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Question DetailsAsked on 6/12/2014

Labor cost to remove 7 double-hung windows (2 singles, 1 double, 1 triple) and replace with new construction vinyl

Vinyl sided house, original wood windows to be replaced with new construction vinyl, and replace interior window trim and sills. No interior painting included in labor.

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Can vary a lot depending on how the windows have to fit in with the siding - especially if integral C or J channel so some siding has to be removed to fit it into the channels after the window is installed.

Also depends a lot on quality of installation - watched a Home Depot window installation in my neighborhood for a few minutes the other day - was taking two guys 7 minutes to install a window, but zero water shield in the opening, zero tie-in with the house wrap, zero caulk behind the integral brickmold - only tack-nailed in place with NO squaring up or making sure it was vertical, THEN placed a few shims, zero nailing through frames into studs, a few finish nails through brickmold into siding (with no nailhole patching), and a bead of caulk around the outside. You could probably get that type installation for same rough opening sized windows for $75-100/window on a multiple window job. For professional installation with full housewrap and water shield integration and proper alignment in opening should take a half hour or so prep for one man plus another half hour or so for two men for the install, alignment and trim (one inside, one outside) - cost more like $150-200 labor per normal sized window - 2-3 times that for large (over 6 feet or so) picture, multi-bay living room, and large bay or garden windows. Perhaps $50-75 more per window if have to remove siding around windows to fit into unitized or built-in channel.

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