An accurately built frame provides a strong mounting point for a window ensuring that it remains weather proof and functions smoothly through long-term use in the home. Framing a window opening is a difficult job that's best left to skilled professionals.
|What you can expect|
|Range per opening:||$120.90||$189.19|
|Range for this type of project:||$725||$1,135|
Framed Opening Cost
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Wood-framed window opening up to 6' wide will be measured, cut, and installed, including 4"x10" header, jack and king studs. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Framed Opening Labor, Basic
Requisite supplies for the job, including fasteners and connectors.
Framed Opening Job Supplies
Daily rental of specialty equipment for maximum quality and efficiency. These include pneumatic framing nailer, 12" miter saw, and 3-1/4" electric planer. Consumable equipment elements not included.
Framed Opening Equipment Allowance
|cost to frame a window opening|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per opening||$38.96|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 6 opening||$915.37|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 6 opening||$713.78 - $1,116.95|
An opening is made in the wall to accommodate the frame and the new window. King studs surround the opening and attach from the top to the bottom of the wall. The frame header is mounted above jack studs and the sill plate above cripple studs. Every side is plumbed and all corners perfectly squared.
Several factors can impact the overall cost.
The quality of the frame is critical to the stability and operation of the new window. It's recommended that homeowners consult with a construction specialist to perform the work. A professional has the specialized tools and expertise needed to perform this challenging task.