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Question DetailsAsked on 6/22/2014

What is the average cost of installing bay windows?

I need to replace the bay windows in two rooms. There are old and very leaky.

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Depends on size and - can run from about $1000 on up unless tiny - I have run into some that ran $10,000 for near 8' high by 12-16 feet wide.


Check your sizes and then look on the web for typical costs - Anderson and Pella are moderately higher-end brands, an Lowes/Home Depot websites should give you approximate bottom line pricing for the units - then figure around $300-500/window probably for labor and miscellaneouse trim and such depending on size - and of course on whether ground floor or higher level. If not same size window then larger openings can add from a couple hundred for small windows to $1000 or more for much larger windows, as the header beam has to be replaced with a longer one and the rough opening reframed.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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you need a roof built on top to keep out rain and snow. product quality will varie the price as well as size. easier job on first floor then a second or third story install. get three estimates. our average bay/ bow sells for around $3,600.00 with full service install and top performance windows. www.tri-pane .com

Source: www.oknawindows.com

Answered 3 years ago by the new window man

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Hey New Window Man - when you said $3600 averge, did you mean on a replacement like this case, or for a new install ? Seems on the pretty high side to me for an average for just replacement with same size RO for a normal bay window - say around 18-24" wide side windows and maybe 3-4 foot wide center one, by maybe 4' high or so for the actual glazing size.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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a usuall size bay or bow in our area is 100 wide by 50 tall when i said average price that size window frameing, roofing and finish trim in and out, with all glazing energy star or better includes labor material,delivery, install, and removal of old unit.

Answered 3 years ago by the new window man

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What is the average cost of installing bay windows?

Answered 1 year ago by jimnbarb

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Re the followup quesation by jimnbarb - an "average cost" is pretty meaningless because your window is not likely "average" - cost depends on window size, stickout, access, and to a large extent the amount of rough opening modification which is needed to install it. A same-size replacement of a unitized (factory-built) bay window maybe 5-6 feet wide total width may be $500-1000 in labor and trim, plus the window for say $500-800 minimum at a box store to a couple thousand for higher-end unit. A mid-range unit maybe 6-8 feet wide total might run $1000 plus for installation and a couple to a few thousand window cost for normal grade, up to $3-5,000 range for higher end. Go on up to 10-16' wide and you can be into the many thousands, up to around $10,000 range. This would be for a replacement window - if enlarging the rough opening so reframing and new header is needed, then commonly at least $500 and generally more in the $1000+ range for that - and for very wide windows requiring temporary support of the floor above and wall loads druing the reframing, can be in the couple of thousand $ range pretty quick, and more yet in some cases with a house that does not have wood or metal stud wall framing - like in solid stone, brick, or concrete construction. I have seen reframe jobs to install bay and view and "glass wall" remodels go into the $10,000 range in exotic architecture and non-stud framed buildings.


And of course accessibility comes into it - a bay window, especially if unitized (so all 3-4 "windows" or glazing units are all framed together and installed as a unit rather than as individual windows in a framed bay, can be quite a problem to install in gables and upper stories, especially if large - so access comes into the picture too. Imagine the difference in installing a large bay unit 2-3 feet off the ground versus 10 stories in the air for instance - and large units over about 400-500 pounds generally require a crane or some sort to lift them into place unless very close to the ground and readily accessible. Or they come in sections and are joined in-place, which also increases cost because of the necessity to put in te3mporary shoring or scaffolding to hold the elements as they are joined but not yet tied into the building structure.


Below are links to a couple of similar questions with responses, and more links to others below them - but you need to get actual quotes from several Window companies to get a good handle on what the going rate would be for your particular size and location.


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Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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