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Window Replacement Estimate: How Much Does it Cost?

Updated: Aug 26, 2019

Type of window


Here's a look at the estimate prices for windows by type, courtesy of eco line windows, a window company from Winnipeg:

  1. Bedroom or Kitchen window: between $800 and $1600 on average.

  2. Bow or Bay window: between $2,800 to $4,500

  3. Living room window: between $1,800 to $3,000

  4. Standard size patio door: between $1,500 and $2,000

  5. Basement window: between $450 – $800

There are other factors that influence a window replacement estimate, but this gives you an idea of what to expect in an area where winters can be harsh and summers can be very warm, not unlike Kitchener-Waterloo.


The cost of replacing windows fluctuates based on the size and scope of the project.



What are windows made of?


You will also want to consider the cost of the materials used to build the window, which can greatly affect the total.


Here's an estimate in American dollars via Home Advisor.


Estimates courtesy: https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/doors-and-windows/install-windows/


Glass matters


Finally, there's the all important element of the glass to think of.


Experts say double-pane windows can save up to 24% off energy bills in cold climates during the winter and up to 18% in hot climates during the summer. Triple-panes cost 15% to 40% more than a double-pane type, but reduce heat loss even further. If you're willing to make the larger initial investment, it will be worth it in the long run.


Drafty or damaged windows can cause your energy bills to be about 10% to 25% higher, according to Energy.gov. Replacing old, drafty, single-paned windows with Energy Star certified products can result in substantial savings in your energy costs.



Investing in double or triple pane glass can lead to major savings in energy bills.



Importance of a good window replacement estimate


Rely on a professional for the most accurate window replacement estimate. Budget Windows & Doors can help! We have written previously about residential window replacement, and we recommend reading that article for a full view of the process.


It's important to remember that this is a necessary investment for the betterment of your home. Window professionals maintain that new, quality windows should last at least 15 and 20 years before you should consider replacing them. Windows built to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) guidelines can be expected to last 25 years. If you try to cut corners, you can expect to repair your windows more regularly than necessary to protect your home from wind, rain and even intrusion.


Eventually the signs it's time for a window replacement will emerge once again, causing you to go through the whole process earlier than expected.


As an added bonus, those new windows - and the resulting energy cost savings - can be a big selling point if you’re considering moving out of your home.



Window replacement is a big investment, but worth it in the long run.



Need a window replacement estimate? Trust Budget Windows & Doors!


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We pride ourselves on our experience; we've seen it all, and we will recommend the right solution to maximize the value you get from your home improvement dollar.


Backed by superior quality products, service and knowledge, we are able to deliver flawless results time and time again.


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“We had all of our windows replaced in our home. We truly appreciate the time taken, and help offered in our decision-making process, and the knowledge you brought. We were very impressed with how meticulous, considerate, and efficient the crew was that worked on our home. We managed to have nine windows replaced in one day. Thank you so much for a wonderful job done. We are very pleased with the end result, and when it is time for us to replace our doors, we know who we will call. Thank you so much for everything.” – P. & B. Snyder 


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