When it’s time to replace windows in your home, one of your main priorities is likely to be double glazing prices. We all want to save money where we can, but we also want to know that we’re getting a high-quality product that will stand the test of time. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to find out how much replacement windows are likely to cost as installers usually need to visit your home in order to provide an accurate quote. It is possible, however, to get a rough idea of uPVC window prices and what you should be budgeting for. In this guide we take a look at the average costs of uPVC windows in the UK to help you make the right choice for your home and budget.
uPVC Double Glazing Prices
To install double glazing windows throughout the average 3-bed house, it is likely to cost between £3,000-£6,000.
In this table, we have included some average uPVC window prices (supply and installation), but it’s important to note that these are intended only as a representation of industry averages as each window supplier will vary their double glazing prices.
However, there are lots of other factors to consider that will impact the final cost of your replacement windows.
Other Factors to Consider
In addition to the style and size of your windows, there are several other factors that can increase uPVC window prices. For example, if you want to add a colour or a wood grain effect to the uPVC frame, this will add between 10-20% more the price than if you chose simple white frames. The type of double glazing you choose will also have an impact on the price as there are specialist options such as toughened or laminated, both of which can improve safety and security, noise-reducing windows, and A-rated efficiency glass. Some people may also choose to use textured or stained-glass to create a unique design, and this will add to the cost.
Windows on the ground floor are usually cheaper as they require a less complex installation without extra equipment. To minimise the cost of replacing windows, it is often best to get several replaced at the same time to reduce labour costs. Any additional security features can also increase double glazing prices. If you were to choose timber or aluminium frames rather than uPVC, the cost is likely to rise by around 30-50%, and composite windows are likely to be even more expensive.
Window supply and installation companies will quote different prices for their labour and for the windows themselves, so it’s best to compare several quotes before you settle on a final choice. Remember, some uPVC is of higher quality and will be more durable and easier to maintain, so it’s not always wise to choose the cheapest option.
Reasons to Install Double Glazing
Some people make the decision to install double glazing because they only have single glazed windows in place, while other people may have old double glazing which is in bad condition. Whatever your motivation, there are lots of important reasons why installing double glazing will benefit you. To receive the best return on your investment, you should install high quality double glazing fitted by a reputable and certified professional. To get the best price for your double glazing it is worth comparing a few different quotes before you commit. It’s also important to ensure that the windows suit your home’s architectural style.
Here are some of the biggest reasons you should be installing double glazing in your home.
You have probably heard a lot about the energy savings that double glazing can offer, but it’s important to note just how important this benefit can be. Windows with a high efficiency rating will minimise how much heat is lost from your home. Not only will your home be more comfortable, but you also won’t need to spend as much on heating bills. In the summer, double glazing can also be helpful as it will reduce how much of the sun’s heat enters your home, keeping you cool and reducing the need to run air conditioning or fans. The most efficient windows could pay for themselves in lower energy bills in just a few years.
Whether through accidental damage or criminal activity, a single-glazed window is very easy to break. It can mean that burglars are more attracted to homes that have single glazing as they will be easier to access. It is possible to break double-glazing, but it takes longer, requires more effort and is a lot noisier, meaning a lot more hassle and risk for the burglars. You can also use toughened or laminated glass to strengthen the windows even further.
Curb appeal is very important to lots of people, and rotting or dirty windows can have a huge negative impact on your home’s aesthetics. By installing new double glazing with modern and high quality frames, you can give your home an instant facelift. If you live in a period property, you can find modern double-glazed windows in traditional styles and colours to maintain its look.
Increased property value
Although it’s not guaranteed, there’s a real chance that installing new double glazed windows in your home could actually increase its value. If you are considering selling the property, you can make it a more attractive home for buyers not only because the home will look more attractive but also because it can improve the home’s energy efficiency, and this means lower running costs.
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If you would like more information on double glazing or uPVC window quotes, get in touch with us today. Simply send us an enquiry via our contact form and we’ll be in touch to provide details of any grants or incentives you might be eligible for when trying to improve the energy efficiency of your home.