Average Cost of Replacement Windows
- On average, replacing a standard single double hung window costs 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. Get local prices above!
- 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 average local cost of window replacement and get free quotes from reliable contractors in your area.
The average price of new replacement window installation will depend on these factors:
- Number of replacement windows needed.
- Types of windows wanted.
- Window frame style and materials.
- Type of insulation.
- Local window installation & labor costs.
- The standard price for replacement windows & work in your area.
Window Costs by Type
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. Here are a list of the most common window types and their average costs:
- Average Window Installation Cost: $38 per hour.
- Replacement Single Hung Window Costs: $170 – $360
- Replacement Double Hung Window Costs: $300 – $850
- Replacement Arched Window Costs: $325 – $500
- Replacement Awning Windows Costs: $420 – $760
- Replacement Bay Window Costs: $1150 – $3550
- Replacement Casement Windows Costs: $270 – $750
- Replacement Egress Window Costs: $1000 -$5000
- Replacement Garden Window Costs: $1000 – $4000
- Replacement Glass Block Windows Cost: $400 – $1100
- Replacement Hopper Window Costs: $260 – $720
- Replacement Jalousie Windows Costs: $175 – $375
- Replacement Picture Window Costs: $340 – $800
- Replacement Round Circle Window Costs: $250 – $750
- Replacement Skylight Window Costs: $900 – $2130
- Replacement Sliding Window Costs: $320 – $1300
- Replacement Storm Window Costs: $200 – $460
- Replacement Transom Window Costs: $ 200 – $575
- Replacement Aluminum Window Costs: $550 – $750 per double hung window
- 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.
Additional Costs & Savings – Replacement Windows
Window replacement contractors have many relationships established with window manufacturers in your area. Many window contractors can get a discount on new replacement windows, but they will bill you for the full cost of the window. The percentage they save on the replacement window serves as another form of payment for the job, reducing the overall window installation costs.
Window Disposal Costs
When you work with a certified window contractor, they will take care of disposing of all the excess materials that accumulate throughout the window installation project. If you are installing the windows yourself, you will have to figure out how much it is going to cost you to dispose of the old windows and excess. If your old windows are in good shape, you can sell them or donate them to Habit for Humanity or another charity.
If they’re in poor shape, you will likely have to pay to dispose of them. Figure out what disposal costs are in your area and budget between $50 and $400 to get rid of all the materials that are left over at the end of the replacement window project.
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.
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