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Window Installation Price Guide

Whether you are looking to install new windows in a brand new construction home or are shopping around for replacement windows, there is a good chance that you are looking to find the best window at the hands down lowest price. Many home owners find themselves wondering about the average costs of window installation, but the truth is that this can vary greatly depending on the number and type of windows you are looking to have installed. Still, by analyzing different influencing factors of window costs, it is possible for home owners to get a rough estimate as far as what to expect when it comes time for them to install new windows.

National Install Windows Costs

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National Install Windows Costs
Average reported cost $4,402
Number of Cost Profiles 8177 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $70
Maximum reported cost $11,000
Most homeowners spent between: $3,168 to $5,145

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Benefits of New Windows

For home owners thinking about replacing existing windows, there can be a number of advantages to doing so. Not only do new windows improve a home's aesthetic appeal and resale value, but today's windows are also made to be much more energy efficient. As a result, home owners can enjoy great savings on energy costs by installing new windows that offer more insulation that the existing ones.

Factors Affecting Window Price

When considering the cost of new window installation, there are a number of factors that can influence the price. For starters, the type of window chosen is a big contributor to its cost. Storm windows and double hung windows, for example, are known to be more expensive because they provide extra insulation. However, they can also save the home owner in energy costs down the road, making these popular options for new window installation.

Single pane windows such as casement windows and picture windows, on the other hand, are known to be more affordable. Most home owners end up going with a combination of different window types, and the average cost per window typically works out to be somewhere between $180 and $500 each.

Since windows are generally priced individually, the number of windows a home owner is looking to have installed can also affect the overall price. For this reason, many home owners on a budget tend to replace windows a few at a time as opposed to trying to replace them all at once. Still, many window installation companies offer special deals to home owners who opt for entire window replacement.

Going off of that point, installation costs can also vary from company to company and region to region. Therefore, home owners looking to get the best deal on their home window installation should shop around and call different window companies in their areas to request quotes. Most reputable window companies these days will be happy to issue a free, no-obligation quote to home owners who are serious about having the work done.

Choosing A Window Company

At various times throughout the year, many window companies hold special deals and promotions that can save home owners a great deal of money on their window installation. Therefore, home owners looking for the best deal should be sure to keep an eye out for such promotions. 

Price should not be the only concern, however. Quality is also important, which is why asking for recommendations and reading online reviews is also important when it comes to choosing a window installation company.

Overall, installing new windows can be costly, but the good news is that new windows should last for many decades to come. Furthermore, newer and better insulated windows can essentially pay for themselves over time in saved energy costs. If you are looking to have new windows installed at your home in the near future, be sure to keep the above advice in mind so that you can get the best deal.

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016

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