How Much Does a Bay Window Cost?

How Much Does a Bay Window Cost?

You want to add a bay window to your home but just how much will it cost? Here’s what you need to know for your bay window replacement project.

Bay windows add light and square footage to your home, not to mention curb appeal. They are popular choices for a kitchen or living rooms to instantly add dimension and interest to your home’s façade as well as light and additional seating inside or that quiet reading nook. Basically, a bay window consists of three windows attached to each other at an angle, but they come in a variety of sizes and materials all of which can effect how much it will cost.

Here’s what you need to know about pricing a bay window replacement project.

  • Will the bay window replace a same-sized standard window? If so, this type of replacement makes the job much less expensive.
  • Where will the new bay window be located? Bay windows depending on size may need additional support structures that can impact the price of the project.
  • Will the new bay window be larger than the current standard window opening? Larger bay windows will need a larger opening and a new header which can drive up price.
  • Are you interested in a specific roofing material for the bay window? Choices like copper could increase the cost of the bay window.
  • What is your preferred window frame material? Frames come in vinyl, wood, wood-clad and other options that can impact the price.

Pricing Bay Window Costs by Location

Your new bay window needs support from underneath it and an eave or overhang directly above it. Both can drive up cost and determine the maximum size of your bay window. Consult with a professional installer to be sure you understand the impact of location on the size and total cost of the project. Installing an eave can significantly increase your project cost depending on the type of material being used and the size with estimates as high as $5,000.

Pricing Bay Windows by Size

Because bay windows are custom to your home, the sizing is limited mostly by budget and location on the home.

The most common bay windows are installed sill-height and allow the homeowner to create a window seat to enjoy the view. Floor-to-ceiling bay windows create a dramatic look and add to the floorspace in your room, but are a pricier alternative.

Replacing a traditional standard window with the same-sized bay is the most cost-effective.

Once you have decided on a bay window, our Thompson Creek professionals can walk you through the steps to designing one the right size and look for your home. You can improve your home’s design, value, lighting and living spaces by adding a bay window to your home. Call us today for a free bay window replacement consultation.