Choosing windows for your downriver home can involve many decisions, and whether you’re in need of a few replacements or require all-new windows for new construction, our design experts can help you choose the best options for your home.
We offer affordable styles and a wide variety of options including bay windows, built-in blinds, energy efficient and sound control glass – and so much more! From window framing in wood, fiberglass or vinyl – to window styles in double-hung, sliding, casement and completely custom, you can have peace-of-mind knowing that we only use quality materials and top brands built to last like Pella and ProVia.
At AllPoint, we have earned our reputation for excellence by providing premium quality that lasts a lifetime, and our design experts look forward to helping you discuss your best options.
There are a lot reasons to replace the windows on your house. A new set can give your house a facelift and enhanced curb appeal. Replacing a small window with a larger one allows in more light and a better view. Newer, energy-efficient windows can save an average 15% on your energy bill. But whatever the reason for replacing them, it’s important to have a professional perform the work, this is not a DIY project.
Let’s look at some of the average costs for replacing windows. Window replacement costs about $650 per window, or between $200 and $1,800. For example, replacing windows on a three-bedroom house runs $3,000 to $10,000. Labor may run $100 to $300 for each window.
Average Cost of Window Replacements
- Average Cost $650
- High Cost $1,800
- Low Cost $200
Replacement Windows Cost
Windows, including the glass and frames, run an average of $100 to $650. In addition to material, the average spend for labor is another $100 to $300. Prices range anywhere from $50 to $2,000 or more depending on several factors that we will review.
Common factors that increase price include:
Replacement Window Cost Comparison by Material
Depending on the material you choose, you are likely to spend anywhere from $75 to $1,500 on a window. In addition to the material price, plan to pay an additional $100 to $300 each for labor.
Window Costs by Material
- Type Materials*
- Vinyl $100 – $900
- Wood $150 – $1,300
- Fiberglass $500 – $1,500
- Aluminum $75 – $400
- Composite $300 – $1,200
*for custom, ornate or very large projects, add 25% to 50%.
NOTE: For the best return on your investment, replace windows with the same or higher quality material. Do not downgrade.
Window Replacements by Type
On average, plan to spend anywhere from $50 to $1,000 or more depending on the style you choose. In addition to the price of materials, you will want to budget an average of $200 per window for labor.
Before buying, be sure the window’s size, function, and look are what you want. Here are some of the most common styles for a home:
Window Costs by Style*
Type Material Price Only
- Double-Hung $150 – $650
- Single-Hung $100 – $400
- Fixed & Picture $65 – $700
- Casement $150 – $1,000
- Sliding or Folding $150 – $800
- Storm $50 – $300
- Custom $1000+
- Bay and Bow $600 – $4,500
Energy-Efficient Window Replacements
When thinking about the cost versus value for energy-efficient windows, keep in mind that the same qualities that make a window efficient also make your home’s climate more comfortable. Good quality windows prevent cold and hot spots, which can make them worth the additional costs.
Plan to spend an average of $120 to $1,200 each. High-quality brands may go even higher in price. Commonly, the more you pay the more efficient they are. Energy-efficient windows start at simple, double-pane varieties with an Energy Star rating and go up to triple-pane, high-efficiency types with a low-e coating.
- Vinyl, wood, and fiberglass are the most energy efficient.
- Great option for the environmentally conscious homeowner.
- Energy-efficient styles can save you between 7%-15% on home energy bills. However, it may not always worth the extra investment so it’s best to calculate your annual savings against the total project cost.
Other than the labor and unit price, other factors affecting price include:
- Having to alter an existing frame.
- Double- or triple-glazed.
- Insulating gases in double- or triple-glazed.
- Exterior dressing (decorative awnings, etc.).
- Location of the job site.
- Unforeseen structural deficiencies.
It is highly unlikely that you will save any money doing this type of project yourself. Contractors can purchase materials at wholesale, while you will have to pay retail price. Further, the professionals at AllPoint know what to measure and how to correctly measure it.
The tools and knowledge to correctly do this work belong to the professionals, we do these jobs so often that we can usually perform the labor in a remarkably short amount of time. In fact, by the time the average homeowner has determined the size they need and compiled a basic list of tools and materials required, we could be halfway through the work.
Why Hire a Professional?
There are a number of advantages to hiring a professional window installer. At AllPoint, we know how to deal with the following issues and any others that may arise over the course of a job:
- Mold: A major health issue, this fungus can destroy wood.
- Rotted wood: Wood that is rotted or damaged by pests can affect a window’s integrity.
- Structural integrity: All exterior walls are load-bearing. Only a licensed contractor should make changes to load-bearing structures.
- Measurements: It is not a matter of simply measuring the opening length by width. Measurements must account for trim, pulleys, and stop strips. If these are not measured correctly, it will not fit.
- Age and codes: Older homes may not have standard-size openings, so replacing them requires removing the frame and installing an updated supporting structure. If your home is significantly older modifications must meet current code requirements.
- Type of glass: Depending on the location, tempered or safety glass may be required by law.
- Location: Ordinances and codes could dictate the placement of your windows. Ask your pro what is required in your jurisdiction.