Fair Market Price Ranges (Installed Prices)
Entry Level Vinyl ($200-400)
We don’t recommend low-end vinyl products, not even the ones with Energy Star labels. The only compelling feature is the price. Your investment will include limited curb appeal, typical lack of pride through the installation, poor air infiltration scoring, and early seal failure and distortion.
Mid-Range Vinyl ($400-600)
Depending on the house and customer, a well built, well installed vinyl window gets the job done just fine. Energy Star rated, tilts in for easy cleaning, looks good from the curb, has some design options and warms up the living space. Won’t bust the budget but still adds value.
Composite & Premium Vinyl ($600-1,200)
These windows include fiberglass from the major manufacturers, multiple companies who offer over-built vinyl including the triple pane options, and the wood/vinyl mixture from the big “A.” Done right, you have yourself a very nice set of windows. Just be careful when treading in these waters. These are the shark waters.
Wood windows, on the replacement end is a fairly specialized investment. Wood windows may be a good choice for old homes, very high end homes, or for homes in very rustic settings. Wood windows cost quite a bit more to purchase and they need to be installed with the utmost of care and patience. The wide range in price is due mainly to the array of design options that come along with new wood windows. Wood replacement windows require attention to detail to be done right. We love helping our customers wade through the design details associated with the different brands when choosing wood windows.