Windows Replacement in Illinois

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What You Need to Know About Windows in Illinois

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Much of Illinois experience high summer temperatures hitting around 90 degrees F as well as long, cold winters that bring temperatures below 50 F for around five months a year.1 Home heating and cooling costs are higher in Illinois than in many other states, and in areas like this, the quality and energy efficiency of your windows can have a drastic effect on what you pay for the energy and how much heated and cooled air you lose to your home’s exterior.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 30% of a home’s heating and cooling energy usage is accounted for by heat gain and loss through windows and this figure could be even higher if your windows are very old or damaged. Unfortunately, window damage is also common in Illinois due to frequent extreme weather, including thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hail.

Replacing just one window in Illinois can average around $650, which is slightly above the national average. Replacing all of your windows will likely cost several thousand dollars, but with an annual heating and cooling cost savings of up to $366 for Illinoisans — according to Energy Star — your new windows will quickly pay for themselves in most cases.3

To get a better estimate of what your window replacement project will cost, you’ll need to consider the factors below:

  • The number of windows you need to be replaced
  • The type of new windows you want to be installed
  • Where in your home the windows are located
  • The brand of windows you choose
  • The window installation company you hire

Most homeowners in Illinois choose a full-frame replacement, which maximizes your home’s energy efficiency. If your window frames are in good condition, you can reduce up-front costs by choosing a pocket replacement, which only includes the materials within your existing frames.

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