How Much Does Window Cleaning Cost?
Ashburn, VA

How Much Does Window Cleaning Cost?

Ashburn, VA

How Much Does Window Cleaning Cost?

$10 – $15cleaning cost per window
$150 – $370average cost to clean all windows

Residential window cleaning costs range from $10 to $15 per window or about $4 to $8 per pane on average. A professional window washer charges about $260 for a 1,500 square foot house cleaning, which is between $40 and $75 per hour.

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$10 – $15 cleaning cost per window

$150 – $370 average cost to clean all windows

Residential window cleaning costs range from $10 to $15 per window or about $4 to $8 per pane on average. A professional window washer charges about $260 for a 1,500 square foot house cleaning, which is between $40 and $75 per hour.

Get free estimates for your project or view our cost guide below:
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Average Window Cleaning Cost

The average cost to hire a window cleaner is $150 to $370 with most homeowners spending $260 for a full house cleaning. Window cleaning prices range from $10 to $15 per window or $4 to $8 per pane, with third and fourth-floor ladder work adding $3 to $5 per window.

Average window cleaning cost - chart
Average window cleaning cost - chart
Window Cleaning Cost
National Average Cost $260
Minimum Cost $95
Maximum Cost $570
Average Range $150 to $370

Window washers charge based on the:

  • Number and size of windows

  • Number of panes

  • Number of stories in the house

  • Presence of window screens

  • Amount of dirt on the windows

Prices also depend on if you’re signing up for a one-time or recurring service.

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Window Cleaning Prices

If you have a small number of windows, a window cleaner may have a minimum charge of $45 to $85. Cleaning companies either charge on a per window, per pane, or hourly basis. The exact cost depends on if it's an unlicensed handyman without insurance or a franchised window cleaning company.

Window cleaning prices per window & pane
Window cleaning prices per window & pane
Window Cleaning Prices
Type Average Cost
Call-out Charge $45 – $85
Per Window $10 – $15
Per Window (3rd or 4th Story) $13 – $20
Per Pane $4 – $8
Per Pane (3rd or 4th Story) $6 – $12
Screen Cleaning $0.50 – $5 per screen
Flat Rate Per Hour $45 – $70

Residential Window Cleaning Prices By Home Size

Residential window cleaning prices range from $185 to $570 to clean the interior and exterior windows of an entire home (or small office), depending on the square footage and the number of windows.

Residential Window Cleaning Prices
Square Feet # Windows Average Cost
1,000 10 $185
1,500 15 $250
2,400 24 $350
3,200 32 $450
4,200 42 $570

Window Cleaning Rates Per Window

Average window cleaning rates are $10 to $15 per window with two panes depending on the size. Cleaning windows on the third or fourth floor costs an extra $3 to $5 per window, or about a 50% increase with every floor. This accounts for the use of a ladder or scissor lift to reach windows.

Window cleaner removing dirt and grime from 2nd story window with telescopic water brush
Window cleaner removing dirt and grime from 2nd story window with telescopic water brush

Interior Window Cleaning Prices

If you want your interior windows cleaned only, then expect to pay $90 to $190. Keep in mind, the larger the home, the higher the price. Interior window cleaning would cost about $150 for a 1,600-square foot home. Most companies will walk through your home and give you a free estimate before you schedule.

Window Cleaning Costs Per Hour

A window cleaner charges $40 to $75 per hour. The total price works out to about the same even if you find a cleaner who charges per pane, unless it’s for a large home. Most cleaners charge per pane because it works out better for the company, and the client doesn’t get over or undercharged.

Window Washing Prices Per Pane

The cost of window cleaning ranges from $4 to $12 per pane, with most homeowners spending between $4 and $8 per pane. For hard to reach windows on the 3rd or 4th floor, add $1.50 to $2.50 per pane.

  • Double-Hung Window – A double-hung window usually consists of two sections with separate panes of glass. Some companies may charge for one window with two panes, while others consider it two windows with four panes instead.

  • Picture / Sunburst Window – A picture window has one large pane that is easy to clean. A sunburst window may have up to 12 to 13 different sections that need to be cleaned individually, which takes longer and costs more.

  • Skylights – Skylights cost $25 to 30 each to clean.

  • Garage Doors – Cleaning the panes on garage doors costs $1 per pane.

  • Storm Windows – Cleaning storm windows with 3- to 4-pane combos costs $30 per combo. Costs increase for windows with more than four panes.

Window washer using a squeegee to clean windows streak free
Window washer using a squeegee to clean windows streak free

Window Cleaning Estimate Calculator

The best way to estimate costs is first to find out if the cleaning company charges per pane or per window where all sectional panes are considered one window.

How To Price Window Cleaning

  1. Count the windows or panes on your house.

  2. Each type of window will have a different price, and your pro should have a price list ready for you. Complex or larger windows, such as a bay window, cost more to clean than smaller windows.

  3. For glass doors, each door will count as one piece. Most companies will give you a free estimate.

  4. Calculate the total price at $10 to $15 per window, plus a callout fee of $45 to $85.

Estimating By Type of Window

Sliding double-pane windows, also called double-hung windows are the most common type and cost $4 per pane to clean. Windows with many sections separated by trim cost more to clean than similar-sized windows with no trim.

Window Cleaning Cost Calculator
Window Type Average Cost
Sliding Windows $4 per pane
Casement Windows $8 per pane
Sunbursts $7 each small piece, $15 each large piece
Decorative Window $5 per pane
Individual Glass Panels $6 per pane
Jalousie/Louvers Windows $2 per pane
Large Single-Pane Picture Windows $12 if larger than 5x6
Large Tri-Fold Picture Windows $10 each if 1 pane over another, $28 each bay set
Sliding Doors $7 apiece

Multiple Windows Discount

Most window cleaning companies do not offer discounts, unless they are cleaning a corporate building that is all glass; then it’s usually a flat rate. However, new window washing franchises sometimes offer new customers discount rates to generate business and establish themselves.

