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Question DetailsAsked on 9/5/2017

Cost to install windows where there currently aren't any

Hi - Thanks for reading my question. I'd like to install two single hung windows on a bedroom wall where there aren't any. Size of windows is 24 x 48 and we have white milgard line windows throughout the house. There is no plumbing in this wall but there is an electrical outlet that would need to be moved. How much do you estimate this would cost, ballpark is great just so I can figure out if this makes sense. Thanks!

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Depends on your house construction of course, but in frame wall, assuming standard 16" spacing you have to take out one stud and put in header, so assuming no major load-bearing columns come down over the proposed location, typically $600-1000 range per window would be normal range for standard double-pane windows. Plus probably $200 range for handyman or such to patch drywall and repaint that wall to repair the damage from the rewiring.
Try to be as flexible on the outlet location as you can be - because move towards where the wire comes from and it is easier than moving away (so more wire is needed) plus moving further away means either a junction box (which has to be exposed face by code - cannot be hidden in wall) or tearing into the wall back to the next previous box for that circuit to run longer wire to the outlet - which means more drywall damage. Actually, unless your wiring passes through the window opening, normally outlet would not have to be moved - would normally be below the bottom of normal window sill height, so wiring from below or laterally should not be affected by putting the window in, because the rough opening and supporting sill beam almost always only hve to extend maybe 4 inches below the bottom of the window - not to the floor.

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