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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you replace a window?

You may want to replace a window if the glass has been damaged, you’re remodeling a room, or you want to upgrade your energy efficiency as well as your style by getting rid of those drafty single panes that are losing you money. When replacing a window, you can remove and replace the entire window down to the house frame. This method is best if the existing frame is damaged or deteriorating, but requires construction skills and know-how and will take more time and money. An easier and less expensive option is to install an insert replacement window into the existing frame. Insert replacements are only an option if your window frame is in good condition without rot or damage.

When replacing an entire window, first you’ll carefully remove the existing window with a pry bar and other tools. Next, you’ll make any repairs and adjustments needed to the existing frame or header and studs to ensure that the space is perfectly plumb and square, so the new window will sit perfectly within the space. Next, install the new window from the exterior, securing it into place. You’ll need to precisely wrap and insulate the window to ensure it doesn’t leak. Then, install the interior casing and exterior trim (as needed). If you prefer to hire a professional to install a window, consider replacing more than one window at a time, as the pro can work more efficiently.

How much would it cost to put in new windows?

The cost to replace a window can vary depending on factors such as window size, type of glass, brand of window, necessary trim repair, and any construction work required for installation. Labor rates and cost to do business in your region will also affect the cost. The national average window installation cost is $2,650 per project. Here are some examples of average trim repair and window replacement costs:

  • Trim repair:
    • Line and case a window frame with an MDF product: $400.
    • Line and case a window frame with raw hemlock wood: $500.
  • Approximate cost to install five windows at one time: $3,000.
  • Approximate cost to install one double-hung, energy-efficient 3-foot by 4-foot window: $500-$550.
    • For the same window size (3-foot by 4-foot) from a different manufacturer made with a specialty fiberglass exterior and all-wood interior, the cost could go up to $1,500.
    • Pricing can go as high as $5,000 for a bay or bow window with specialty glass and framing.
      • These examples include removal and disposal of old materials and window.

How much is a custom window?

Choosing custom windows will increase your window installation cost but will provide you with exactly what you want. The average national cost for window installation is $2,650. Your custom window costs will vary based on several factors. The first factor is the type of frame you want. The four most common types of frames are vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum and wood. Wood is typically the most expensive option, followed by aluminum. The type of glass you select will also affect cost. There are single-, double- and triple-pane windows. Most double- and triple-pane windows have gas sealed between the panes that act as insulation. Windows typically cost more the more energy-efficient they are, though this efficiency can save you money on utility bills in the long run. The type of glass used can also affect cost. There are different grades of glass — high-performance glass, low-e coated glass, and more — which all provide you with better insulation. In addition, the number of unified inches (window height x window width) you need will affect cost. The cost of custom windows will also be affected by installation cost and whether any repair or construction work is required to properly fit the new window.

How long does it take to install a window?

It can take less than an hour to install a new window in a house, and you might be able to install all your windows in less than a day. However, this is assuming ideal conditions and that the previous window is already removed. Factors that may add to this timeframe include larger or more complex windows like bay windows or sidelights, as well as windows being installed in hard-to-reach places.

Do window installers work in the rain?

It is possible to install windows while it’s raining, and some professionals may perform the job in the rain. But keep in mind that if the rain is falling especially hard, it could cause moisture to enter the house. And, it’s not safe to work in strong winds or thunderstorms. Some technicians may also not install multi-story windows when it’s wet. Applying caulk can also become less effective if things are very wet.

How do I prepare my house for replacement windows?

To prepare your house for the installation of new replacement windows, start by clearing a path and the area around the window. Take down any window treatments like blinds or curtains, and cover your furniture to protect it from dust. And make sure the window replacement crew will have access to your house.

Before the window installation service arrives at your home, ask them if there are other preparation steps you should take.

Reviews for Columbus window installers
Thumbtack Customer
Hired Luke to order and install replacement windows in my home. The whole process was great, he came out and gave me a quote without any pressure and explained the product and the process. I love my new windows and am very pleased with Windows and Siding 4Less. I feel I received a superior product at a very affordable price. This is really an AWESOME company to do business with.
Windows and Siding 4LessWindows and Siding 4Less
Brandon C.
I'm relieved I chose Feazel for this project. Once the crew pulled the window out, we immediately saw the framing had to be reinforced. It wasn't any type of upsell, I saw the issues with my own eyes. I thought I'd have to call a framing company then figure out how to cover the window hole since we could not safely put the window back in. It turns out the installer worked as a framer for years. He was able do all the framing then install the new window same day. On top of this lucky break, the new window and siding matched my 10+ year old windows and siding perfectly. The icing on the cake was that the price adjustment for cutting, measuring and installing the 5 8ft 2x4's and sheet of drywall was minimal. They could have skyrocketed the price on me because I had no other option. However, they were honest, fair and professional during the whole fiasco. They've exceeded my expectations and I'll absolutely use them again in the future. They also showed up on time, used tarps throughout the house and even vacuumed everywhere they walked once they were done. The house was cleaner than when they started.
FeazelFeazel
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Mike to complete a window installation on my big front picture window. Mike came and provided me with a fair estimate. I hired him on the spot. He set an appointment up that worked with my scheduled and he showed up on time on the day of the appointment. In no time at all the project was complete and Mike cleaned everything up before he left. I would definitely hire him again. He was personable. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Mike!
Master View Windows and SidingMaster View Windows and Siding
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