Replace windows or renovate?

When the window frames start to get dry or rotten, it's time to do something about it before you get too high heating costs.

Before you start and renovate your windows, it may be wise to ask yourself the question - do we just need to renovate or is it better to change windows completely? Of course, replacing windows completely is done at a higher price than a renovation, but it can be worth it in the long run if you choose windows that insulate much better than your current one.


The price of your window renovation or window replacement is of course determined by the type of work you choose to do. If you only choose to switch to equivalent windows of standard size, you will probably come down in price for the window itself.

For example, do you want to create more light in the home through larger window areas and more windows?

Then the work that needs to be done becomes more expensive. However, it can be just as good to do all the work at once. Window companies often offer a package price for such types of projects.

Are your windows very worn? Then it can be at least as expensive to renovate your windows as it is to replace them completely. The material cost may be lower if you renovate, but you have to pay more in labor costs.

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When it comes to windows, it may be wise to choose a model that will reduce your house costs in the future. It may also be wise to choose a model that can increase the value of the house in the event of a sale.

Features that sound loud in such situations are noise reduction and insulating properties. Here it is important to look for low so-called U-values. The U-value is a measure of how much heat a window emits and a really low U-value is below 1.2, which is the limit for energy windows. Most triple-glazed windows have a U-value below 2.


When you choose to rent out the window replacement/renovation to professionals, there is of course a cost for the work itself. This cost is often a large part of the final price, but there are ways to reduce it.

A tip is to first and foremost receive quotes from not just one, but several different companies before the window replacement. In this way, you can compare the different options against each other and see what benefits you get in the different prices, and thus get the most out of the work. You can also see what seems to be a reasonable price for the change and can therefore avoid paying a premium for the work.