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    Window Prices in Regina: An Ultimate Guide [2024]

    May 21, 2024

    May 21, 2024

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    Determining the cost of a window replacement can be trickier than trying to predict next week’s weather. That is because there are several factors that come into play. Besides the quality of the new windows and the type of installation, the condition of your home and the existing windows you have will also greatly affect the final price.

    Perhaps, what is more, important before you sign a contract, is that you understand exactly what you are getting for the money you pay. There are window companies all across Canada that prey on unsuspecting homeowners and exploit this lack of knowledge for profit.

    Window Replacement Cost in Regina: Prices Breakdown

    So what do you need to know about prices when it comes to window replacement in Regina?

    Let’s start with a very simple breakdown of average window costs. Remember, size, the number of panes, and any additional upgrades determine how windows are priced:

    • Bedroom or Kitchen window prices range between $650 and $2600 on average.
    • Bow or Bay window prices range between $1,200 to $4,500
    • Living room window prices range between $700 to $3,000
    • Standard size patio door prices range between $1,200 and $3,500
    • Basement window prices on average are between $300 – $900

    The prices indicated are approximate and may vary based on the custom features you choose when getting a quote for your particular project. Check out our replacement window cost estimator below to find an approximate price range based on your requirements for new windows. To get a detailed quote, please get in touch with Ecoline’s local team in Regina.

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    What Adds to The Final Cost of New Windows in Regina?

    Straight-forward stuff so far, but how do you know that you are getting quality in return for your investment.

    • Replacement windows are a long-term investment. It may seem frightening when you have to spend thousands of dollars to get new windows in the entire house. But if you consider that quality windows should last you around 25 years, the processes and components involved have to be at a certain quality standard.
    • Installation type makes a difference. There are only two types of window installation: full-frame and retrofit. A full-frame installation is more thorough and is usually recommended for residential replacement windows, but it can also cost up to 20% more. Remember, correct installation is essential to the longevity and performance of your new windows.
    • Window type matters. Customers and even window companies sometimes debate whether to get triple-pane or double-pane windows. What is more important, is that windows you get are ENERGY STAR rated and are considered efficient in your local climate zone. In order to be considered efficient in Regina, windows must meet Energy Star requirements and have a minimum ER rating of 34. 

    Which Window Installation Type is Right for You?

    As it is, there are two main types of window installation in Canada: a full-frame (brick to brick) replacement, and retrofit (insert) window installation. These installations differ in how thorough they are, and as a result, there is a price difference as well. On average, a full-frame replacement costs roughly 15-20% more than a retrofit. So which installation should you pick?

    • In reality, you may not have much of a choice. In a retrofit installation, the existing frame of the window remains intact. The old window sashes are removed and replaced with new sealed units. This installation type is not advisable if the wood framing around your windows has moisture or mold damage. Unfortunately, that is often the case with older prairie homes. In this case, a full-frame replacement is recommended. A retrofit will simply be a band-aid solution that will need to be remedied again when the frames fully rot out.
    • A full-frame replacement takes care of all the structural issues in the frame surrounding the window. A good installer will fully remove the existing window, clear the opening and look out for signs of moisture damage. A new frame, window, jambs, and brickmoulds are then put in and sealed off from the elements. This makes sure that the window is protected and sealed from the outside and inside.

    Unfortunately, not all homeowners can recognise the difference between two installation types. Beware of companies that will try to pass off a retrofit as a full-frame replacement: they are charging double for half the work.

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    In a full-frame installation, the old window gets removed down to the studs.
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    In a retrofit installation, new windows are inserted into your existing frames.

    Casement vs. Sliding Windows: What to Choose in 2024

    Just like there are two types of window installation, there are two main types of vinyl windows when it comes to pricing your replacement: crank (casement or awning windows) and sliding windowsCrank windows can cost up to 20% more than sliding ones. But why? The answer is simply that they are more efficient.

    • Modern crank windows use compression seals in the area where the moving sash meets the frame. These are areas where drafts and leaks are most likely to occur. A compression seal creates an airtight unit when the window is closed and prevents warm air from escaping your home.
    • Slider windows and old casement units rely on weather stripping, which is not as effective and, therefore, makes for a less efficient window.
    • Another advantage of crank windows, is the ease with which they can be opened and closed. Many people don’t consider it, but sashes in modern vinyl windows can get quite heavy, especially if it is a triple-pane unit. In sliding windows you have to move the sash by hand, which can be difficult as is, and especially so if the window is in a harder to reach area over a sink.
    • Casement and awning windows rely on crank technology to move the sash. Crank windows require roughly 1/10th of the force to operate. Because you’re not pulling on the sash all the time, the window also won’t deform or bow as it can sometimes happen with sliding windows.

    The table below provides you with a brief comparison of the most popular models based on window prices by size, style and location within your house. Remember that all prices shown are approximate and relevant as of 2024.

    StyleLocationAVG Price - SmallAVG Price - MediumAVG Price - Large
    SINGLE SLIDER - TILTKitchen $982.83 $1,518.11 $1,392.95
    PICTURELiving room $817.04 $1,409.35 $2,098.55
    CASEMENTMaster bedroom $1,187.13 $1,454.69 $1,435.49
    SINGLE HUNGBedroom $1,043.79 $1,287.25 $1,271.78
    AWNINGKitchen $1,155.93 $1,554.28 $1,554.28

    How to Make Sure You’re Buying Quality Windows For Your House?

    When selecting windows for your home, focusing on quality and functionality is essential to ensure long-term satisfaction and efficiency. Here are some critical points to consider:

    • Energy Star Rating: Ensure the windows have an Energy Star rating with a minimum energy rating of 34 for optimal insulation and energy efficiency. All companies whose windows are Energy Star rated can be found on this Natural Resources Canada website. Buying rated and tested windows is the best way to make sure that you’re paying for a quality product.
    • Professional Installation: Always have windows installed by professionals to guarantee correct fitting, which is essential for preventing leaks and ensuring durability.
    • NAFS-11 Testing: Choose windows that are NAFS-11 tested, confirming they meet high standards for air, water, and structural performance.
    • Government Rebates: Opt for windows that qualify for maximum government rebates, which not only helps with cost but also indicates a higher energy efficiency standard.
    • Aesthetic Compatibility: Select windows that align with your home’s exterior and interior design, ensuring they enhance your house’s overall look and feel.

    Hopefully, now you understand more about your options when it comes to home window prices in Regina. Remember, in this industry, you get what you pay for, so make sure to consult experts before signing a window replacement contract and determine what windows work best for your project and how to customize them. Hence, they fit your budget and provide maximum energy efficiency and comfort.

    You can see how we price our windows, and our past full-frame and retrofit projects.

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    F.A.Q

    How much does it cost to install new windows in Regina?

    Windows prices vary depending on their type. On average, you can expect to pay $560-$900 for a casement window, $450-$800 for an awning window, $400-$750 for a hung window, and $300-$650 for a sliding window depending on their size. You can use our online price estimator or request a free quote to estimate your project cost.

    What is the average labour cost to install a replacement window?

    Labour and window installation costs largely depend on your home itself: its conditions, structure, and so on. The second important factor is the type of window installation, whether it is a retrofit or a full-frame installation (the latter is more expensive).

    What is the price to replace windows in my house?

    The final price depends on many factors, such as the number of windows to replace, glazing, type and style, size, location, etc. Contact our team in Regina for a free quote and consultation.