If you are weighing up the installation costs of double-glazing, then it’s important to know that it is a long-term investment. By fitting your home with double-glazed windows, you are securing your home’s value for the long-run.
Modern windows ensure that your home is secure, warm and sound-proof, which will instantly boost its kerb appeal. It really helps to understand Double Glazing installation costs to really understand the value of what you’re purchasing.
One of the biggest barriers to installing double-glazed window is the anxiety around the cost. In order to save up for this investment, it helps to know just how much they will cost & understand how they work.
The total cost
The total cost of your project will depend on the number of windows you have, the size of those windows and the cost according to the region you live in.
However, when it comes to the size of your property, the maths is pretty straightforward. For example, if you live an apartment, replacing your windows could cost anything from over £1,500 to well over £2,500.
If you live in a two-story home, the cost will be roughly double that amount. For a full house, fitted with white uPVC windows (at an average size), you can expect to pay around the region of £4,500.
It’s hard to give an exact figure on the cost of your uPVC windows, as this will depend entirely on their size.
However, for 1m x 1m window, you can expect to pay around £300. Per window, it can cost as little as just over £200 for an even smaller window. The cost of this will go up depending on:
- The size of the window
- The material of the frame
- The area of the country you live in
- The colour you choose
As mentioned, the most cost-effective way to install double-glazing is by purchasing uPVC windows. If you’re looking at other materials, you can expect the price to go up somewhat.
Products such as aluminium and wood are far more difficult to manufacture, which means they will be more expensive to invest in.
For example, one tilt and turn window made from white uPVC will cost around £240. Incredibly, by just changing the material to wood this cost will go up to a whopping £800.
Within wood, you have a number of different categories, with softwood being the cheapest material to work with. However, this is not always an ideal product to choose, particularly in cold and wet climates – as we have in Britain.
It will require a lot of maintenance, which just adds more cost down the road; so that £800 may not be the last you pay. So for those that live near the sea, where the weather is worse, and maintenance would be higher, a different material would be more beneficial.
The price you pay for a double-glazing installation is not just for the windows. You are paying for labour costs and other building materials.
The best way to know exactly how much you will pay for a fully-fitted home with double-glazing is to contact the double-glazing installers for a quote. This way, you can get a reasonable estimate based on the actual project in hand.