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February 12, 2021

Reviewed by Asya Biddle, Cleaning Services Professional & Owner of The Dust Busters, Williamsport, PA
Written by HomeAdvisor.

Window Cleaning Prices

Window cleaning costs an average of $214 per job, with smaller jobs starting at about $80 to large homes with many windows in hard to reach places pricing up to $421. The majority of window cleaning jobs cost between $149 and $296. Prices vary based on how dirty they are, the size, number, height, and type of window.

the average cost to clean windows is $220 or $90 to $430

Reputable professionals will have the proper ladders, cleaning solutions, and most importantly, squeegees that will make your windows spotless. While it's possible to DIY, buying the right supplies alone can cost as much as hiring a pro. Cleaning may require standing on a ladder while using multiple tools, which is a dangerous prospect for some homeowners, worthy of calling in a pro.

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Window Washing Prices Per Window

The cost to clean one windowpane ranges between $4 and $11, with an average of $5 per window, for a pane roughly 3 by 6 feet.

Window size plays a big role in the cost, as a professional could clean an entire set of residential windows for the same price as one large floor to ceiling commercial window. The type of window can also increase the charge. A single pane window would be significantly cheaper than a multi-pane bay window or a skylight.

How Much to Clean Windows Inside and Out?

Window cleaning inside and out will run on average $5 per window. Many cleaning companies will charge a rate per window that includes both. Ask your pro about what their pricing includes.

Already have a regular cleaning service? Some maid services and housekeepers will clean indoor windows with the price of house cleaning services, potentially eliminating your indoor window cleaning needs.

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Residential Window Cleaning Price Factors

The cost to clean residential windows varies significantly based on factors such as:

  • Number
  • Height
  • Extent of detail required (sills, tracks, blinds, screens, trim, both sides of the window pane)
  • Extent of dirtiness
  • Cleaning of blinds, curtains & window treatments (an additional service with added costs)

Average Cost of Window Cleaning by Amount

In general, the more windows you have, the more cleaning will cost. Your pro may charge by the number of panes to clean, while others charge by the square footage of your home. Some companies will reduce the per-window rate for cleaning a larger number of windows.

Window Cleaner Rates for Sills and Tracks

Some window cleaning companies will scrub the sills and tracks. They may include this in the per-window cost, which can be an added benefit of having a pro do the work.


If you have windows third or fourth story windows, you may pay more than the average price to clean them. While this isn't a hard and fast rule, some companies price using this policy.

Height is a great factor to consider when deciding to DIY vs. hire a cleaning service. Professional services have extended ladders, squeegees and products that clean and dry glass without streaks or spots.

Mineral Deposits

If you need to have mineral deposits removed, this will increase the cost to around $20 per pane. All windows will ultimately need this, however, and pros have the right formulas and methods to remove them.

Paint and Stain Removal

Paint or stain removal can cost between $3.50 and $6.00 per window. Professionals typically do not include this in regular window cleaning charges, especially if there is a large amount.

Glass Doors

While glass doors are usually larger than standard-sized windows, they are easy to access and shouldn’t be expensive to clean. They need regular cleaning since hands and pets quickly cover them with prints and dirt.

Shutter and Blind Cleaning

Few window cleaning companies will include the cost of blind or shutter cleaning. However, simple dusting of interior blinds is common to prevent the dust from getting on the newly cleaned windows. Exterior shutter cleaning is more common with an exterior siding power washing. If you are interested in window treatment cleaning, speak with your hired professional about whether they provide this service.

DIY Window Cleaning vs. Hiring a Professional Window Cleaning Service

If you own a one-story home with easy-to-access windows and easily removable screens, you can successfully clean your windows yourself. If you have two stories or simply want a thorough spring cleaning, a professional can provide sparkling clean windows, screens, and tracks for a reasonable price.

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What is the hourly rate for a high-rise window cleaning?

High-rise window cleaning is a minimum of $85 per service person per hour. Most high-rise crews work with a minimum of 2 people for safety reasons, which would make the rate $170 an hour. Taller buildings result in more fees, and some companies increase “per floor” rates past a certain number of floors.

How much does it cost to clean commercial windows?

Commercial window cleaning costs between $5 and $15 per window, or $35 and $60 per hour. This costs more than standard, residential cleaning because the windows and buildings are usually larger.

How often should you get your windows cleaned?

Cleaning your windows twice a year is a good rule of thumb. How often you should depends on environmental factors, such as dust, storms, and whether highly-trafficked doors.

Should you clean windows on a sunny day?

The ideal window-cleaning weather is a cloudy day. Intense sun can cause the cleaning solution to dry quickly and leave streaks.

Should I tip window cleaners?

Window cleaners do not require tips, but if they did an exceptional job, a tip is always a nice gesture. Average tip amounts range from $5 to $20.

How do you price window cleaning?

Some window cleaners charge per hour and some per window. Pros may charge extra for removing heavy dirt and paint, cleaning screens, sills, shutters, blinds, hard to reach, or excessively small windows.

Some companies may also charge depending on the chemicals they use. Cleaner options include standard glass cleaners, homemade mixtures of dish sap, water and ammonia, and non-streaking cleaners that come with rain resistance, like windshield wiper fluid.

Be sure to get quotes from several window cleaning professionals in your area.

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