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Question DetailsAsked on 1/10/2017

Looking to find out the cost of a 12" L X 36'' solid window high up on wall, to bring light into BR near Ocala.

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You can find a lot of previous smiliar questions with responses on window issues and common ballpark costs in the Home > Windows link in Browse Projects, at lower left.

Common ballpark range - about $500-600 rough ballpark for single pane unit, more like $600-800 probably for thermal multi-pane or solar influx coated window. If oriented vertically between studs rather than sideways (so no stud cutting or structural header required) might get installed for as little as about $300-400 by a Handyman - using a box store window costing about $50-60.

Cost is partly affected by how load-bearing the wall is - if on a wall supporting the roof trusses/rafters or an upper story takes a bit more temporary support before cutting the wall opening and putting in the header. Also, commonly some added cost if going into a concrete panel or brick/stone wall as opposed to just a normal wood or metal stud wall.

You Search the List category for contractors for this - Windows of course, also Handyman if you trust him to properly do rough opening framing. Not much risk if going in vertically betweenstuds - just have to wastch out for utility runs there - more risk of it not being done right/safely if horizontal so it is removing probably 2 studs and framing up a header to carry the overlying load around the window.

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