Double Pane Window Prices and Costs
October 11, 2010
The price of double pane windows, also known as dual pane windows, can vary as much as the windows themselves. Prices change whether you're buying single or double hung windows. Windows can tilt in, making it easier to clean, and double panes can be coated, filled with Argon, or foam-sealed to reduce heat loss and improve your home's energy efficiency.
The frames around your double pane windows also make a big difference in the window's price. Whether you go for wood, or a cladding with fiberglass, aluminum, or vinyl, prices change dramatically even before you consider price differences with different manufacturers. Therefore, when considering double pane windows prices and costs, it's important to narrow down the various details above before comparing different brands.
Sample Double Pane Windows Prices and Costs
The prices on double pane windows below were standard as of September, 2010, and feature a range of brand names, sizes, and materials:
- Vinyl Slider Windows, 36" x 24": $70
- Insulated Glass Wood Clad Window, 24" x 24": $202
- Double-Hung Wood Replacement Windows, 2' 11-5/8" x 4' 7-3/4": $588
- Architectural Wood Casement Window, 2' 0-1/8" x 5' 4-13/16": $1,009
As you can see, prices vary dramatically coming from different manufacturers and with different material and size specifications.
Additional Costs to Consider
When creating your budget for double pane windows, don't forget installation costs. Installation can cost between $200 and $400 per window, often dramatically raising the total price of your replacement windows. Research different manufacturers and suppliers, and keep in mind the additional costs of installation in your budget.