Window replacement cost can vary widely depending on many factors. The size, style, and quality of the replacement windows will greatly impact the cost. But your cost considerations shouldn’t stop there. The number of windows and integrity of your structure will also play a key role in determining the overall cost of the project.
If you’re budgeting to replace your windows, start by taking an inventory of all the windows in your house that need to be replaced. We recommend using a spreadsheet-style list that inventories windows by room. Include the style, size and the number of windows per room. This will allow you to budget for window replacement costs by room.
Window Replacement Cost Details
Here are a few things to consider when determining how much to budget for your window replacement project:
Number of Windows Replaced
The number of windows you need to replace will determine the cost of the project. A single vinyl window replacement will start around $450 – $600, depending on the size and style of the window. Wood window replacement can range between $800-$1,000. The cost quoted for your window replacement will include the cost of the window and the installation.
Size of Windows
When requesting an estimate for window replacement, it’s important to know the dimensions of the windows to be replaced. Before you call for an estimate, measure the length and width of each window to be replaced.
Style of Windows
Costs vary by window style. Correctly identifying the style of window that you want to install will greatly improve the accuracy of the estimate you receive. Some popular window styles include:
- Double-Hung Windows
- Tilt-Out Windows
- Double-Pane Windows
- High-Performance Windows
Learn more about the different window replacement styles here.
Quality of Structure
If your window frames have structural issues such as dry rot, don’t be surprised to find that the cost for installation increases by $50-150 per window. If the window replacement company has to remove the entire window and frame down to the studs, the work becomes more labor intensive and increases the cost.