Replacing windows isn’t something that you need to do frequently, as most are designed to last at least 15-20 years. However, if you have an older home that is ready for an upgrade, are considering a home remodel, or are looking for more energy-efficient solutions, replacing your windows may be just what you need.
So, how much does window replacement cost? Well, it depends.
Window Replacement Cost
There is no way to give you an exact cost on replacing your windows since the window replacement cost would be based on your set of circumstances – and the type of windows you choose.
On average, window replacement (with installation) runs between $600 and $1,000 per window. It is important to keep in mind, though, that this cost may be lower or higher depending on a few factors.
Factors that Influence Window Replacement Cost
Many factors impact window replacement costs – including your location. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common.
The Type of Windows
Certain windows are more intricate to install than others. For instance, wood-frame windows tend to require more work than vinyl and thus often come with a higher labor cost. With so many types of windows – double-hung, sliding, casement, specialty, etc. – the cost of the window and the installation will influence the overall cost of replacement.
The Number of Panes
Windows come in single-, double-, and triple-pane. Each pane adds an extra layer of insulation and makes the house more energy efficient. However, when it comes to installing replacement windows, the number of panes will have an impact on the overall cost. In other words, single-pane windows are going to be much cheaper than triple-pane windows. Although you would be sacrificing all the added benefits of having more than one pane so weigh your options carefully.
The Level of Difficulty
As with anything, the more work something requires, the higher the labor costs. And there is no exception when it comes to replacing windows. A one-story house, for instance, will have lower labor costs than a two-story house. And one that has hard-to-access areas will likely lead to higher labor costs, as well.
Additional Window Installation Factors
The cost of replacing windows may not be as cut and dry as you may have planned. Sometimes, difficult or unforeseen circumstances can arise during installation that could potentially impact the overall cost of a project. These include situations, such as:
- An existing window that is tough to access or requires special tools, equipment, or skills.
- Structural damage when removing old windows.
- Repairing, altering, or wrapping an existing window frame.
Although most window replacements go smoothly, it is good to keep in mind that there are exceptions.
Window Installation by Zen Windows
Whatever style of windows you’re looking for, Zen Windows can install a wide range of types to fit your needs. All of our windows are well-insulated for optimal energy efficiency. We also offer a lifetime warranty on our window installation.