The average cost of a single replacement window is between $200 and $300, but your exact costs could vary based upon several factors. Things such as the condition of the window frame, the size of the window, and even the type of window you install can all influence the overall cost.
Window Frame Condition
One of the major factors influencing the cost of replacement windows is the condition of the window frame. Professionals will not install windows in broken, termite-ridden, or rotten frames since a poorly constructed frame decreases the insulating properties of the window and may even be unsafe. Repair or replacement of a window frame costs an additional $100 to $200, depending on the extent of the damage and the actual size of the window frame. As such, window replacement can quickly become quite expensive - especially if there is structural damage surrounding the window.
Window Size and Type
Of course, the size of the window also makes an impact on its cost; large windows are costlier than their smaller counterparts are since they contain more glass and are costlier to manufacture. Another consideration is the type of window. There are several available, and these range from simple and common double-hung windows, tilt-out windows, double or triple pane glass, and even high performance windows. A high performance window contains one or more special features, such as impact resistance or even shades between the panes of glass. Some windows even tint themselves in the sunlight to block glare and excessive heat.
Discounts for Whole-Home Replacement
Another important consideration is the number of windows you need to replace. If you are only replacing one or two windows, it is unlikely that any discounts will apply. On the other hand, many companies will provide you with a discount if you choose to install windows throughout your home or on one entire floor of a split-level home. This is where it comes in handy to be consumer-conscious; keeping your eyes out for deals can certainly save you plenty of money. You can also find sales on the windows themselves. Sometimes, when a manufacturer stops making a certain style, you can purchase them at a significant discount.
Finally, some Canadian provinces provide grants for replacement windows. Although Ontario no longer offers these grants, British Columbia certainly does. You can qualify for grants worth up to $7000 toward the cost of home improvements - including replacement windows - but you must schedule an energy audit to qualify. If your home would benefit from upgrades to windows, insulation, and even structural changes to the roof or walls, you may qualify. There are two grant options in British Columbia; a single upgrade or a whole-home upgrade. To qualify for the whole-home upgrade, homeowners must upgrade three different components (for example, windows, insulation, and ventilation).
If you need one or more replacement windows, it is important to deal with a company that will provide you with on-site free estimates. This way, the installers can review the condition of the window frames, measure the windows for their exact sizes, and determine any qualifying rebates.
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