Thinking about replacing your home’s windows? It can be a great decision. New windows add dramatic good looks, boost curb appeal, and help you save on your energy bills while remaining more comfortable throughout the year. How much can you expect to spend on those new windows, however?
Window Costs: Understanding Your Options
Replacement windows can cost as little as $180 or as much as $2,100 each, depending on your choices in a few key areas. Factors that affect your price per window include:
- Window Size – The larger the window, the higher the price.
- Window Type – Pivoting windows cost more than vertical sliding windows, for instance.
- Window Frame Material – Vinyl is one of the most cost-effective options, but metal, wood, and fiberglass are also available.
- Panes – Single, double, and triple-paned glass varies in price and performance.
- Insulation – Well-insulated windows will cost more than those with little or no insulation.
- Window Brand – Brands vary in pricing and paying a lot doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting the highest-quality window.
- Window Coatings – Options like Low-E coatings cost extra but can be well worth the expense.
- Full Frame or Pocket Window Replacement – In some cases, you may only need to replace the glass in the frame, but if you need to replace the window frame and all, expect higher costs.
How Much Do New Windows Cost: Breaking It Down
The average cost for US homeowners to replace the windows in their homes is $565 per window. Multiply that by the number of windows in your home and you’ll have a rough estimate of what you can expect to pay.
Other factors include the age of your home. For instance, an older home that requires full window replacement may also need touching up around the frame once it’s been installed. There’s also the potential that removing windows will expose hidden damage, like rotted wood that must be replaced, which will increase your costs.
Older homes also usually have nonstandard window sizes, the need to match the historical architecture, and even upgrade to modern building codes.
The window’s location in your home will affect the cost, too. For example, a basement window often costs less to replace than a bathroom window, depending on the type. Basement egress windows cost considerably more than standard windows, however.
Rusco Windows and Doors should be able to provide you with an accurate quote on your needs based on the factors discussed here. That will give you the best starting point for your project. Contact us today for a free no obligation quote.