Windows that are exterior facing must close against weather and intrusion. The Picture Window is a fixed design that provides least view obstruction but no ventilation passage.
You will find that the cost to install average wood picture windows depends upon material and finish grade, size, structural preparation and special needs, and the labor rate.
In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.
Picture window replacement: remove and dispose of existing window, install new window; include all material, equipment, and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Wood window set: top grade 48" wide x 48" tall; pre-finished natural interior, no paint exterior; insulating and coated glass; including all trim, sealing, hardware, and touch up.||$589||each||1||$589|
|Upgrade: additional cost to include a medium-duty fixed exterior awning; aluminum frame, painted panel, gutter front edge.||$231||each||1||$231|
|Remove and dispose: existing window; include transport and non-hazardous dump fees.||$45||per CY||1||$45|
|+ Labor Cost (remove)||$32||per hour||2||$64|
|+ Labor Cost (replace)||$38||per hour||5||$190|
|+ Labor Cost (upgrade)||$38||per hour||3||$114|
Prices range from $634 (wood picture window replacement - DIY) to $1,233(wood picture window replacement - upgraded) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
Local costs have been calculated by accounting for labor and material cost differences across different cities. To get accurate cost estimates, indicate yours: