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    Cost Of Window Replacement In Ottawa: Factors To Consider in 2024

    May 21, 2024

    May 21, 2024

    8 min read


    If you’re considering replacing your old windows or expanding your house, then researching window prices in Ottawa should be your first step. Luckily, we’ve put together this handy guide to window replacement costs. Use it to understand the different options and prices available when it comes to upgrading your home.

    What Affects The Price Of Windows In Ottawa?

    Knowing how much it costs to replace a window in Ottawa can help keep your budget in line. But the thing is that calculating the project price can be challenging. The following factors can affect the cost of window replacement:

    • Location within your home
    • Window type
    • Window size
    • Installation type

    Here, we’re going to break down the average cost of windows in Ottawa by main aspects and considerations so you can have a clear idea of what budget you need. You can also calculate the average cost of window replacement in Ottawa using our calculator:

    Window Prices By Location

    The location of the windows is an important factor to consider when calculating the cost, and here’s why.

    The location within your home affects the residential window replacement cost of a single unit and its installation. In one room, you may want to install a window with an opening mechanism, which is more expensive, while in another, you’ll need just a fixed one. It can be a mid-size window in the bedroom, and in the living room, there are often large sets with picture windows, which will immediately increase the cost.

    There is a good way to calculate how location affects the cost. Consider your living room window size to be 100%. The average kitchen window will be then about 60%, and the bedroom one will be 33% of this size.

    In the table below, we’ve listed the average price of windows in Ottawa in 2024, depending on the room within your house.

    Ecoline's Window sizeSmall MediumLarge
    Basement $254 - $3,037 $671 - $5,020 $705 - $4,611
    Bathroom $91 - $2,817 $274 - $2,671 $686 - $3,233
    Bedroom $287 - $2,292 $346 - $5,326 $450 - $5,149
    Dining room $319 - $2,377 $402 - $7,725 $778 - $7,323
    Family room $491 - $1,550 $506 - $10,639 $402 - $6,213
    Hall $683 - $2,034 $939 - $2,899 $946 - $3,731
    Kitchen $214 - $2,335 $434 - $7,497 $865 - $11,552
    Living room $319 - $2,128 $402 - $8,450 $750 - $11,552
    Master bedroom $561 - $1,794 $662 - $7,747 $667 - $7,430
    Pation/a $1,370 - $5,329 $2,345 - $10,680

    *Please note that the prices shown are approximate. Please, contact Ecoline’s representative to get the precise quote for your window replacement project. All prices are given as of 2024.

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    Window Prices By Style

    The cost of windows and replacement exterior doors in Ottawa directly depends on their type. Different types of windows have different performance and functionality and, therefore, have vastly different price tags.

    • Hung (both single and double), fixed, and sliding windows are comparable in price depending on the size.
    • Crank windows (casement and awning) are more expensive because they are more energy-efficient. They feature compression seals, which align the frame edge with the moving sash. These compression seals evenly fill the gap between the sash and the frame, providing tightness and preventing air leakage. 
    • Bay and bow windows require certain renovation works to be installed, adding to the overall cost.

    Here you can check out the average window replacement cost in Ottawa depending on the type of windows:

    StyleLocationAVG Price - SmallAVG Price - MediumAVG Price - Large
    SINGLE SLIDER - TILTBathroom $657.10 $1,352.10 $959.00
    PICTURELiving room $638.94 $1,508.12 $1,417.01
    CASEMENTBedroom $986.56 $1,227.66 $1,291.64
    SINGLE HUNGBedroom $701.69 $872.92 $940.55

    NB: The price shown is for a standard-sized triple-glazed window as of 2024

    Also, you need to consider the type of glazing. Double glazing is considered standard for all windows. More energy-efficient triple-glazed windows have higher prices in Ottawa.

    No matter what type of windows you choose, make sure they are ENERGY STAR-rated. This ensures your new windows perform well in Ottawa’s climate. This also guarantees they are manufactured to international standards and meet all requirements. Low-cost and low-quality windows just won’t provide you with a sufficient level of performance.

    Ecoline can proudly say that we offer Energy Star-rated and NAFS-11 tested windows.

    Window Prices By Size

    The size of the window is what directly affects the window replacement cost in Ottawa. The price of windows with larger panes is usually higher.

    The size of the windows you choose will depend on the size of the existing openings. Each window has an average price range, from a small unit to a large one:

    small medium large XL
    $215 – $1,173 $375 – $2,840 $537 – $3,547 $1,950 – $3,960
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    NB: The prices given in the table are approximate

    The Type of Window Installation: How It Affects the Cost

    The type of installation is another factor that influences the cost of window replacement in Ottawa. Basically, your home has two options: a full-frame installation and a retrofit.

    An average window replacement cost when considering full-frame installation is going to be 20% more expensive and here is why:

    • During a retrofit installation, the old frame remains in place, and the new window is inserted into the existing opening. 
    • During a full-frame installation, expert installers take down both the window itself and the wall structures around it. This ensures that any damage and rot inside the old window frame are removed, and the rough opening is carefully prepared. Full-frame window installation involves more work and solves the moisture problem, so it costs more.

    Which option to choose? Unfortunately, it’s not a matter of your preference. It depends entirely on the condition of your existing window frames and the walls around them. A retrofit window replacement is not recommended for most older homes in Ottawa due to potential moisture and mould damage.

    Unfortunately, not all homeowners know the difference between the two types of installation. Keep in mind that unscrupulous companies in Ottawa can deceive you and take the cost of a full-frame installation for a retrofit replacement.

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

    Window Replacement Cost Estimate: Get Your Quote in Seconds

    To find out how much your window replacement project in Ottawa will cost, you can use our online price calculator. Choose a location or style of windows, size range, and type of glazing and get your best price. This will help you understand how much to budget for new windows.

    You can also contact us and request a free quote by providing the details of your replacement project. In this case, you will get a precise cost of your window replacement based on all crucial factors such as location, window style, type, glazing, energy-efficient features, etc. Our experts will be happy to consult you on what works best for your house and how to replace windows in Ottawa within you budget.

    Check out this rating to read more real-customer reviews about Ecoline Windows Ottawa:


    How much does it cost to replace a window in Ottawa?

    The window price varies depending on the window 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.

    What is the average price of house windows in Ottawa?

    Various factors affect the window cost: installation type, window size and style, and type of glazing. To find an approximate cost of a new window, you can use our online price calculator or request a free quote.

    How much are windows for a 2000 sq ft home?

    The price of window replacement will directly depend on the number of windows, their type and size, and the type of installation (full-frame or retrofit). On average, expect to pay $400-$920 for a small window, $550-$1,150 for a medium window, and $1,150-$2,000 for a large one.