Once your windows start drafting, leaking, or screeching, it is probably time for a replacement. Durable and easy-to-maintain vinyl windows are an excellent go-to for many people, and you can choose among numerous glass types, shapes, and sizes available.
The questions are, what is a suitable quality vinyl window, and how much do good vinyl windows cost? Their prices differ depending on the frame quality, window brand, single or double panel options, and the average labor cost in your region. Let’s take a look.
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How Much Does It Cost to Install Vinyl Windows?
On average, the current cost of fully installed vinyl windows is $250 to $650 per window, including materials and labor. Even though this window type is the most affordable frame option on the market, you can also find expensive models with an incredible price of $1,900 per window.
The price will primarily depend on the window size, possible customizations, brand, installer, and the region where you live. Be aware that window replacement will cost more if your home is old, drafty, and leaky.
Installation costs for ten double-hung vinyl windows
|National average range||$6,500 to $9,500|
|National average price||$7,500|
All things considered, you should set aside $6,500 to $9,500 when planning to install ten windows. However, the price can go up to $15,000 when choosing luxurious impact-resistant windows with spectrally selective coating and krypton-filled glass.
Prefab or readymade windows in standard sizes and shapes are always more affordable. On the other hand, custom vinyl windows can be expensive, particularly models with arches and non-standard sizes.
In such a case, you should count on 30% to 100% higher prices than for standard windows. You can lower expenses by installing your windows yourself, but remember that labor costs are only 8.2% of the price. Materials take 91.8% of the final bill.
Labor costs are typical $50 to $65 per hour, but the total price depends on several factors, including:
- Installation difficulties
- Window type
- The house’s floor
- Travel time and spent fuel
- Cleanup and disposal fees
In other words, you should pay $100 to $300 per installed window, while more demanding jobs can reach $600 per window. Remember that replacing more windows at a time is always more cost-effective.
Vinyl Windows Prices by Type
Vinyl window prices will depend on the type you choose, but prefab and custom-made models also cost differently. For instance, an average prefab window’s price ranges from $650 to $1,000, while a customized one costs $850 to $1,900.
The most affordable are egress windows, and you should set aside $100 to $200 for a prefab one. On the other hand, the same window will cost $130 to $400 when you require some customizations.
Another inexpensive option is transom windows, which cost $100 to $500. Remember that the price is almost double higher for a custom window than a prefab one.
Vinyl windows prices by type
|Window type||Materials for custom windows||Materials for prefab windows|
|Egress||$130 to $400||$100 to $200|
|Transom||$130 to $500||$100 to $250|
|Storm||$200 to $600||$150 to $300|
|Skylight||$200 to $2,000||$150 to $1,000|
|Single-hung||$200 to $2,800||$150 to $1,400|
|Casement||$260 to $1,500||$200 to $750|
|Arched||$260 to $1,800||$200 to $900|
|Picture||$260 to $3,000||$200 to $1,500|
|Sliding||$260 to $3,400||$200 to $1,700|
|Double-hung||$275 to $4,000||$210 to $2,000|
|Block||$325 to $1,800||$250 to $900|
|Awning||$350 to $2,200||$260 to $1,100|
|Garden||$650 to $4,000||$500 to $2,000|
|Bay||$2,900 to $5,900||$600 to $3,000|
|Bow||$3,900 to $6,500||$750 to $4,700|
|Average||$850 to $1,900||$650 to $1,000|
As expected, the most expensive will be bay windows with a price of up to $5,900 and bow windows. The cheapest prefab model comes at $750, while you need to set aside about $6,500 for the most pricey customized bow window.
Vinyl Window Prices by Size
The excellent thing about vinyl windows is that you can find them in any possible size. Manufacturers classify them into three groups by this feature, but each group has numerous variations.
For instance, a list of small windows includes several sizes:
- 12 by 24 inches (30.5 x 61 cm)
- 18 by 18 inches (46 x 46 cm)
- 18 by 24 inches (46 x 61 cm)
- 24 by 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)
- 18 by 36 inches (46 x 91.5 cm)
Average windows’ sizes range from 24 by 36 inches (61 x 91.5 cm) to 48 by 60 inches (1.2 x 1.5 m). The size range for large windows is from 48 by 60 inches (1.2 x 1.5 m) to 72 by 96 inches (1.8 x 2.4 m).
