Cost of Basement Egress Windows

Adding or replacing the windows in your home is a speedy way to improve your home's appearance and improve its functionality. Most homeowners begin with the upper floors and ignore the basement all together. In reality every window in your home needs to be functional, including the basement windows, which may be smaller egress windows.  The cost of basement egress windows is determined by the preparation needed for their installation as well as their style, size and construction materials.

What Types Of Basement Egress Windows Are There To Buy?
The Style of Basement Egress Windows
• Single Hung
• Double Hung
• Casement In-Swing
• Casement out-Swing
• Sliding
• Acrylic Block

Preparation for Installation of Basement Windows

Depending on whether the home owner has prepared the home for the installation of a basement egress window, the standard required steps are installing a window well or retaining wall, cutting a basement opening through concrete, building out a window frame and installing and sealing the window.

Cost of Basic Basement Egress Windows
• $2300-$3000
• Includes Labor, Materials and Installation
• Example: Vinyl, Casement for 1 window = $2900

Cost of Standard Basement Egress Windows
• $3000-$4000
• Includes Labor, Materials and Installation
• Example: Aluminum, Sliding for 2 windows = $5800

Cost of Premium Basement Egress Windows
• $4000-6000
• Includes Labor, Materials and Installation
• Example: Fiberglass, Double Hung for 3 windows = $8700

The fewer windows you have the higher the price per window.  If you have a larger home and need more windows, don't let the hefty price quote steer you away, you may get a better deal on more windows, no matter what quality of windows you choose.  The cost of basement egress windows is based more on the preparation work that must be done for the installation. The actual cost for the window and its final installation is not that costly.  The average basement window costs about $250-$350.  If all the prep work has been done and you're just swapping out the window, your cost will be quite manageable. If not, most window installers do offer financing.

Last Updated: 3/18/2017

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