Window Trim Cost

How much does it cost to install window trim?

Window trim is a great finishing touch to the inside or outside of a window. For this example, we'll look at the cost of putting 15 linear feet of wood trim around an interior window, which averages $100-$175. This project is possible for more advanced DIY-ers, but hiring a professional is recommended.

Cost breakdown

  • Materials:
    • Wood window trim costs $0.75-$1.25 per linear foot.
    • Durable PVC trim runs around $2 per linear foot
    • Aluminum trim averages $1.50-$2 per linear foot.
    Trim that is thicker or more decorative tends to cost more and can easily reach $5-$6 per linear foot.
    Add another $10-$20 per window for other materials, such as nails and caulk.
  • Labor: carpenters average $70 per hour and typically require one to two hours per window, for a total cost of $70-$140.

Enhancement and improvement costs

  • Upper-story windows tend to be more expensive and can add up to 25% more to the total cost.
  • Adding crown molding 1 or another window topper to the window can add an extra $30-$50 to the cost per window.

Additional considerations and costs

  • Windows that are more detailed than a typical window, such as a bay window 2 or French doors, tend to cost around 20%-25% more.
  • Many contractors or carpenters offer a discount if you get multiple windows trimmed at the same time.

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Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

Definitions in laymen's terms, cost considerations, pictures and things you need to know.
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1 Crown molding: A decorative finish that adds interest to the area where the top of a window meets the wall, or lines the area where the wall meets the ceiling
2 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

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

Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Albuquerque, NM
-14%
Alpharetta, GA
+9%
Antioch, TN
+18%
Athens, GA
-9%
Atlanta, GA
+24%
Austin, TX
+13%
Baltimore, MD
+12%
Bardstown, KY
-33%
Brooklyn, NY
+16%
Buffalo, NY
-1%
Cape Coral, FL
-9%
Carteret, NJ
+39%
Ceres, CA
-12%
Chandler, AZ
-2%
Charleston, SC
-1%
Chesapeake, VA
-6%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Cleveland, OH
+7%
Cleveland, TN
-20%
Colorado Springs, CO
-3%
Columbus, OH
+5%
Concord, CA
+30%
Corona, CA
+19%
Corona, NY
+35%
Corpus Christi, TX
+4%
Covington, LA
+10%
Cupertino, CA
+33%
Dallas, TX
+10%
Denver, CO
+1%
Escondido, CA
+9%
Fargo, ND
-1%
Fayetteville, NC
-20%
Fort Lauderdale, FL
+2%
Fountain Valley, CA
+24%
Fresno, CA
-6%
Greensboro, NC
-9%
Henderson, NV
+10%
Houston, TX
+24%
Irwin, PA
-15%
Jacksonville, FL
-1%
Jaffrey, NH
+6%
Jupiter, FL
-21%
Katy, TX
+63%
Killeen, TX
-27%
Knoxville, TN
+10%
Lake Worth, FL
-2%
Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Laurel, MD
+26%
Lexington, KY
+1%
Lincoln, CA
+3%

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