by April Reinhardt
(last updated March 25, 2009)
You can save a lot of money installing windows yourself. And if you choose to install insulated windows, you will have the satisfaction that comes with completing a home improvement project yourself that also saves on your energy costs.
Installing insulated windows requires basic tools and skills, and several hours of your time. Window replacement companies often charge five hundred dollars, or more, per window. The window itself usually costs about two hundred dollars, so the remaining overhead is simply that; labor and overhead. If you're thinking about installing insulated windows in your house, here are some great tips:
Before replacing any window, always check the condition of existing frames. If you discover rot, or if the window frame is out of square, the entire unit may need to be replaced. If so, you might consider calling a professional window installer to tackle that job.
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