Choosing the best replacement windows for your home and keeping the total cost of window replacement low can be a daunting process. For example, replacing a window in a single-story suburban house built in the last 20 years could be a quick two-hour job, but replacing a third floor in an old house can take six hours or more. On the other hand, a full-frame window replacement means that a contractor will replace everything, including the glass panes and frame. Usually, the demand for window replacement increases in the spring and summer, as many people are worried about replacing their windows in the colder months.
Replacing windows on an upper floor of a house increases the total window installation time and requires additional equipment and labor, thus increasing the total cost of window replacement. The location of windows may affect the total cost of window replacement, since replacement in some areas will entail additional costs per window. The difference between full frame window replacement and upgrade replacement is a nail fin, which is a flange around the edge to attach the frame directly to the uprights and is located in a new construction. If you plan to replace only some of your windows, it is recommended that you replace no less than five or eight at a time.