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Window Trim Installation Costs

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Window trim installation may vary in cost based on the materials used and the amount of trim that needs installed. This project will involve the cost of the trim material that you choose, which is measured in linear feet, as well as the hardware, decorative pieces, and labor involved in installing the trim work.

You will need to hire a professional installer or carpenter to handle your window trim. This is a precision job with a lot of specific cuts and measurements and making sure the installation is correct can impact the finished look and the protection of the space around your windows.

Window trim installation: 20 linear feet of interior window trim, including materials, labor costs, and other expenses.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Wood trim $1-$1.50 per linear foot 20 $20-$30
Labor Cost $65 per hour 1 $65
Total Cost $4.25-$4.75 per linear foot 20 $85-$95


Window trim installation: by material type, per linear foot.

Item Unit Cost
Wood Trim $1.00-$1.50 per linear foot
Vinyl Trim $2.00-$2.50 per linear foot
Aluminum Trim $1.50-$2.50 per linear foot


Other considerations and costs

  • This cost estimate is for interior trim installation. Exterior window trim installation will cost three to five times more with slightly higher labor costs, as well.
  • Sometimes, you can get cheaper trim installation when you have it done at the same time that you replace doors and windows. This isn’t always the case, but it can save labor costs so check with your installer.
  • If you need to remove old window trim or door casings before replacing them, you will need to pay additional labor expenses for removal.
  • If your window trim has fallen into such disrepair that it has caused damage to the structure underneath, you may incur additional costs to repair the framing, drywall, or other parts of the window before a new trim can be installed.

DIY considerations

  • Installing window trim is not a DIY job unless you are an experienced carpenter or window installer with experience. This job requires a lot of precision measurements and careful work that is best done by a licensed, trained professional.
  • You may be able to reduce labor costs by removing old trim yourself but be careful in doing so because you could risk causing damage to drywall or the window itself.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

  • New York, NY$145
  • Bronx, NY$119
  • Brooklyn, NY$99
  • Philadelphia, PA$124
  • Washington, DC$107
  • Atlanta, GA$97
  • Miami, FL$88
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$92
  • Minneapolis, MN$108
  • Chicago, IL$126
  • Houston, TX$130
  • San Antonio, TX$87
  • Austin, TX$99
  • Denver, CO$84
  • Phoenix, AZ$88
  • Las Vegas, NV$97
  • Los Angeles, CA$109
  • San Diego, CA$99
  • San Jose, CA$120
  • Seattle, WA$88

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