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Replacement Windows Cost


How Much Do Replacement Windows Cost?

 
average costAverage: $300-$700 per windowhigh costHigh: Over $1,000 per window
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Replacing old, drafty windows can brighten and update a home while cutting energy bills by as much as 25 percent.

Typical costs:

  • Expect to pay an average of $300-$700 per window for replacements placed inside existing (and structurally intact) window frames, but it could go as high as $1,000 per window, for a range of $3,000-$10,000 for a one-story, three-bedroom home with 10 windows. Larger, two-story homes with more windows can run $10,000-$20,000. Double- and triple-glazed windows, or those filled with argon gas increase energy savings but bump the cost to the higher end of the scale.
  • If the existing window frame is rotted or damaged in any way, the frame must be rebuilt. This are called new construction windows, and can cost as much as 50-100 percent more than replacement windows, or $5,000-$40,000 for completely rebuilding all the windows in a home.
Related articles: Broken Window Repair, Bay Window, Window Blinds, Window Cleaning, Curtains and Drapes, Painting a House

What should be included:
  • A window installer should remove the existing windows, install the new ones, cleanup and dispose of the old windows, and wash the new windows. Estimates are usually based on united inches, which is equal to the sum of the length and width of each window; a 40x55-inch window is 95 united inches. HomeTime.com[1] gives quick definitions of standard window terms, such as apron, casing, glazing, mullion and more.
  • Vinyl windows are usually the least expensive; other window framing materials include wood, aluminum, steel and Fiberglas. DoItYourself.com[2] provides an overview.
  • Better Homes & Gardens[3] lists 25 things to know about windows in general, while DoItYourself.com[4] discusses distinctive window shapes that can add "personality" to a home.
  • An energy star[5] label means greater savings on heating and air conditioning; the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy[6] explains exactly what's needed for an energy-efficient window and the Efficient Window Collaborative[7] compares different types of windows by state based on climate conditions. Top energy efficiency may mean different types of windows on different sides of the same home, depending on sun and weather exposure.
Additional costs:
  • Extensive dry rot or other damage around existing windows may require repairs before new windows can be installed; the cost will depend on the amount and type of work needed.
  • Be sure the estimate includes disposing of the old windows.
  • Replacing non-standard-sized windows requires either custom windows or enlarging the old opening to accommodate a larger standard size, which can up costs by 50-100 percent per window.
Discounts:
  • When dealing with non-standard-sized windows, check with many manufacturers; your window might be a nonstandard size for one but standard for another, which saves the cost of enlarging the window opening.
  • Some people purchase windows through a local home improvement store or other outlet, then save money by hiring a local handyman to install them. Be sure the handyman has the skills and experience needed to do a thorough, well-sealed and leak-proof job.
  • Installing windows yourself may save $35-$100 or more per window, but be sure you understand all the moisture and weatherproofing requirements; mistakes can lead to dry rot or other problems.
Shopping for replacement windows:
  • For ideas on what type of windows would look and function best, check the photo galleries provided by manufacturers Pella[8] , Milgard[9] and Andersen[10] . Other companies, large and small, are listed with the Window and Door Manufacturers Association[11] . Manufacturers' websites provide links to local companies who sell and install their products.
  • Replacement windows with or without professional installation are available through Lowe's[12] .
  • Get estimates from several companies. Ask for and contact references, check for complaints with the Better Business Bureau[13] and make sure the company is properly bonded and insured. A deposit will be required, but don't pay the full amount until the job is finished to your complete satisfaction, especially when hiring a local handyman to do the installation.
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FELDCO in wisconsin
Amount: $11,118.00
Posted by: a user in Seymour, WI.Posted: May 13th, 2015 01:05AM
Number of Windows: 12 WindowsNumber Lineal Inches:
Brand: Window Type: Sliders and Double Hung
I own a duplex and replaced 12 windows, both front doors, and added aluminum storm doors to both sides. The windows ran about $7700. The 2 Front Doors and Storm doors $3418.
