Calgary Windows: Frequently Asked Questions

If you live in the Calgary area and you are considering window replacement, you likely have several questions. How much does it typically cost? Should you repair or replace your windows? What types of windows are best to seal out the frigid winter air? Below, you can find answers to all the commonly-asked questions surrounding Calgary windows.

Can all my windows be repaired?

Unfortunately, there are some companies out there that will tell you that any window can be repaired as long as it is properly sealed. This is simply not the case. Windows that rely upon air or gas between panes of glass become incredibly inefficient once that air or gas escapes, and if the window frame itself is in poor condition, there is no real way to properly reseal that window. In this case, the window should be replaced.

How do I know when it is time to replace my windows?

There are several indicators that it may be time to replace your existing windows. If they are more than 25 years old, if they are painted or sealed shut, if they no longer operate properly, or if they are in any kind of disrepair, it is always a good idea to consider window replacement. We can provide you quotes, help you learn more about the processes, and even show you the different window options that are available to you – all without any commitment.

How much will it cost to replace all my windows?

Ultimately, this is determined by several unique factors. This includes the type of window you choose, the number of windows in your home, and whether you need a retrofit or a full frame replacement. Typically, it costs between $250 and $750 per window, with full-frame replacements of high-end windows reaching $1000 on occasion. This means replacing 10 windows in your home, which is a standard number of Calgary windows, could cost anywhere from $2500 to $10,000 depending on your needs and choices.

Are new windows really more efficient? How much will I save?

The additional efficiency and energy savings you will see when you opt for replacement windows also varies. If you make the move from terribly inefficient windows, such as drafty, single-pane windows, to a high-efficiency double-pane unit with gas insulation between the panes, your savings could be significant – and you will feel far more comfortable. On the other hand, if you are only improving the quality of your windows slightly, your savings will be far less noticeable.

What are my options in terms of replacement Calgary windows?

When it comes to replacement Calgary windows, you have numerous options available to you. Casement windows are the most popular as they offer the best blend of affordability, comfort, and energy savings, but you might opt for other styles, as well. These include things like hung windows, slider windows, and even bay or bow windows that add additional lighting, seating, and beauty. Other options included fixed windows, which do not move after installation, and custom windows, which provide aesthetic appeal but may not be readily available from manufacturers.

If you have questions about window replacement, or if you’d like to take a look at the wide variety of replacement Calgary windows available to you, Canadian Choice can help. We also offer free estimates based on the age of your house, the number of windows to replace, and your unique needs.

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