Posted June 20, 2019 by FunnelEdge
Here are cost considerations and price estimates for a window replacement.
A window replacement is a big investment, especially if you need to replace every window in your home. Though expensive, replacement windows can improve aesthetics, energy efficiency and boost resale value. In fact, replacing your old windows is one of the best things you can do to improve your home’s thermal performance.
“In our research we’ve found that there are many factors that play into how much a full window replacement will cost,” said Keith Riley, Founder of RenovationFind. “We can provide some estimates, but for the most accurate quote you should always contact a reputable window company in your city for a full assessment.”
Window replacement cost is determined by a range of factors. The biggest factors include the type or style of window, the material they are made of and how many you need. Other factors include the energy efficiency features, energy ratings, number of panes, complexity of installation and warranty.
For detailed information on this topic, read “How much does it cost to replace windows?”
The cost estimates in this document came from HomeAdvisor’s report for 2019. All the cost estimates below are for the window only. Homeowners should add $100-$300 per window for installation.
Here is a quick breakdown of window costs when considering the type of window:
· Slider: $150-$800 each
· Single-Hung: $100-$400 each
· Double-Hung: $150-$650 each
· Picture: $300-$1,200 each
· Casement/Awning: $200-$1,400 each
· Bay and Bow: $1,000-$4,500 each
· Custom: $1,000 plus
Here is a quick breakdown of window costs when considering the window material:
· Vinyl: $100-$900 each
· Wood: $150-$1,300 each
· Aluminum: $75-$400 each
· Fiberglass: $500-$1,500 each
· Composite: $300-$1,200 each
Most quality window manufacturers will have efficiency features like low-E coatings, gas fill insulation and insulated spacers in their windows. Homeowners can pay extra for feature upgrades, like security glass or a higher quality UV coating. If the window company does not offer these features, their windows likely do not meet energy rating standards for your climate zone.
You will also pay more for triple pane windows compared to double pane windows. In some milder climates, like the west coast of British Columbia, double pane windows will meet standards for energy ratings. A home in Winnipeg will require triple pane. Homeowners can check what energy rating they need for a window replacement based on their specific climate zone. You can find your climate zone on the Natural Resources Canada website, but note they will be making changes to the climate zones in January 2020.
“If you are replacing your windows this year, start by finding an experienced and trustworthy window company in your Canadian city,” said Riley. “They will be able to give you accurate pricing and show you all the options and features that come with a modern window replacement.”
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