Window Installation FAQs

How long does it take to install Windows on a new build?

Installing windows can take 30 minutes per window on average, depending on the size, but it can be a two-day job depending on other circumstances. It depends on how long it takes the contractor for removal & installation - this differs from contractor to contractor - post which, they will then start installing exterior trim to finish the project. 

Can you install a replacement window in new construction?

You can now replace your old windows with something that looks like new ones! With replacement windows, homeowners get to choose the style and color they want for their homes. This is an excellent option if you don't care about what's happening around it or need more space inside a home because these beautiful pieces hide all the framework.

How much does it cost to install Windows in a new house?*

Window Type Costs: Price Per Window

Average Labor Costs -  $38 per hour

Single Hung Windows  - $170 to $360

Double Hung Windows  - $300 to $850

Arched Windows - $325 to $500

Do you install windows before wrapping the house?

The most critical time to do weatherproofing your home is before the window goes in. Get the house wrap cut and folded, install any flashing tape required, then fold in the sides of any top windows.

Are windows installed from the inside or outside?

In many cases, you can install windows at least partially from the outside. However, every home is unique, and there may be some features of your home's window openings that require all or part of the replacement window installation process to occur inside.

What is the best time of year to replace windows?

Although possible year-round, the common consensus is Spring. The warm and sunny weather will ensure that the process isn't interrupted due to weather and that sealant elements cure correctly. 

Is scaffolding needed when replacing/installing windows?

Unless you want expensive machinery on your property for the duration of the installation, scaffolding is an excellent way for contractors to reach window openings above the ground floor. 

Is window flashing necessary? 

Flashing is critical for new window installations because it catches raindrops that hit your home at an angle. The house's siding often isn't enough protection, so you need to check between your window and siding.

How many windows can be installed in a day?

Most competent window installation companies and contractors can install between ten to fifteen windows per day on average. However, this does vary significantly by experience, weather conditions, and window type. 

How much does it cost to put a window in a wall?

Most window installation projects are a combination of siding, framing, and finishing. As a result, the price on average ranges between $1,000 to $5,000 depending on the amount of labor and work involved. 

How many people does it take to install windows?

While depending a lot on the skill and capability of the contractor, most professional window installation companies have a team of at least 3 - 4 people. Given that said team can install anywhere between 10 - 12 windows per day on average, a team of this size should be able to meet the installation requirements of an average-sized home comfortably. 

Can windows be installed in the rain?

While definitely possible, it's not advisable. The primary reason for this is that nearly all window installations need to be finished with a sealant that must be air-tight and water-tight. The resistance to water and air ensures the longevity of the windows and cannot be worked around. 

How much does it cost to replace a window in a 2000 square foot house?

Home Size (Square Feet)  Number of Windows Approximate Cost (Lower End)
 1,000 10 $3,000
 1,500 15 $4,500
2,000 20 $6,000
3,200 32 $9,600


How much does it cost to replace windows and frames?

Window Frame Repair Costs by Material.

Material Average Cost to Replace or Repair

Wood $100 - $350

Aluminum $150 - $350

Vinyl $150 - $500

Fiberglass $300 - $600

Are windows installed after sheathing?

Typically, the window is installed on a stud wall with sheathing only after the wrap for the house has been completed. It is then finished using a nailing fin and blended with the wrap using flashing tape.