Why are window replacement prices so hard to find?
The number-one reason replacement window prices are hard to find is that they are chock-full of options. Every add-on or subtraction to the configuration will affect the overall price of the window. However, it's best to figure that the standard window replacement can be done for between $300 and $400. However, if you want extras, it could cost up to $1,000 per window. Brand recognition will also play a role in the cost, though it's safe to say that the more recognizable the brand, the higher the quality. Still, there are a few diamonds in the rough if you're willing to carefully search them out.
Prices can vary significantly by area. The best way to check window prices is to talk to a local salesperson. They should know the features that are essential for your climate area, but be sure to get more than one opinion. Consumer review publications are good resources as well. If those don't work for you, give CalFinder a call and we'll send out a local and reputable contractor to handle your installation.
If it's the hardware you're after, breathe easier. A single piece of hardware rarely costs over $20, and barring the window screen, that money will pay for some fancy finishing touches, such as locks, sashes and the like. Also, most of the labor can usually be done yourself.
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