This Is How Much New Vinyl And Wood House Windows Cost

Homeowners In Christian And Green County, Missouri Are Investing This Much In Their Curb Appeal

Getting new windows is exciting! It’s a great way to keep up your curb appeal or make it even better.

In this post, you’ll discover new house window prices. You’ll also find out the main factors that change the price.

They’re Too Far Gone

“And it’s hurting our curb appeal! It’s embarrassing,” points out Amanda.

Chris huffs. “I’m sure it’s not that bad. You only see it because you’re looking for it. I bet nobody else can tell that our windows ‘look terrible’ unless we tell them.”

“Then go look,” challenges Amanda. Chris stands up and walks out the door and down the driveway. Amanda waits patiently for him to come back. Eventually, he strolls in the door. “Well, you may have a point,” he admits.

“Thank you,” says Amanda gently. “What do you think we should do about it?” Chris scratches his beard as he thinks. “Well, I guess our first step should be looking up how much new house windows cost.”

The couple hops on Google and finds a local contractor whose blog holds the answer:

How Much New House Windows Cost

The cost for new house windows ranges from $1,500 to $2,500 and above. A standard 3-by-5 foot vinyl window costs $1,500 installed. A standard 3-by-5 foot wood window costs $1,400 installed. Anything above that can start at $2,500. It mainly changes due to material, size, style, type, damages, opening modifications, and job complexity.

The Main Factors That Change How Much New House Windows Cost

The window material. Some window materials are more expensive than others. That’s why the standard vinyl window costs way less than the cost of a wood window. Some materials are easier to get and work with, which makes them cheaper.

Window style. You can order windows that don’t open, have different frames, fixed glass, and other styles. Anything not standard will drive up the house window price.

Window type. Windows have different costs because they’re made differently. Some slide, some pivot, and a picture window is a giant glass pane. There are many window types to choose from and each may have a different price.

Damages. This has to do with the window frame. You may want to fix any damages before they get worse. Moisture damage can really mess up your home. If left unfixed you may need to get new windows again way before you should need to.

Opening Modifications. This involves changing the penetration areas of a building (i.e. any opening where air can get in, or penetrate). This can mean making a frame bigger or smaller, turning a window into a door or a door into a window, and adding a window or door where there isn’t one.

Job complexity. Some projects need a little something extra (or a lot extra). This can include bringing in a mason for brickwork, matching stains, moving electrical, and more. Anything that adds to labor, materials, or time will increase the cost.

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“I had no idea so much went into the cost for new house windows,” says Amanda. “Me either, but it’s nice to know,” says Chris. “I wonder what else about windows we need to know. Let’s see what else we can find on this blog.”

More windows posts coming soon!