When it comes to new windows, costs can rise to unpredictable heights relatively quickly. At least one hears such sentences again and again.
You are building a house? Or would you like to renew your old windows from scratch? Do you fear high costs in the process?
We have compiled a small 1×1, what you should pay attention to the costs and dare to say: It does not have to be as expensive as you might think at first. At the same time, keep in mind that new windows are a great way to save on heating costs.
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to give a blanket number of what a window costs, because often there are special designs or the installation of the window requires special measures. However, there are some items where you can influence the price.
Costs vary greatly by supplier, but also by glazing and frame material. That’s why we’ve put together a list of things you can look out for to save money when buying windows.
First of all, not all materials are created equal, and there are massive differences here in terms of price. You should keep in mind that more expensive materials usually have a longer life than inexpensive ones. The Ferrari among window materials is a plastic-aluminum window. This is particularly durable and is also popular for eye-catching designs. In general, aluminum and wooden windows are more expensive than plastic windows. With plastic as a material, you can often save a few francs.
There are also massive differences in the glass. Triple glazing, for example, naturally insulates much better than double glazing, but it is also 15% more expensive on average. Insulating glass and burglary protection are also costly.
It is also possible to save money on assembly. If one has not commissioned any elaborate special designs, the installation of windows is for the most part done quite quickly and the costs are therefore manageable. A tip: make sure that the installer also removes and disposes of the old windows at the same time, so that you do not incur additional transportation costs.
Another tip may be to consider refurbishing the old windows. This is usually done quite quickly and requires much less material than making completely new windows, making the final total much lower.
Finally, it remains for us to point out that in Switzerland there are various subsidy programs for new windows in the course of an overall renovation. These subsidize their project and can result in a portion of your costs being covered by the government.
Conclusion: So if you go for the right materials, you can save quite a bit of money when replacing or buying new windows. If one then still has in the back of the head, which financial advantage new windows have on the heating costs, at the end of the decision probably more money is saved than thought at the beginning.