Window Replacement Costs
- Window replacement costs for the average home is $600 for each window. The average price can range from a low cost of $300 to a high cost of $1000 per window depending on the amount of windows, types installed, local costs, and a few other factors listed out below.
- So how much does a replacement window cost? If you were replacing a standard single double hung window it would cost between $300 to $750 per replacement window + labor costs. This would be a new window being installed into an existing window frame that is in good shape.
- Replacing windows in an average 3 bedroom home with 10 windows can cost from $2,500 to $7,500+. Use our replacement windows cost calculator above to determine the exact costs for your specific window replacement project. Labor will often run around $38 per hour or around $100 to $300+ total with a finished window installation.
- Having all of the windows in your home replaced can upgrade and beautify your home instantly. Not to mention, energy efficient windows can save you a good amount of money by reducing your energy bills up to 15% monthly.
Average Window Costs
|Window Type Costs:||Low Cost||High Cost|
|Average Labor Costs||$38||per hour.|
|Single Hung Windows||$170||$360|
|Double Hung Windows||$300||$850|
|Glass Block Windows||$400||$1,100|
|Sliding Glass Door Windows||$1,068||$2,688|
Additional Costs & Upgrades
It’s often difficult to estimate the cost of a replacement window project without a professional window installer’s helpful insight in determining your home’s layout, the correct installation materials needed, and other factors that affect cost. Read through this list to help you understand what other details may influence your total installation costs:
- Window Styles – Replacement windows come in a variety of types and options. There are common window types such as a double hung window, casement windows, or sliding windows. There are also more unique options such as beautiful picture windows, skylight ceiling windows, or elegant transom window features above your doorway. There are up to 18 different window types you can choose from.
- How many windows are you needing replaced? – Are you needing to replace one window or replace your entire house with new windows? Do you need a simple single hung window or are you installing a wall sized custom picture window? All of this will impact the cost and how your window contractor determines your total price.
- Framing Materials – After you’ve decided which replacement house windows you want, the next thing you will be asked is which framing option you would like for your new windows. You can choose from vinyl, wooden, or fiberglass framed windows. Each option has different benefits, and whichever option you decide on will help determine your overall price.
- Additional Features – There are some additional features you can add to your new windows that will affect the price such as energy efficient add-ons, insulated glass, impact resistance, tinting, and energy star options.
- Installation Costs – Different window types require different installations, are you replacing a regular sized bathroom window with a frame in good shape, or will your window installation require a brand new frame in place? Different window types and different home layouts all result in changing labor and installation costs.
- What are the local labor costs in your area? – Like most home service projects, different locations have different prices for services. It depends on a few factors that affect the average cost for materials, labor, and more in your particular area. Let Modernize tell you exactly how much your window replacement will cost by comparing up to 4 quotes now.
Standard Size Window Cost Examples
If your home has standard rough opening window sizes, you can simply add the cost of a replacement standard size window from the local supplier you choose. Most local window suppliers will have many different replacement window types to choose from, and you can price the windows before you order them. Simply measure the windows rough openings around your home and talk with a local window contractor to see how much the replacement window cost will be.
- The cost of window replacement for 10 vinyl windows is an average of $15,955
- The cost of 10 replacement wood windows would be around $19,39.
- $50 to $100 more per window for new construction windows.
Window Tax Credits & Rebates
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.
New Window Financing
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.