Now that warmer weather has arrived, many Brampton area homeowners are starting the process of home improvements. This includes window and door replacement. When budgeting for new windows, you should try to figure out window prices by size, style, and other factors.
The following article will outline how to determine the cost of windows Brampton. This will help you figure out how to budget properly as well as provide some insight as to how to determine which style of windows will be best for your home.
How to Figure Out Window Prices by Size, Style, etc.
One of the main factors that will determine the final window cost will be the number of windows needed for the project. Of course, replacing all of your windows at once will cost more than simply replacing one or two windows. Following are some other things that play into the final cost for window replacement.
Crank windows, or awning and casement windows, are among the most commonly installed window designs in Brampton and the surrounding area. These windows are highly energy efficient due to their compression seal, as they are extremely airtight as well as watertight. Crank windows are easy to operate and clean. In addition, they are an excellent means of both natural light and sunlight. They tend to be a bit more costly than sliding windows but make up for the cost with their energy efficiency.
Sliding windows cost less than crank style windows but are not as energy efficient, as they are installed with weather stripping as opposed to a compressed seal. However, they are quite stylish and easy to operate, as they glide smoothly to open or close and can be installed to open either horizontally or vertically.
Single pane windows are less expensive than triple or double pane windows. However, they are not as efficient when it comes to insulation. Double and triple pane windows have the ability to be filled with inert gases, such as argon or krypton, which prevent condensation from gathering on window panes. Moreover, they can be coated with low-E coatings that trap in the heat on cold winter nights. Both of these additions can reduce your energy costs by as high as forty percent, which adds up to a lot of savings in the long run.
The method by which you have your windows installed has an effect on the final cost. Retrofit installed windows cost less than full frame window installation. In retrofit style installation, only the window unit is replaced, while the window frame remains intact. However, if there is any damage to the window frame, full frame style installation is required. In this process, both the window frame and the window unit are completely replaced. This may cost more up front, but newer windows with replacement frames will last many years, which can increase the value of your home as well as save on costly repairs for older windows.
Average Window Prices by Size
- Bay/Bow Windows: $2,800 – $4,500
- Bedroom/Kitchen Windows: $800 – $1,600
- Living Room Windows: $1,800 – $3,000
- *Basement Windows: $450 – $800
*Basement window cost may vary, as you may need to do some construction to convert your windows to proper basement egress windows. Following is an estimate for these costs.
- Constructing basement window well: $300 – $450
- Basement concrete cut out: $650 – $900
- Trenching: $350 – $500
Custom Features and Upgrades
Another factor that will affect the final window cost is upgraded or custom designed windows. This includes extra locks, window screens or grids, and decorative window glass. Moreover, many window styles can be custom-made in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Discuss these costs with your windows company before making the final decision.
Contact the staff at Optima Windows and Doors when you are ready for window replacement. We can help you determine an estimate for window prices by size, design, type of installation, and so forth. Call us today for a free quote and consultation.