Replacement windows cost anywhere from $200 to $700 per window. High-end window replacements can cost well above $1,000 per window. You may have noticed this is a pretty wide range. However, a lot of variables go into calculating the cost of your replacement windows, from the material used in the frame to the size and type of window you select. Factor in labor costs, and the average window replacement project for your home could range anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000 and beyond. With such an important investment on the line, we’ll lay out the different costs you can expect depending on your budget and the best window type for your home.
This table illustrates the average price of replacement windows and what you can expect to be quoted per window. Although the higher priced windows tend to yield more savings in the long run, we’ll run through the benefits of each type so you can upgrade your windows with the knowledge you need to make the best decision for your home and wallet.
$250 – $1,100
The first type on the list is probably the most common replacement window today. It’s pretty affordable as far as windows go, and it yields high performance and a long life of energy efficiency. It’s a low-maintenance and well-insulated window that isn’t as susceptible to rotting or corrosion as a wood-framed window. Not all vinyl windows are the same, so as long as you get your windows from a trusted manufacturer, you should be able to enjoy the full lifetime of your vinyl windows without warping or corroding.
$400 – $2,000
Although wood windows are susceptible to rotting and mold, they are preferred by many homeowners because of their natural beauty. They also have some of the best insulation value among window types. It has a low heat and cold transfer value, meaning your home stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. No more wasted electricity bills cooling and heating your home with wood replacement windows. They’re also durable and can be stained or painted to match your home’s décor. It does have a higher cost per window and regular maintenance, so if you’re looking for a more affordable, low-maintenance option, you might want to stick with vinyl windows.
$500 – $1,500
Fiberglass windows are generally the most expensive window type available, but they combine the convenience of a vinyl window with the look of wood windows. Because it’s stronger than vinyl, fiberglass windows shouldn’t warp as easily, and it can match nearly any home’s exterior with its versatile profile. It also has the low maintenance properties of vinyl, and the superior insulation of wood windows. If you’re debating on vinyl vs. wood and have some extra room in your budget, fiberglass windows are a great investment for your biggest investment – your home.
$200 – $1,000
Aluminum isn’t just for soda cans. It’s yet another low-maintenance option for your windows. Similar to vinyl, aluminum windows are becoming more and more popular thanks to their convenience and durability. However, they do have high heat transfer rates, which means you may be spending a little more on electricity during the summer. Paired with the milder winters and searing summers you can expect in Texas, you may want to go for a more insulated option in vinyl windows if you have the budget for it. Although it’s the least energy-efficient option, aluminum windows have a slim profile, are lightweight, and require little to no maintenance.
$400 – $1,500
Like you might expect, composite windows are made of several window types to create a more durable option to wood windows. Nearly in the same price range as wood, composite windows combine vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum to its exterior for that added durability and weather resistance. When it comes to windows, you never want something that may require a lot of maintenance, and composite windows will definitely provide you with that worry-free option. You can still paint composite windows so they match the style of your home, and you get to reap all the benefits of energy-efficient windows thanks to their high performance value.
Clarity understands how big of an investment new windows are for your home. This guide to window prices and window types should help you decide what’s right for your home. And if you’re concerned about the weather this time of year, don’t be! There are actually some benefits to replacing windows during the winter. New window costs should never turn you away from a better performing, more secure, more comfortable home.
Contact Clarity today and get a free in-home consultation! Our window experts can walk you through all of your available options, including different window types, window styles, and window installation costs. No matter what type of window you choose, we stand behind our work with a double-lifetime warranty! You can call us at (817) 381-0055 or stop by in person at our Southlake showroom!
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