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Window Repair Cost

Window repair costs $349, with most homeowners spending between $162 and $539. This includes repairing the sash, seal, tracks and opening mechanism. It does not include frame repair and glass replacement. Your total cost will depend on which parts are broken, how extensive the damage is and the type of window you have.

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National Average $349
Typical Range $162 - $539
Low End - High End $61 - $1,200

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Average Cost to Repair a Window

TypeEstimated Cost
Single pane, one window$200
Double pane, one window$200-$400
Bay window, three panes$600-$1,100
Bow windows, five+ panes$1,250-$3,250

The main factors that define the average cost to repair a window include:

  • The type of window
  • The number of windows
  • The type and extent of damage
  • The cost of equipment and materials
  • The amount of labor involved

Note that a window is a specifically designed part of the structure of your wall, so you should always leave anything involving more than removing the casing to a professional.

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Double Pane Window Repair Cost

Double pane window repair costs on average $200, depending on the specific issue that needs fixing.

Window Thermal Seal Repair Cost

Window thermal seal repair costs $245, with most homeowners paying between $70 and $120.

Foggy Window Repair Cost

Foggy window repair costs $135. Most people spend between $70 and $200 for window defogging.

Cracked Window Repair Cost

Cracked window repair costs on average $70, with most homeowners paying between $40 and $100. This includes cleaning the glass, sealing the crack with epoxy and polishing the glass once the epoxy has set. It also includes the cost of labor.

Broken Glass Repair

Broken glass repair costs $350. Most people spend between $200 and $500. However, for more complex restoration work, you can expect to pay as much as $2,000. The actual costs will depend on the type and size of the window.

If you can’t repair the broken glass in the window, you’ll need to calculate the cost of replacing the window pane.

Common Window Restoration Costs

Here are some of the most common window restoration costs:

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Window Leak Repair Cost

Window leak repair costs on average $100. Seal repair costs on average $145. Note that this is different than thermal seal repair, which prevents not only moisture, but also inert gases from getting through. Re-caulking a window costs on average $50.

Window Balance Repair Cost

Window balance repair costs approximately $20 for the parts and equipment if you do it yourself. If you hire a professional, it costs $60 due to the cost of labor.

Window Sash Cord Repair Cost

Window sash cord repair costs $35 if you do it yourself. Most homeowners pay between $10 and $60 for the materials. If you hire a pro, window sash cord repair costs $75 on average for the cost of materials and labor.

Window Flashing Repair Cost

Window flashing repair costs $400, with the majority of homeowners spending between $300 and $500. Oftentimes, window flashing repair involves fixed skylights that are leaking, so you might also have to add the cost to repair water damage to the interior of your home.

Window Frame Repair

Window frame repair costs between $180 and $600, with most people spending $390. Keep in mind that window frame repair costs vary significantly depending on the type and amount of damage. Minor repairs can cost as little as $50, while repairing more extensive damage can cost $1,000 or more.

DIY Window Repair vs. Hire a Pro

DIY window repair is a good option if the damage to your window is minor and you’re relatively skilled at home improvement. Although you won’t have to pay for the costs of labor, you will have to make the time to purchase the materials and perform the repairs.

Hiring a local window repair contractor is the wisest option when you’re dealing with major damage, if you’re pressed for time or if you’re not used to performing repairs yourself. Remember: Windows are an important part of the outer shell of your home, so you want to make sure they’re always in good condition.

FAQs

How long do window seals last?

Window seals can last as long as 10 years. Check the warranty information on your windows to find out the duration of the guaranty on your window seals.

How much does it cost to repair a window screen?

Repairing a window screen costs $25 per window if you do it yourself or $110 if you hire a professional contractor. On average, homeowners spend between $20 and $30 per window on DIY screen repair and between $70 and $150 for professional window screen repair.

The actual costs depend on the type of damage, as well as whether the screens are on first, second or third-story windows. Screens that are harder to reach generally cost more.

If the damage is extensive, you may have to replace the screen. Find out what screen replacement or installation costs!

How many types of windows are there?

There are many different types of windows. Here are the most common:

  • Single hung: This is a vertical window with two sashes of which the lower slides up and down.
  • Double hung: This window is similar to a single hung window, but both sashes move.
  • Bay: Bay windows are extensions that come out at angles and add more space and light to a room. They’re often not standard sized, so repairs may be more expensive.
  • Bow: A bow window comes out in a curve and can have as many as eight panes.
  • Skylights: These are windows in the roof.
  • Glass block: These are building blocks made of thick glass. In a glass block window or wall, mortar holds the blocks together.
  • Garden: Custom miniature bay windows that function as a small greenhouse to hold house plants.
  • Casement: Casement windows have hinges on the side, which allow the sash to open like a door.
  • Egress: Basement windows that allow escape in the event of a fire or other disaster.
  • Storm: Storm windows provide an insulating barrier to protect the glass in the event of a storm.
  • Transom: A decorative window above a door that usually doesn’t open and only allows in a little light.
  • Jalousies: These are glass louvers that open and close like window blinds.
  • Picture: These are large single panes of glass designed to turn the great outdoors into a “living picture” in your home.
  • Sliding: Also called a “glider,” a sliding window usually has an aluminum frame that’s prone to damage if you repeatedly close the sliding pane too hard.
  • Arched: Custom windows that form an arch.
  • Hopper: Hopper windows have hinges on the bottom. You can find them predominantly on basements and other ground-level window sites.
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