Impact Windows Cost Calculator & Estimator


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Impact Windows Cost Calculator

Our impact windows cost calculator can provide you with excellent price estimates for your hurricane or impact window replacement needs. In general, hurricane windows will run $800 to $1500 + per window fully installed. There are many frame and upgrade options that can quickly bump up the per window cost.

-- Price Range: $800 to $1,500 installed --

Do you have a question about impact windows costs, brands, features, warranties, or options? Ask our site editors your questions and get the answers you need to make the best choice for your impact window project.

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Impact Window Basics

Impact or hurricane windows should be well made units that include solid design and craftsmanship in the following areas; glass panes, corner welds, glazing, seals, fills and hardware. In this respect, they share some characteristics with soundproof windows. The result is a strong window built for areas of the country that are subject to severe weather systems and patterns. These units have a design pressure rating of 45 or higher and can withstand the high winds and harsh conditions that characterize these coastal regions.

Entry Level Impact Window Prices

Entry level pricing ranges from $800 to $1000 fully installed. This may be a model that is technically not even considered an impact window, meaning it has not undergone the certification process that is required for the actual impact window designation. Often, it will be a well made window with upgrades to the glass package, a frame reinforcement and some hardware modifications. An example of this is the Simonton Impressions 9800 with several upgrades, including laminated glass. Many of the examples in this price range will be a bit less known brands such as Viwinco (see below.)

-- Price Range: $800 to $1000 fully installed --

Recommended Entry Level Options

Simonton 9800 Series
Silverline Coastal Watch Collection
Viwinco Impact Resistant Series

Standard Impact Window Prices

Standard pricing ranges from around $1000 to $1,250 fully installed. These ought to be very nice units at this price point and will encompass the very best vinyl window models available. You will also see some wood clad units in this price range, but they will not be the really high end units that run in the premium price category below

-- Price Range: $1000 to $1,250 fully installed --

Recommended Mid Range Options

Stanek Ultra Extreme Series
Simonton Stormbreaker Series
PGT WinGuard Series
PGT PremierVue Series
CWS Windpact Plus Series
CWS StormStrong Series

Premium Impact Window Prices

Premium pricing ranges from $1250 to $1,500 + fully installed. These will be the premium impact window models from high end manufacturers and will usually be a wood interior with an aluminum or fiberglass exterior, laminated glass and lots of upgrades to features and hardware.

-- Price Range: $1250 to $1,500 + fully installed --

Recommended High End Options

Sunrise Coastal Performance Series
Soft-Lite Barcelona Impact Series
Soft-Lite Armor Impact Series
Loewen Storm Force Collection

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Impact Windows Forum

Hurricane Replacement Windows Quote

Bill, I had an Apex Energy senior partner come out to my Florida home yesterday and gave me a quote for hurricane/impact replacement windows. Quote was for 12 windows in total, 4 two panel slider, 1 three panel slider, 5 double hung and 2 fixed picture windows next to the front door. Apex quote the Pearl Bay Coastal Collection (Simonton) for the windows with installation and the Model home program discount of 58%.

The original quote was $37500, but as a model home we would get this for $17,800. I know that since we are in coastal Florida and the windows have to be hurricane .impact rated and these are Miami Dade rated (highest rating for large projectiles), this still seems high? What are your thoughts? Thank you.

Brad - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Brad, 12 impact windows for $17.8K doesn't strike me as a particularly good deal. I'd definitely get some more bids to see what else

My top picks for storm windows and doors include [List Redacted -- contact us directly (Dane or Tim) for our good and great windows list.]

Bill - Site Editor - from 2021

Hurricane Impact Resistant Windows

Please help. I have a wood frame house built in 1987 and hurricane Michael caused me to need to replace the original windows. I need to update to code since we live less than a mile to the beach and will need hurricane impact resistant windows. What do you consider to be the very best ones please.

Tommy - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Tommy, good impact windows include

Higer End options include: Sunrise Coastal and Soft-Lite Barcelona Impact or Soft-Lite Armor Impact.

Mid range options include: Simonton StormBreaker Plus, PGT WinGuard, and the Stanek Hurricane Windows

Cheaper options include: Viwinco OceanView Window and Custom Window Systems impact windows.

Bill - Site Editor - from 2019

Received an Impact Window Estimate

Hi Dane: received an estimate from your company for replacing the windows mentioned on the email below. It says $6255 for 7 impact windows, vinyl, mid range manufacturer, single hung, price includes windows & installation. However it does not mention anything about your company or location. Please let me know by responding to this email address. Thank you.

Raquel - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Raquel, our company simply provides a window calculator, but not actual estimates. You can fill out the online forms to find local companies who can come out and provide you with free bids. We have no affiliation with any of the companies who provide the actual bids.

