Replacement window projectThis is a great question.  No one wants their home opened up for a long period of time.  In addition, no one wants to have strangers in their home for any extended time period.  When considering how long it takes to install replacement windows, there are different factors that come into play.  Let me share those factors with you:
  •  The dependability of the manufacturer your contractor is using
  • Whether the windows are standard size or custom built to fit the hole they’re filling
  • The dependability of your contractor
  • The skill and experience level of the installers
  • The number of windows being installed
  • The size of the windows
  • The material the windows are made from (for example, wood windows require more time due to needing primer, staining, or painting)
  • The material of the walls surrounding the window openings, such as brick, wood, HardiePlank, vinyl, or Stucco (for example, Stucco requires more time and a higher level of expertise to remove windows from)
  • Whether or not there are obstructions in front of the windows on the exterior of the house
  • Furniture challenges around the window openings on the inside of the house
  • The amount of water, mold, or wood rot damage around the window
  • One story building vs. two story building
  • The Home Owners Association rules
  • The permitting regulations in your zip code
With all those factors in mind, let me give you the average time frame for window installation on a typical home where the homeowner has selected a reliable company with a custom-built window being installed by an experienced professional installer.

After the contract is signed with the contractor, the window openings are measured in many different areas, assuring the manufacturer of the correct measurements.  Then the windows are ordered for the custom fit.  Roughly 4-5 weeks later, the windows are delivered to the contractor’s warehouse.  Once the installation date has been established, a highly skilled window installer can usually install 12-15 windows per day. Thus, the average window job takes approximately 6-8 weeks from start to finish from the date the contract is signed.