A casement window, also called a crank window, is hinged at the left or right side, and the crank handle opens the window outward or inward. If you are interested in getting replacement casement windows for your home, you should expect to pay $430 – $1,060 per window, with a national average cost of $750 per window.
Table of Contents:
- Average Costs
- Cost Estimator by Brand
- Cost Estimator by Type
- Other Factors That Affect Cost
- Related Services
- Cost by Location
Average Replacement Casement Window Costs
|National Average Cost||$750|
|Typical Price Range||$430 – $1,060|
|Extreme Low-End Cost||$420|
|Extreme High-End Cost||$1,830|
While most window replacements cost between $430 – $1,060 with a national average cost of $750, homeowners sometimes spend as little as $420 or as much as $1,830 for a replacement casement window, depending on several factors.
Why the varied range in price? Think about it: The larger and more intricate the windows, the greater the cost. Smaller, standard windows are typically much cheaper.
If you’re seeking a more budget-friendly option, there are ways to accomplish your goals:
- Use only standard-sized windows.
- Use a budget window manufacturer instead of going to expensive manufacturers.
- Use contractors to bid on your project and don’t go with the highest bid.
- Use cheaper materials.
Replacement Casement Window Cost Estimator by Brand
|Window Brands||Cost Range for Casement Windows|
|Pella||$600 – $870|
|Anderson||$550 – $1,130|
|Milgard||$610 – $940|
|Jeld-Wen||$510 – $690|
The chart above shows the cost of casement windows from some of the most common manufacturers. They all have individual price structures based on materials, size, styles, and other features, so their price range can vary widely. Each brand also has different series or product lines with different price points.
Replacement Casement Window Cost Estimator by Type
In the table above, see typical costs for some of the more common replacement casement window types. These costs include the purchase of the window only, and professional installation costs vary depending on a variety of factors, including but not limited to the complexity of the job, the location of the property, and the materials used.
Single-Frame Casement Window
Considering a replacement single-frame casement window for your home? You should expect to pay $360 – $540 (window only, no labor and installation). This single-frame casement window works with a crank handle and holds a glass panel. The window can be hinged left or right and can open inward or outward.
Double-Frame Casement Window
Double-frame casement windows, also called French casement windows, has two windows and operates on the same design premise as French doors, which allows them to swing inward and outward together. If you are excited about this type of window, then expect to pay $730 – $960 (window only, no labor and installation).
Egress Casement Window
An egress casement window is designed similarly to a single-frame casement window, but its primary purpose is to be used as an escape from the home in an emergency, like a fire. Having an egress casement window installed costs between $750 and $3,750 (window only).
Egress casement windows are found at the basement ground level, and the window size must be large enough to accommodate a human being squeezing through them.
Picture Window with Casement Flankers
A picture window with casement flankers is a combination of three windows in one area of the home: one picture window and two casement windows that “flank” each side of the picture window. If you are considering this option, the price range for a basic picture window is $760 – $1,030 (window only). A basic single-frame casement flanker costs $360 – $540 (per unit only). Remember, you’ll need two.
A picture window is a single-pane fixed window that allows for lots of light and provides a clear, unobstructed view but has no airflow (breeze). A window air conditioner could not be used in this window configuration.
Other Factors That Affect Cost
Aside from the different types of casement windows and the brands that sell them, here are some other cost factors to consider when planning your budget for a replacement casement window:
- Window Size
- Frame Materials
- Number of Glass Panes
- Glass Coatings
- Gas-Filled Windows
- Insert Replacement vs. Full-Frame Replacement
|Size||Average Cost (Window Only)|
|24 in. x 36 in.||$260 – $350|
|24 in. x 48 in.||$350 – $510|
|24 in. x 60 in.||$420 – $440|
|30 in. x 36 in.||$280 – $390|
|30 in. x 38 in.||$220 – $470|
|30 in x 60 in.||$460 – $480|
|36 in. x 60 in.||$340 – $630|
Larger and custom windows require a larger budget. The chart above shows the most common sizes available. In this case, size does matter for your wallet.