We are more than happy to look at your bids once you get them and give you our advise on which bid(s) look like they would provide you with the best long term value. If you are interested in this, collect three or four bids, email them to us, and we'll give you some unbiased advise!

Bill - Site Editor - from 2019

Simonton Impact Window Costs

We recently got a bid on impact windows from some local dealer and I was wondering about your thoughts. The bid was on a Simonton Coastal window and the installed cost was $1050 per window. Any opinion?

Steven - Homeowner - from July, 2018

Site Editor's Reply

Steven, the $1050 per window seems like it's in the basic vicinity for hurricane impact windows. I think Simonton makes a nice hurricane window, very made, well constructed. I would certainly get additional bids if I were you to see how the Simonton bid compares to what else is out there. I would think Sunrise, PGT, CWS, and perhaps if Stanek is in your area are good brands to look at. Get some bids and compare them -- you will be surprised how a little competition helps to lower the prices from some dealers.

Bill - Site Editor - from March, 2018

PGT And CWS Bids

I am replacing five windows and need to upgrade to impact windows here on the coast of Florida. There will be three casement windows and two single hung. I have received bids from both PGT and CWS. The PGT came out to $635 per window and the CWS came out to $615 per window.

Pam - Homeowner - from March, 2018

Site Editor's Reply

Pam, each of the company's you mentioned has a number of different impact windows so it's tough to compare them without knowing the specifics. Generally speaking, both PGT and Custom Window Systems makes a solid impact window that will hold up to the extreme weather you get on the coast.

I would say that pound for pound, PGT is a bit more highly regarded than CWS, but not by much. If we are going to assume that the windows are generally the same (you're only talking a difference of $100), I would switch my attention to the companies doing the actual install. This is going to make a bigger difference than the slight variation in the impact windows themselves.

Bill - Site Editor - from March, 2018

Plywood Or Impact Windows?

Having been through a number of hurricanes, including Irma last week, I'm curious what your position is as far as whether it makes sense at all to get hurricane windows.

Betsy - Homeowner - from September, 2017

Site Editor's Reply

Betsy, you bring up an excellent point. Impact windows are only going to do so much to protect your home in a huge hurricane like Irma. Now if you are just comparing them to normal windows, then they are MUCH more protective. The laminated glass is what provides so much protection because it spider cracks like a car windshield, instead of breaking like normal glass.

In a huge storm like Irma though, you would be crazy not to put up plywood on all the windows. Every homeowner who lives in hurricane-prone areas should have plywood cut and fitted to their windows and stored in a cool dry place. Even if you only have to use it once a decade, it's still worth the small sum that it costs compared to hurricane windows.

I'm of two minds about this point and think that if you have the plywood option, why do you really need hurricane windows? But of course, you need it for smaller storms that don't necessarily require the plywood option.

Bill - Site Editor - from September, 2017

Impact Windows Cost Calculator

I have an impact windows cost calculator question for you. Does your calculator take into account the cost of installation? And does this installation typically cost more for impact windows than a normal replacement window?

Evan - Homeowner - from June, 2017

Site Editor's Reply

Evan, thanks for the question we really appreciate it. In terms of the impact windows cost calculator on our site, it does take into consideration the cost of installation. We estimate that the installation costs for standard replacement is $100 per window and a full frame replacement is $200 per window. These prices can differ pretty significantly based on the project specifics, for instance a full frame or new construction replacement can be as expensive as $400 to $500 per window. I would say that the most typical installation cost for windows is between 100 and $150 per window for full replacements.

However, impact windows will not be more expensive than standard replacement installation. The real difference between an impact window and a replacement window is simply the strength of the frame and the strength of the insulated glass unit.

However, an impact window will be more expensive than a standard replacement window due to the stronger frame, typically deeper frame and better glass unit on the window. In general, impact windows are better made windows than standard windows.

Bill - Site Editor - from July, 2017

Hurricane Impact Windows Cost

I have a few bids for impact windows but I can't tell if they are even worth the cost, which is high. Of course, the sales people all say they are, but they also all get paid on commission so it's hard to buy into what they're saying. What's you opinion?

Lula - Homeowner - from July, 2016

Site Editor's Reply

Lula, there is certainly debate as to whether hurricane windows are necessary and offer up that much more protection than a well made dual pane window. The answer I give you is not definitive, but I would say this, hurricane windows are impact resistant not impact proof. They are better made and usually include a tempered glass which can take several direct hits from objects without completely shattering.

There's an argument to be made that shutters would accomplish the same thing, although these can be expensive too. I think the bottom line is that it really depends on where you live and what sort of storms and weather you are subject to as to whether buying impact windows is worth it. I wish I could give you a hard fast answer, but I just don't think one exists.

Bill - Site Editor - from July, 2016

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