How much does window glass replacement cost?

Price guide

£50 - £1,000

low

£50

median

£450

high

£1,000

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When window panes break or become foggy, window glass replacement is the ideal solution. You can maintain your window's existing look and design and easily install the replacement. Replacing the glass is also much cheaper than replacing the entire window. The cost of replacing window glass in the UK can be between £50 and £1,000.

If you have frequent window issues, it might be time to replace the glass. Factors affecting how much it costs to replace window glass include the window and glass type. Consider them even before the installation to know how much you’re going to spend in the long run.

Common window types

Glass window replacement costs depend on what kind of window you have and need. Here’s a pice list based on window type:

a handyman installing new window glass

Sash windows

Sash windows are single- or double-hung and open with a sliding glass door. They usually glide vertically, but they can also slide horizontally. Moving panels called sashes distinguish these types. Each sash is a single-paned window with its own sheet of glass on the interior.

Casement windows

Casement windows come in various styles, with one to three panes in most cases. The hinges on casement types allow them to open and close like a door. Some have a crank to open and close them, while others have a latch that you can press and pull open with your hand.

Tilt and turn windows

Tilt and turn windows, one of the more modern alternatives, open inwards into the room, making them easier to clean and maintain. They also let you decide how wide they open, perfect for households with little children.  

uPVC windows

These are popular because they are less expensive than other materials like wood and are incredibly sturdy. Though uPVC might not be as appealing as other materials, it certainly is low-maintenance and long-lasting.

Bay windows

Bay windows are angular and project outward. They complement a variety of homes. They have three panels, one of which is usually a fixed picture model. Smaller bay windows sometimes open to let the air out. Bay windows can stretch beyond a home's walls, providing more ventilation and light.

Common window glass types

Safety options, such as coatings and laminated and tempered glass, are essential when replacing windows. Gases between the panes of dual- and triple-pane windows might also increase the cost.

Double-glazed glass

Double-glazed glass can increase a home’s value and curb appeal, making it a popular choice for residential areas. It can also reduce noise and provide better insulation and energy efficiency.

Laminated glass

Designed to prevent forced entry, laminated glass is five times stronger than regular models. It can withstand a bullet or rock and is suitable for shower doors, skylights, or hurricane zones.

Toughened glass

Toughened glass, also known as tempered glass, is an impact-resistant option that breaks into round cubes to minimize harm and injury. It can be tough to clean the toughened glass, but you can always ask someone to tidy up your window!

Frosted glass

Commonly used for privacy or decoration, frosted glass needs sandblasting or acid etching to make it more opaque. It's popular because it keeps strangers out while allowing light to pass through.

Low-E glass

A low-E coating can make window glass deflect sunlight or UV rays. Low-E stands for low-emissivity.

What other factors affect window glass replacement costs?

Aside from the type of window you have, other factors affect the cost of replacing your window glass.

  • Location

The cost of a window glass replacement service depends on your area. Cities like London might have higher costs.

a handyman repairing a window

  • Number of window panes

The cost of replacing a damaged window pane depends on its thickness and glass type. If one pane in a double- or triple-pane window breaks, replace the entire piece rather than just the broken pane. 

  • Labour

Removing glazing and measuring and cutting glass are examples of labour processes that increase window glass replacement costs. You might also want to weather-strip your windows to protect your property from rain or water.

How to post a task for window glass replacement

Now that you know how much it costs to replace window glass, you're ready to create your task! You'll get offers from Taskers near you shortly. You can compare their profiles, ratings, and reviews to help you choose the right service provider. For more details, see how it works.

Here’s what you can include in your listing:

  • Budget
  • Location
  • Window type
  • Glass type
  • Number of window panes (single, double, or triple)
  • Schedule and time frame

Remember that the more information you provide, the easier it will be for Taskers to give you estimates.

Price guide

£50 - £1,000

low

£50

median

£450

high

£1,000

Low, median and high bar chart distribuiton

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FAQs

In most cases, replacing a single pane on a double-pane model is not ideal. An airtight seal is required to guarantee that both panes are effective. If you want to achieve a tight seal and optimum insulation, replace both panes.
If the entire window is old or the frame begins to degrade, replacing both the window and the glass simultaneously can help you save money. Glass-only replacement is okay when the window frames are in good condition despite split glass panes, broken sashes, or foggy windows.
It takes around 40 to 60 minutes to replace window glass. A glass shop can cut a sheet of glass in hours. So, in general, window glass replacement can be done in a day.
In most cases, replacing a single pane on a double-pane model is not ideal. An airtight seal is required to guarantee that both panes are effective. If you want to achieve a tight seal and optimum insulation, replace both panes.
It takes around 40 to 60 minutes to replace window glass. A glass shop can cut a sheet of glass in hours. So, in general, window glass replacement can be done in a day.
If the entire window is old or the frame begins to degrade, replacing both the window and the glass simultaneously can help you save money. Glass-only replacement is okay when the window frames are in good condition despite split glass panes, broken sashes, or foggy windows.

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