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Understanding New Window Prices For Your Home


When you come to receive your window price quotes for your window replacement project you are going to need to have an understanding of how it’s broken down and exactly what you’re going to be charged for.

The remainder of this window prices guide will aim to identify the main costs involved in window replacement, along with their average breakdown.

When it comes to replacing the windows within your home there are going to be several factors which determine the overall cost of your replacement windows, these factors include the following:

  • The window company you buy from
  • The type of windows you have installed
  • The number of windows you have to have installed
  • The price of additional extras including window glazing types
  • The window installation costs

The Window Types You Have Installed

The type of windows you choose to have installed in your home will depend on the shape & size of your home as well as your own preferences. Window types are generally broken down into around 7 main kinds which include:

  • Bay & bow windows
  • Casement windows
  • Picture/fixed frame windows
  • Single & double hung sash windows
  • Awning windows

Out of the main types of window you will find that picture and casement are the cheapest, with bow and bay being the most expensive. The price of a simple vinyl picture window will usually be around $200 plus installation, whereas the cost of a bay or bow window can extend into the $2000 mark. This price can be affected further by the size of window you need as well as the addition of optional extras such as energy efficient glass and various internal and external finishing types.

Number Of Windows You Have Installed

It goes without saying that the more window units you need to have installed then the more it’s going to cost overall. But obviously you’re going to have a fixed amount of windows you need installed, something you can’t really get away from. But, if you’re economical on the other elements of your window replacement, such as optional extras, then you can usually get the cost down.

The Price Of Window Panes

The type of glass you choose for your window can significantly increase the price you have to pay for your windows. The most expensive glass is the type which has all of the energy efficient/energy saving elements to it, this includes:

  1. Double glazed glass
  2. Low-emissivity coatings
  3. Window tinting

On average energy efficient glass which includes all of the above can increase your overall cost of windows by up to 40%, but you can also decrease your home energy bills with it. So, it’s really a case of weighing up the pro’s and con’s, and finding out what works for you.

Contractor Installation Costs

On average the cost of your windows will make up around 60-70% of your total window replacement budget, the remaining cost will be for your window removal, disposal and installation of new windows. Some window companies will charge far more on window installation, for that reason it’s always worth checking whether you can buy wholesale windows and pay someone separately to install them for you.

Our window price quotes page is a great place to find approved local window contractors in your area.