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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.

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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.

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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 Costs by Frame Type
Window Frame TypesPrice Per Window
Aluminum Windows$157
Vinyl Windows$409
Wood Windows$586
Fiberglass Windows$475 to $1,575
Composite Windows$295 to $1,325

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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. Added on energy efficient window options will affect the total cost.

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Installation Costs by Window Type

If you are deciding which new home window styles 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 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 requires more labor time which is factored into the overall cost. See the different costs of window styles below in our price chart:

Window Costs by Style
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.

Replacement Window Costs by Brand
Window BrandsPrice Per WindowCost 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 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.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to install common window types?
On average a window replacement costs anywhere from $150 to $750 per window. The most common windows installed are double hung or casement windows which are very affordable.

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
What factors affect the cost of window installation most?
There are quite a few factors that affect the total installation costs of new replacement windows:
  1. High End Brands vs Low End Brands
  2. Window Frame Materials - Wood, Vinyl, Aluminum, etc.
  3. Size of New Windows
  4. Type of Windows
  5. Glass Type
  6. Energy Efficient Options
  7. Complexity to Install or Replace
  8. Local Labor Costs - usually charged per hour
  9. 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.
Are new home windows worth the investment?
Installing new home windows are definitely worth it depending on what you are looking to get from them. Replacement windows bring value by increasing your home's resale value, increasing energy efficiency, and increase your home's overall aesthetics. If it is within budget to take on replacement window costs, then you will definitely reap the benefits based on a few things.

New home windows have a high return rate on investment, more so than many other home improvement projects. However, you'll 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's 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.
Do different window frame types have different costs to install?
There are 5 different types of window frame materials for replacement windows that you can choose from. These window frame types include aluminum windows, composite windows, vinyl windows, fiberglass windows, and traditional wooden window frames. The window style, energy efficiency, and durability of each differ slightly. Each comes at a different price point, which will change your installation costs accordingly.

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'll want to take into consideration when creating your budget and project plan.
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