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sunrise essential replacement windows
Amount: $7,530.00
Posted by: shimroch in Rochester, NY.Posted: March 18th, 2015 03:03AM
Installer: ac
I got 8 double hung and 4 lite sliders installed with 1 slider frame builed up. Excellent windows for sure definitely recommend.
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Replacement Windows in Oklahoma
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: shocked in Oklahoma in Moore, OK.Posted: March 3rd, 2015 12:03PM
Number of Windows: 14Number Lineal Inches:
Brand: Renewal by AndersonWindow Type: double hung
I was quoted a little over $29,000 to replace 14 windows. I said thanks but no thanks.
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Windows by Murray
Amount: $9,795.00
Posted by: Scott and Kelley in Naperville, IL.Posted: February 21st, 2015 07:02PM
Number of Windows: 14Number Lineal Inches:
Brand: QuakerWindow Type: Double hungs, Picture
Installer: Tom and Stan
Great job. This company started as Murray Millwork doing a lot of high end carpentry. We decided to go with them because they offered a different installation than the regular companies. They removed the whole frame and built a whole new one. Then they put in the new window and trimmed it out with all new custom millwork from their sister company. So glad we got rid of our trim and did it the right way.
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Andersen 100 and 400 Series Home Depot....
Amount: $25,000.00
Posted by: Sunbeam79 in Dallas, TX.Posted: December 31st, 2014 04:12AM
Number of Windows: 27Number Lineal Inches: 200
Brand: AndersenWindow Type: Casement and picture
Installer: Home Depot
This project is a big one with more than half of the windows installed. Andersen appears to be a complicated company to do business with as a middle man company for Home Depot as far as the window manufacturing production of our window sizes and measurements goes. The windows seem to be what we needed for a better quality of life. It is a costly decision to make. W did get a quote and measurements from Renewal By Andesen prior to going to HD. Renewals quote was 50,000.00.
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Harvey Classic Windows
Amount: $7,340.00
Posted by: penurious_me in Nashua, NH.Posted: December 8th, 2014 10:12AM
Number of Windows: 21Number Lineal Inches:
Brand: HarveyWindow Type:
Installer: VHI Builders
I selected VHI Builders as one of the contractors to bid on my window replacement project based upon comments by Waterlili81 and am thankful for that that posting. Dave, the owner of VHI, was very helpful in our selection of a window manufacturer, model and various cost saving options. We met with him a total of 3 times before signing the contract. His work was meticulous, neat and speedy. Additionally we contracted for some new construction that involved removing exterior french doors and replacing with 2 new matching replacement windows. I have no reservations in recommending him for this type of work in our area.
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Sunrise Windows
Amount: $7,000.00
Posted by: terry shlabach in Mishawaka, IN.Posted: October 31st, 2014 07:10PM
Number of Windows: 11Number Lineal Inches:
Brand: Sunrise WindowsWindow Type: double hung
Installer: EER Windows
purchased 11 sunrise windows with grids from EER Windows in Granger, IN. The sunrise product seems to be a better choice over the local pella and Anderson dealers. Their warranties and energy ratings are much stronger.
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Bay window replacement
Amount: $5,000.00
Posted by: Kay lane in Kansas City, MO.Posted: October 21st, 2014 05:10PM
Number of Windows: 1Number Lineal Inches: 87
Brand: AndersonWindow Type: Bay
Installer: Anderson
For a bay window 87 x 57 asked for 5000 dollars .we re told 3 interest no penalty ,got paperwork ,the first 5 payments were all intreats!! Talk about feeling scammed ,so am going back in with eyes wide open!!! Any help ,would be great
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Window WORLD of Joliet and Rockford are Fabulous
Amount: $4,300.00
Posted by: JoeS in Medinah, IL.Posted: September 8th, 2014 06:09PM
Number of Windows: 3 sets of 3Number Lineal Inches:
Brand: Window WorldWindow Type: Casement and Double Hung
Installer: Ray and Crew
This is my second purchase with Window World - I bought from Rockford 10 years ago and from Joliet this year. (Same owners) They are locally owned and operated and wonderful, honest people. The windows are high quality. There's a little wait for their windows, but it was worth it. We called several others and they were very pushy, expensive and two wouldn't leave their brochures for comparison. Call them for your windows - their LIFETIME Warranty can't be beat and we've put that to the test!
