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26 APRIL 2023

How Much Should Replacement Windows Cost?

Windows are important to your home, but how important? New windows are a significant investment — what makes some better than others? How do you balance cost and quality? Where should you start?

Windows are important to your home not only for their beauty and the natural light they provide but, most importantly, for their ability to keep the elements out. Over time, windows can become damaged, outdated, or simply inefficient, which means they’re not doing what you need them to do. It’s likely time to replace them.

The cost of replacement windows can vary depending on the type of window, the size of the window, the materials used, and the complexity of the installation process. Let’s take a closer look at what factors can impact the cost of replacing your home’s windows.

Types of Window Material

The type of window material you choose not only impacts cost, but it also impacts energy efficiency, aesthetics, and maintenance requirements for your home. Below are some of the most popular options.

  • Vinyl – Vinyl windows are often the cheapest option, at least initially. However, they tend to be less durable over time and can be susceptible to cracking, fading, and discoloration.
  • Wood – Wood windows are a classic and popular window material that offers natural beauty, warmth, and insulating properties. But wood windows tend to be more expensive than other materials and require more maintenance as they can be susceptible to rot, warping, and insect damage.
  • Composite – Composite windows are made of a combination of materials, such as wood and vinyl. Composite windows can look similar to wood; however, they tend to be more expensive than materials like vinyl and wood.
  • Fiberglass – Fiberglass windows are strong, durable, energy-efficient, and can be designed to look and feel like natural wood. Although fiberglass windows can sometimes cost more than windows of other materials, fiberglass is the strongest and most durable material in the replacement window industry.
Window material chart showing vinyl, wood, composotie and fiberglass windows

Cost Factors

Now that we have a better understanding of the different types of replacement windows, let's take a look at other factors that impact cost.

  • Window Size - The size of the window is one of the most significant factors in determining the cost. Larger windows will typically cost more than smaller windows because they require more materials and labor to install.
  • Window Material - The material used for the window frame can also impact the cost, as noted in the section above. Check out our previous blogs, Why choose Ultrex® fiberglass for your windows and doors? and Vinyl vs. Fiberglass Replacement Windows, for more information on Ultrex® fiberglass and why we use it in our products.
  • Window Style - The style of the window can also impact the cost. For example, double-hung windows typically cost less than bay windows because they are simpler to install.
  • Additional Features - Additional features such as energy-efficient glass, window grilles, and divided lites can also impact the cost of replacement windows. While features like energy-efficient glass can increase the initial cost, they can also help reduce energy bills in the long run.

Complexity of Installation

The complexity of the installation process can also impact the cost. If the window is difficult to access or the existing frame needs to be removed, proper installation will require more work and may cost more.

  • Insert Replacement - New windows are installed within the existing frame. Only the old sash, hardware, and covers are removed and replaced.
  • Full-Frame Replacement - Existing windows are completely removed down to the studs and new windows are installed in the openings.
People working on replacing windows


The warranty is also a critical element in window cost. Is the material durable? Does the manufacturer and installer stand behind their product and service? Even though Infinity products are Built for Life®, we proudly offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty to give you peace of mind.

Making the Investment in Replacement Windows

Replacing your windows is an investment, but one that can pay off in the long run. Not only can new windows add value to your home and enhance its appearance, but they can also improve energy efficiency, reduce noise pollution, and increase security.

When considering the cost of replacement windows, it's essential to factor in the long-term benefits and potential savings, as well as the immediate cost. By doing so you can make an informed decision about your investment and choose the right replacement windows for your home.


So how much should your new windows cost? The answer is... it depends. The best first step is to research the options above and contact a reputable independent dealer who knows your area. Local dealers know your neighborhood, style of home, and feature offers to make your project more affordable.

Be sure to include Infinity from Marvin in your research. Infinity harnesses the strength and beauty of our proprietary Ultrex fiberglass to bring new life to your home. We partner with local replacement experts to deliver a hassle-free experience designed to exceed your expectations. They’ll answer all your questions and provide a detailed, custom quote based on your needs and specifications.

Visit to learn more or start your window project today!


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