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How Much Do Hurricane Impact Windows Cost?

Typical Range: $2,406 - $12,154

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Impact Windows Cost

Hurricane impact-resistant windows typically cost $2,406 and $12,154, or $6,882 on average. Each window is about $90 to $400 and takes about two hours to install at $30 to $65 per hour. You’ll pay more if you have custom storm windows installed.

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National Average $6,882
Typical Range $2,406 - $12,154
Low End - High End $300 - $24,000

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Impact-Resistant Windows Prices

Windows with impact-resistant glass range from $90 to $400. Custom designs often cost up to three times more. Storm windows vary by brand, and you have limited options at home improvement stores. Custom manufacturers, such as Larson, Kolbe and Pella, give you many more options to consider for your home.

Interior storm windows include a single pane, while exterior windows include two or three tracks. A two-track window allows you to slide the installed pane up or down on only on the inner track. A triple track system provides separate tracks for the screen and both windowpanes. This allows you to move the panes for cross-ventilation.

Hurricane Windows Cost Per Square Foot

Custom manufacturers sell their storm windows for up to $55 per square foot. You can choose between a variety of styles made using aluminum, vinyl or wood materials. They offer acrylic, plexiglass and twin glass panels plus many other custom options, including:

  • Size
  • Frame colors
  • Grille patterns
  • Hardware finishes
  • Latch styles

High-Impact Window Prices by Size

SizePrice
24"x30"$110
32"x36"$135
48"x44"$170
52"x44"$190
52"x60"$225
60"x60"$255
60"x96"$325

Exterior Vs. Interior Storm Windows Cost

Installing interior storm windows costs $24 per square foot, or $250 to $400 per panel. This is up to $31 per square foot less than exterior impact-resistant windows.

The indoor storm panels attach to the inner frame of your windows and leave the exterior panes in place. Their design protects the interior of your home but leaves the existing windows at risk of storm damage. This style is best if you want to keep the current look of your home or have to follow the rules for historic builds.

Additional Hurricane Impact Window Features & Cost

Triple-track storm windows are around $30 to $50 more per window across all sizes than two-track models. If you want to go with double-pane storm windows, expect them to cost $450 to $800 apiece to install, depending on their design and size. To strengthen the double pane glass even more, you can install magnetic storm windows for $25 to $50 each.

Other features you may add include:

  • Stabilizer bar
  • Adjustable ventilation stops
  • Weather stripping

Hurricane-Proof Windows Pricing by Brand

Storm Window BrandPrice to Install a Single WindowCost for Whole House Install
Larson$340$2,720
Affordable Storm Windows$500$4,000
Kolbe$800$6,400
Jeld-Wen$1,185$9,480
Marvin$1,400$11,200
Pella$1,630$13,040
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Storm Windows Cost by Materials

Material Average Price
Wood$290
Vinyl$200
Aluminum$160

Wooden Storm Tight Windows Cost

Impact-resistant windows made with wood frames are typically $175 to $400 each. This material improves the look of the home while insulating it more than aluminum and vinyl styles do.

Aluminum Storm Windows

Aluminum storm windows are $90 to $275 each. They are the most affordable but do not offer much insulation nor look as good as ones with wood frames. 

Vinyl Hurricane Rated Windows

Vinyl window frames for impact-resistant glass are around $100 to $300 apiece. They come in a wide range of colors and don't need much care to stay in good shape.

Average Cost to Install an Impact Window

Expect to pay $95 on average to cover the cost of installing a window in an existing opening. Installers charge between $30 and $65 per hour and each window takes two hours to put in. The price increases if they need to remove and dispose of the old window or create a new opening.

Cost to Have Impact Glass Installed in a Window

Installing impact glass in an existing window costs up to $55 per square foot. You might also need to pay up to $525 more to cover the cost of window repairs if your home has any damaged tracks, seals and hardware. Add $180 to $605 per window for the price of window frame repairs if any have signs of wear or damage.

