Getting new windows can be a big investment for Ontario homeowners. Without first getting a quote, it is very hard to know exactly how much of an investment it will be. That’s because every home is different, and replacement windows are made-to-order according to your custom specifications. At Dayside Windows and Doors, we offer free, no-obligation, in-home estimates. A member of our team will go to your home, take measurements and ask you about the type of windows you would like before ever quoting you a price.
While we won’t be able to tell you how much your specific window replacement cost is going to be before meeting with you, we can explain some of the factors that go into determining the price.
If you have windows that are a common size, you may be able to find stock windows that are less expensive than custom-sized windows. The main drawback of these is that during installation, they usually require extra caulk or window shims, which can reduce their energy-efficiency. Custom windows will be the pricier option upfront but will save you more money on your utility bills in the long run.
Types of Windows
The most common types of windows in Ontario homes are also the least expensive. These include single- and double-hung, slider windows, and picture windows. Bay, garden, and bow windows, on the other hand, take more time for installation, which will increase the cost.
Type of Glass
Another factor that goes into the price of replacement windows is the type of glass. Triple pane windows, while more efficient, will be more costly than double pane windows. Dayside windows come standard with argon gas between the panes for added insulation. Swapping out regular clear glass for obscure, textured, or coloured glass will also affect the price of the window.
There are a variety of window grille patterns available, all of which vary in price. If you are replacing your windows, you don’t necessarily have to go with the same grille pattern you had before; however, it does increase the aesthetic appeal of the window. Our team of professionals will be happy to talk to you about the different grille options.
Finally, the amount of work required during the installation can play a big role in the final price of your replacement windows. Double-hung windows are the most common type of window in Ontario, and most installers can put these in for you fairly quickly. On the other hand, more complex jobs, such as bay windows, require additional reconstruction work during installation, which, as a result, increases the price. If a new rough opening has to be framed in to accommodate a larger or smaller window, or if the window is to be installed in a place where no window was before, this will also increase the price.