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Hello!  We need to replace a bay window in our 30 year old log home.  We want to replace it with a picture window.  We received an estimate of $11,000.  That seems really high to me.  We live in NH.  Does anyone have any feedback as to whether or not that is a realistic cost to expect?  It is a large window, but...I find it hard to believe it costs that much to replace one window.  We plan on getting at least one more estimate, but I thought I would ask here as well.  Thanks!!  :)

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Woah, what are the dimensions of the window you're looking at? Are you sure you mistyped an extra zero? 11 grand. Goodness!

It is a big window and no...I didn't add an extra zero!  :)

Big cathedral windows with clean glass commercial coatings could easily be that much with install. I have had two relatively small pieces of cathedral storm proof clean glass cost 15K not installed.  If its up real high you will need several guys , specialty equipment including aerial man lift. Plus you will have to protect and move anything you have in way. 

If the window is low to the ground and of standard design, the contractor is probably just scared of the logs.

JD Knight
Guild Log and Timber  LLC


I don't know the exact dimensions, but it is a pretty big window. I would guesstimate that it's the size of 3 standard windows put together.  I was expecting around 5-6K, guess I underestimated!  Thank you for your response.  :) 

That is expensive! I thought purchasing a set of double doors with 5/8" thick glass, wrought iron scroll work built-in gate, 5' wide, two standard sized doors with screens and glass that opens out, a 3' wide window with glass that opens out & screen, plus a 'windoor'- a window with screen and deadbolts that opens out like french doors (all pieces in aluminum & custom colored) was a lot all for $8,000.00.  

Samuel Cruz


That seems very pricey! I'd have a few estimates before making a decision. When I replaced my windows it was no where near $11,000. 


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