Circle Windows

Circle windows are considered specialty shapes and options that are made in the shape of circles and come in different styles and materials. They can have no internal framing such as porthole windows or they can contain numerous panes separated by mullions. This style can help a home (or at least the wall it is on) stand out from it’s nieghbors by adding a unique design element.

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“Circle windows can either be stock or custom sized and this will play a part in how they are priced out. However, the real cost factor will be window installation cost.”

Basics Of Circle Windows

Really these are nothing more than a window manufactured in the shape of circles. They can be small or large and can have frames inside the circle dissecting it or simply one pane of glass. They are a close relative to both oval and half circle windows. They are available as wood, composite and vinyl, which is better at handling the wear and tear from the elements over the long term.


Circle Windows Prices

Price Range: $400 to $900 installed

They can either be stock or custom sized and this will play a part in how they are priced out. However, the real cost factor will be window installation cost. Any custom work to an opening, whether creating one, enlarging or reducing an opening can increase the install price by quite a bit. The cheapest option for homeowners is to insert a like sized replacement.

Benefits Of Circle Windows

Visually Appealing

Visually, they can be very appealing for homeowners and passerbys. Whether large or small, they have a very distinct look that adds lots of visual appeal to a wall or space. They can be placed above other window frame to form a full design piece or can be stand alones to draw the eye to its symetry and circular shape.

Many Options

They can be quite small and serve as accent pieces or very large to serve as stand alone design elements. Larger options allow in lots of light and are often placed high on a wall to maintain the privacy of the room. They are produced by a number of window manufacturers and come in wood, vinyl and composite frames.

Drawbacks

They Can Be Pricey

The installation is going to get you for custom jobs. Inserts (where a replacement window is simply swapped out for a very similar size) shouldn’t be more expensive than other styles. When window contractors have to open a hole in a wall or enlarge an existing opening, the costs can really begin to stack up.