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replacement window cost
Amount: $9,300.00
Posted by: c.l. in Los Angel, CA.Posted: July 29th, 2014 08:07PM
Installer: American Reliable Windows
Any one comment on if it is reasonable to pay $9,300 dollars (include installation n tax) to replace 13 windows with Milgard Tuscany Vinyl w D3max low e glass? 3/13 are casement windows. Others double hung. I have until Aug 1, 2014 to back out. Thanks.
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New Window Installation South Bend, IN
Amount: $10,000.00
Posted by: Thomas Barnes in South Bend, IN.Posted: July 25th, 2014 07:07PM
Number of Windows: 2Number Lineal Inches:
Brand: SunriseWindow Type: Bay
Installer: Energy Efficient Replacements of Granger
I had one of the owners (Randy) out for an estimate. He was very thorough on the project we were interested in. The knowledge of Randy and how he explained the entire process is the reason we chose to do business with Energy Efficient Replacements. Randy and his business partner Jason were out here on the day of installation and we're very hands on with the entire process. Our new bay windows are perfect.
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Window Installation Hammond, In
Amount: $10,500.00
Posted by: Daniel Schumacher in Hammond, IN.Posted: July 11th, 2014 10:07PM
Number of Windows: 18Number Lineal Inches:
Brand: Sunrise WindowsWindow Type: Double Hung by Sunrise Windows
Installer: Energy Efficient Replacements
We met directly with both owners of Energy Efficient Replacements. Our experience was great all the way around. Our windows arrived on time and we're installed in 2 days.
I highly recommend energy efficient replacements.
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Outstanding windows and installation
Amount: $8,600.00
Posted by: SJH in Tulsa, OK.Posted: June 16th, 2014 06:06PM
Number of Windows: 16Number Lineal Inches:
Brand: SoftliteWindow Type: Double hung and casement
Windows by Jeff did an exceptional job. Great windows beautifully installed. Operate perfectly, make the house quiet even in the Oklahoma wind, and excellent insulation value.
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Replacement Windows
Amount: $8,000.00
Posted by: Aly in Woodland, WA.Posted: May 21st, 2014 04:05PM
Number of Windows: 7Number Lineal Inches:
Brand: Window Type: single hung
Installer: High Performance Homes
I came to your site after I got a call from my kids about this estimate for 7 windows. These are just standard tract home windows, nothing fancy and that didn't even include their sliding glass door. I thought it was outrageous and after looking at your article and the comments, I see I was right. I gave them the name of a few other contractors in their area to call for estimates, that I work with.
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Replacement widows from D&W Window
Amount: $6,500.00
Posted by: Roger Lutze in Davison, MI.Posted: March 3rd, 2014 07:03AM
Number of Windows: 9 windows 1 doorNumber Lineal Inches:
Brand: D&W ManufacturingWindow Type: sliders
Installer: D& W Windows
We had several bids for windows and D&W gave us the most for our money. The widows look great and we have lost our drafts. These windows came with a good guarantee and we like the clear view.
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Bad Window Installation - Michiana's Best Choice Windows
Amount: $7,000.00
Posted by: Randy Onkers in Granger, IN.Posted: January 7th, 2014 01:01PM
Number of Windows: 20Number Lineal Inches:
Brand: VistaWindow Type: Double Hung
Installer: Michiana's Best Choice Windows
I hired Rob Koon from Michiana's Best Choice Windows to install our new windows. The windows leak air, they did not insulate between frame and jamb. The exterior cladding looks very tacky, the caulking is sloppy. Do your homework before you hire a company like this.
