How Much Does Window Replacement Cost?
A homeowner could expect window replacement costs to range from $185 to $750 per window. If you were to install 10 vinyl double hung double-pane windows in a single story home, you could expect to pay $3,800 to $6,500 in total installation costs.
Home window installation costs will vary based on the type of new home windows you choose, the window brand, average local labor costs, and how many windows you want installed. Some window replacement costs can be negotiated with bigger projects. Use our local window cost calculator above or read more about the factors that affect window replacement costs below.
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What Factors Affect the Cost of New Windows?
- Window Frames: There are a few options for new windows and the window frames you choose. Homeowners can choose from vinyl replacement windows, wood windows, clad-wood windows, aluminum window frames, and fiberglass windows. The cheapest average cost for a vinyl window would price out at around $650, a standard wood window would be around $750, and a 48 inch standard fiberglass window would cost about 15 – 25% more than vinyl at $850.
- Window Types: There are 18 different window types that homeowners can choose from for new window installations. The most popular window types are double hung windows, bay windows, casement windows, and picture windows. Each type of window has a different average cost which is discussed later in the article.
- Number of Windows Replaced: Total installation cost for new windows will vary depending on how big of a project you are planning. If you were to replace a single window vs. replacing all windows in your home it will effect the final price, you most likely will be able to negotiate costs with your windows contractor on a larger installation project.
- Energy Efficient Upgrades: There are actually 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.
- Window Warranties: All of the best window brands will come with a quality window warranty that comes standard with any new window options. A great warranty will help protect your overall investment and should always be considered when purchasing new windows.
- Window Installation Labor Costs: The average labor costs for window installation is around $38 per hour, but could vary depending on the skill level needed to install the window type, how many installers it will take to complete the job, and also what the average local price is currently in your area.
Window Brand Costs
When you are looking at price 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 replacement 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 the price chart below for comparison. Each window brand offers different price tiers for upgraded features, better frame types, longer warranties, etc.
|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 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.
New Window Costs by Frame Type
When choosing replacement windows you will have the option of different frame types each boasting different benefits and price levels. Usually an aluminum window or vinyl window offers an affordable replacement window costing an average of $375 per window. More luxurious looking windows are usually installed with a wood, composite, or fiberglass window frames which can cost from $600 to $850 per window depending on the type of window, brand, and other cost factors mentioned throughout the article.
|Window Frame Installation Cost||Price Per Window|
|Aluminum Windows||$100 to $450|
|Vinyl Windows||$150 to $875|
|Wood Windows||$200 to $1,450|
|Composite Windows||$295 to $1,325|
|Fiberglass Windows||$475 to $1,575|
Aluminum Replacement Window Costs
- Aluminum replacement windows are a very affordable option when you are needing a cheap replacement window. They do not insulate as well as a new vinyl window which is why aluminum windows cost to install can range a little cheaper from $295 to $600 per window to install.
Vinyl Replacement Window Costs
- Vinyl replacement windows are one of the most common types of window frames, the average cost to install a double hung, standard sized, double-paned glass vinyl window would be from $350 to $725.
Wood Replacement Window Costs
- Wood windows are very popular as they add style and beauty to new home windows. A standard sized 36 x 60 wooden window would cost from $650 to $1,200 per window to install.
Clad Wood Replacement Window Costs
- A premium composite wooden window would cost around $850 per window and up to $300 in installation costs. Composite windows combine a clad aluminum finish on the outside with a timber wood base on the inside. The benefit of this window frame type is an easy to maintain exterior with a strong and durable wood interior.
Fiberglass Replacement Window Costs
- Premium fiberglass replacement windows usually cost around $850 per window and could cost anywhere from $200 to $500 in installation costs depending on the skill level needed to install your particular window type.
Installation Costs by Window Type
If you are deciding which new home window types you are wanting 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 cost around $350 to install, a large bay window could cost up to 5x that price at around $1,750 or more. Window types that require a higher skill level to install can also requires more labor time. Here is a list of the most common window types homeowners replace or install and their associated costs per window:
|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 to Install a Single Hung Window
- A single hung window costs anywhere from $170 to $360 per window. This is a very common replacement window to have installed as they are affordable and cheaper than a double hung double pane window. Single hung windows only have one sash that slides up or down.
Cost to Install Double Hung Windows
- A double hung window costs around $200 to $425 per window. This window has two sashes that can slide up and down and is similar to a single hung window but is slightly more expensive at $625 for a double hung window installation.
Bay Window Costs
- A full bay window will usually cost around $1,850 for the window alone, if you add in the cost to install you can expect to pay up to a high end of $3,800. It will all depend on if this is a new installation or replacement of a bay window that was already installed. The labor and experience needed for this window type will cost more than if you were replacing a standard window type.
Bow Window Costs
- In comparison to a bay window, the cost for a vinyl, 5 panel, replacement bow window installation will average $3,600 in total for materials and labor. Labor & installation prices can be from $300 to $500 alone.
Casement Window Costs
- A casement window also called an awning window is a crank out window type. Casement windows averages about $375 per window and you can expect to pay around $625 in total installation costs.
Egress Window Cost
- Egress windows are often installed as an emergency escape route, an egress window alone usually costs around $1,500 and it can cost upwards to $3,200 to install. It will depend if you need to replace a window or build out and excavate an area for your escape window to exist.
Glass Block Window Costs
- The price of glass block windows will depend how big of a glass block window size you are wanting for a standard sized glass block window used as a bathroom window for privacy would cost around $550 per window and cost around $800 to install.
Picture Window Costs
- The average cost for a replacement picture window installation is $420 to $760 per window + labor costs. Labor prices will average around $38 per hour depending on your local installation prices. It will also depend how large of a picture window you are wanting to install and if a new rough opening will need to be created for a larger picture window.
Sliding Window Costs
- Sliding windows on average cost around $385 per window alone if you installed a more affordable and average sized sliding window and total installation cost might be around $495. If you were to choose a larger premium sliding window with a wooden frame you could expect to pay as high as $1,275 for installation.
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 are offering 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.
Financing New Windows
If you’re planning to have many windows replaced at once, you’ll probably need to finance to account for your window replacement costs. Here are some popular window financing options to help you offset the average cost of window replacement:
Home Improvement and Home Equity Loans – Many home improvement loans are available for purchases like new replacement windows, flooring, roofing, or other projects that will improve the value of your home. Talk to your local bank or credit union to find out if you qualify. If you’ve been paying off your home for a long time and you have some serious equity in it—usually between 40 and 60 percent at a minimum—you might be able to take out a second loan relying on the equity that you already have.
Mortgage Increase – In some instances you can get a higher mortgage amount than what you need to buy the home itself, and that amount can be used to make improvements to the home. If you have a significant down payment, as well as some window contractor bids and before-and-after appraisals for your project, you might get the bump up that you need to cover at least part of the home improvement from your mortgage.
Once you’ve added the cost of the new windows, labor and disposal fee, simply subtract any tax breaks or rebates. Then you’ll be able to determine exactly what it will cost for your home’s new windows, and you’ll be a better informed homeowner, too.