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How Much Do Clad Windows Cost In 2023?

February 28th, 2023 | 5 min. read

How Much Do Clad Windows Cost In 2023?

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Clad replacement windows are one of the best windows if you want the traditional wood interior without the added maintenance of a wooden exterior. 

Most clad windows are made with aluminum, fiberglass, or vinyl exterior cladding that protects the wood frame from outside elements. This makes clad windows incredibly durable and long-lasting and provides you with a classic look.  

If you’re interested in replacing your home’s windows with clad windows, you want to know how much they cost. 

At Southwest Exteriors, we offer high-quality clad windows from Marvin and ProVia. Our windows are meant to be a long-term solution for long-term homeowners. However, we understand that not everyone is looking for a lifelong replacement window, and there is a wide range of options available. 

Whether you’re looking for the highest quality clad windows available or want something on the lower end of the cost range, we have the answers for how much your window replacement project can cost. 


How Much Do Clad Replacement Windows Cost In 2023? (Ranges and Factors)

Clad replacement windows are on the higher end of the market, costing around $700-$1,700 for a standard 3 ft. x 5 ft. window in 2023. 

  • For the least expensive clad window on the market, you can find them at common Big Box hardware stores, like Home Depot or Lowe’s, for around $500-$800. 
  • For a higher-quality clad replacement window installed by a professional contractor, expect to pay upwards of $1,700 as a starting cost per window. 

Now, we understand an average range of $700-$1,700 for one clad window seems very broad. You may wonder, “How can there be such a wide range of prices between the least and most expensive window?”

The truth is with any replacement window, the way it is manufactured directly affects how much it costs. The higher the quality of the window, the more it will cost. 

A high-quality clad window will last longer and perform better than a lower-quality window. But, it will cost more as well. 

To find the best clad replacement window for you, it’s important to know what you want in terms of durability, look, performance, and longevity. Then, you will find the right window that meets your needs and know how much it will cost. 

Let’s look at five factors that affect the cost of clad windows so you can understand how much your window replacement project will cost. 


1. Window Style and Size

The style or type of window you want is one of the largest factors that affect the cost of your clad replacement windows. 

For example, a double-hung window will be more expensive than a single-hung window. Casement windows will be more expensive than double-hung windows. 

The more complex a window functions, the more it will cost. Similarly, the larger the window is, the higher the cost. 


2. Window Energy-Efficiency

Energy-efficient windows with added energy upgrades will always increase the cost. The more energy-efficient a window is, the more it costs.

Common additions to make your windows more energy-efficient are Low-E coatings, gas-filled window panes, and multiple-paned windows.


3. Window Customizations

Every customization you add to your clad windows will add to the cost of your project. 

Common customizations on replacement windows are the interior and exterior frame color, hardware style and finish, grid patterns, and glass type. Every customization that deviates from the standard window made adds to the cost. 


4. Window Installation

A high-quality window installation will increase the cost of your project because of the cost of higher-quality labor. 

The least expensive contractor will never provide the best installation, so it is important to keep your wants, goals, and needs in mind to choose the best window replacement contractor for you. 


5. Window Warranty

Your window warranty protects your windows from any potential damage that may occur in the future. 

The longer your warranty lasts and the better the coverage, the more it will cost. A warranty with less coverage and a shorter warranty period typically comes with a cheaper window. 


Replace Your Windows With The Best Clad Windows For You

Now that you know how much clad replacement windows cost in 2023, you can have realistic expectations for what your new windows will cost. 

You must remember that cost and quality have a direct relationship when it comes to replacement windows. The highest quality windows and installation will never be the least expensive. 

Understanding your goals and what you want to get from your replacement windows is the first step to creating the right budget for your project and finding the best clad window for you. 

Before choosing your new clad windows, you first want the right information to ensure you can make the best decisions for your project. 

Check out this article that outlines 23 tips for home remodeling in 2023 so you can find the right window replacement solution and have a successful project. 


Ready to replace your San Antonio windows with high-quality clad windows? Schedule your commitment-free consultation with Southwest Exteriors today and get the look you love coming home to!