Window Cleaning Cost

How much does it cost to hire window cleaning services?

Window cleaning isn't most people's favorite chore, so it can make sense to hire out the service. There is a lot of variability with the cost, but for this example we'll look at a 1500 square foot, one-story house with 20 windows. To clean the interior and exterior windows will cost an average of $300-$400.

Cost breakdown

  • Most window cleaning companies charge per window, with an average rate of $4-$7 per standard interior window pane. Exterior costs average $5-$8 per window pane because they tend to be dirtier with caked-on grime from natural elements. Cleaning materials are generally included in the overall cost.

Enhancement and improvement costs

  • Screen cleaning can be added for $2-$3 per screen.
  • Window track cleaning can be added for $2-$4 per tract, depending on the length of the track.
  • If you want your window cleaning service to use environmentally friendly cleaning products or to use certain cleaning methods, your overall cost can increase by up to 25%.

Additional considerations and costs

  • Houses with multiple stories will cost more because of the time and effort it takes to wash upper-story windows. Plan to add around 20% per upper-story window.
  • Windows that are more detailed than a typical window, such as a bay window 1 or French doors, tend to cost up to 20%-25% more to clean.
  • Older windows may require special treatment and extra care, which means they may cost more to clean, often up to 30% more than newer windows.
  • Because window cleaning skills and rates can vary greatly, be sure to get written estimates from multiple companies before making a final decision.
  • Some window cleaning services offer discounts for referrals or for signing up for a regular service, such as a monthly cleaning. Most people get their windows cleaned twice a year.
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1 Bay window: A set of 3 or more windows that projects beyond the outside wall of a building. These are great for allowing light into a room

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