Window Replacement Cost
Replacing windows is a worthwhile upgrade, that will increase resale value of the property, aesthetic appeal, and improve energy efficiency. Window replacement costs vary depending on the type and size of window. There are several different types of window to choose from.
Casement windows look great in any room in your home. Unlike other window styles, casement windows do not have rail so they look like picture windows.
How Much do Casement Windows Cost?
Depending on the size and type of materials used, casement windows prices range between $250 to $1,850. There are a lot of benefits to installing casement windows in your home.
Most casement windows are opened with a crank handle although few can be pushed open. The crank style makes these windows a more desirable window style above sinks, countertops, or appliances because you do not have to reach as far to open the window. Crank openings prevent the wind from closing the window and acts as a lock. Many models also include separate locking devices for additional security.
Casement windows have a hinge on one side so the window opens outward like a door. The screen is on the inside so it is better protected from outside elements. Casement replacement windows provide excellent ventilation in your home. Larger casement window styles often have a fixed pane in the centre to support openings on right or left sides.
Double Hung Windows
Double hung windows have two sashes that can slide open on the top, bottom, or both.
How Much do Double Hung Windows Cost?
Double hung window prices by size range between $200 to $850 each.
Double hung windows provide better ventilation because fresh air can enter your home through one opening while the stale air exits through the other. The sashes lean inward so they are a much safer style for upper rooms. When installed, they are flushed against the wall and easy to keep clean.
Single Hung Windows
Single hung window have only one sash that opens.
How Much do Single Hung Windows Cost?
The cost of replacing these windows ranges between $230 to $525 per window.
Like double hung, single hung windows provide good ventilation. They are easy to clean and, when mounted, are flushed against the wall. They are best installed on the lower level of a home.
Slider windows open by sliding the sash either left or right in a single frame. They are also commonly called folding windows or gliders.
How Much do Slider Windows Cost?
The cost to replace windows with sliders ranges between $300 to $1,500 per window. If customized, the replacement costs range between $790 to $1,190 per window.
Sliders have a built-in slider making it easy to move the window from left to right. Sliders are made with smaller cases and sills so there is a bigger viewable glass area. The top pane is easy to remove and clean, however, because you have to lean out to do so, this can be hazardous on upper floors.
Awnings are stylish crank windows that are hinged at the top so they open outward at the bottom. They can be installed as a stand alone window or combined with bigger, stationary windows.
How Much do Awning Windows Cost?
The cost of replacing windows with awnings ranges between $350 to $1,850. The window price does not include stationary windows that may be installed with the awnings.
Awning windows is a great style for replacing a window in the basement and lower level. When added to lower or main levels, they are usually installed higher to allow for privacy. The outward opening protects your home from rain, snow, and strong winds. A crank system is used to open the window helps keep it open but also acts as a lock for added security.
Bay windows extend outward from the home. They usually have a picture window in the center and separate windows on either side.
How Much do Bay Windows Cost?
Bay window prices are on average $2,960. The cost of replacing these windows is higher because the window is built out from the main wall.
Bay windows extend out from the main wall so they add extra square footage to a room. The elegant style easily adds to the equity of your home. Bay window prices include three angled panes: a picture window in the center and a window on either side that opens for ventilation. Bay windows provide lots of natural light in a room.
Bow windows are similar to bay windows but their structure is more rounded.
How Much do Bow Windows Cost?
The cost of replacing older windows with a bow window is between $1,100 to $5,900.
A bow window is a rounded extension that increases the square footage of a room. Each pane can be either stationary or can open for added ventilation. The large windows provide a lot of natural light in a room, more than bay windows.
Window frames are made from different materials including
- Fiber glass
The prices vary between the different materials which will affect the cost of replacing your windows. When choosing the material for your frame, you will need to take into consideration the aesthetic look of the frame and how it will look on your home’s exterior. Some materials like wood require more upkeep than other materials like vinyl and composite. Other materials are less energy efficient. Aluminum is a metal and tends to retain more heat. The frames should also be eco-friendly. Wood and aluminum are recyclable. Composite is made of recycled plastic particles and wood chips.
Windows come in different styles and sizes. Window prices vary depending on the size and style of window you choose.
Windows can be double or triple paned. The number of glass panes will also affect the cost of your window replacements.
Additional Window Features
Other features that will affect your window prices include type of glass, decorative glass options, type of hardware, lock types, tinting, lighting, and other features that improve the energy efficiency of your windows.
The cost to replace windows can be high so before planning to install new windows, it is important to decide what you can afford to spend on your window upgrades. Other factors to consider are the number of windows to replace, quality and type of windows, and additional features.
Window Installation Costs
The cost of replacing windows also includes labour and installation fees. Because window replacement is a big job, it should only be handled by a professional window installation company. Before signing any contract, discuss how much it will cost to remove your old windows and debris, and install your new windows. Make sure all window installation costs are clearly outlined so there are no hidden fees or charges.
Always hire a company that is fully licensed and insured. If damage occurs, or the windows are not installed properly, you could end up spending thousands of dollars in unexpected and unwanted window replacement costs.
Not all companies offer warranty coverage when installing your windows. A warranty can cover the window replacement costs if something goes wrong. Window warranties usually cost extra so it is something that you will have to add to your total windows price.
Window Energy Efficiency
The more energy efficient a window is, the higher the of replacing your windows. However, energy efficient windows can pay off by saving you money on your energy bill. Part of your budget planning should include the energy efficiency of your new windows.
At CanPro Windows and Doors, we have over ten years experience in window installation. We provide high quality service at affordable window replacement costs. Give us a call today and get a free, no-obligation quote for your window replacement project.
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