It’s almost impossible to give an accurate estimation of the cost of uPVC windows without first knowing how big the windows are, what finish is required and a variety of other factors. There are, however, a list of things that you should be ready to ask your window seller in order to ensure that you get the right price.
Here are some of the major factors which can affect uPVC windows price:
- When most people think of uPVC windows they automatically think of white. There are now a number of other colours available though, but they often cost extra. Most manufacturers have a range of colours and different finishes, but if you’re on a tight budget then you may want to stick with the white version.
- Not all uPVC manufacturers are created equal, so it’s important to check how good a particular company is before you buy. If you find cheap uPVC windows that seem too good to be true then they probably are – it’s important to get windows which will last a long time.
- There is a measurement known as the “R” value, which provides a guideline for how energy efficient a window is. The higher the R value, the more heat the window will retain. If you want to keep energy costs down then this is certainly something to consider.
- Remember, you will have to pay to get the windows fitted so make sure you factor that into the final price. It’s possible to install windows yourself, but this can be quite hard unless you are proficient at DIY.
- There are a variety of other factors which may affect the final price. Some include whether you want any decorative options in the glass, the overall quality of the glass and how the uPVC was made.
It’s always a good idea to get quotes from a few different places when getting windows. The cheapest isn’t always the best, but until you have some way of comparing prices it’s impossible to tell what’s a good price and what isn’t. It’s easy to find reviews of uPVC retailers and manufacturers on the internet, so don’t overlook doing so.