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Why a Broken Window Can Reflect the Condition of a Home’s Foundation

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Households in the U.S. pay an average of $500 for a single-window replacement, but it may cost you at least $300 or up to $700.
In some cases, you may need house crack repair when you see the first signs of damaged wood or pest infestation underneath the broken window frame. Van Matre Construction, LLC warns that this would require a bigger budget and a greater urgency since the foundation of your home could be at risk of structural defects.

Cost of Replacement

Note that the price range between $300 and $700 only applies when the window would be installed in an existing frame. Those who need to replace old windows with energy-efficient types should prepare to spend more. For instance, it would require at least $3,000 to install 10 new windows in a typical single-floor house with three bedrooms.

If you need a window frame at the same time, the cost may increase between $5,000 and $40,000. A contractor may also charge you for a tight deadline on the project, the distance of your home (e.g. remote areas), and weather conditions.

Repair or Replace?

Homeowners can attempt to repair windows to save money, but only on certain conditions. In case of a water leakage, repairs would be doable if the water doesn’t pass through window seals. A do-it-yourself approach is also possible for single-pane window repairs due to a cracked or broken glass.

However, you would need to replace your window if you notice mold growth or pest-damaged wood. These pose risks to your health and the foundation of your house, so it would be better for a contractor to do it on your behalf.

If you’re still unsure whether to replace or repair your windows, it’s best to consult a professional who can offer expert advice on home construction and remodeling.