Composite Windows Costs

Composite windows costs range from $400 to $1,200 fully installed for a normal sized opening. Composite windows are more expensive than vinyl window costs and are generally more of a mixed bag overall - meaning some composites are excellent, while others leave something to be desired.

Composite Window Basics

Composite windows 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 say the combination of materials makes for a much stronger and more durable frame that can be painted and stained (unlike vinyl). Others feel that composites are a bit overrated and not worth the extra expense. Our own opinion is that certain composites are very well made, while others are not worth the price.

Best Composite Windows

Budget Prices

Budget composite window prices will run $400 to $600 fully installed and will often be from a regional company, as opposed to a large nation wide manufacturer. This is not to say that bigger companies produce better windows, however they do offer more stability and a stronger warranty based on their size. Smaller window manufacturers do pose more of a risk of going out of business - which would mean the warranty is useless (this happened to quite a few window companies during the recession years of 2009 - 2012). Recommended brands and lines at this price include...

Amsco Renaissance Window

Mid Range Costs

Mid range composites will run $600 to $900 fully installed and will usually be from a larger manufacturer. The mid range price point products will typically have less bells and whistles than the more expensive models. There may be less options in terms of custom features and upgrades as well. However, consumers should note that this mid range price point often provides the best value for your money - we recommend the EcoSmart window as the best "bang for your buck." Recommended brands and lines at this price include...

Andersen 100 Series
Great Lakes EcoSmart Window

Premium Pricing

Premium composite window prices will run $900 to $1,200 fully installed and will usually be from a high end manufacturer and should include all the bells and whistles that drive up the per window price. This includes an upgraded glass package, better spacer, frame fills, a reinforced sill and custom exterior or interior frame colors and textures. Recommended brands and lines at this price include...

Okna Starmark Window
Renewal By Andersen Cost