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How Much Do Wood Windows Cost In 2023?

February 23rd, 2023 | 5 min. read

How Much Do Wood Windows Cost In 2023?

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Wood windows have been around for centuries. As one of the first windows ever made, they still provide a classic, traditional, and historical look. 

They are on the higher end of the cost when it comes to replacement windows. If you’re considering replacing your windows with wood replacement windows, one of the first things you want to know is how much they cost. 

While at Southwest Exteriors we do not install wood windows, we offer high-quality vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum, and clad windows from Marvin, ProVia, Anlin, and more. Our replacement windows are a durable and long-term solution for long-term homeowners. 

Although we do not offer wood windows, we want to provide you with all the correct information you need to make an educated decision for your project.

So, how much do wood replacement windows cost exactly? We’ve got the answers. 


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

Wood replacement windows cost around $600-$1,500 for a standard 3 ft. x 5 ft. window in 2023.

  • The least expensive wood window costs around $600-$800. 
  • For higher-quality wood replacement windows installed by a professional contractor, expect to pay upwards of $1,300-$1,500 as a starting cost per window. 

This wide range in cost for wood replacement windows is because, like any replacement window, you have low-quality and high-quality products.

Cost and quality have a direct relationship when it comes to replacement windows. The higher the quality of the window, the more it will cost. 

A high-quality wood window is more durable, performs better, and lasts longer than a lower-quality window.  

To find the best wood replacement window for you, it’s important to know what your goals are in terms of performance and longevity. Then, you can find the best replacement window that meets your needs and understand how much it will cost. 

Here are five common factors that affect the cost of wood windows so you can know how much your window replacement project will cost


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1. Window Style and Size

The style and size of your replacement windows are one of the largest factors that affect the cost of your project. 

For example, a double-hung window is more expensive than a single-hung window. Bay and bow will be more expensive than casement windows. 

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


2. Window Energy-Efficiency

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

Things to add to your windows that make them more energy-efficient include tinted glass coatings, gas-filled window panes, and multiple-paned windows. Each of these additions will add to the cost of the window. 


3. Window Customizations

Every added customization to your windows will add to the overall cost of your project. 

Common things you can customize 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 manufactured adds to the overall cost. 


4. Window Installation

If you want your window to be installed well and last, it will cost more because of the cost of high-quality labor. A lower-quality window installation will cost less. 

This is why you must keep your wants, goals, and needs in mind to choose the best window replacement contractor for you. 


5. Window Warranty

A window warranty protects your replacement windows from any potential damage that may happen in the future while you live in your home. 

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


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Replace Your Windows With The Best Wood Windows For You

Now that you know how much wood replacement windows cost in 2023, you can have realistic expectations for the cost of your window replacement project and create the right budget for you. 

With any home remodeling project, it’s important to remember that cost and quality have a direct relationship. The best wood windows with the highest quality installation will never be the least expensive. So, if you want your new windows to last a lifetime in your home, it will cost you. 

Understanding what your goals are and what you want from your new windows is the first step to creating the right budget and finding the best wood window for you. 

But, before choosing your new windows, you first need to have 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. 


Want to learn more about high-quality fiberglass, vinyl, clad, and aluminum windows? Schedule your commitment-free consultation with Southwest Exteriors today and get the look you love coming home to!