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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you replace a window?

You may want to replace a window if the glass has been damaged, you’re remodeling a room, or you want to upgrade your energy efficiency as well as your style by getting rid of those drafty single panes that are losing you money. When replacing a window, you can remove and replace the entire window down to the house frame. This method is best if the existing frame is damaged or deteriorating, but requires construction skills and know-how and will take more time and money. An easier and less expensive option is to install an insert replacement window into the existing frame. Insert replacements are only an option if your window frame is in good condition without rot or damage.

When replacing an entire window, first you’ll carefully remove the existing window with a pry bar and other tools. Next, you’ll make any repairs and adjustments needed to the existing frame or header and studs to ensure that the space is perfectly plumb and square, so the new window will sit perfectly within the space. Next, install the new window from the exterior, securing it into place. You’ll need to precisely wrap and insulate the window to ensure it doesn’t leak. Then, install the interior casing and exterior trim (as needed). If you prefer to hire a professional to install a window, consider replacing more than one window at a time, as the pro can work more efficiently.

How long does it take to install a window?

It can take less than an hour to install a new window in a house, and you might be able to install all your windows in less than a day. However, this is assuming ideal conditions and that the previous window is already removed. Factors that may add to this timeframe include larger or more complex windows like bay windows or sidelights, as well as windows being installed in hard-to-reach places.

Do window installers work in the rain?

It is possible to install windows while it’s raining, and some professionals may perform the job in the rain. But keep in mind that if the rain is falling especially hard, it could cause moisture to enter the house. And, it’s not safe to work in strong winds or thunderstorms. Some technicians may also not install multi-story windows when it’s wet. Applying caulk can also become less effective if things are very wet.

How do I prepare my house for replacement windows?

To prepare your house for the installation of new replacement windows, start by clearing a path and the area around the window. Take down any window treatments like blinds or curtains, and cover your furniture to protect it from dust. And make sure the window replacement crew will have access to your house.

Before the window installation service arrives at your home, ask them if there are other preparation steps you should take.

How much would it cost to put in new windows?

The cost to replace a window can vary depending on factors such as window size, type of glass, brand of window, necessary trim repair, and any construction work required for installation. Labor rates and cost to do business in your region will also affect the cost. The national average window installation cost is $2,650 per project. Here are some examples of average trim repair and window replacement costs:

  • Trim repair:
    • Line and case a window frame with an MDF product: $400.
    • Line and case a window frame with raw hemlock wood: $500.
  • Approximate cost to install five windows at one time: $3,000.
  • Approximate cost to install one double-hung, energy-efficient 3-foot by 4-foot window: $500-$550.
    • For the same window size (3-foot by 4-foot) from a different manufacturer made with a specialty fiberglass exterior and all-wood interior, the cost could go up to $1,500.
    • Pricing can go as high as $5,000 for a bay or bow window with specialty glass and framing.
      • These examples include removal and disposal of old materials and window.

How much is a custom window?

Choosing custom windows will increase your window installation cost but will provide you with exactly what you want. The average national cost for window installation is $2,650. Your custom window costs will vary based on several factors. The first factor is the type of frame you want. The four most common types of frames are vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum and wood. Wood is typically the most expensive option, followed by aluminum. The type of glass you select will also affect cost. There are single-, double- and triple-pane windows. Most double- and triple-pane windows have gas sealed between the panes that act as insulation. Windows typically cost more the more energy-efficient they are, though this efficiency can save you money on utility bills in the long run. The type of glass used can also affect cost. There are different grades of glass — high-performance glass, low-e coated glass, and more — which all provide you with better insulation. In addition, the number of unified inches (window height x window width) you need will affect cost. The cost of custom windows will also be affected by installation cost and whether any repair or construction work is required to properly fit the new window.

Reviews for West Covina window installers
Ying F.
I had very bad experience with this company, well, basically it is a family business: the owner Sean and his cousin Dennis. Which means they can do whatever they want if you don’t satisfy with their work and window quality. So be careful if you hire them, no one will response for the bad job they done, they can just walk away from your home once they done the installation. Don’t waste your money and time. I learned a lot from this experience and I want to share it here so people can avoid it. Meanwhile, I am filing complaint to the state bar, to the city and to the court. It is not just about the money, it is to teach them how to be honest with customer and how to do business right in U.S. If you have same experience as me, contact me and I will help you: 9518239720 Before you buy new window with them, make sure compare different brands and check the quality by yourself instead of just listening what they said. My mistake was I trusted them too much at the beginning. I placed the order without asking too much detail about the window and how they gonna install the window. and they promised they offer me the best window in the market(I am laughing now) but the truth is they are offering you the cheapest window. you can pay the same price with better big brand window and licensed people to install your window. Scam they did: 1.they only show you one brand and tell you it is the best quality(it is poorest quality I ever seen). You can’t tell by just look at it. You will only find out after they install. But it is too late, they don’t response for it after installed. 2. The sample they provided is not exactly the same they installed. 3. Some of the windows they didn’t order correct size. I guess they want to save money with smaller size. The edge is wide and ugly. 4. They didn’t install the window in the center and didn’t even use level ruler to measure the frame before they installed. Just put on the top of the old frame. 5. The window lock is the cheapest lock, no choice for you. 6. The screen door is lose and bad quality. One of the window make noise when I open it, and moving around when you close it. 7. They use cheap material for the frame outside the window and will not last long. 8. The most thing I care about is the sliding issue. The windows are hard to open and closed. I need to use two hands to slide it. I don’t think a elder person can open this window. If you complaint, they will not listen to what you say and they just keep saying it is normal. I lived in U.S for 10 years and I never live in a house with this type window. Maybe we are from different planet. 9. Big liar. I hired a professional guy to check the window after they installed. I realized they didn’t even pull permit from the city for this job. When I asked them, they said it is me to choose not to pull permit. What a cheater! With paying $6500+ for 10 windows and 1 sliding door, you can buy better window with bigger brand. At least the worker from big company will not argue with you and scam you. What a shame that they said they have 15 years experience without knowing what is good quality means. The thumbtack customer service is like a joke. The guarantee thing is a lie. They will not care about your complaint and wasting your time too.
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