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Hanson
Amount: $30,000.00
Posted by: a user in Goodrich, MI.Posted: November 8th, 2013 06:11AM
Number of Windows: 8 windows and 3 doorwallsNumber Lineal Inches:
Brand: HansonWindow Type: Slider
Installer: Hanson
Hanson's sale rep are crooks. They try to replace our windows $30K and after all the discounts it came down to half that. But we didn't go with them at the end.
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New Sunrise Windows Installed in our Granger, IN Home
Amount: $7,000.00
Posted by: Tom Banards in Granger, IN.Posted: June 26th, 2013 02:06PM
Number of Windows: 12Number Lineal Inches:
Brand: Sunrise WindowsWindow Type: Double Hung
Installer: Energy Efficient Replacements
We found Energy Efficient Replacements located in Granger, In. They offered the Sunrise Windows. We had a previous home with Sunrise Windows and the windows were terrific. We had them replace our 12 double hung windows and also our front door.
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Replacing a Bay window
Amount: $8,000.00
Posted by: mcantero in Plainfield, NJ.Posted: June 8th, 2013 06:06PM
Number of Windows: oneNumber Lineal Inches:
Brand: RBAWindow Type:
Installer: RBA
Renewal By Andersen is asking 8,000 dollars to replace one bay window. It is a large window, but I think the price is totally inflated.
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EntryPoint Exteriors in Virginia Beach is AWESOME!
Amount: $2,990.00
Posted by: bhawkins in Virginia Beach, VA.Posted: May 23rd, 2013 10:05AM
Number of Windows: 10Number Lineal Inches:
Brand: Soft-LiteWindow Type: Double Hung
Installer: Entry Point Exteriors
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Energy Efficient Replacements - Vinyl Replacement Windows Elkhart Sales & Installation
Amount: $5,800.00
Posted by: Bob Fox in Elkhart, IN.Posted: March 15th, 2013 11:03AM
Number of Windows: 12Number Lineal Inches:
Brand: SunriseWindow Type: Double Hung
Installer: Energy Efficient Replacements
I contracted with Energy Efficient Replacements out of Granger, IN, they are a Vinyl Replacement Window Sales and Installation Company. I purchased their Sunrise Windows for our lake house in Elkhart. The Sunrise window is a high end extremely energy efficient window. The price I paid beat the other Sunrise dealers price by over 1500.00. The windows look wonderful. I would advise you look at the Sunrise window form Energy Efficient Replacements of Granger.
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WindowWorks understands GOOD BUSINESS
Amount: $7,890.00
Posted by: Williams Residence in Schaumburg, IL.Posted: February 9th, 2013 09:02PM
Number of Windows: 10+doorNumber Lineal Inches: ?
Brand: WindowworksWindow Type: several types
Installer: Kris, Casey, and Jozef
Hello Gents, All I can say is this company understands good business. Theres a certain feeling that you get when you buy something that you feel good about. They made me feel that way through the entire process. I ordered new windows and a door on January 4. The customer care team contacted me a total of 4 times including the installation set up. I was always informed of status of doing my job. I guess the part that surprises me is that I had 4 windows and siding done last year by another BIG NAME company similar to Windowworks and the process was horrible. I am really shocked and impressed with how they handled my job and me as a customer.Their products that were installed are great and exactly what we need. We feel all the differences with temperature and all that but really the part that really impressed us is their overall handling of the order. Being a business person, I know this type of service needs to be recognized and I had to get my full story out there.Thanks Windowworks
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External Resources:
  1.  www.hometime.com/Howto/projects/window/win_8.htm
  2.  www.doityourself.com/stry/hangwindowstyles
  3.  www.bhg.com/home-improvement/windows/window-buying-guide/things-to-know-about-windows/
  4.  www.doityourself.com/stry/stormwindowframes
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  8.  www.pella.com/windows/photo-gallery/default.aspx
  9.  www.milgard.com/design-tips-and-inspiration/before-and-after/
  10.  www.andersenwindows.com/product/
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