The chart above reflects a 24 in. x 32 in. replacement casement window with five different frame material costs. Keep in mind that the costs in the table do not include professional installation.
Vinyl Casement Windows
Vinyl casement windows are quite popular with homeowners because they are readily available and relatively budget-friendly. A replacement vinyl casement window will range between $170 – $780 (window only). While vinyl is energy-efficient and does not rot or warp if it gets damaged, touch-up paint won’t work.
Wood Casement Windows
Historically, wood has been used in the building industry for centuries for its elegance and classic look. However, with elegance comes a more expensive price tag. If you are investigating pricing to achieve that look, then consider paying $260 – $1,660 (window only). Wood requires maintenance due to peeling and warping, but it can be painted and is available in standard and custom sizes.
Aluminum Casement Windows
Aluminum wasn’t always a “go-to” window option in the past, but it has come a long way. If you are considering an aluminum casement window for its light weight and rust resistance, expect to spend between $190 and $1,180 (window only). Aluminum will corrode over time, but corrosive-resistant paint will protect any vulnerable spots. If you live in a coastal area, remember salt air is a corrosive agent and will disintegrate metal, paint, and finishes.
Fiberglass Casement Windows
Fiberglass is a new player in the window world but an old standby in the boating world. Fiberglass is a plastic material with glass fibers embedded throughout. It does come with a higher price tag, so expect to pay in the range of $400 to $1,520 (window only). Homeowners are now choosing this material for its wood-like appearance, durability, and long lifespan.
Composite Casement Windows
Composite is created by combining wood fibers and PVC polymers in a chemical process. The result is a strong, pliable product that is easy to maintain and is long-lasting. Composite can be “finished” to mimic the look of stone and metal materials at a fraction of the weight. The composite window’s price range is around $340 to $1,180 per unit.
Number of Glass Panes
|Number of Glass Panes||Price|
|Single-Pane||$150 – $400|
|Double-Pane||$150 – $600|
|Triple-Pane||$400 – $950|
- The average cost of a single-pane casement window is $150 – $400.
- One layer of glass or glazing
- Less popular and less common (lack of insulation)
- The average cost of a double-pane casement window is $150 – $600.
- Two panes of glass
- Insulating air space between two panes
- Most common and most popular among consumers
- The average cost of a triple-pane casement window is $400 – $950.
- Three panes of glass
- Two insulating air spaces between the three panes.
- Most energy-efficient and most costly
- A Low-E coating and a gas can be added for even more energy efficiency. This combination is the most costly.
|Reflective Coating||$230 – $500|
|Low-E Coating||$250 – $840|
|Spectrally Selective Coating||$350 – $500|
- The average cost of a casement window with a reflective coating is $230 – $500.
- A thin layer of metallic or metallic oxide coating on one side of the glass to make a mirror-like appearance
- Reduces glare and decreases heat transfer
- Offers privacy and improves the window’s energy efficiency.
- This type of coating, in most circumstances, will eliminate the need for blinds or curtains.
- The average cost of a Low-E coated window is $250 – $840.
- Very thin layers of metallic oxide coat the glass and decrease its emissivity
- The “E” stands for emissivity, which allows the coating material to radiate energy
- Low-E glass retains heat during the winter and reflects the sun’s rays during the summer
Spectrally Selective Coating
- The average cost of a spectrally selective coated casement window is $350 – $500.
- Spectrally selective coatings are a type of Low-E coating (thin layers of metallic oxide that coat the glass and help radiate energy)
- Used chiefly in hot climates, keeps the AC in and reduces cooling costs
|Argon Gas||$380 – $850|
|Krypton Gas||$530 – $1,190|
Argon and krypton gas are both denser than air, so filling air spaces between window panes with these gasses slows heat transfer even further.
- The average argon gas-filled casement window cost is $380 – $850.
- One requirement for using argon gas – there needs to be at least one half-inch space between panes
- Argon is cheaper than krypton gas
- The average krypton gas-filled casement window cost is $530 – $1,190.
