the case, most of which have to do with the way window installation quotes are structured. Most projects with a home contractor will include some line item for initiating the project, for instance. In addition, contractors tend to offer better deals for larger projects—so if you compared the cost to replace all of your windows right now with the cost to replace them all over the course of several years, replacing them all would be more favorably priced.

Of course, it also depends on the age of your current windows. If they’re all rather old—think 15–20+ years—then the time is right for a full window replacement. But if you’re looking to replace a single broken window, and the rest of the windows in your home are fairly new, replacing just one is probably more cost-effective.

Xtreme Exteriors: Transparent Window Installation Cost Estimates

One of the things we pride ourselves on here at Xtreme Exteriors is providing transparent and comprehensive quotes across every project we complete. Window installation is not a project that homeowners will be scheduling very often, so we find it’s important to educate our customers on typical costs and provide a full breakdown of our own quotes. 

In just about every case, homeowners will find they can get a much better quote from our team compared to many of the biggest names in windows—and our window contractors boast decades of experience that help them deliver superior quality every time.

If you’re in need of a window replacement, reach out for a quote today or find the Xtreme Exteriors location nearest to you:

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