Replacement Window Costs

Explore replacement window costs through a series of articles and cost estimators that will help you get industry standard prices.

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Window Costs Per Square Foot

Window Installation Costs

Window installation costs can vary significantly, depending on the condition of your frame and sill. In addition, homeowners may need additional services, such as interior or exterior trim work that can certainly add to the per opening cost. In general, window installation pricing runs $50 to $250 per opening.

Window Installation Costs

Affordable Replacement Options

While we never recommend that consumers sacrifice quality simply for price, we do understand that cost is a huge concern for most homeowners. Here are four quality windows for under $400 installed and out the door.

Cheap Replacement Windows

Average Windows Prices

The average price of a window will vary according to the size, frame material and number of upgrades and options required for the home. For the purposes of price, we will assume a mid range window model and brand, standard sized double hung window (think 28" wide and 38" high) with standard installation.

Average Window Replacement Cost

Dual Pane Prices

Double pane windows have two panes of glass that are separated by an air space or pocket that is often filled with an argon or krypton gas. The air space, gas fills, spacer system, glazing and glass seals all work together to deaden sound and to stop heat, cold and air from transferring from one pane to the other. The result is a much more energy efficient window than the old single pane windows of yesterday.

Double Pane Window Costs
Double Hung Prices

Impact Window Prices

Consumers and homeowners can expect hurricane window costs to range from around $500 to $1500 fully installed. Hurricane impact windows are not cheap, they require testing and certification, use special glass technology, employ high quality extrusions, hardware and parts that must be able to stand up to storms and, well, hurricanes.

Hurricane Windows Cost

Basement Egress Pricing

Consumers and homeowners can expect egress window costs to range from $300 to $1000 for the window portion only. However, basement egress windows are relatively complex projects in terms of the installation and often involve a number of steps that can quickly ratchet up the price tag.

Egress Window Cost

Casement Pricing

Casements are movable windows that are hinged on one side and open out using a hand crank. They are one of the best movable window in terms of energy efficiency due to the strength of the compression seals they use. In addition, casements are one of the nicest looking windows and offers excellent ventilation options. Casements are popular basement egress options and will usually run 15% to 20% more than fixed frames.

Casement Windows Prices

Soundproof Pricing

Consumers and homeowners can expect soundproof window prices to range from $75 to $1500 fully installed. We will go over the 3 basic soundproofing options, which includes soundproofing plugs, inserts and full replacement unit, and give you fair price ranges for each one.

Soundproof Window Prices

Storm Window Prices

Consumers and homeowners can expect storm window costs to range from $75 and $275 for the insert and installation, while actual impact replacement windows will run anywhere from $500 to $1,500 per opening fully installed. In this article, we will go over the cost of storm window inserts.

Storm Window Cost

Picture Windows

What do picture windows cost? There are lots of variables that will affect the price, but we'll do our best to break down some of the most important price factors.

To find the square footage of an opening, measure the width and height and multiply these two numbers together. Then divide by 144 - this is the square footage. (Test this out - a 36" by 36" window is equal to 3 x 3 or 9 square feet.)

Picture Windows Cost

Composite Window Pricing

Composite windows costs range from $400 to $1,200 fully installed for a normal sized opening. Composites are relative newcomers to the replacement window market. They typically use a combination of vinyl and wood as the main materials in the frame. Every company that manufactures a composite window uses a different proprietary formula, but the basic ingredients are all pretty similar. Proponents of composites say the combination of materials makes for a much stronger and more durable frame that can be painted and stained.

Composite Window Costs

Vinyl Window Pricing

Vinyl costs range anywhere from $189 to $750 fully installed for a normal size replacement. Alot of manufacturers produce 3 models, an entry level, a mid range and a premium series. Most homeowners will get the best value for their buck by going with the mid range model from a company that has a solid to stellar reputation in the industry.

Vinyl Windows Cost
Cheap Vinyl Frames

Wood Window Costs

Wood clad costs will run $300 to $1300 plus fully installed. There is a huge price range here, although consumers should be able to get a good wood window for $600 to $800 full installed, assuming you can resist some of the really high end components and upgrades such as metal hardware that can quickly up the replacement window costs.

Wood Window Costs
Vinyl Or Wood Windows

Fiberglass Window Costs

Fiberglass costs range from $350 to $1,000 fully installed for a normal sized opening. Fiberglass windows are a more expensive option than vinyl and are generally considered a slightly nicer and better overall looking window than vinyl. They are also more expensive.

Fiberglass Window Prices

Aluminum Window Prices

Aluminum costs range from $350 to $1,100 full installed for a normal sized opening. Thermally broken aluminum windows are an excellent choice for very hot climates due to their exceptional strength. However, they are not ideal for cold climates due to their lack of energy efficiency. Most commercial buildings use aluminum because of its high strength rating compared to other frame materials.

Aluminum Windows Costs