How Much Does Window Repair Cost?

Typical Range:

$171 - $599

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Updated September 2, 2022

Reviewed by Andy Kilborn, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor.

Written by HomeAdvisor.

The cost to repair a window runs between $171 and $599, with most homeowners paying a national average of $385 to fix a window. Simple repairs may cost as little as $65 per window, but repairs for more extensive damage can reach as high as $1,400. Labor costs for window repair usually run from $50 to $130 per hour, depending on the type of repair.

Typical window repair includes fixing the sash, seal, tracks, and opening mechanisms. More extensive work, like frame repair and glass replacement, can drive up the cost significantly. Your total project price will depend on which parts are broken, how extensive the damage is, and the type of window you have. Use our window repair cost estimator below to calculate the price of window repair for your home, and browse our guide to consider various cost factors.

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National Average $385
Typical Range $171 - $599
Low End - High End $65 - $1,500

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 2,528 HomeAdvisor members.

Common Window Restoration Costs

You might experience various issues with your window. Let’s explore some of the most common window repair jobs and how much each one costs.

Window Leak

A window leak repair costs on average $100. More specifically, the cost of resealing windows runs about $150, while caulking a window will cost about $50 for a pro (or just the cost of materials if DIY caulking). 

Window Thermal Seal 

Repairing a window thermal seal typically costs $100 but can go as high as $250. Regular resealing for a leak differs from a thermal seal repair, which prevents moisture and inert gases from getting through.

Window Balance

A window balance repair costs approximately $50 for the parts and equipment if you do it yourself. If you hire a pro, the price may jump to $100.

Sash Cord 

Fixing a window sash cord costs about $35 if you do it yourself. Most homeowners pay between $10 and $60 for the materials. If you hire a pro, a window sash cord repair costs around $110, including materials and labor.

Flashing 

Repairing a window flashing costs around $400 for materials and labor. Often, window flashing repair involves fixing skylights that are leaking. If you’re repairing a leaking skylight, you might also have to add the cost to repair water damage to the interior of your home.

Window Frame 

A window frame repair costs around $380. Keep in mind that window frame repair costs vary significantly depending on the window type and amount of damage. Minor repairs can cost as little as $50, while repairing more extensive damage can cost $1,000 or more.

Foggy Window 

Foggy windows can hinder how much light comes through your home and may look unsightly. Foggy windows repair costs approximately $150.

Cracked and Broken Glass

A cracked window repair costs on average $100, which includes cleaning the glass, sealing the crack with epoxy, and polishing the glass once the epoxy has set. Broken glass repair costs approximately $350. However, for more complex restoration work, you can expect to pay as much as $2,000. The actual costs will depend on the window type and size.

In some cases, fixing a cracked or broken window may exceed the cost to replace window glass, around $280 for a basic window. Unless the glass is historic or high-quality, replacing it might make more sense.

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Cost to Repair a Window by Number of Panes

The number of panes an individual window contains can affect the overall cost. In general, the more panes on a window, the higher the repair costs.

Number of Window Panes Average Cost Range for Repairs
Single $100 – $200
Double $200 – $400
Three or more $600 – $1,000+

A single-pane window repair costs between $100 and $200. This might include skylights, casement windows, fixed or picture windows, or hopper windows. Fixing one dual-pane window runs from $200 to $400 and might consist of single-hung, double-hung, or storm windows.

To repair windows with three or more panes, budget between $600 and $1,000 or even more for many-paned windows in hard-to-reach areas and extensive damage. Typical three-pane windows include bay windows and arched windows.

Window Repair Costs by Window Type

The window type can impact the overall cost of repair. The table below explores typical cost ranges for common window types. Other factors, like the material and the extent of the damage, can greatly affect these prices.

Window Type Average Cost Range to Repair
Single-hung $130 – $450
Double-hung $180 – $530
Picture $130 – $450
Transom $75 – $200
Casement $150 – $500
Bay $250 – $600
Skylight $200 – $500
Sliding $130 – $500
Block $75 – $200
Storm $100 – $300
Arched $200 – $600

Other Window Repair Cost Factors

While the type of window, number of panes, and repair work needed will have the largest impact on the overall cost of window repair, additional factors such as the ones below can affect the pricing. 

  • Material: A wooden window may cost as little as $100 to repair, while a fiberglass window can surpass $600. In general, wood, aluminum, and vinyl windows are less costly to fix than fiberglass and composite windows.

  • Window size: Larger windows may require more materials and time for repair, which increases the overall project price.

  • Extent of damage: The prices included in this window repair cost guide reflect average repairs. Expect much higher costs if your window has sustained excessive damage, such as a rotten frame or damaged windowsill. If the damage is too extensive, you may need to budget for window replacement costs, which can reach as high as $2,100 per window.

  • Emergency repairs: Emergency repairs outside of regular hours may result in higher labor costs ($100–$150 per hour) when you hire a window repair contractor.

  • Window accessibility: If the window is difficult to access, especially on higher floors, expect the hourly repair rate to be higher.

  • Multiple windows: Some contractors may offer a discount if you need to fix several windows simultaneously.

DIY Window Repair vs. Hire a Pro

A DIY window repair is a good option if the damage to your window is minor and you're relatively skilled at home improvement projects. Although you won't have to pay for labor costs, you'll have to take the time to purchase the materials and perform the repairs.

Hiring a local window repair contractor is the wisest option if you're dealing with significant damage, pressed for time, or not used to performing repairs yourself. Remember that windows are an essential part of the outer shell of your home, so you want to ensure they're always in good condition.

"Be sure to get several quotes for window repairs and replacement,” says Andy Kilborn, Angi Expert Review Board member and owner of Andy's Handyman Service in Des Moines, IA. “Depending on the brand and style, some contractors may be better suited to complete your repair for a lower price."

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do window seals last?

Window seals can last as long as 10 years. Check the warranty information on your windows to find out how long your window seals are covered.

How much does it cost to repair a window screen?

Repairing a window screen costs around $25 per window if you do it yourself or around $100 if you hire a window screen repair pro near you. The actual prices depend on the damage type and whether the screens are on first-, second-, or third-story windows. Screens that are harder to reach generally cost more. If a screen is beyond repair, expect to pay about $300, the average cost to install a new window screen.

Should I repair or replace my windows?

If repairs are minimal and the window is otherwise in good shape, it's usually better to repair an existing window than to install a new one. However, if multiple windows need repair, it may be time to upgrade your home to new energy-efficient windows. New window installation costs about $6,350 but can vary greatly depending on the number and type of windows.