How Much Do Windows Cost?

Windows make up a large part of your home’s exterior façade, but they do more than just look good. Your windows can actually help increase your home’s overall energy efficiency—or hinder it, if they are old and drafty!

Do you need to replace your old windows? Many people are worried about the cost of window installation. It’s one of the most frequently asked questions. The answer is “it depends.” There is no one-answer-for-all-scenarios.

Factors of Window Installation Costs

A number of different factors affect the price of installing windows.


The material of the window frame can greatly affect the overall price of a window replacement project. Wood windows tend to be more costly, while vinyl windows are less expensive.


How large are the replacement windows you want to install? Installing a large bay window in the kitchen or a small casement window in the den? Usually, the smaller the window, the lower the price—however, special shape/specialty windows can sometimes cost more to install.

Scope of Project

How many windows do you need to replace? The more windows you install, the more expensive the project will be. Keep in mind, though, that window professionals sometimes charge less per window if you install several at the same time. So if you’re thinking about replacing multiple windows, talk to your local window company.

Average Cost of Window Installation in the DC Metropolitan Area

According to HomeAdvisor, based on more than 300 profiles, the average reported cost of window installation in the Washington, DC metropolitan area is $5,505 with most homeowners spending between $4,374 and $6,636. You can also recoup much of the cost of replacing your windows—see Remodeling magazine’s 2014 Cost vs. Value Report to learn more.

Need New Windows for Your Home in MD, DC, or VA?

If you live in Maryland, DC, or Northern Virginia and need to replace your home’s old, energy-inefficient windows, Shanco can help! We have been serving the area for more than 20 years and look forward to helping you with your project.

Contact us today to learn more about our services or if you’re ready to install new windows for your home!



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