If you’re currently shopping around for new windows, it’s natural to wonder how much a new set of windows is going to cost you. However, when it comes to figuring the exact cost of home window replacement, there is no straightforward answer as the price tag will vary a lot depending on the company and the type of window materials you select.
The average cost of home window replacement is about $650 a window, or between $200-1800. So, if you have a 3-bedroom home, for example, you can expect to pay somewhere between $3000-10,000, which is a pretty big range.
Factors in Calculating Window Replacement Cost
Before you begin the process of gathering quotes, it helps to have a basic understanding of the multiple variables that can greatly influence the cost of new windows. The most common factors that affect window replacement cost are the type of window, window frame material, size of the window, and energy efficiency.
The average cost of home window replacement, including the glass and the frame, costs between $100-650 and can even go up to $1800 depending on the type of window. Labor can account for an additional $100-300 per window. Prices will vary depending on the differences in window frame material, type of glass, window location, age of the home, and whether the replacement will be a full-frame or retrofit replacement. Cost can also vary depending on where you live and the type of climate.
Window Material Selected
One of the biggest factors that can affect the price of a window replacement is the type and quality of window material chosen. Frame materials are one of the main indicators for window pricing. The two most popular window frame materials are vinyl and wood. While these two materials may offer the same benefits in terms of quality, there is a noticeable difference when it comes to price.
Vinyl is the most affordable option for replacement windows. If you select a high-grade vinyl window, you’ll still experience energy savings. Vinyl windows are fairly easy to install and require very little in terms of maintenance and upkeep. Wood frames are a beautiful and classic choice but will cost quite a bit more than vinyl.
Window Size and Style
Another factor in determining price is the style and size of your windows. Windows containing multiple pieces and parts, such as bow and bay windows, will cost more than a double-hung window. The size of the window also affects the price. Larger windows require more materials, making them more expensive.
The energy efficiency of your glass package is also a factor in determining price. If you find windows priced extremely low, you can bet that energy efficient gasses are not included within the glass panes. Inert gasses, including krypton and argon, serve as insulators to keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Cheaper windows usually don’t include low-e glass application, which is an invisible coating that helps maintain the temperature in your home. Adding gasses and low-e glass can increase the price by approximately 15%-but keep in mind that this investment will pay off in the long run in terms of energy savings.
Other Factors to Consider
There are also some additional factors that could affect the average cost of home window replacement, such as the location of your windows, your geographical location, the age of your house, insulation and weather-proofing, structural repairs, labor, disposal and cleanup, just to name a few.
We know a window replacement project comes with a lot of questions, and we have the answers you’re looking for. As a trusted industry leader in this community, we have the knowledge and experience to help guide you through the entire process from the initial appointment to discuss your plans all the way through to the installation process and a lifetime of customer service thereafter. Let’s talk about your new windows today! Contact Armorvue Home Exteriors for a virtual appointment.