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How Long Does it Take to Replace a Window?

The amount of time it takes to replace a window depends on several factors, including the type of window being installed, the size of the window, the condition of the existing window frame, and the complexity of the installation process. In general, window replacement takes anywhere from a few hours to a full day or more

 Time Frame for Window Replacement

The time frame (pun intended) for replacing a window is determined by how long each step takes. If you’re replacing a window, here’s what to expect:

Step in Window Replacement Process

Time Frame

Measuring and Ordering the New Window Few days to a few weeks
Removing the Old Window 30 minutes to 1 hour
Preparing the Window Opening 1 hour to several hours

Installing the New Window

Few hours

Sealing and Finishing 1 hour to several hours
Total Time for Window Replacement Few hours to a full day or more

 What happens during each step?

  1. Measuring and ordering the new window: This step typically takes a few days to a few weeks, depending on the type of window and the availability of the manufacturer.
  2. Removing the old window: Removing an existing window usually takes 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the condition of the window frame and any complications that may arise during removal.
  3. Preparing the window opening: Preparing the opening to receive the new window takes anywhere from an hour to several hours, depending on the condition of the existing frame and any necessary modifications.
  4. Installing the new window: The installation process itself typically takes a few hours, although this depends on the type of window and the complexity of the installation process.
  5. Sealing and finishing: After the new window is installed, the contractor will typically apply sealant around the edges of the window and finish any necessary trim work. This process can take anywhere from an hour to several hours.

Window Replacement Time By Window Type

The following is a general time estimate for a single window installation after the necessary prep has taken place. Times vary based on your home, how many windows are being replaced and the difficulty of the installation.

Window Type

Difficulty of InstallationApproximate Installation Time
Single-hung Easy 1-2 hours
Picture Easy 1-2 hours
Double-hung Easy to moderate 2-3 hours
Casement Moderate 3-4 hours
Awning Moderate 3-4 hours
Bay or Bow Difficult 6-10 hours

 Time Frame for Full Window Replacement

The time it takes to have all the windows in your home replaced depends on the size of your home, the number of windows you have and the type of windows you are installing. As a general rule of thumb, expect the installation of new windows to take anywhere from a few days to a week or more. The exact timeline will depend on the size and complexity of the project. Keep in mind some windows require longer lead times than others.

Contact Infinity Exteriors for specific information regarding the time frame for your window installation or replacement!

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