Plastic Window Prices and Costs

October 11, 2010

Plastic windows, sometimes known more commonly as vinyl windows, are one of the most cost-effective choices available for new or replacement windows today. Plastic windows are very durable; they do not rot and warp like wood can. They are also available in a multitude of colors and styles to match almost any home, and maintenance of plastic windows is very minimal.

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Plastic Windows Prices Guideline

The standard sizes offered within each type of window vary from small to very large, so the range of prices is wide. These example prices are listed from the smallest standard size to the largest, within each window type:

  • Awning $300-$550
  • Double hung window $180-$325
  • Horizontal sliding window $120-$400
  • Casement window $330-$700
  • Single hung window $500-$900
  • Picture window $50-$500

Options Will Add to Plastic Windows Costs

Customizing your plastic windows will increase the price. Choosing features such as argon glass, krypton gas, or triple glazing can add anywhere from $10 to $100 per the price of each window. Choosing grids can add anywhere from $25 to $50 per window. Wall extenders will add about $40 to each window's price. If you need custom window sizes for your home, you should expect to pay more than the prices above.

Do your shopping for plastic window prices online and at your local window stores to get the best deal. Consider the price of all additional features, and don't forget to factor in the cost of installation, and delivery or shipping, depending on where you buy. Also be sure to check if your plastic windows have an energy-efficient rating to see if they qualify for the $1,500 federal tax rebate offered until the end of this year.

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