How Much Are Replacement Windows?

Last time we talked about why a vinyl windows make a good replacement window.

Now we are going to cover some rough cost of the different types of replacement windows.

Okay, so you’re looking to replace your windows and what’s the $10,000 question. How much are replacement windows going to cost me?  Nine out of ten times that is the first question customers ask.

We all want to know how much it is going to cost me right now and forget the fact that replacement windows are an investment that pays you back over time. But that is the subject of another article altogether.

So let’s get into that question that you are here to find out. How much to replace windows?  To give you an educated calculation on how much it will cost to replace the windows in your house you first must take a few factors into account.

Things like the type of window (vinyl, wood, fiberglass…) style of the window (double hung, casement, bay…) and the size of the window (how many united inches) are the three big factors that determine how much a replacement window costs.

A vinyl replacement window is going to be the most cost effective type of replacement window with a wood window being more expensive and a fiberglass window slightly more than the wood.

A picture window is going to be the least expensive style because it has no operating hardware with a double hung or sliding window being more followed by a casement and of course your bay and bow windows are going to be the most expensive.

Obviously the smaller the size of the window the less expensive it’s going to be. As the size increases so does the price per window.

I’m going to give you some examples of what I consider to be competitive pricing for your typical size and style replacement windows for the average home.

Vinyl Replacement Windows Estimated Cost Installed:

  • Picture window 60 x 60 inches $450-$750
  • Double hung window 32 x 54 inches $400-$575
  • Sliding window 48 x 48 inches $575-$775
  • Single casement window 36 x 54 inches $550-$675
  • Bay or bow window 108 x 54 inches $2200-$3800

Wood Replacement Windows Estimated Cost Installed:

  • Picture window 60 x 60 inches $700-$1000
  • Double hung window 32 x 54 inches $650-$1050
  • Sliding window 48 x 48 inches $750-$1200
  • Single casement window 36 x 54 inches $825-$1275
  • Bay or bow window 108 x 54 inches $3500-$5500

Fiberglass Replacement Windows Estimated Cost Installed:

  •  Add 5-10% to the wood windows pricing.

As you can see calculating how much replacement windows are is not going to win me a Nobel Prize in mathematics.  But they can help you from getting the wool pulled over your eyes by a, will just say, less than honest window salesman. My calculations may not be perfect depending on what part of the country you live in and your taste in windows but they should be in the ballpark and a good guide to answer the question, how much to replace windows.

Got a Question?

We try to cover as much as we can in our post, but there is always more as everybody’s situation is different. Especially when it come to cost, this is all over the board. These numbers are just averages.

If you got some quotes and would like an unbiased opinion on them, we would love to hear from you, visit the Ask the Advisor page and fill out the short form.

Or check out our Facebook page and post your question right on the timeline, just “like” page and post your question and you will be notified once we answer.

Pretty neat, right. Also include pictures if you have them this really help us to best serve you in our answers to your question.

Next Time

We talk about the different aspects of window replacement cost and how certain things can make a big difference in the bottom line.

by Brian Kiernan

Educating homeowners on replacement windows and providing simple information to get them a great product at a great price done quickly by a reputable window pro.

  • This is very informative as I begin the replacement process. Are these prices for materials only or installed?

  • These are installed prices.

  • I’m finding your blog very helpful as we start the process of looking into replacement windows. I’ll be recommending your posts to my brother-in-law who is a contractor so he can refer family members & friends who come to him with questions, to them. However, it would be very helpful if you could include the date you wrote/posted the entry, especially where costs are included so the reader could say, “oh, that was written X number of years ago so I’ll probably have to figure more.”

  • Thanks for the kind words Nancy, I will see about adding the date to the post.


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