Average Window Installation Costs
The average replacement window costs $150 to $750 for the window alone. You can expect to add on labor costs to a window installation which can average an extra $100 to $250 in labor costs alone. The rest of your home window cost estimates will be built out by the factors listed out below.
- Window types (double hung, casement, bay windows, etc.)
- Window Frame ( vinyl, wood, aluminum, fiberglass)
- Window Sizing (how big of a window do you want installed?)
- Energy Efficiency (double pane, energy star ratings, argon gas filled, etc)
Labor Costs for New Windows
Labor costs change by your location and the window installation type. On average you can expect it to cost an additional $38 per hour with most regular sized window types being able to be installed within a one hour time frame. However if your window installation will require creating a new opening in your home, then the time frame can expand as well as total labor costs. It may also require more skilled workers familiar with installing larger or more complicated window types (garden windows, bow & bay, large arched windows), thus raising total installation cost per hour.
In general you can expect to pay more for labor in areas with high demand and higher costs of living. For example, a replacement window in Austin, TX may be more expensive in labor costs than in a small city in Texas with plenty of local hometown window installers who can afford to offer more affordable rates.
Costs to Replace Multiple Windows
Some window replacement costs can be negotiated with bigger projects or discounted with specials being run in your area by window installers. Use our local window cost calculator above to break down your exact project estimate by window type. If you are unsure about the specifics of your window replacement project it may be more beneficial to speak directly to a local contractor and get free estimates.
Costs by Window Frame Materials
When replacing home windows you will have the option to install new windows with different framing materials. These are the window frames you can choose from with their associated costs below (based off of an average sized double hung window) and the different benefits associated with each framing material:
|Window Frame Types||Price Per Window|
|Fiberglass Windows||$475 to $1,575|
|Composite Windows||$295 to $1,325|
Energy Efficient Upgrades
There are quite a few energy efficient features for new home windows including double paned or triple paned glass, high energy star ratings, argon gas fills, low-e coatings, sound proofing, and much more. All of these custom option will help build up your windows’ energy efficiency rating and save you money on future utility bills. Added on energy efficient window options will affect the total cost.
Installation Costs by Window Type
If you are deciding which new home window styles you want to have installed, you may want to look at the different costs of each window style beforehand. While a standard size double hung window would be more affordable and cost $350 to install, a large picture window could cost up to $765 or more to install. Window types that require a higher skill level to install can also require more labor time which is factored into the overall cost. See the different costs of window styles below in our price chart:
|Window Type Costs:||Price Per Window|
|Average Labor Costs||$38 per hour|
|Single Hung Windows||$170 to $360|
|Double Hung Windows||$300 to $850|
|Arched Windows||$325 to $500|
|Awning Windows||$420 to $760|
|Bay Windows||$1,150 to $3,550|
|Bow Windows||$1,400 to $3,800|
|Casement Windows||$270 to $750|
|Circle Windows||$250 to $750|
|Egress Windows||$1,000 to $5,000|
|Garden Windows||$1,000 to $4,000|
|Glass Block Windows||$400 to $1,100|
|Hopper Windows||$260 to $720|
|Jalousie Windows||$175 to $375|
|Picture Windows||$340 to $800|
|Skylight Windows||$900 to $2,130|
|Sliding Windows||$320 to $1,300|
|Sliding Glass Door Windows||$1,068 to $2,688|
|Storm Windows||$200 to $460|
|Transom Windows||$200 to $575|
Cost of Top Window Brands
When you are looking at prices per window you can expect to pay more for high quality window brands such as Simonton, Milgard, Marvin, or Pella windows. See our list of the best window brands here for more in-depth pricing for all window types offered. To give you an idea of how much you can expect to pay for each window brand we took a standard size vinyl double hung window from each of the brands to create this price chart below for comparison. Each window brand offers different price tiers for upgraded features, better frame types, longer warranties, etc. They may also offer special discounts to window contractors in your area that will be passed down to you.
|Window Brands||Price Per Window||Cost to Install|
|Pella Double Hung Windows||$185||$295|
|Andersen Double Hung Window||$235||$381|
|Harvey Double Hung Window||$275||$368|
|Certainteed Double Hung Windows||$285||$392|
|Milgard Double Hung Windows||$287||$425|
|Marvin Double Hung Windows||$300||$415|
|Atrium Double Hung Window||$312||$415|
|Simonton Double Hung Windows||$375||$495|
The only way to get an accurate price for a certain window brand is to get in touch with a reliable contractor in your area as window brand prices change by location, installer, and possible tax credits, rebates, or special offers exclusive to your area. Reach out to our reliable contractors today to get a price quote.
How to Save Money on New Home Windows
You might be surprised by all of the available local window rebates and credits that will help you get money back on your window replacement. To find out if there are window rebates in your area, get in touch with your local utility company. Many companies offer rebates to customers who have Energy Star or energy efficient windows professionally installed in their homes. You might find out that you qualify for $200 per window or more in rebates. Many times these companies will provide a per window rebate up to a specific amount.
In addition to local utility rebates, there are also plenty of government incentives for homeowners who make energy efficient home improvements. According to Energystar.gov, Energy Star windows reduce utility monthly utility bills by a national average of 12%. You can check out the DSIRE (Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency) to search for energy-efficient incentives in your state.
Frequently Asked Questions
A large wooden bay window would be more expensive and may cost up to $2,550 or more to install. The brand of window you choose can also add to this price. Some top window brands offer extensive warranties and are known for high quality products. Here are a few replacement costs of different window types:
- Double Hung Window Cost: $450 to $600 per window
- Casement Window Cost: $250 to $750 per window
- Picture Window Cost: $245 to $850 per window
- Skylight Window Cost: $900 to $2,130 per window
- High End Brands vs Low End Brands
- Window Frame Materials - Wood, Vinyl, Aluminum, etc.
- Size of New Windows
- Type of Windows
- Glass Type
- Energy Efficient Options
- Complexity to Install or Replace
- Local Labor Costs - usually charged per hour
- Replacement Windows vs New Home Construction Windows
The best way to make sure you are getting a fair price for your brand new windows is to use a window replacement cost calculator to get a baseline estimate of how much the particular window type you want would cost in your area and use it to negotiate with your contractor. You would also want to compare multiple quotes from contractors in your area to make sure the price estimates are all within range. We offer both and can you get your fair price estimates today from reliable window installers nearby.
New home windows have a high return rate on investment, more so than many other home improvement projects. However, you will want to replace most if not all of your home's old windows to get the full effect. If you were to install quality frame material windows that also boast high energy efficiency additions you could expect up to a 75% return on investment as far as resale value goes. Not to mention a beautiful new set of windows seen from the curb increases buyer interest instantly.
It is no secret that energy efficient window installations can save you money on energy bills in the long run. If you are upgrading from older single pane windows to Energy Star double hung windows you will see the most benefit, saving $125 to $350 a year on energy bills. If you were to add other energy efficient options like airgon gas fillers and low-e coatings, you could expect even higher savings.
Here are some average installation costs of a standard replacement single hung window with different frame material types:
- Aluminum Window Installation Cost: $265 to $450 per window
- Vinyl Window Installation Cost: $350 to $550 per window
- Fiberglass Window Installation Cost: $650 to $850 per window
- Wood Window Installation Cost: $800 to $1,075 per window
Window installation costs will vary drastically by window type, glass type, and the local labor costs that come into play based off demand for contractors in your area. These all play a huge role in estimating total installation costs of. Each window frame type boasts different benefits from energy efficiency, aesthetics, and durability - you will want to take into consideration when creating your budget and project plan.