Your windows can be responsible for up to 30 to 40 per cent of energy lost in your home. When winter rolls around and you start to feel a cold draft coming from your windows, it could be a sign that it’s time for a replacement. If you have noticeably warped or damaged frames, original aluminum sliders or older wood-framed windows that feel soft and possibly rotten, a window replacement is in your future.

Benefits of a window replacement.

Replacing all the windows in your home is going to be an expensive job. While it might feel like a hit, you will enjoy the benefits after the job is complete. Your home will retain heat in the winter and cool air in the summer, making your home more comfortable and energy efficient. You will start saving money on your utility bills too. New, energy-efficient windows also look great, can boost curb appeal and add value to your home. New windows are attractive to buyers. It means they’re purchasing an energy efficient home and it’s one less big, expensive job they’ll have to worry about when they move in. This will come in handy if you decide to sell. Photo Credit: Pella Windows and Doors

Factors that affect the cost of a window replacement.

The cost of replacing your windows depends on the number, size and type of windows you have in your home. Obviously, the job will cost much less for a smaller home with fewer, smaller windows. Special features on energy efficient windows will also bring up the price. For example, windows that have a sun reflective exterior, providing a clear view while blocking UV rays, will cost more than windows without. Typically, window companies will charge less for installation of multiple windows. While the cost of the window itself will be the same, you might be able to save money by getting more windows done at once, instead of spreading out the job over several years. To get the most accurate estimate for the windows you need, you should contact window companies in Calgary and compare their quotes for the job.

Approximate costs of new windows.

According to HGTV’s “Common Renovating Costs for Walls, Doors and Windows”, the average price to install, trim and flash a new window is approximately $1,000. If you buy stock windows from a building supply store, you might pay $600 to $700 per window, without installation. The same HGTV article stated that prices fluctuate depending on size and you might pay around $500 for a new basement window installed and finished. If the average three-bedroom home has 7 to 10 windows, you can expect to pay up to $10,000 for a complete window replacement. Posted by Liv Real Estate on
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