Budgeting for Home Improvement Projects

It’s no secret that home improvement projects can be costly. Many homeowners need to budget and save for the projects that can transform their home to what they want. Whether it’s a simple exterior door replacement project or a complete window replacement throughout your home, our team at Lifetime Windows and Doors is committed to helping you get your project done on budget. Here are some tips on how to budget for your home improvement projects.

#1: Determine your home goals.
Are you looking to simply boost your home’s curb appeal? Lower energy bills? Add a new addition to your home? The larger your home goals are, the more expensive things will be. So, determine your long-term goals. Then see how that aligns with what you can spend. For example, if you’re replacing your home’s siding, that’s a good time to also replace windows. But if both of those things are not in your budget, you should consider saving for the one that is the highest priority first.

#2: Research.
Determine what kind of materials you can afford for your renovation. For example, wood windows might be great, but vinyl windows might be a better fit for your budget. Read up on the various options that are out there and find some of your top choices that don’t stretch your budget in an uncomfortable way.

#3: Look closely at quotes and prices.
Getting quotes from licensed companies is important. When you’re getting estimates, remember that while some costs might seem high, there are often promotions, financing offers, and manufacturing or energy rebates that can help cut costs. And keep in mind that even though one company might have a low price, it doesn’t mean it’s a good fit. Low prices can unfortunately translate to poor quality product, inattentive customer service, or substandard installation.

Want to learn more?

So, when you’re ready to start your home improvement project, schedule a free estimate with our experienced specialists at Lifetime Windows and Doors. We’ll discuss your project with you and provide you with the best windows, siding, and door options for your home. We love serving our Portland, Vancouver, and Central Oregon clients. So contact us today for details on prices, products, and promotions that are happening.