Black windows are one of the fastest-growing trends in home design. They have a dramatic impact on the overall aesthetic of the home and can significantly improve curb appeal and increase home value. That said, black replacement windows in Phoenix, AZ tend to demand higher prices than more traditional window colors. How much do new black windows cost? Here are the factors to keep in mind.
Not all black window frames are created equal. Just as with every home improvement, homeowners have a wide variety of choices—even when selecting black window frames. And each product can have different compositions. Most windows come in four basic materials: vinyl, aluminum, wood, and fiberglass. Vinyl is often the most basic product and comes at the most affordable prices. Fiberglass replacement windows are high-end products and come with a significantly higher price tag.
Looking for the cheapest solution for black windows? Homeowners often think that means getting a can of paint and applying it. Unfortunately, that method doesn’t always work with windows. For example, vinyl is not a paintable material and the color will not adhere properly. Wood and fiberglass windows are paintable, but it is important to get the right kind of paint if you expect the color to hold up for more than a couple of years. Another option is to upgrade to replacement windows and pay attention to how the windows receive their color. Gel-coated windows and vinyl foil wraps will last longer and you can expect the more advanced techniques to add to the cost.
When looking at a budget for replacement windows, the design of the windows matters. Standard windows in standard sizes will come at a more reasonable cost. That is because these windows can be prefabricated, ready to ship and install. Custom windows in unique shapes, sizes, and operational styles will cost more. Thus, a more intricate window design will result in more expensive products and installation.
If homeowners need to replace multiple windows, the cost of the project will mount quickly. And if homeowners are looking to upgrade to black windows, it is likely they plan to replace every window in the home. While it is feasible to simply replace one window at a time as it breaks, the contrast against the old windows will be odd, especially for the front of the home. If homeowners do have to tackle the project in sections, consider doing all the windows on the same side. Start with the front. Then do the back of the home. And finish with each of the sides. That way, none of the new windows seem so alarmingly out of place.
Black windows tend to cost more than white windows simply because they are more expensive to manufacture. Fabricators have to add more pigment for black windows to produce the proper color. That contributes to a higher cost. There is no way to simply cut down on production costs until a cheaper manufacturing process is discovered.
When it comes to shopping for black replacement windows in Phoenix, AZ, you get what you pay for. Do you have questions about black-framed windows? Contact Freelite Inc. and talk to a design expert about Milgard Ultra Series fiberglass windows.