Cost of Installing Triple Glazed Windows
A guide of the process of hiring a tradesman to install triple glazed windows, including the costs of labour and materials.
Homeowners will instantly notice a difference upon installing new triple-glazed windows. Your home will retain temperatures more efficiently (it will be warmer in winter and cooler in summer). You won’t hear as much exterior noise, and the glazing will help block harmful UV rays from damaging your furniture and flooring.
Apart from this, new triple-glazed windows will also increase the resale value of your home. Since they are a protective barrier, your home can’t be broken into as easily. The windows also help protect against major storms and other harmful weather threats nearby.
What will I be paying for?
When hiring contractors to install triple-glazed windows, you will usually pay an hourly/daily rate for labour. This can range from £250- £300 daily. In addition to this, you are paying for the new windows. The cost will be at a minimum of £1500, for lower-end/grade windows.
You are paying the contractor for all services. This includes measuring the window pane/hole, removing the old windows, placing insulation, and guaranteeing structural integrity prior to installing the new windows. Of course, the cost of the services will also include the installation of the new windows you choose for your home.
Things to Consider
When choosing triple-glaze windows, make sure you request A-grade windows. Sure, you can pay less for something that is inferior, but what good does this provide.
Make sure the windows are energy efficient and properly glazed. This will help reduce peeling, chipping, and also help improve the temperatures in the home.
You have to inquire about the installation process. Pressure installation techniques are highly used today when installing triple-glazed windows. Make sure you learn about the methods used for installation, and also of the guarantees a contractor provides you when installing new windows in your home.
Another major factor to consider is the duration/guarantee for your new windows. If they don’t last for 20 years +, you might be getting a lower quality/grade windows. For this very reason, you have to compare different materials, glazing, and finishes, before you decide on the windows to install, and the contractor to perform the installation.
This might be a good time to consider insulation if you haven’t done this work in your home before. Although the contractors will place proper insulation around the windows, doors and other entry points in the home should also be replaced.
If you plan on doing additional work, such as increasing the size of the window, this would be the appropriate time to do this work as well. Cutting, drilling, and other services will cost less, if you do it at the same time, rather than perform each of these tasks individually.
If you plan on painting, adding fixtures, or otherwise changing the window curtains/drapes, this is the ideal time to tackle these projects as well. The reason being is that you are dealing with licensed contractors. If you hire them to perform all services, rather than hire a contractor to perform each task individually, you will receive a discounted price for doing all of the jobs with one professional.
Costs and Duration
If you replace one window, you are going to pay far less than you will to replace all windows in a home. Typically costs for daily labour will range from £200-250. In addition to this, the cost of windows can run anywhere from £1000-3000, or higher in some cases.
If you are doing a whole-home job, look for contractors who will provide you with a flat rate, rather than hourly labour cost. This will help reduce overall cost and is a great indicator that you are working with a reputable and honest contractor as well.
Most professional, licensed contractors, can complete a whole-home installation (2-3 bedrooms), within a 5-7 day window. This will include insulation, cutting, surfacing, and any other services you have contracted them to complete. Bear in mind that certain setbacks can increase the duration of the project, and might also increase the price for the services you choose to have performed in your home as well.
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Here is a list of commonly asked questions in regards to having triple glazed windows installed.
Q Why should I install triple-glazed windows?
There are many reasons to consider this type of window. Some of the reasons are energy efficiency, heat/cool retention, insulation, noise-reduction, safety (harder to break or damage). In addition to this, these windows are also stronger, so they can withstand major storms. And, they will help preserve your floor and furniture, as they will block out the harmful UV rays, which are currently penetrating the windows in your home.
Q How much will this cost?
For an entire home, you can expect to pay an average of £2500 to £3000 (for a 2-3 bedroom home). This will include the cost of removing old windows, insulation, surfacing, installation, and all guarantees and warranties which the contractor provides for the new windows which are being installed in the home.
Q How long will this take?
Installation for an entire home can take anywhere between 2 days, to 1 week. For small homes or replacement of a few windows in a room/home, most contractors can complete the replacement and installation typically in one day or less.
Q How long will these new windows last?
For A-grade windows, you can expect a lifespan ranging from 20 years plus. So, even though they are costly, you won’t have to replace, repair damage, or deal with other issues, which you would have to deal with, with the current windows you have installed in your home.
Q Do I get any incentive for replacing?
Many incentives are offered to homeowners today, for choosing energy efficient appliances/windows. So, discuss this with your contractor, as there might be certain initiatives available, discounts, or refunds if you choose to replace the windows. Depending on the age of the current windows on your home, it might be time to consider replacement, and if so, the triple-glazed material is the superior alternative to choose, when the time comes to replace and install new windows throughout your home.