Professional window cleaner using telescopic water brushing equipment
Professional window cleaner using telescopic water brushing equipment

New Construction Rates

Window cleaning for new construction costs at least $4 per pane for exterior windows and $5 per pane minimum for interior windows. To wipe putty, paint, or plaster off a window costs $7 more. Window cleaning for a newly constructed home runs higher than for existing homes because cleaning up construction debris and dust takes extra time.

Extra Window Cleaning Costs

Dangerous heights, difficult access, and other factors can increase the cost for window cleaning:


Costs are higher for window washing done above the first level. You may be charged by the hour instead of by the pane because of the time it takes to access second-story and above windows.

Screen Cleaning

Window screen cleaning costs $0.50 to $5.00 per screen. Most companies will not clean the screens if you prefer them left alone.

Solar screens require special cleaning methods, which take longer and cost about $10 per screen.

Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors get priced per pane or door at $2.50 to $8.00 each.

French Doors

Cleaning French doors costs $6 for half doors and $12 for a full door.

Sills and Tracks

Cleaning the sills and tracks costs $0.05 to $5.00 each, depending on access and how difficult they are to clean. Costs may be higher for sills and tracks from older windows made of wood as they need special care. Many companies include cleaning the sills and tracks in their quote.

Paint or Stain Removal

Paint and stain removal costs the same as cleaning. If only a single pane out of a larger sectional window has paint, you'll be charge the price to clean that pane. If a large window or glass door has paint on an edge, you'll be charged the full price of cleaning the window or door.

Removing Mineral Deposits

Removing mineral deposits costs $10 to $30, depending on the window size and the seriousness of the stain. Hardwater stain removal is one of these services. Hardwater chemicals will be used, so be careful about ventilation and surrounding plants.


Any dusting that needs to be done before wiping a window down costs an extra $1 to $2 per window.

Commercial Window Cleaning Prices

Commercial window cleaning prices are $0.50 to $2.50 per square foot for storefront or building windows. Pricing depends on the total square feet and the cleaning frequency. Most companies offer a monthly cleaning plan so the grime level never gets out of control. Check out our commercial window cleaning price guide below:

Commercial Window Cleaning Price Per Square Foot

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Commercial Window Cleaning Prices
Square Feet Frequency Per Week (Billed Monthly)
1 2 3 4 5
Under 1,000 SF $150 – $250 $200 – $400 $300 – $500 $500 – $600 $550 – $650
1,000 to 4,999 SF $250 – $450 $300 – $800 $500 – $1,100 $600 – $1,300 $650 – $1,600
5,000 to 9,999 SF $350 – $550 $500 – $900 $600 – $1,500 $650 – $1,600 $700 – $2,000
10,000+ SF $500+ $700+ $1,000+ $1,200+ $1,400+

Window Cleaning FAQs

What Does Window Cleaning Include?

Professional window cleaning includes:

  • Removing all the screens

  • Wiping down the window frames

  • Removing debris from the frames and screens

  • Spraying the glass with a cleaning solution designed to not leave streaks

  • Using a squeegee to remove the solution

Some companies include cleaning the window tracks and sills. If they don’t, expect to pay $0.50 to $5.00 per window.

How Do You Clean Inside Windows?

If you see dirt, water stains, or fogginess between two window panes, the seal is broken and needs to be replaced. Replacing the window glass costs $150 to $500 on average. A window repair professional may suggest drilling a hole into the frame, pouring in a cleaning solution, and sucking the moisture out. This is only a temporary solution.

How Long Does It Take to Clean Windows?

Cleaning the inside and outside windows takes 2 hours for an 1,800 square foot home, depending on the number of windows and number of stories.

DIY Window Cleaning

Cleaning all of the windows yourself seems like a huge chore, but it actually requires minimal work.

  • Purchase window cleaning solution and all the necessary tools, such as a squeegee and a ladder to reach windows.

  • Use a lint-free cloth to wipe down your windows. Sponges and regular cloths may leave scratches or streaks.

  • To save money, consider a homemade, chemical-free cleaning solution for a streak-free finish:

    1. Mix a ¼ cup of distilled white vinegar with a ½ teaspoon of dish soap.

    2. Shake this up with two cups of warm water.

    3. If desired, add essential oils to hide the smell of vinegar.

  • Many hardware stores carry commercial-grade cleaning supplies.

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DIY Window Cleaning Kit

  • Buy a high-reach starter window cleaning kit for $75 to $190 with an extension pole, scraper, and cleaning head.

  • Buy a beginner window washing kit that includes a bucket, scraper, and cleaner for about $75 to $130.

Hiring a Window Cleaner

When hiring a professional window cleaner, be sure to:

  • Get at least three quotes to compare.

  • Look for companies that have been in business for 5+ years.

  • Confirm they are licensed, bonded, and insured

  • Read reviews on HomeGuide and Google.

  • Ask about discounts for military, single moms, or new customers.

  • Never pay in cash.

  • Ask about their monthly cleaning plans.

  • Confirm the cleaning products they use are they eco-friendly and non-toxic.

Pros of Hiring a Professional Window Cleaning Service

There are plenty of advantages to hiring a window cleaning service rather than doing it yourself.

  • Your home will look better and tidier.

  • The house will look better to prospective buyers.

  • Over time, dirt and debris will add scratches and extra wear and tear to your windows. By tackling the issue ahead of time, you can prevent damage.

  • You'll catch wood rot, mildew, termites, or inadequate insulation problems in the window frames early.

  • You won’t fall off a ladder. The pros take extra safety measures you may not think of.