Setting the Standard for Glass Window Repair and Repalcement

Storefront Window Repair, Commercial Window Repalcement, Home Window Replacement

Average Window Replacement Cost

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Average Window Replacement Cost

On average, you can probably expect to spend about $200-300 per window on window replacements.

A lot of customers come to us wanting to know the average window replacement cost so they can plan and budget for their window replacement needs. It’s actually a little bit harder to answer this question than it seems. There are so many different kinds of windows you can get that it really all depends on your preferences and needs.

On average, you can probably expect to spend about $200-300 per window on window replacements. Depending on what kind of window you get, this number can go as low as just above $100, or it could go into the $700s or even higher. As you can see, this makes it fairly difficult to budget for your window replacement costs if you have not looked at the different kinds of windows that are available and determined what kind of windows are going to be best for you. There are also other factors that go into the cost of replacing windows.

Below are some of the factors that you need to keep in mind:

  • Cost of labor: there is, of course, a governmentally regulated minimum that we have to pay our workers. And then there’s the fact that we want good workers who are experts in installing windows and who will do a great job. Therefore the cost of labor here is determined by the current market, and we make sure that we pay our installation experts enough to be able to tempt the best in the field to come work with us. The cost of paying them for their work is of course factored in to the price of installing windows.

  • Time it takes to install: Barring unforeseen circumstances, it really does not take long to install windows. It might take you quite a long time, but for people who do this all day, every day, and who have the specialized equipment to do it, the process is pretty speedy. The problem is when there are unforeseen circumstances. For example, if our installation experts pull out a window and discover a bunch of rotten wood or extensive termite damage in the walls around the wood frame, we won’t be able to just slap another window in there and cover it up. Eventually, that rotten wood or termite damage is going to cause you a lot of trouble. It can introduce air leaks, so you will have drafts no matter how energy efficient your windows are. It might make the wood so weak that it actually can’t support the window any more. We have to make sure that everything is stable and ready to install a window before we install it. The best way to keep from having unpleasant surprises like that is to carefully inspect your own windows to find out if there is any damage before you call us for an estimate. That way we can factor in the time it will take to fix the damage into the estimate, and you will have a more accurate idea of how much it will cost to replace your windows.

  • Cost of the windows themselves: The replacement windows you choose will also affect the total cost of your window replacement. Obviously, there are cheaper and more expensive windows you can choose. The more expensive windows tend to save you more in the long run on your electricity bills, while the cheaper windows tend to be less energy efficient. Therefore you have to weigh the pros and cons of each kind of window before you decide on one. If you give us a call, we will discuss your specific needs with you and help you work out what kind of window is going to be best for your energy efficiency needs and for your budget. Call The Glass Experts today for a free estimate!