Frequently Asked Questions
How to Measure Windows & Doors
Measuring your windows and doors is very easy to do.
Use a measuring-tape to measure the width and height of each window or door you’d like to replace. Make sure you are measuring from the frame or jambs as indicated in the following photos.
We kindly request you wear a mask as well when standing within 6 ft of our team members, either inside or outside your home, during both the re-measure appointment and on the day of installation.
Our team members sanitize their hands regularly throughout the day and are instructed to only touch what they need to for the installation.
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Commonly Asked Window Replacement Questions
Retrofit window installations are almost always the preferred choice by homeowners and window installation companies because the original moisture barrier (flashing) is preserved and installations can be made with no damage to surrounding drywall and stucco (or siding, brick, etc.). Because new-construction installations require surrounding interior and exterior surfaces to be repaired and re-painted after installation, the cost far exceeds that of retrofit installations.
The price for a 5’ x 4’ window (without installation) varies from as low as $100 for a cheap aluminum stock size window with a single pane to as high as $2,000+ for a dual paned retrofit wood window clad with a metal exterior. On average, a feature-rich dual paned vinyl window ranges from $250 to $700 depending on the number of features, style, and manufacturer.
The cost of retrofit window installations usually varies based on the skill level (pay grade) of the window installer, the size and weight of the window/s being installed, and the complexity of the installation project for that particular home. As such, the cost of new windows for the home, including installation for a 5’ x 4’ window varies from $200 – $500. Best results are achieved when using experienced carpenter-level window installers.
Another way to drive down the cost of new windows for your home is to choose a super energy-efficient window. While your up-front costs for the windows are not reduced, the savings on your energy bills could be significant, especially if you are replacing very old windows in your home.
Lastly, you can reduce the initial purchase price of your new windows with no-interest, no down payment financing. Many homeowners choose to finance their replacement window projects so they can make easy, spaced-out payments to pay off the project without ever incurring charges from interest.
If you’re on a tight budget for your replacement window project you can replace a couple of windows at a time. At Smart Window Company, we would recommend replacing the south and west-facing windows first because those tend to heat up houses the most.