Vinyl windows prices by size
|Window type||Materials for custom windows||Materials for prefab windows|
|Large||$260 to $5,900||$200 to $3,000|
|Average||$200 to $3,000||$150 to $1,500|
|Small||$130 to $1,800||$100 to $900|
Roughly speaking, small windows will cost from $100 to $1,800, depending on the type, while larger options’ prices are $200 to $5,900. You can also find windows of average size that cost approximately $150 to $3,000.
Be careful when calculating because size is not the only factor affecting costs. For instance, it is possible to find small casement windows at a higher price than more sizable transom windows.
Vinyl Windows Prices by Pane Type
Vinyl windows prices will also depend on the glass type. A single-pane, a primary window type with untreated glass, is the least expensive. You should set aside $100 to $1,200 per one, depending on the window type, size, and shape.
The double-pane window typically costs $150 to $1,700. The triple-pane type is the most expensive, ranging from $400 to $2,000.
Vinyl windows prices by pane type
|Pane type||Materials for prefab windows|
|Single-pane||$100 to $1,200|
|Double-pane||$150 to $1,700|
|Triple-pane||$400 to $2,000|
|Laminated||$125 to $1,500|
|With low-E coating||$250 to $1,650|
|With spectrally selective coating glass||$350 to $1,900|
|Argon-filled||$375 to $2,000|
|Krypton-filled||$600 to $4,000|
Besides these basic window panes, you can find more expensive types with laminated glass and glass with special low-E or spectrally selective coating.
The most expensive are highly energy-efficient argon-filled window panes that cost $375 to $2,000 on average. On the other hand, you should count on spending $600 to $4,000 for an ultimate quality krypton-filled window.
Vinyl Window Prices by Brand
You can find numerous reputable brands manufacturing vinyl windows nowadays, and each offers models in various sizes, styles, and efficiencies.
Vinyl windows prices by brand
|Brand||Materials for prefab windows|
|Jeld-Wen||$125 to $2,400|
|Simonton||$125 to $2,700|
|Milgard||$140 to $2,500|
|Loewen||$150 to $1,800|
|Pella||$155 to $3,000|
|PGT||$225 to $2,600|
|Harvey||$250 to $1,300|
|Alside||$250 to $1,500|
|Andersen||$300 to $2,300|
The most reputable brands are:
- Alside specialized only in vinyl
- PGT specialized in specific window types
- Simonton and Jeld-Wen that produce affordable custom windows
- Anderson and Pella that provide windows matching other patio windows and doors
- Loewen that prefers energy-efficient architectural and luxury window styles
- Milgard that offers luxury custom-made window styles
Factors Affecting Window Replacement Pricing
As expected, you will pay less if you decide to replace all or most windows in your home. In that case, you can save about $10 to $50 for labor per window, depending on their number.
Prices of replacing all windows in the house
|Window number||Total installation costs|
|15||$5,300 to $14,300|
|20||$6,000 to $20,000|
|30||$9,000 to $28,000|
Most homes have 15 to 40 windows of different sizes and purposes, but you can count on total expenses of $5,300 to $28,000. Besides the window number, the price will vary depending on their size, shape, and position.
As you know, it is possible to find windows made of different vinyl types, and their prices vary depending on material quality and window size and style. For instance, the price of a 36 by 60 inches (0.9 x 1.5 m) single-hung window with energy-efficient glass will be:
- $300 to $500 for a builder-grade vinyl window
- $550 to $800 for a mid-grade vinyl window
- $800 to $1,000 for a premium vinyl window
Most manufacturers offer vinyl windows in white and brown colors. However, you can pay extra for one of eleven exterior colors and three available interior colors, including white, tan, and clay.
Grilles and screens
It will cost you more if you want to buy semi-custom windows with grille patterns or screen options that allow a better view.
Home age and location
Replacing window on an old house typically cost more because of possible refitting and probable installing custom-made windows of atypical sizes and shapes. Sometimes, such a project can double or sometimes triple the regular price.
- Old window removal
- Decorative window trim
- Structural repairs
- Insulation and weatherproofing
Vinyl windows’ price depends on numerous things, but primarily on the material used for the frame quality. In most cases, you should set aside about $250 to $650 per window, including labor and material costs. However, the price can go up to $2,000 for expensive customized models and windows providing specific features.