Whole Window Replacement is CostlyNew replacement windows for your entire house can easily set you back $10,000, $20,000, or even more. Not only that, replacement windows are almost always something that a window installation company must do, which drives up labor costs.
Even replacing a single window can cost $400-$500. Unless the frame is rotted out or otherwise compromised, you can replace the sash only.
What You Need to Know:
- Framing Stays in Place: By keeping the framing, you also get to keep the exterior window casing, another big job.
- Sashes Go By Brand Name: There are no generic kits; you'll need for search for your window's brand name. Kits are not transferable from one brand to another.
- Contents of Kit: Usually a kit comprises a top and bottom sash, compression jamb liners for both sides of the window, a sill dam, and a head parting stop.
- Not Widely Advertised: Window companies don't trumpet the availability of the replacement kits because it cuts into their sales of replacement windows. But they are out there if you look hard enough. See below.