Double-Hung Window Prices and Costs

October 10, 2010

Double-Hung windows are among the most-traditional replacement windows on the market, which can mean savings for you if you shop around. That's because many features have become standardized on pre-fitted models that fit your existing frames (if your frames are still structurally intact). Costs for double-hung windows can vary widely between solid pane models and those that are divided into multiple lights separated by muntins.

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Double-Hung Windows: Prices and Costs

As of September, 2010, costs ranged from $300-$700 per window where the replacement fit existing frames. But add-on features for window integrity and energy conservation can raise the cost as high as $1,000 per window. That's why you have to build a budget, shop around, and make sure your retailer includes at least delivery costs in the suggested price.

Remember, if your frames need complete restoration, you may find yourself paying between 50 and 100 percent more for replacement windows.

Window Type / Price range

  • Double-Hung Vinyl Windows, 36 in. x 54 in. White, with LowE3 Insulated Glass, Argon Gas, Grilles and Screen/ $153.00.
  • Double-Hung Windows, 15.25/Max. 52 - Height Min. 26/ Max. 80, insulated glass, ½ screen, tilt-in sashes, $157.50.
  • Double-Hung Windows, 3' 1-5/8 in. x 4' 8-7/8 in., High-Performance Low-E4 glass, natural wood interior, tilt-in cleaning/ $484.

Note that the prices above do not include installation, grilles, screens, taxes, or delivery. Hardwood frame models can cost as much as a third more than the price of standard windows. Choices in insulating materials, especially the gas (argon and krypton) may add another $50 if included on standard replacement models. Round up three written estimates.


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