How much does it cost to install sliding windows?
Sliding windows are a type of window that opens horizontally. You move one section of the window to the left or the right and you have an exposed opening. Think of them as sashed gliding windows set on the side that slide through built-in tracks designed for smooth operation and simplicity.
- Sliding window cost anywhere from $378 to $1,285 per window to install. The price of your sliding glass replacement will depend on the material you choose such as vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum, or wooden sliding windows. You will also be able to factor in additional costs based off of the window manufacturer brand you choose, as well as your average local labor costs (usually $38 per hour.)
Sliding Window Prices
Sliding window prices will vary by material and frame types installed; however, one of the major price factors can often be which window brand you choose to install. While most brands offer affordable price tiers for sliding windows, you can also spend more if you are wanting a premium window with beautiful features offered by brands such as Andersen, Pella, or Loewen. See some average sliding window prices below:
|Sliding Window Brands||Sliding Window Prices||Installation Costs|
|Andersen 200 Series Vinyl||$325||$435|
|Pella 350 Vinyl Sliding Window||$248||$350|
|Milgard Tuscany Series Vinyl||$250 to $438||$380 to $598|
|Simonton Sliding Prism Series||$328||$452|
Sliding Window Sizes
Sliding window size will vary depending on how large of a sliding glass window panes you are wanting to install. Sliding windows can come in smaller sizes for bedroom or even large sizes for living room areas. An average size for sliding glass window installation would be a 48 inch x 48 inch sliding glass window. A standard sliding windows horizontal width size can range from 36 inches, 48 inches, 60 inches, 72 inches, and as large as 84 inches. Your sliding window’s height can range from as small as 24 inches, 36 inches, 48 inches, and as large as 60 inches tall.
See our average size chart for gliding slider windows below:
Sliding Windows & Short Walls
When you live in a home with short walls, sash or casement windows can take up most of the space. This isn’t always aesthetically pleasing and can make the room seem short. Sliding windows are often used in manufactured homes for this reason because they make the room seem taller than it is. The windows take up more of the wall horizontally, but they don’t extend down very far on the wall. You get a seemingly taller room overall with the same sized openings that you would have had.
Sliding Windows in Living Rooms
Casement windows tend to take up most of the wall that they’re mounted on. This means that your couch, your TV stand and all your other furniture shows through the windows if you position it in front of them. Horizontal sliding windows are wider, but shorter, and are often mounted higher so your furniture can sit under or in line in line with the windows. You can put your couch, table, and anything else exactly where you want it without worrying about the windows.