Door and Window Renovations
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How to plan a door and window renovation
Even if you don’t realize it, you and your family are probably hard on your home’s doors and windows. Kids bang the front door closed on the way to school. You open the windows to let in fresh air, then slam them shut to keep the gnats at bay. It’s worth your time to replace existing doors and windows with resilient options that provide beauty and natural light while supporting your busy lifestyle.
How much does it cost to replace windows and doors?
Replacing a single, medium-sized window using standard materials costs between $500 and $600. Interior doors cost about the same, but an exterior door will cost over $1,000 to replace. When considering the replacement cost, account for the style, size, and number of doors and windows in your project. Note that replacements will cost less than installing a new door or window in an existing wall.
|Type of renovation||Predictable budget|
|Economic||$3,900 to $5,200|
|Standard||$5,200 to $7,000|
|High end||$7,500 to $10,000|
Six medium-sized windows. The cost will change based on materials and finishes.
Popular door and window styles in Canada
When choosing a door for your project, think about its location in the home and the weather it’ll have to endure. Exterior doors and garage doors should stand up to snow, salt, and ice. Standard panel doors keep drafts at bay in bedroom hallways. Replace a bi-fold door with a pocket door to save space in a small office. Sliding doors are the go-to for backyard entryways, but to shake things up, install French doors leading to your summer porch for an elegant, timeless look.
Windows provide protection from the elements and allow natural light to illuminate your living space. For standard windows, single hung (the top half of the window is fixed while the lower half moves up and down, or out and in) is cheaper than double hung (two moving parts) and is more appropriate for installation in small spaces, like bathrooms. A double hung window is an optimal choice for ease of cleaning and better ventilation, making it the go-to option for bedrooms and living rooms.
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How to choose the best materials for your windows and doors
When it comes to a door and window replacement project, the cost of installation can actually be less than the cost of materials. The best windows and doors for your home should be made from materials that balance aesthetics with function.
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