Commercial Window Replacement
Replacing the windows in your commercial building can improve energy conservation, lower your utility bills, and minimize maintenance visits. Although installing new units may seem expensive, window installations can save you money and improve the appearance of the building.
The Cost of Replacing Commercial Windows
The cost of new windows can vary depending on several factors. By inspecting your property, you’ll better understand which criteria apply to your commercial building.
Although a skilled contractor can replace windows for any structurally sound building, windows in older structures typically cost more to replace. Workers may have to replace rotten panels near the window’s frame or spend more time fitting the new sashes in place.
Most contractors recommend replacing older single-pane windows with double-pane units. The double-pane glass costs more but offers better insulation and energy savings than single-pane windows.
For window frames, you have a few materials to consider. Wood is attractive but requires frequent painting and maintenance. Coated aluminum frames are more expensive than wood or steel, but they require little maintenance and offer the best protection from moisture and the sun’s rays.
The type of glass in the windows can also vary in price. Glass with higher energy ratings and sun-blocking films costs more than standard panes. If you’re buying double pane glass, the air gap models are the cheapest, but argon and krypton gaps provide better insulation.
The Benefits of Replacing Windows
The cost of new windows may be intimidating, but replacement projects provide many benefits, including:
- Lower energy costs
- Improved interior air quality
- A stable indoor temperature
- Lower maintenance costs
- Improved appearance