Window Costs Per Square Foot



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Window Costs Per Square Foot

Explorer window costs per square foot for a variety of different styles, options and frame materials. Use our home window price estimator for additional cost information.

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Window Prices By Style

We break down our window prices per square foot by material, as opposed to by the style of window. The reason for this is that there are minimal price differences between say a casement and an awning window. While it is true that a picture window will run $50 less than a similarly sized double hung window, the price difference is minimal enough that it makes more sense to use frame material as the basis for cost comparisons.


Vinyl Window Costs Per Square Foot

Vinyl window frames are the most popular window on the market and combine affordability with durability. They account for just over 50% of the entire replacement window market. Vinyl windows cost, on average, $25 - $70 per square foot for the window itself. Installation typically runs $50 $150 per opening. Fully installed, consumers can expect to pay between $40 and $90 per square foot.

-- Installed Cost: $40 to $90 per square foot --


Wood Window Costs Per Square Foot

Wood window frames are by far the most beautiful window on the market, although they are also the most expensive and require the most maintenance. Wood windows cost, on average, $45 - $100 per square foot for the window itself. Installation typically runs $50 - $150 per opening. Fully installed, consumers can expect to pay between $60 and $120 per square foot. More on Marvin Ultimate prices.

-- Installed Cost: $60 to $120 per square foot --


Fiberglass Window Costs Per Square Foot

Fiberglass window frames are both slightly more expensive than vinyl, as well as slightly more energy efficienct. Fiberglass windows cost, on average, $35 - $80 per square foot for the window itself. Installation typically runs $50 - $150 per opening. Fully installed, consumers can expect to pay between $50 and $100 per square foot. More on Marvin Infinity windows prices.

-- Installed Cost: $50 to $100 per square foot --


Aluminum Window Costs Per Square Foot

Aluminum window frames are by far the stronger of all window frames, although they are also by far the least energy efficient. Aluminum windows cost on our $35 - $80 per square foot for the window itself. Installation typically runs $50 - $150 per opening. Fully installed expect to pay $50 - $100 per square foot.

-- Installed Cost: $50 to $100 per square foot --


Composite Window Costs Per Square Foot

Compoiste window frames are the newest and most controversial of all frame materials. Composite windows cost, on average, $25 to $80 per square foot for the window itself. Installation typically runs $50 - $150 per opening. Fully installed, consumers can expect to pay $40 to $100 per square foot between per square foot.

-- Installed Cost: $40 to $100 per square foot --


Soundproof Window Costs Per Square Foot

Soundproof windows are built and manufactured specifically to reduce sound and noise from entering through the window. Often, these are found in urban areas or in homes close to freeways and other noisy locales. Soundproof windows cost, on average, $45 to $95 per square foot for the window itself. Installation typically runs $50 - $150 per opening. Fully installed, consumers can expect to pay $60 to $125 per square foot.

-- Installed Cost: $60 to $125 per square foot --


Impact Window Costs Per Square Foot

Impact hurricane windows are built to protect homes from hurricanes and other severe weather. One way they do this is through the use of strong laminated glass. Impact windows cost, on average, $55 to $120 per square foot for the window itself. Installation typically runs $50 - $175 per opening. Fully installed, consumers can expect to pay $70 to $140 per square foot.

-- Installed Cost: $70 to $140 per square foot --


How To Calculate Square Footage

How exactly do you calculate the square footage of a window?

Melie - Homeowner

[Site Editor's Answer]

Melie, let's say you have a window that is 2 feet by 4 feet. You simply multiply 2 x 4 for 8. That window is 8 square feet. So in our example above, the median cost of a vinyl window installed is $60 per square foot. So 8 x 60 equals $480 -- the median cost of an installed vinyl window is $480, while a mid range window installed would be about $425 out the door.

The above example is simple, but often windows are measured in inches. So let's take the same window -- 24 inches wide by 48 inches tall. 24 x 48 equals 1152. Divide by 12 and you get 96 square inches. Divide by 12 again and you get 8 square feet.

Brandon - Site Editor