How Much Does Window Installation Cost?
Windows form part of any home's structure, and often when it comes to window installation, there can be some hidden costs that many homeowners are not aware of. Whether you are having new windows installed or just having your windows reinstalled again to provide a more snug fit, you need to be aware of the costs in order to avoid unwelcome surprises.
Having windows that are tight fitting, well insulated, and sealed can mean the difference between an energy efficient home and one with a high energy bill for heating and cooling costs. Equally, knowing what to look for in an installer and a bit about pricing trends will also make a huge difference.
What Can Affect The Cost?
Generally, the installer will give you a quote per window so that you can have a basic idea of what it will cost for your whole project. In some cases, you can get a discount for multiple window installation. There are several factors that affect the overall cost to install your windows, including:
- number of windows to install
- size of windows
- window make and brand
- time of year
How Much Will It Cost To Install My Windows?
The first factor that affects price is, of course, the number of windows that you are having installed. One or two windows are not going to cost a great deal of money, and you may be able to get away with only spending around $300 per window. The average cost per window, however, does tend to come in at around $700 for an average 48" x 48" frame window, although you could easily end up spending upwards of $1,000 per window, depending on the abovementioned factors.
On average, most homeowners pay in the region of $4,800 for a new window installation project. This total should cover between 5 - 10 windows being installed, although 10 windows could increase will increase the cost by up to $6,500.
For large and more specific projects, for example, if you are ordering double- and triple-glazed windows, those filled with argon gas, or specific brands, the cost to install windows can end up in the region of about $10,000, but install more than 10 windows of this type and you can expect to spend between $14,500 - $20,600.
Your contractor or installer will likely help you through any issues and will work with you to determine what type of window installation is going to work best for your particular needs. Be sure to compare at least 3 estimates from contractors in your locale to ensure you get the best price available in your area.
Time of Year
You may also want to consider is the time of year. Peak season is going to bring higher prices unless you have an installer that runs specials throughout the year. Peak season generally occurs during the warmer and colder months as those are generally the comes when people start to realize that heat or cold is making its way into the home through the cracks. Spring and Fall are both great seasons to have your windows replaced.
When it comes to labor, you can expect a bill of $30 - $40 per hour for removal of the old window and installation of the new one. This task generally takes around 3 hours. If you require the opening of an exterior wall for a new frame and window installation, the additional work should cost between $50 - $80 per sq ft.
Since windows come in so many different shapes and sizes, which significantly influence the overall cost, here is a cost breakdown of each window type within a 48" x 48" high-quality wood frame containing insulating glass.
Consider the following window types and each of their related cost:
Using the same dimensions as above, consider the following window materials and their related cost:
Exact Same Windows?
Are you having windows of the exact same size as your existing windows installed? If so, it is going to take far less time to get the project done, which means a lower overall cost to install the windows.
For the exact same windows, an installer is not going to have a mason come in and alter the opening, and there's also no need to add any extra padding or hanging material, which can make the job shorter and less labor intensive.
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