Installing Fiberglass Windows
Not only do fiberglass window frames share the same benefits as their vinyl counterparts in terms of durability, energy efficiency, and aesthetic value, but they also tend to be more sturdy. Regardless of this extra advantage, however, fiberglass isn’t all that common of an option as it tends to average upwards of $900 for every new window installed.
Installing Composite Windows
Composite frames consist of a mix of PVC polymers, offering the same aesthetic versatility of wood and the durability of vinyl. Although they can cost nearly $1,200 on average, they are incredibly easy to maintain after installation. Windows with composite frames are also energy efficient, meaning that you can save a great deal of money down the line.
Aluminum Window Installation
You can expect to spend anywhere between $450 to $1,500 for aluminum frames. Although the material is still available as an option for installing new windows, it tends to lack in the efficiency and insulation department, making it less of an ideal choice if that’s what you’re looking for in a window. Since aluminum is relatively light, however, it can be ideal for large units that can get somewhat difficult to maneuver into place. Bear in mind that the easier the installation process, the smaller the overall cost.
Cost of Installing New Windows According to Type
Home window installations are available in a slew of sizes and configurations. That being said, the pricing will naturally differ according to each type such as single-hung, sliding, or casement.
Single-Hung Window Installation
Also referred to as sash windows, single-hung windows are characterized by a fixed upper sash and a movable lower section. Depending on the features, such as the number of pane layers, expect to pay somewhere from $125 to $430 for installing a new single-hung window.
Double-Hung Window Installation
Double-hung windows look a lot like their single-hung counterparts from a distance. As opposed to the latter, however, both the upper and lower sashes are movable. The average homeowner will normally spend between $170 and $625 to install a double-hung window. Bear in mind that the price also varies according to frame material, size of the window, and the glass unit.
Installing Casement Windows
Casement windows use hinges on the side of their frames and attach vertically to open outwards using a crank handle. Installing casement windows in your Golden State crib can cost anywhere from $200 up to $1000 per unit.
Installing Picture Windows
Picture windows are designed to offer a substantial view of outdoor spaces while letting in plenty of natural light — ideal for a California beach house. Typically featuring a single pane, these windows are often fixed and don’t consist of any mullions. Due to their simple design, picture windows are relatively the least expensive to install, costing as little as $75 for small units and up to $800 for larger ones.