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How Much Does a Window Replacement Cost?

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When it comes to window replacements for your home, you’re going to want to chase the best deal and value. But there are so many types of window designs, shapes, and styles, not to mention all the material options for your window replacement project. 


It can be difficult to know if you’re really getting the best value when you see a $300-$400 standard window at a big box store. In this blog, we’ll tell you about the different kinds of replacement windows and the price ranges you can expect to see when planning for your window replacement, plus all the benefits of choosing a quality custom size window from Tom Adams Windows and Carpets.


Average Costs


Pricing is important when you’re choosing your window replacement options, but it is also important to consider the quality of the product and the integrity of the installation. So, who you choose to purchase and install your windows is as important as the window itself. The window size, design, color, shape, and style will all factor into your final cost of your window replacement. There will also be a cost to having your windows installed.


The cost to install your windows will depend on the number and material of windows being installed, the material, with optional hardware, grids, capping and aesthetics of your home, and the window shape. It is generally more cost effective to order multiple window replacements at once because it will reduce the price per window. 


Inexpensive Frame Options


Let’s take a look at some of the common inexpensive window frame materials and what they cost. 


Aluminum Window Frames


Aluminum windows are by far the least expensive option but are not very popular in residential homes because of their less versatile profiles. They also have NO energy efficient and less insulated compared to other materials such as vinyl or wood. However, aluminum window placements are problematic. They typically cost between $200 to $400 per unit, making them a  choice for those who are thinking short term and not concerned with problems and issues. 


Vinyl Windows Frames


Vinyl is the most popular material for windows as it is budget-friendly and low maintenance. These window replacements look great and are highly efficient, which means you’ll save money on heating and cooling. They can come with wood-like trims and profiles for both the interior and exterior of your home, and they are often available in a variety of colors to match the style of your home. Price for a vinyl window replacement can vary because there are so many options available, but a mid-range double-hung vinyl window replacement will run between $500 to $900 including basic installation. Tom Adams Windows offers a lifetime product warranty, as well as a lifetime installation warranty to protect your investment.


High-End Options


If budget is not a concern for you, here are some higher-end window frame materials. 


Wood Window Frames


Wood frame window replacements are the most traditional material and match many home styles for an authentic look. Some great brands to look for are ProVia and Marvin. Wood windows are more expensive and require some maintenance to reseal and protect the materials. However, ProVia windows can be made with a custom color to match your home, or you can choose from 28 different color and stain options, so you won’t have to worry about hiring a painter after the windows are installed. This type of wood window replacement can run about $ 900-$1900,including basic installation and depending on the options that you select that are available to you, for bith energy saving and aesthetics. 


Composite Window Frames


Composite windows are made of a combination of PVC polymers which are similar to vinyl windows and wood fibers. They offer the aesthetics of a wood or Vinyl look.. While they tend to be more expensive up front, and very bulky in appearance, an averaging between $1,500 to $2,200 per unit, installed , they require the same  no maintenance as vinyl windows, once installed. 


Fiberglass Window Frames


If you’re looking for optimum durability, check out fiberglass windows by Marvin. Fiberglass frames are the most durable window material, up to eight times stronger than vinyl. Plus, fiberglass frames have thinner frames and sashes, which shows more glass and allows more natural light into your home. These windows can withstand tough weather while showing practically no wear and tear.


Fiberglass window replacements can be pricey, with an average price range of $900-$1, 600 for an average efficiency uni installed.. They are commonly sold in a white color both inside and out with no grid and a full screen included. But have many color and grid options. Marvin windows also come with a lifetime warranty.


Window Types and Size


The bigger the window, the more expensive the window replacement can be. But, the type of window you choose can also have unintended consequences on your initial costs.  Here is a look at the different types of windows and cost ranges for your window replacement project. 




This is your typical standard fixed window. They come in a variety of sizes and styles and can also be made custom.   




Considered the most “old-fashioned,” single-hung windows have a fixed top sash and an operable bottom sash that slides vertically for ventilation.  




Standard on most homes today, double-hung windows have operable upper and lower sashes, making for easy maintenance.  




Casement windows typically open with a hand crank and open outward for ventilation purposes.  




Sometimes called gliders, sliding window replacements are used in larger applications on ground levels to make it easier to clean.  




Although they aren’t deployed on the side of your home, skylights are a common window replacement.  We would recommend skylights only at the sametime you are looking to replace the roof. Skylights are notorious for leaking water if installed separately. 


Who to Call for Your Window Replacement


Since 1955, Tom Adams Windows and Carpet has been helping homeowners turn their dreams into reality. Our knowledgeable sales staff and award-winning installers will get you the best American-made windows, all backed by a lifetime guarantee. Contact Tom Adams today to get your free estimate and begin your window replacement process.

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