How Much Does it Cost to Replace Windows?

Do you need new windows for your home? Failing to replace your old, drafty windows in a timely manner can cost you extra money, but the thought of installing new windows can be daunting to some homeowners, in terms of both price and duration.

We often hear the question, “how much do replacement windows cost?” There’s not a simple answer. Window installation depends on several different factors:

Window Materials

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

Window Panes

While more energy-efficient windows, such as ones with double or triple panes and gas fills (typically argon or krypton), can be more expensive upfront, they pay for themselves in the long run by helping you save money on your energy bills. They can also make your home’s interior more comfortable, whatever the season.

Window Sizes

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

Number of Windows

How many windows do you need to replace? Obviously, 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, be sure to talk to your local window company!

Average Cost of Window Installation in Indianapolis

According to HomeAdvisor, the average reported window installation cost in the Indianapolis area is $4,018, with most homeowners spending between $3,151 and $4,885. Although replacement window projects can cost more than this, homeowners have the chance to recoup much of the cost. Remodeling magazine’s 2013 Cost vs. Value Report says that in the region including Indiana, a vinyl window replacement project that costs $9,924 has a resale value of $6,456 and a cost recouped value of 65.1 percent (meaning you can regain back up to 65 percent of the upfront cost).

Need Replacement Windows for Your Home?

If you live in central Indiana and need to replace your home’s windows, look no further. Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie installs high-quality vinyl replacement windows.

Contact us today to learn more about our services!