So, you’ve finally decided to install impact windows and doors, but as with anything else related to your home, you need to work it into your budget.
Your main priority should be ensuring your home is protected before a storm hits, which is why we’ve created this guide that outlines how to budget for impact windows and doors.
Once installed, you can rest easy knowing your home, loved ones, and prized possessions are that much safer.
How to Budget for Impact Windows and Doors
There are a few things to consider when budgeting for hurricane and storm protection for your home.
Step 1: Outline the Work Required
One of the biggest contributing factors to how much impact windows and doors will cost is the level of work involved. Let’s start with the number of windows and doors that need to be replaced. The more you want to replace, the higher the cost. And then there’s the labor involved with the installation. The more time your installer requires, the higher your budget needs to be. The complexity of the installation will also impact the number of hours required for labor.
Step 2: Evaluate the Size of the Opening
The larger your impact windows and doors need to be, the stronger and thicker the materials need to be too. What’s more, the structure surrounding the windows and doors also needs to be adjusted if the materials are heavier. So, as you can imagine, the larger the opening, the higher the cost of the installation.
Step 3: Decide on the Windows
Impact windows and doors are available in an array of designs, sizes, and colors, which also means they differ in price. Rollers, casements, and awnings also play a role in the final price of these products. The more functionality you want, the more it is going to cost. So, before you set a budget, consider your window and door preferences.
Step 4: Look at the General Price of Impact Windows and Doors
Before you finalize your budget, you should also look at the average price of impact windows and doors. You can expect to pay anything from $800 to $1,400 for impact windows. For an impact door, set aside at least $5,000. These prices take the average cost of labor into consideration too.
Where to From Here?
Once you have a budget in mind, you can start shopping around for an installer who fits in with your price range. However, if you are having a hard time finalizing your budget, you can always get an installer to meet you at your home to discuss your requirements and options.
And if you have the time, you should always contact more than one installer to get different opinions. Remember, there is more to shopping around for impact windows and doors than price.
Ready to get a professional opinion from an experienced installer? Contact G&R Impact Windows and Doors on (305) 925-0818.