Home Window Replacement Costs

Today, we’re going to look at Home Window Replacement Costs and the long-term financial benefits you can gain.

Budget Windows and Doors has 20 years of experience installing windows and satisfying customers.

This guide will outline the cost of replacement windows, why replacing your windows can help save you money in the long run, and what to expect in the process.

Window Replacement Cost:

$1000 per window... you may be thinking, Is this seriously the average rate?

The average cost of replacing your windows can vary greatly depending on the size and type of window (single-hung, double-hung, sliding, etc.), but yes, you can expect to pay anywhere between $200 - $2000 per window.

Even if you were to buy a small, sliding, vinyl window from a big box store, you are looking at a minimum of $150 - and that doesn't include the cost of removing and replacing it.

Window Replacement Savings:

You probably know that newer windows are designed to be more energy-efficient. According to the Government of Canada, "Windows, doors and skylights can be a significant source of energy loss in your home – up to 35%. In Canada’s climate, this means higher energy bills for you."

If you are feeling a draft from your windows, your thermostat is going up and so are your bills. Replacing your windows with energy-efficient windows can help save on your overall energy costs. Even increasing the natural light in your home can reduce your energy bills.

Green Ontario Rebates up to $5000:

Did you know that The Green Ontario Fund is offering up to $5000 in rebates if you upgrade your windows? All you need to do is find a participating contractor.

Registered greenon.ca contractors will take care of purchasing, installing, and submitting the rebate application on your behalf.

Recover up to 70% of your investment:

In addition, quality window replacements can recover about 70% or more of the cost at resale (ROI).

New home buyers will often ask if your windows have been replaced since this is a big-ticket item. Your new windows can add curb appeal to your home while also satisfying your budget.

What to Know About Windows & Window Replacement:

If you're not sure what windows need to be replaced, look for the following clues:

  • Drafts (Are you feeling a draft coming from your window? Do you have a draft stopper in your windowsill?)

  • Energy Bills (Are they getting higher? Windows can provide insulation to keep both hot and cool air inside your home.)

  • Condensation (Is there moisture getting in? Is there water damage around your window?)

  • Malfunctioning (Are you having trouble opening, closing, or locking your windows?)

  • General Damage (Are there cracks anywhere? Is the frame rotting?)

  • Noise (Are you hearing a lot of noise from traffic outside?)

Get a Few Quotes:

Before you buy anything, make sure to get a few quotes. Look for a company that offers a free quote online.

Window Replacement Glossary:

Basic Parts of a Window:

a) Casing or Casement Moulding: This is the part around the window, a covering of the part between the window frame and the wall. This casing/moulding gives your window a more polished look.

b) Frame: The frame surrounds and supports the window. It consists of the head (horizontal part of the frame), jambs (vertical sides of the frame), and sill (lower horizontal part of the frame). Different materials make up the frame of your windows, including wood, vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass, or a combination of materials.

c) Muntins and Mullions: Muntins are the strips of material that divide the individual glass panes. This look can be created by adding dividers, or mullions (also known as grilles) onto the outer surface of the window.

d) Rail: The rail is the horizontal part of the sash (see sash below). There is a lower and upper rail.

e) Sash: The sash is around the glass and fitted within the frame to hold the glass in place.

f) Spacers: Although you cannot see the spacers in the diagram above, spacers of different materials are placed between the glass panes to keep the glass separated and are sealed to keep the materials secure amid the expansion and contraction of windows. Spacers keep gas fills in, prevent moisture and condensation from getting in, and also reduce the chance of mold growth.

Gas Filling: In double or triple-paned windows, special gases often fill the space between the panes to help improve the window's insulation and its overall thermal efficiency. Typically, argon and krypton are the 2 gases used for fills.

Glaze: This is really just referring to the glass used in your window. Your windowpane can be single-glazed (single-pane), double-glazed (double-pane), or triple-glazed (triple-paned). With multiple glazing, you are likely to have better energy efficiency because you are adding another layer of insulation. These multi-glass units are called IGU's or Insulated Glass Units.

Low-Emissivity or Low-E: Low-E glass has been coated by a thin, transparent coating of metallic oxides (like the silver you see in a thermos). The film acts like a filter allowing light in while, depending on the season, keeping the heat in or out of your home. There are different types of Low-E glass and it continues to develop and advance. Overall, the lower emissivity of a window means better insulation.

Single-Hung vs. Double-Hung: A single-hung window has an upper and lower sash, but only the lower sash moves. Single-hung windows are an older style, and some people prefer this if they have a historic home. A double-hung window has an upper and lower sash too, but they both slide. In addition, while a double-hung window may be more expensive, the bonus is that they are easier to clean!

Trust Budget for the Best Window Replacement Service:

You can trust Budget Windows & Doors with your window replacement, as well as other home exterior renovations. We have over 20 years' experience in the renovations business and we can make your house more beautiful and energy-efficient.

Our services include:

Call us at 519-501-7393 and we can help you start choosing the right windows for your home. Or, Contact Budget online today to replace your windows.

Review these Testimonials from other Budget Clients:

“We must tell you how pleased we are with the high-quality windows and installation your firm has supplied...‘Outstanding’ and ‘artisans’ are two words that describe the installers. These gentlemen worked full-out until completion, coping with features unique to our house with competence and admirable skill...” – D. & L. Luelo

“The new door & windows installation has really enhanced the look of our home. We have had many positive comments. Thank you for a job well done. – M. & A. Ens

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