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    Casement vs. Sliding Windows Cost: Your Ultimate Guide in 2024

    Apr 11, 2016

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    Price is what you pay, value is what you get. This statement could not be more true about replacement windows. While casement and slider windows have very different practical applications, they also have their unique performance values, and therefore have different prices.

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    In our previous post, we compared the qualities of sliding and crank windows. Today, we will take these qualities – call them value, and put a price on them. What you will end up with is an accurate assessment of which vinyl window is right for you.

    Now as you may remember from our previous entry about how much do windows cost, it is very difficult to provide an exact vinyl windows price without seeing the current state of the opening, finalising the options and deciding on a finish. However, it is possible to provide a ball-park figure for certain size ranges.

    Keep in mind that the cost of replacement windows is for a full frame replacement installation. For a retrofit installation, window prices will differ by 10-20%. 

    Be aware that the prices provided below are approximate and may differ from company to company. Finally, these price ranges were derived from an average cost of replacement windows and account for a variety of options such as colour, krypton, argon, single and double LoE, as well as a double and triple pane.

    Sliding Windows Cost

    First up is the slider window. As you may recall the sliding window operates by gliding the sash from side to side. It is a vinyl window that is perfect for wide openings with no unreasonable size limitations. The slider provides a mostly unobstructed view as well as maximum ventilation.

    This unit has two different options for cleaning the exterior from the inside making it effortless to keep clean. The downside of the slider is its energy efficiency, which is usually lower than that of crank units. However, at Ecoline, we offer only the best energy-efficient models, with all sliding windows available in triple-glazing for optimal thermal performance. Even though sliding windows are usually less energy efficient than casements, their sleek design and various cutting-edge features and options allow the installation sliders to be the perfect fit for your house for both aesthetics and savings on energy bills.

    Below, you will find the sliding window replacement cost based on the sizes. Note, that sliding window price ranges here are approximate and relevant as of 2024.

    • Up to 10 square feet: $550-$850
    • 15 square feet: $850-$1150
    • 20 square feet: $1100-$1400

    Sliding Window Prices: Glazing & Location

    The cost to install sliding windows varies significantly depending on several factors, including the type of glazing, size, and location within the house.
    Generally, the cost escalates with the complexity of the glazing installed. For instance, triple glazing is approximately 15% more expensive per unit than double-pane options.
    The size of the window and its placement within the house also play crucial roles in determining the final price.
    While the table below provides a basic idea of the price ranges, please use our sliding window cost calculator for a more accurate estimate tailored to your project requirements.

    LocationSmall Triple Glass Medium Triple Glass Large Triple Glass
    Basement $123 - $1,524 $ 314 - $2,105 $ 353 - $1,480
    Bathroom $336 - $2,199 $810 - $2,510 $779 - $1,409
    Bedroom $183 - $2,062 $253 - $3,136 $243 - $2,456
    Bonus room $473 - $1,493 $559 - $2,186 $1,367 - $1,367
    Closet $583 - $1,056 $1,203 - $1,746 $1,001 - $1,588
    Den$895 $542 - $1,882 $1,120 - $1,633
    Dining room$846 $554 - $2,655 $ 1,068 $2,210
    Family room$374 - $1,378 $460 - $2,441 $736 - $1,586
    Foyer$875$1,352 - $2,201n/a
    Front$902 - $1,223$231 - $2,150n/a
    Kitchen $494 - $2,335$545 - $2,719 $643 - $2,257
    Living room $203 - $1,331$366 - $2,529 $952 - $2,329
    Master bedroom $422 - $1,095$554 - $2,826 $917 - $2,589
    Nook $904 $888 - $3,034n/a

    Casement Window Prices

    Now let’s take a look at casement windows prices. It is a unit best suited for tall openings, unlike the slider. However, it is a crank operated unit complete with a compression seal which makes it a better choice for security and energy efficiency.

    Vinyl casement has a higher average Energy Star rating than sliding windows. The casement is functional and easy to operate, especially in tight spaces. It provides excellent ventilation with its ability to catch wayward breezes, and with no dividers present in the sash, vinyl casement windows offer 100% unobstructed visibility. The drawback of casement replacement windows is that they open to the outside and thus become a hazard in high-traffic areas.

    Below, you will find the casement window replacement cost based on the sizes. Note, that crank window price ranges here are approximate and relevant as of 2024.

    • Up to 10 square feet: $694-$1113
    • 15 square feet: $950-$1250
    • 20 square feet: $1250-$1550 (this is for a casement-fixed combination)

    Casement Window Prices: Glazing & Location

    LocationSmall Triple Glass Medium Triple Glass Large Triple Glass
    Basement $ 810 - $1,877 $ 1,066 - $1,180 $ 967
    Bathroom $ 420 - $2,671 $ 1,026 - $1,345 $ 1,529 - $1,529
    Bedroom $ 289 - $1,620 $ 653 - $2,115 $ 1,198 - $1,663
    Bonus room $ 658 - $1,084 $ 1,047 - $1,501n/a
    Closet $ 965 - $1,323 $ 1,460 - $1,484n/a
    Den $ 437 - $1,410 $ 1,200 - $1,396n/a
    Dining room $ 562 - $1,794 $ 506 - $2,186 $ 1,085 - $2,008
    Family room $ 932 $ 506 - $2,051 $ 1,364 - $1,585
    Foyer $ 1,042 - $1,720n/an/a
    Front $ 981 $ 1,038 $ 1,535
    Kitchen $ 119 - $1,950 $ 701 - $2,124 $ 1,179 - $2,124
    Living room $ 493 - $1,794 $ 730 - $1,987 $ 1,166 - $1,621
    Master bedroom $422 - $1,095$554 - $2,826 $917 - $2,589
    Nook $ 521 - $1,344 $ 1,093 - $1,540 $ 1,501

    Properly pricing your window project can go a long way towards determining the solution for the needs of your home. It is true that not all windows are made the same. The difference in price is often reflected in the difference in performance. However, depending on your needs, you may not always want the most efficient (and expensive) windows. Regardless, when you are considering which ones to get, look for windows that are ENERGY STAR rated and CSA approved to meet climate requirements in Canada.

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    F.A.Q

    What are casement window vs sliding window costs?

    The casement windows are usually more expensive but more energy-efficient. Use our price calculator to find the approximate range for your replacement project in 2024.

    Are sliding windows cheaper than double hung?

    You need to compare specific windows to know the price difference since the final quote depends on many aspects such as glazing, size, custom features, colour and location. But generally, sliding windows are cheaper than double-hung models.

    Are picture windows cheaper than sliding windows?

    As a rule of thumb, picture windows have a higher price tag due to bigger sizes and triple glazing.

    How do you compare awning vs sliding windows prices?

    If you compare both standard-sized windows with identical glazing, awning windows will be more expensive.