Window Glass Replacement Cost

How much does it cost to replace a window glass?

Keep your home tidy and safe by replacing cracked, scratched, or chipped glass in your windows. In the example below, costs will be determined for one standard size 24" by 36" sliding picture window.

Cost breakdown

  • Labor: one window can be installed in 2 hours. Expect labor to cost $35-$65 per hour. This includes removal of the broken glass and removal of damaged window fitting. Expect to pay $70-$130 per window in labor costs.
  • Single paned window: if only the glass needs to be replaced or repaired, a single glass pane will cost $75 according to Dulles National Glass and Mirror.
  • Double paned window: replace the double panes of glass in the following styles:
    • Single hung style: $100-$150.
    • Double hung style: $260- $290.
    • Sliding picture window 1 style: $160.

Enhancement and improvement costs

  • Tinting glass will reduce UV exposure in the home and will increase costs by around $7 per foot (for a total of $36 extra in our example).
  • Tempered glass will prevent future damage to the pane and increases costs about $2 more per foot (for a total of $12 extra in our example).

Additional considerations and costs

  • Damaged frame: often a damaged pane of glass indicates damage in the window frame too. Patching damage can add an additional hour of labor ($35-$65).
  • Non removable window units: if a window is not removable, labor costs will increase by up to 100% as professionals will have to come out to measure, ordering and cutting the glass then returning to your home to install.

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1 Picture window: An opening in the wall consisting of one large pane of glass that does not open

Cost to replace a window glass varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

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