Average Window Replacement Cost

The average window replacement cost 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. Making all of these assumptions is important because there are so many variables that play into the per window price (bids will vary tremendously based on contractor/company alone). The average price range for a replacement window is $350 to $800 fully installed.

Sunrise Restorations vs Okna 700

I have two bids on 22 double hung casements. $14,250 for the Sunrise Restorations and $17,200 for the Okna 700. I like the like and feel of the Okna more. Is the price difference worth it?

Bob - Homeowner - July 16, 2016

Website Editor's Answer

Bob, I really both of these windows, two of the best on the market. Honestly, they are pretty darn even so I'd have to go with the Sunrise Restorations. However, if you can go back to the Okna rep and ask him to come down on the price, then it might make it more of a horse race as they say.

Response From Editor John M. - July 16, 2016

Alside Mezzo vs Zen Nirvana

I recently got 2 bids, 13 windows, 2 patio doors and one 1 garden window. The first bid is for the Alside Mezzo Series and is $13,500 total. The other is the Zen Nirvana (Soft-Lite Classic window) and is $15,100 total. Of those two, which would you recommend?
Michele - Homeowner - July 5, 2016

Website Editor's Answer

Michelle, the Alside Mezzo is not a bad window by any means, but it's not as good as the Zen Nirvana model. If it were me, I'd definitely opt for the Soft-Lite Classic over the Alside Mezzo. Please make sure that the Zen franchise receives solid reviews on their installation and quality. This is a very important part of the process as well.
Editor Jim R. - July 5, 2016

Sunrise Restorations Window Costs

I am buying 40 replacement casements, sized 36" x 64". It's either the Okna 700 Deluxe or the Sunrise Restoration. The Okna 700 is cheaper at $22k, while the Sunrise Restoration is $25K.
Rich - Homeowner - June 29, 2016

Website Editor's Answer

Rich, the Restorations uses a thinner frame that homeowners really like. I actually like the look of Okna a bite better and give them the nudge for performance and overall quality of construction. This is a good problem to have though, each of these windows is fantastic! And it looks to me like the replacement window pricing you received is quite competitive.
Response From Editor Jim R. - June 29, 2016

Okna 700 Prices vs Vytex Fortis Costs

I got a bid for 22 windows - the first was $14,500 for the Vytex Fortis, and the second was $12,000 for Okna 700 window. Which is the best buy?

Samuel - Homeowner - June 18, 2016

Website Editor's Answer

Samuel, the Okna 700 casement is the better option of the two. The Vytex Fortis is a good window, but not as good a window as the Okna. The fact that the Okna bid is lower should make this an east decision.

Response From Editor Jim R. - June 18, 2016

Average Vinyl Window Costs

Vinyl windows are the least expensive replacement window option and range from $200 to $750 per window fully installed. The average vinyl window costs between $350 and $550 fully installed. This is also the price that most consumers should be shooting for - $425 will get you a Milgard Tuscany installed per opening. This is an example of a nice mid range window that will provide you with 25 years of solid protection and look quite nice doing it.

-- Mid Range Price: $350 to $550 installed --

Average Wood Window Costs

Wood windows or wood clad windows are the most expensive windows on the market and are also the most beautiful. They range in price from say $350 to $1400 fully installed for a normal sized double hung or turn tilt window. The average wood window costs somewhere between $600 and $800 fully installed. Examples include Andersen 200 Series, Pella ProLine and Loewen StormForce Collection.

-- Mid Range Price: $700 to $900 installed --

Average Fiberglass Window Costs

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, ranging in price from $350 to $1000 per window. The average fiberglass window costs somewhere between $600 and $750 fully installed. Examples include Marvin Integrity and the Milgard Ultra.

-- Mid Range Price: $600 to $750 installed --

Average Aluminum Window Costs

Aluminum windows are not the most popular frame type, only because they tend to pale in comparison to other frame materials in terms of energy efficiency. They are, however, an excellent choice for very hot climates because the material is so strong and durable. They are a poor option for cold climates. They range in price from say $450 to $1200 fully installed. The average aluminum window costs somewhere between $650 and $800 fully installed. Examples include Milgard and NT Windows.

-- Mid Range Price: $650 to $800 installed --

Average Composite Window Costs

Composite windows are a newer frame material that varies quite a bit depending on the manufacturer. They can run from $450 to $1,200 per window for a normal sized double hung window fully installed. The average composite window costs between $450 and $700 installed. Examples include the Great Lakes EcoSmart and the Starmark Model from Okna.

-- Mid Range Price: $450 to $700 installed --