Wood WindowIn the last post we talked about specialty windows and where they can and should be used in your home.

Right now we are going to cover the topic of the average cost of wood replacement windows.

Wood replacement windows offer a great choice for individuals that are looking for the most traditional look for their older home. Wood windows are durable and can last a very long time if they are taken care of properly.

The cost of wood windows will vary based on the type you chose. There are several wood window combinations which make up what I would consider a wood replacement window. These differences are on the outside.

You see, while the frame and the inside of the window are wood on the outside you have a choice. It can be wood on the outside (very high maintenance) or clad in a lower maintenance material such as vinyl or aluminum.

These windows are know as vinyl clad windows or aluminum clad windows. This allows for that classic look on the inside and a low maintenance option on the outside.

In addition, the style of window that is chosen as well as whether or not the full window is being replaced or if the person is just considering a pocket replacement window will affect the overall cost of the wood replacement window.

Here are the different types of windows that are available including the cost of wooden replacements for the particular type of window.

Double Hung

This is the most common form of window that is found in homes today. A double hung window comes with two sashes and they slide up as well as down. Double hung windows allow you to open the window from both the top and the bottom. They also tilt in for easy cleaning, know as tilt sash. You may here that term being used.

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Wood double hung windows come in a variety of sizes and styles and the overall cost will depend on the style that is chosen as well as the type of wood. If you are choosing a pocket replacement double hung window the average cost is from $550 to $750.

For full replacement windows the cost is higher, because of the added cost in material and labor. Full replacement ranges from $900 to $1200.

Wood Casement Windows

A casement window is a window that only has one component, making it a very simple style to choose as a replacement window. The hinges of this style of window are on the side. There are available in single, double or even triple and quadruple applications, with the single being the least expensive for obvious reasons.

If you have multiple casement windows that make up one unit just take the cost of the single and multiply it by the number you have for an average cost.

The cost of a full wood casement replacement window will depend on the size of the window as well as the type of wood that is used. The average cost for this type of wood window is $1000 to $1200. Pocket replacement casement windows will be cheaper with an average price of around $650 to $850.

Wood Sliding Windows

Wood sliding windows offer a great choice for homeowners that are planning to purchase either new pocket replacement windows or full replacement windows. This type of window opens from the side instead of from the top or bottom.

Wood sliding windows come in all shapes and sizes and are definitely worth considering when replacing the windows in your home.

The cost of wood sliding windows will vary based on the size of the window being replaced. Installation of the wood sliding window will affect the cost of this type of window as well. Average cost of a wood pocket sliding window is $800 to $1000. A full wood sliding window replacement window typically costs $1200 to $1400.

 Wood Awning Windows

Wood awning windows have hinges at the top and will open outward. The glass offers protection over the opening, protecting it in the same way an awning offers protection. This type of window is ideal for placement above or below a picture window as well as for use for basement windows.

The cost of wood awning windows can range from $450 to $650 depending on the size of wood awning window that is chosen. For total replacement awning windows the cost will be higher than for pocket replacement awning windows.

Overall Costs of Wood Replacement Windows

The cost of wood replacement windows is more expensive than some of the other window materials that are available. However, I really do not recommend wood windows that are wood on the interior and exterior unless you are prepared to get them painted completely every 5 years with touch ups every year.

This is a must from my point of view if you are going to stay on top of rot issues. The vinyl and aluminum clad though are great options if you are determined to keep wood on the inside of your home and are prepared to pay for it.

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.

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Next Time

In our next post we are covering the average cost of vinyl replacement windows.

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.

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