If you are looking to install new windows on your house, you’re probably wondering four questions:
- How much is it?
- Which windows or brand should I choose?
- Which home window installer should I choose?
- How Long Does It Take to Install/Replace a Window?
The first three questions are answered elsewhere on this website. To read those, click each option.
Here, we are going to answer the fourth question – how long does it take to install windows?
Really it just depends on how many windows there are, how old the current windows are, and where the windows are located. Windows located on the bottom floor are much easier to install than those that are 20 feet up.
For the sake of giving a number to the length of time that it takes a window install to replace a window is between 30 minutes and 60 minutes a window. By rounding up to 1 hour per window installed, you can multiply one hour x the number of windows being replaced to get a good idea of how long it will take an professional window company to replace your old windows with new windows in your home.
Formula for how long it takes to install windows in a home:
1 hour/window x number of windows = amount of time to replace windows in a home
Putting in a New Window
Putting in a new window is sometimes fast. If all things are perfect and all of the windows are on the first floor, then to install home windows on an entire house could only take a single day of work.
If you’re looking to install replacement windows, there are 2 ways to do it, each of which is discussed below.
- Learn how to change out a window and do it yourself
- Hire a new window installer
How to Change out a Window
Changing house windows is usually very procedural, but not always. If the frame is damaged, there is siding, or bushes and trees in the way of the window then it becomes more difficult to change out a window.
Below is the basic outline for how to remove an old window and to frame a New One. This is a good place to start if you searched, “How do I replace my old windows with a new one?”
Steps to change out a window:
- Remove trim
- Remove old window sill
- Form the new window sill
- Attach/install the framing
- Finish the frame
- Caulk the frame
New Window Installers
A home window installer should be so much faster than someone looking to do it themself, that if time is important to you, then your new window install should be done by a professional. To have professionals install replacement windows for you also comes with labor guarantees and/or warranties.