Bow Window Costs
Bow window costs range from $1200 to $5000 or more, depending on how many windows you use and the quality of the glass, frame, hardware and installation. Most homeowners can expect to pay something in the $2000 range for a good bow window unit installed. Discover more on these costs and pricing.
Basics Of Bow Windows
Bow windows can be an absolutely stunning feature to a home. They are a series of 3 or more windows that are either mulled together, framed out with each window having their own opening or come as a pre-fabricated unit. However they are assembled, they form a gradual curve or arch that extends out from a home. They get their name from the basic shape of a bow - as in bow and arrow (was this obvious? we didn't get it at first...).
Product Pricing: $600 - $3,000
Pricing out windows is tough for a project like this because a custom project with 6 windows is going to be expensive. Andersen sells their bow windows for $1500 to $2300, while Soft-Lite Gorell sells their vinyl exterior, wood interior for around $1300.
Entry Level: $600 - $1,000
Mid Range: $1,000 - $2,000
High End: $2,000 - $3,000
Installation Cost: $600 - $2000
A normal replacement project will run $1000 for the installation portion. One of the reasons for the high cost is that it typically require 3 or 4 installers to take out the existing unit and get down to the rough opening. Then the bow has to be put in and properly attached using a cable system or bracket (depends on how the manufacturer puts it together).
Inserts Or Pocket Installation: $600 to $800
Standard Installation: $800 to $1,200
Full Frame Installation: $1,200 to $2,000
Project Total: $1,200 - $5,000 Installed
Entry Level: $1,200 - $1,800
Mid Range: $1,800 - $3,500
High End: $3,500 - $5,000 or more