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Question DetailsAsked on 10/12/2014

What is the cost to replace a regular window with a picture window?

I want to replace a "regular" window with a picture or bay window to let in more sunshine.

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Depends on your desired window size of course, and and number of panes, energy efficiency, etc - but I will tell you what is commonly installed in my area in triple-panewindows. The simplest window-sized planter bumpout-window type that uses the same rough opening for an 18-20" wide window may run about $500-700 very rough ballpark, installed. Then from there on up, bay windows can run from $1000 range for maybe a 30-36" or so wide on up to $3000 very rough pallpark for say a 5-6 foot wide by 5 foot high picture window to $7-10,000 for a 10' wide bay window - just as VERY rough numbers.

You need to talk to an architect or window company for closer numbers for your specific situation, but going with a wider than current window bumps the cost up fact because a new header beam has to be put over the top to transfer the load from the studs you are taking out in widening the opening.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


As said, cost will depend on size, etc. If Vinyl is an option rather than wood, Okna makes very good windows for the value. The window will often be $150-250 plus install. Install could be $100-250 if you need a professional. If no capping is required, it's pretty easy to do yourself.

You may wish to consider an awning window, as they can be large, let in lots of light and still may be opened and keep the rain out.

Good luck!


Answered 6 years ago by Jefferson

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