Window Replacement Cost Calculator
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What is the Average Cost of Window Replacement?
- Replacing a single window costs an average of $300 to $750 per replacement window. This would be a replacement window being installed into an existing window frame that is in good shape. Replacing your windows in an average 3 bedroom home with 10 windows can cost from $2,500 to $7,500.
Determining the average cost of your window replacement is probably high on your list of priorities—and there’s a lot going into replacement windows price estimate. The price of new windows installation and replacement windows depends on these factors:
- Number of replacement windows needed.
- Types of windows wanted.
- Window style and materials.
- Type of insulation.
- Window Installation & Labor costs.
- The standard price for replacement window work in your area.
If calculating so many variables for has your head spinning, don’t worry. We created the ModWindows Window Replacement Cost Calculator above for this very reason—so that all the work is done for you.
Cost of New Replacement Windows
The most expensive part of your project will go toward the cost of the new windows. Replacement windows aren’t cheap, and most of your budget should be reserved for quality replacement windows. Installing a replacement window properly doesn’t take very long, so labor and window installation costs should be the lowest cost in your estimate.
Average Window Replacement Costs
If your home has standard rough opening window sizes, you can simply add the cost of standard sized windows from the local supplier you choose. Most local 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 your window contractor to see how much it’ll cost to have your desired windows installed. Here are a list of the most common window types and their average costs:
- Average Window Installation Cost: $38 per hour.
- Single Hung Window Costs: $170 – $360
- Double Hung Window Costs: $300 – $850
- Arched Window Costs: $325 – $500
- Awning Windows Costs: $420 – $760
- Bay Window Costs: $1150 – $3550
- Casement Windows Costs: $270 – $750
- Egress Window Costs: $1000 -$5000
- Garden Window Costs: $1000 – $4000
- Glass Block Windows Cost: $400 – $1100
- Hopper Window Costs: $260 – $720
- Jalousie Windows Costs: $175 – $375
- Picture Window Costs: $340 – $800
- Round Circle Window Costs: $250 – $750
- Skylight Window Costs: $900 – $2130
- Sliding Window Costs: $320 – $1300
- Storm Window Costs: $200 – $460
- Transom Window Costs: $ 200 – $575
- 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.
Window Installation Costs
You’ll want to hire a professional window contractor to complete the job. This way, you can be confident that your new replacement windows will be in peak performance and will last for years to come.
To get an idea of the actual labor and window installation costs, have a couple of window contractors come look at your windows and offer a quote. You’ll generally pay a bit more for labor when a contractor installs windows you’ve already purchased, because most contractors make money off purchasing windows for a homeowner. Still, you can expect the average window replacement labor and installation cost to start at $38 per hour.
Window 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.
Calculate Custom Window Costs
When it comes to custom windows, determining a cost is a bit more involved. You’ll need to define all the features that you want, including size, window frame type, energy efficient window glass type, and the type of gas you’d like inserted between the layers of glass. After deciding on all of these factors, you can determine the cost of your custom windows.
Popular Replacement Window Costs & Types
Wood windows have long been a traditional favorite for replacement windows. They’re an attractive option to many homeowners, thanks to their aesthetic beauty and insulative properties. They’re an especially smart choice since they last for decades—often up to thirty years or more. However, their superior lifespan comes with necessary maintenance in order to prevent rotting and corrosion.
As a more low-maintenance alternative, vinyl windows are another popular choice, with more than half of homeowners choosing them for their replacement windows. It’s easy to see why, since they’re durable, resilient against inclement weather, rot-resistant, and energy efficient.
Vinyl windows offer the traditional beauty of a classic wood frame without the necessary maintenance or the high price tag—they have a lower overall job cost and a higher ROI than wood windows.
Much like vinyl windows, aluminum frame windows are a popular choice of replacement window because of their low maintenance, durability, and affordability (with an average cost of $550-$750 per double hung aluminum window). The drawback, however, is that because of their high thermal conductivity, these frames retain heat and cold more easily and are therefore also more prone to condensation.
Other Replacement Window Costs
New Construction Windows Versus Simple Replacement
Look at your current window frames—are they rotting? Rotten window frames must be replaced, so you’ll need new construction windows rather than replacement windows. New construction windows are a bit more expensive and have higher installation costs, too. Factor in spending about $50 to $100 more per window for new construction windows—but also make sure to get estimates from several different window contractors in your area.
Add in Any Fees
Many window contractors or large window companies will add fees such as delivery charges, so you’ll need to account for these as well. It’s important to ask about any additional fees that you’ll be charged and make sure that you account for them in your budget for replacement windows.
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.
Insurance for New Windows
When you buy new windows from a big box store like Lowes or Home Depot, you’ll undoubtedly be offered an insurance plan on top of the window warranty that comes with the replacement windows. Many times this insurance plan will help fix damaged windows that aren’t covered under the standard manufacturer’s warranty. If you want the added protection so that you don’t have to worry about saving for future window problems, factor in the cost of that insurance into the overall price as well.
New Window Financing
If you’re planning to have many windows replaced at once, you’ll probably need to finance your window replacement project. Even at the low end of a replacement window cost, you should expect to pay between $450 and $500 per window. If that kind of spending isn’t realistic for you all at once, look into the many available financing options:
- 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. Here are a list of prices and pictures of the different types of replacement windows you may be interested in:
Single Hung Window Prices
Average for Replacement Single Hung Windows Cost:
$170 – $360 per single hung window.
Double Hung Window Prices
Average for Double Hung Window Replacement Cost:
$300 – $850 per double-hung window
Standard size, double-paned, double-hung, vinyl window.
Arched Window Prices
Average for Arched Window Replacement Cost: $325 – $500 per window
Awning Window Prices
Average for Replacement Awning Windows Cost:
$420 – $760 per awning window
Bay Window Prices
Average for Bay Windows Replacement Cost:
$1150 – $3550 per bay window.
Casement Window Prices
Average for Replacement Casement Windows Cost:
$270 – $750 per double crank out hinged window
Egress Window Prices
Average for Replacement Egress Windows Cost:
$1000 – $5000 per egress window.
Garden Window Prices
Average for Replacement Garden Windows Cost:
$1000 – $4000 per egress window.
Glass Block Windows Cost
Average for Glass Block Window Replacement Cost:
$400 – $1100 per glass block window.
Hopper Window Prices
Average for Replacement Hopper Windows Cost:
$260 – $720 per hopper basement window
Round Window Prices
Rounded Circle Windows Replacement Cost:
$250 – $750 per rounded circle window
Skylight Window Costs
Average for Skylight Windows Replacement Cost:
$900 – $2130 per skylight window.
Sliding Window Costs
Average for Sliding Windows Replacement Cost:
$900 – $2130 per skylight window.
Storm Window Costs
National Average for Replacement Storm Windows Cost:
$200 – $460 per exterior – interior storm window
Transom Windows Cost
National Average for Transom Window Replacement Cost:
$200 – $575 per transom window.