What is the average price of replacing your home windows? With endless choices available, and many brands, types, and functions, shopping for window replacements can be an overwhelming experience. It’s really hard to estimate the cost, as there are so many options available and so many variables to the labor involved.
The cost of windows will depend on the type, size, material, security features, the total number of windows needed, and lastly, the ease or complexity of the installation. Dual pane windows, or those filled with argon gas will also increase the cost. Estimates are based on united inches, which is equal to the sum of the length and width of each window; a 30×45-inch window is 75 united inches.
For replacement windows, you can expect to pay an average of $450+ per window, and it can be from $5,000+ average for 10 windows. Larger homes with 15-20 windows can possibly run $7,000+.
Replacing non-standard sized windows that require custom sizes will also increase your cost, and if there is extensive wood rot or other damage along the existing windows that would require repairs, this would also add to the bill. Installing windows yourself may save $35-$100 or more per window, but if you do not understand the basics of your home’s structure, or moisture and weatherproofing requirements, mistakes can lead to dry rot, structural issues, or other problems. You may save money on installing the windows yourself, but it’s not recommended. Installing windows can be quite tricky, and doing so incorrectly may void any warranty you have with the window manufacturer.
If you live in the sunshine state of California, window replacements should be at the top of your renovation list. Let in that golden light year round as you keep your home’s temperature comfortable in an energy efficient way. Start now and go here to get your FREE estimate.