Bay windows can be a large investment for your home, and it's important to be fully informed about their costs. Our handy bay window price guide below will help you determine what kind of bay window price fits your budget.
Bay Window Price: The Basics
Because they contain so many glass panes, your bay window price may be higher than the prices for a single window. However, the increased light, space, and views can add enjoyment and value to your home, making bay windows well worth their price for many people.
A base bay window price runs from around $900 to $2550 for materials only, and between $1510 and $3510 for materials and labor (installation costs). These prices are for a complete bay window, consisting of five sections. However, many other factors can influence your bay window price.
Bay Window Price: Energy Efficiency
There are a few options for more energy efficient glass. Gas-filled windows lower energy costs by reducing the amount of heat that escapes from your home. These generally add around $15 per square foot to your bay window price. With two or more glass panes sealed for insulation, insulated windows are another energy efficient option. At around $10 per square foot, they are a cost effective choice for your bay window. Another option is heat absorbing tinted glass, which reduces glare by using a special glaze. Heat absorbing tints generally add about $6 to $15 per square foot to your bay window price.
Low-emissivity, also known as low-e glass, uses a special coating to help reduce heat flows from the home, making your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Low-e coatings can reduce heat loss by as much as 50%, for long term energy bill savings. These windows cost around $14 per square foot.
Another coating option is spectrally selective coatings, which reduce the amount of heat in a home while still allowing light in. A third choice for coated glass is reflective coating, which reduces the amount of solar radiation in the home and costs between $6 and $15 per square foot.
For increased durability, consider using tempered glass, which is strong enough to protect your home from winds and other elements, and generally adds about $12 to $14 per square foot to your bay window price.
Bay Window Price: Size and Budget
For small projects, with around five windows, your bay window price can range from around $2,250 for a basic set of windows to around $6,000 for bay windows with high-end glass, with mid-range options at about $3,750.
The bay window price for medium projects, with around ten windows, range from $3,000 for basic windows to $7,500 for mid-range to $12,000 for high-end glass.
For large projects, with around fifteen windows, your bay window price will range from around $4,500 for basic glass to $11,250 for mid-range and $18,00 for high-end.
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