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How to Avoid Overspending on Your Replacement Windows

Want to make your home in Phoenix, AZ more comfortable and energy efficient? Or looking to give your home a makeover and boost curb appeal? Replacement windows are a home improvement that can do it all and still give you a return on your investment. And best of all, with vinyl windows you don’t have to break the bank. Here are some tick and tricks to help you avoid overspending on your window replacement project:

1. Know Your Priorities
Ask yourself why you are replacing your windows. Is the color and design the most important? Are you looking for quality and durability? Is energy efficiency your main goal? It is important you know what you want before you start shopping around because these factors all influence the price of your new windows. Sure, you can have it all, but all those extra options will add up and make your project even more expensive. So know your priorities and which options are worth it. That way you won’t overspend on extra options that are not on budget.

2. Carefully Choose Your Materials
The material you choose will have a huge impact on price. In most cases, traditional wood windows are the most expensive up front and long term. They need the most maintenance to keep looking new. The next most expensive materials are fiberglass and aluminum windows. And the least expensive window material is vinyl. Each material comes with certain advantages. If you had your heart set on wood, but can’t commit to the higher price tag you may need to comprise to stay on budget. Window manufacturing has come leaps and bounds, and both fiberglass and vinyl windows can look like natural wood.

3. Go Back to the Basics
The most common styles are typically the most affordable replacement windows. You will end up paying a lot more if you want windows that are custom shapes and sizes. If you want to stay on budget then the most inexpensive styles are picture windows, sliders and single or double-hung windows. Awning and casement windows will cost you a bit more. Bay, bow and garden windows, even in vinyl, are some of the most expensive.

4. Don’t be Afraid to Negotiate
If you want to avoid overspending on your replacement windows, you need to shop around and feel comfortable negotiating. Too many people hesitate to negotiate price and lose out on those savings. So be sure and ask about price match guarantees and other promotions that could save you some money. But also don’t be fooled by prices. Good quality windows are worth the investment. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is and you might end up paying more in the long run.

At Freelite, with over 30 years in the business, we know what customers like and don’t like about buying new windows. We make sure you can get the right products at the right price. For more information about vinyl windows in Mesa, AZ that can keep you on budget call (602) 233-1981. Or stop by 331 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85003 to check out some of our vinyl windows today.