- Denser than argon, it is also used to fill the spaces between panes in double or triple-pane windows
- One requirement for using krypton gas – there needs to be one quarter-inch of space between panes
Insert Replacement vs. Full-Frame Replacement
A full frame replacement is when existing windows are removed down to the studs and a new window is installed. If deterioration has occurred over time, then the exterior trim, interior trim, and siding might have to be removed. The price range for a full-frame replacement is $600 – $2,500 per window (without including the product and warranty).
An insert replacement is when a new window is installed within the existing frame. The old sash, hardware, and covers are removed and replaced, preserving the existing interior and exterior trim. If you are looking for a less extensive installation and typically lower cost, then insert replacements range between $250 – $500 (without the product and the warranty).
You might be interested in getting these services done when you get replacement casement windows installed.
New replacement casement windows might be configured differently than existing ones, creating gaps between the window and the wall. Insulation is a solution, as it will close the gaps and reduce utility costs in the long term. Window insulation costs range from $3 – $20 per square foot.
While planning for your new replacement casement windows, you might see the need for structural changes. Siding could be the answer. New siding costs around $2.33 – $15.33 per square foot. If you need repairs instead, the cost of siding repair ranges from $214 – $1,468, or an average of $630.
Upgraded replacement casement windows might motivate you to look into a roof replacement as well. A roof replacement is about $8,446, although a typical roof replacement cost ranges from $5,706 – $11,185. Having a roof repair is significantly cheaper, ranging from $348 – $1,186, with an average cost of $767.
The cost of new drywall is around $1.45 – $3.20 per square foot on average. Like with siding, major structural changes might require new drywall.
Homeowners pay anywhere between $1.90 – $4.80 per square foot to get a pro to paint their interiors.
Casement Window Costs vs. Other Window Types
There are many styles of window aside from casement windows, and one of these other styles may be more appropriate for your home. See the table below to compare the cost of casement windows with other types, and visit the links in the table to learn more about each window type.
|Window Type||Average Replacement Cost Per Window|
|Awning Windows||$295 – $655|
|Bay Windows||$985 – $2,450|
|Bow Windows||$1,300 – $3,380|
|Casement Windows||$155 – $970|
|Double-hung Windows||$195 – $635|
|Picture Windows||$200 – $775|
|Single-hung Windows||$115 – $410|
|Skylight Windows||$800 – $2,200|
|Sliding Windows||$180 – $870|
|Tilt-out Windows||$350 – $1,500|
Installation Cost for Replacement Casement Windows by Location
If you live in a rural area, it will take more travel time to get the crew, materials, and equipment there. This will be factored into the price of the job. Also, the materials you want might not be readily available, and you might have to pay for delivery costs.
If you are a city dweller, your costs will probably be higher because of the higher cost of labor. Once on the job, installers must deal with logistical issues like parking, congestion in crowded streets, and stricter permit processes.
The climate of your area will also dictate your options. You should contact a local window installation pro to help you to decide which options work best in your region.
FAQ About Casement Windows
A casement window works with a crank handle and holds a glass panel. The window can be hinged left or right and open inward or outward. They can be single, double (French casement), egress, and picture window with casement flankers.
It is not recommended for a homeowner to install their own replacement casement windows. Any slight deviation can lead to unforeseen issues if the windows are not installed correctly.
Mistakes can be made with huge financial implications. Some of the more common mistakes are buying the wrong window (due to incorrect measurements), the risk of personal injury (dropping tools and falling off a ladder), and sloppy installation methods (ex. sloppy caulking leaves small air pockets leading to moisture, mold, and condensation creep in), only to list a few.
An Energy Star-Certified replacement window is an energy-efficient upgrade/improvement to your home. As a homeowner, you could see significant energy savings, cost savings, and possibly qualify for a homeowner tax credit.
If you do qualify for a tax credit, you might be able to claim up to $600 in expenditures.
DIY or Hire a Pro to Install Casement Windows?
The average cost range of a replacement casement window is between $430 and $1,060, with most homeowners spending about $750 per unit. However, prices will vary depending on all the factors involved.
Once you decide to move forward with the process, you will need an open mind, proper planning, and consultations with the pros. You and a window professional can work together to achieve your goals.
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