Factors That Determine Window Replacement Cost

Replacing a window comes at an expensive cost, so it’s important to ensure you’re getting value for your hard-earned money. In order to do this, you should have an understanding of the different factors that can affect the overall cost of your project.

Glass Type

A range of glass types can be used for your window, and each is typically sold at a different price. For example, a double-pane window costs more than a single-pane window. This is because the former has better insulating properties than the latter.

Frame Material

Aluminum and vinyl are the most common window frame materials. Aluminum is the more expensive option. It’s stronger, lighter and recyclable. However, they require thermal breaks for energy efficiency. Vinyl, on the other hand, is cheaper and more energy-efficient even without the upgrades. It requires little upkeep, too.

Window Style, Shape and Size

A custom window will naturally increase your expenses. So, if having a circular or other unconventionally shaped window isn’t necessary, it would certainly be more practical to go with basic styles. 

Number of Windows

Obviously, the more windows you need, the higher the material and labor costs.


Labor typically includes inspection, preparation, installation and repairs (if necessary). It’s worth comparing quotes from different contractors, but, ultimately, make sure you’re hiring a qualified professional for the job. Installation quality can affect the longevity of your new window, which means it can also impact your long-term window expenses.

Renewal by Andersen® of Quad Cities has several years of experience in installing various types of window, including double-hung, casement and bay and bow windows among others. Call us at (309) 644-4769, or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We offer our services to customers in Rock Island, IL, and the surrounding areas.