Replacement windows don’t just improve your home’s appearance. They also increase energy efficiency, reduce sound from outside and protect your furnishings and floors. To help you find a business with high-quality products, good reviews, competitive prices, professional installation and a protective warranty, our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best replacement windows in Cincinnati.
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Pella Windows of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
M-W: 9am - 5pm
Th: 9am - 8pm
F: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
9869 Montgomery Rd.
Montgomery, OH 45242
Cincinnati Door & Window
M-F: 8am - 4:30pm
Sat: 9am - 12pm
7588 Central Parke Blvd., Ste. 123
Mason, OH 45040
Window World of the Queen City
M-Th: 8am - 5pm
F: 8am - 4pm
Closed Sat and Sun
1840 Airport Exchange Blvd., Ste. 130
Erlanger, KY 41018
Window repair and installation in Cincinnati
Cincinnati is home to plenty of historic neighborhoods, like Over-the-Rhine, Mount Adams and Columbia Tusculum, where homeowners have aging windows. In fact, if you live in any Cincinnati home and your windows haven’t been replaced in the past 30 years, you should consider replacement windows.
Apart from old age, there are many signs you may need home window replacement or repair:
Windows don’t open, close or lock correctly.
You notice drafts of air nearby.
Outside noise is loudly audible inside your home.
Furniture or flooring is fading.
Windows are difficult to clean.
Your energy bill is increasing.
Your windows are ruining your home’s curb appeal.
Replacement windows in Cincinnati fix many of these problems and have a long list of benefits. Among the most important: Their insulating properties mean less work for your heating and air conditioning systems — and lower utility bills. Replacement windows also have sound dampening characteristics, safety features and UV protection. When you sell your home, you can get back as much as 80 - 90 percent of the cost.
Types of replacement windows in Cincinnati
Replacement windows come in all sorts of styles, materials and sizes and have options for number of panes, glazings and coatings. If your outer frame is damaged, you should consider a full-frame replacement window. If your frame is in good condition, you may only want a window insert, which fits into an existing frame and preserves trims and siding.
Glass features directly affect energy efficiency.
Function of size, shape, window style, number of panes, coating, thickness.
The material will affect the energy efficiency of the window, maintenance requirements and lifespan.
Wood and fiberglass windows are more expensive.
Window style bears on appearance, airflow, light, ease of opening and closing and cleaning.
Single- or double-hung windows are the most affordable; bay and bow windows are the most expensive.
How much does window replacement cost in Cincinnati?
Window replacement cost in Cincinnati varies according to the window style, material, size and features. Most homeowners spend between $300 - $1,200 per window, including installation. The price can be higher for larger windows in more expensive styles, like bay or bow windows.
When choosing a home window repair or home window replacement company, don’t rush into a decision. Get the answers to these questions about each business:
Is the business listed as a registered contractor with the City of Cincinnati? If you live outside city limits, does the business have proper qualifications?
How many years of experience does the business have? How many installations has it done?
Do staff have certifications from any professional organizations?
Is a list of references available?
Is there a warranty for the parts and installation?
How does the installation process work? How long does it take?
If you are replacing windows with ones of the same size and type, you don’t need a permit from the City of Cincinnati. If you live outside city limits, check with your local government.
Get estimates from at least three window companies before starting home window replacement or repair. Make sure the quote is guaranteed in writing.
Renewal by Andersen has installed nearly 3 million windows across the U.S. since its first store opened in 1995. Schedule a free consultation with a design consultant and customize your replacement windows for professional installation. Renewal by Andersen stands behind its products with a limited warranty. Customers in Cincinnati like the local showroom and are highly satisfied with their new windows from Renewal by Andersen.
Milgard’s windows are designed and assembled in the U.S and backed by a lifetime warranty. Set up a free consultation with a certified dealer and learn about Milgard’s different styles, frame materials and product lines, and receive a free quote. Customers in Cincinnati have positive reviews of Milgard’s service, products and prices.
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