Window Installation Cost

On average, window installation cost accounts for 25% – 35% of the total cost of replacement windows. There are numerous kinds of installation, including pocket or insert, standard, full frame historic home, do it yourself and new construction installation.

“Pricing for installation is completely unique to each project. Simple inserts can run $50 per opening and full frame replacement can be as high as $250 per opening. The important thing is to get the right installation for the best long term value.”

Window Installation Cost

When it comes to window installation, there are varying levels. We aren’t going to go into a ton of detail as to what is involved in each, but instead will concentrate on listing industry standard pricing. Window installation cost will vary by project, which is why it is so important to get multiple replacement estimates in order to compare how the contractors are bidding them out.

Do-It-Yourself Installation

On average, expect to pay $25 for each of the windows. This cost is typically split between materials and tools.

$25 per opening

Insert Or Pocket Replacement

On average, pocket inserts cost $50 to $100 for each of the windows.

$75 per opening

Standard Replacement

On average, expect to pay $100 to $175 for each of the windows.

$125 per opening

Historic Home Replacement

On average, expect to pay $150 to $225 for each of the windows.

$175 per opening

Full Frame Replacement

On average, expect to pay a contractor $175 to $250 per opening. Full frame replacement is a somewhat complex process that tears the window down to the rough opening and then builds in the frame and inserts the window and properly seals and secures it in place.

$225 per opening

New Construction Installation

These are general installation cost for several popular states. $250 to $400 per opening.

$350 per opening

Questions To Ask For DIYers

What is your handyman experience? (replacement windows installation is a moderate to difficult home improvement project)Do you have experience with the necessary steps? Do you have experience with window frame issues should they arise; rotten wood, frame warping, mold, termites, etc.? Do you have the more expensive tools/equipment, such as a power saw, to keep your costs down?