Storm Window Replacement Cost

Replacing existing storm windows costs $6,510 on average. Expect a higher price if changing the window sizes or locations.

Hurricane Window Film Cost

It costs about $350 for 75 square feet of hurricane window film. That amount covers up to 10 windows that are 24-inches by 36-inches. Expect to pay $30 to $65 an hour to have a pro install it. This film usually comes with instructions for savvy DIYers

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Hurricane Windows and Doors Cost

A full install of hurricane windows and storm doors typically costs $2,390 to $11,535. The price of storm doors alone is $170 to $530 each. Impact-resistant windows adds $2,050 to $11,000 to the total.

Pros & Cons of Storm Windows vs. Hurricane Shutters

Storm windows and hurricane shutters both protect your home from damage during severe storms. But you need to consider the pros and cons to decide which is the best option for you.

Pros

A full window replacement is more than the cost of hurricane shutters, but it offers many advantages, such as:

  • Retains the look of your home’s exterior
  • No setup time when storms roll in
  • Improves energy efficiency
  • Decreases outside noise
  • High return on investment

Low-emissivity (low-e) storm windows offer some of the greatest benefits. Low-e windows have a thin metal coating that reflects infrared heat. As a result, this type of window can reduce your heating and cooling expenses by as much as 12% to 33%. If you pay $1,200 a year for heating and cooling, then low-e windows can save you $145 to $400 annually.

Cons

Impact-resistant windows are usually a good choice for most homes in hurricane-prone areas. But there are a few disadvantages to consider before making such a big investment, such as

  • High initial cost
  • High replacement value
  • Decrease in natural light

DIY vs. Hiring a Window Replacement Contractor

Installing storm windows is a simple process for the pros but proves tricky as a DIY project. The only exceptions are hurricane window film and indoor storm windows since they easily slip into place.

When putting in two- or three-track storm windows, it is best to hire a window installer near you to get the job done right. They will make sure that your windows are properly sized, sealed and secured. They also warranty their non-glass materials and workmanship for up to 10 years.

The time it takes for the professional install depends on the number of windows in your home plus their size and type. Their location in your home design matters, too, with second story installs taking up to twice as long as ones on the first story.

Installation involves:

  • Removing the old window
  • Repairing and adjusting the exterior window frame
  • Caulking the window opening
  • Positioning the window
  • Adjusting the expander
  • Securing the storm window

You should always explore your options before you schedule an actual installation. Some companies offer in-home consultations while others only show their products in an in-store showroom. It’s worth it to take spend a little extra time and money to hire a reliable professional who will make sure your that windows are properly installed.

Pro Tip: Keep in mind that this is an excellent time to repaint your home’s exterior if needed. In fact, if you can work it into your budget, consider hiring exterior painters near you to update your paint before the window install.

FAQs

What is the average cost of a single 2'6" x 5' high impact window?

You can expect a two-track 2.5-foot by 5-foot, or 30-inch by 60-inch, window to cost $190 on average. A triple track model in the same size is closer to $230.

How much do hurricane windows cost in Miami or Coastal Florida?

Installing hurricane windows in your Miami or Coastal Florida home costs anywhere from $300 to $23,000, or $6,510 on average. The price depends on the total number of windows along with their sizes and locations.

Are impact windows worth the money?

Impact windows are well worth the money since they can prevent you from having to pay $2,310 to $14,495 to cover the cost of storm damage repairs. Storm windows also protect the contents of your home and reduce the risk of injuries.

Do hurricane impact windows increase home value?

Hurricane impact windows offer an 80% return on investment. With that ROI, you can get back up to $8,800 on your $11,000 investment as long as you sell your home right away. In hurricane-prone areas, like Miami, expect an ROI of up to 86% or a return of $9,460 on a $11,000 investment.

What is the purpose of a storm window?

Storm windows protect your home from damage during high wind events, including hurricanes. You can count on them to prevent the glass from breaking when hit by flying debris. They also protect the interior of your home from damage and prevent injuries, like cuts from broken glass.

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