Vinyl Windows Installation

The new vinyl windows installation process may look pretty easy when you’re watching a how-to video or a TV show where professionals who do it every day make it look like it could be handled by anyone.

In reality, there are a lot of special tools and skills required to do the job right. We’ve got the windows, the tools, and the skills.

With our quality and expertise, we can offer you the best cost to install new vinyl windows in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.

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Vinyl Windows Installation in Toronto and GTA

If you’re looking for a company that offers new vinyl windows installation services near you, Vinyl Light is your number one choice.

We’re based in Mississauga and for more than 13 years we have been handling new vinyl windows installation in Toronto and the GTA.

The installation process for a new window may differ depending on the particular building, materials, and type of windows, but in the most general way it would look something like this:

Vinyl Windows Installation Cost

✅ Window Type Vinyl
✅ Average full house windows installation cost

$8000-$12,000 for retrofit

$10,000-$14,000 for brick to brick

✅ The cheapest full house installation cost $5,000
✅ The most expensive full house installation cost $30,000+
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    Verifying all measurements

    This is done to make sure that the windows and openings are properly sized and in a sound condition.

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    Removing the window

    It’s worth noting that the sill flashing must be cut sufficiently long enough to extend past each side of the window so that it projects even with the vertical jamb flashing that will be applied later. Then, we cut the flashings for the rest of the window and for the jamb sides.

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    Preparing the opening

    This has to be done in a special way leaving certain parts extended so that a weather-resistive barrier may be properly installed later.

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    Placing the window

    Using acceptable fasteners, we install the window into the rough frame opening. To do so, we apply a continuous bead of sealant to the inside perimeter of the nailing fin, right after which we set the window into the rough frame opening. Then, fasteners are applied at a minimum of 10-inch intervals (at the corners, fasteners should be located at least 3 inches from the corner in any direction). Finally, we check the operating sashes and lock mechanisms to ensure smooth operation and function (actually, it should be done both during and after the installation procedure).

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    Shimming and Foaming

    Much like with previous steps, we apply a continuous bead of sealant to the nailing fin at the head of the installed window covering the pre-punched holes and fasteners previously installed. Finally, the head flashing is applied and secured with fasteners.

  • Caulking and Finishing

Our clients ask

  • Is it worth to change windows?

    Yes! Replacing the windows in your home is a good investment, and offers a strong return for what you spend. In fact, replacing your windows and doors is one of the most valuable home improvements you can make. You will benefit from energy cost savings and ease of day-to-day use when living in the house and also get a better offer when selling the house.

  • What's included in window installation?

    When a full brick-to-brick window installation is performed, it involves removing all the window’s parts like its frame, the sill, exterior trim and interior trim. The new window is then levelled, shimmed and fastened into the studs; insulated with spray foam around the perimeter; and installed complete with all new parts, finishing with caulking outside.

  • How long do vinyl windows last?

    On average, vinyl windows last between 20-40 years. Their life expectancy depends on the climate and conditions you live in. For instance, if your windows are exposed to harsh sunlight for extended periods of time, the vinyl will break down faster and their lifespan will be closer to 20 years.

  • How do you tell if a window is installed correctly?

    If a window was correctly installed, it should open and close fully and smoothly without any sticking. If your window sticks so much you have to force it to move or it doesn't reach the frame when you try to close it, you have a problem. Either the sash wasn't properly aligned, or it's the wrong size for the window.

  • How much do new replacement windows cost in Toronto?

    The window’s price primarily depends on its size (the bigger the window, the higher the price) and type of installation (retrofit or brick to brick). Any upgrades like color, vinyl or wood interior, grills, and glass type will also reflect on the price. The chart below will give you a price idea for an average-size white window (about 10 sq/foot) with retrofit and brick-to-brick installation.

    Type of Window
    Average Size Installed
    Single Casement
    $550 - $850
    Double Casement
    $1100 - $1700
    Single Hung
    $500 - $800
    Double Hung
    $520 - $820
    Single Slider
    $500 - $800
    Double Slider
    $520 - $820
    Awning Window
    $570 - $870
    Hopper Window
    $500 - $700
    Bay Window
    $1500+
  • What is the average price for vinyl window installation in Toronto?

    Homeowners can expect to pay an average of $100 to $300 per regular window installation plus the window cost of $200-$1200. More complicated installations like oversized and specialty windows, bay/bow windows, windows with large capping needed, windows with glass blocks etc, will add to the labour costs. These costs could rise to $400 to $800 per window installation.

  • How long does it take to install a window?

    The installation time varies depending on the size of a window and the type of installation (retrofit, brick to brick or stud to stud). On average it takes about 1 hour for a professional to install 1 window.

  • How many windows can be fitted in a day?

    A professional crew of 2-3 men can replace between 10-15 windows per day.

  • What is the cheapest time of year to replace windows?

    Winter is the off-season for most window replacement specialists, so there is a higher chance to find better deals. Even if there is no room for a price discount, you can get the windows produced faster.

  • How do I prepare my house for new windows?

    Here is what you should do.

    1. Clear a Path. Installers will frequently enter and exit your home while moving from room to room. They will be handling large and heavy windows. You want to make sure they have a clear path for safety reasons. You don’t need to clear everything out, just make sure they have easy access by clearing the way. Move any furniture and other things that might be in their way to get to the windows and work around them. Don’t forget to move any items outside your house as well, such as patio furniture, hoses, and yard ornaments. You will especially want to move any fragile plants so they do not accidentally get trampled.
    2. Remove Window Treatments. Next, make sure to remove all window coverings, including sheers, blinds, and curtains. They are not part of the window installation and will only be in the way to do the job properly. Consider taking down any wall decor and photographs close to the windows. Nothing should be unintentionally knocked over while installing new windows.
    3. Put Down Dust Covers. The installers will have the drop sheets, but they will not have any covers for the furniture, so if you wish to save yourself some time with dusting, you might consider covering your belongings around the windows.
    4. Conserve Energy. You might want to crank the thermostat down to avoid wasting energy on cooling or heating the house.
  • Do window installers clean windows after installation?

    Before the team leaves, the technicians clean their workspace, take away the garbage and vacuum/broom the space around their activity. The new windows are usually clean and do not require any cleaning, maybe just some dusting.

  • How much value do new windows add to a house?

    The average cost of replacing windows in an entire home is running from $10-15,000.

    The new windows add at least double their value to a house when you are replacing the windows which are 20+ years old and at least triple the value for replacing the outdated rotten or single pane windows that are 30+ years old.

Got a question?

How Much Does It Cost To Install New Vinyl Windows in Toronto and GTA?

Before installing a new vinyl window, a reasonable question usually arises regarding the new vinyl windows installation price. As with most types of services, prices differ a lot depending on a number of factors, the most important being:

  • Type, color and size of the windows (single-hung, double-hung, casement, sliding, bay, bow, etc.);
  • Type of house/frame (in some situations, more time is required to install a window properly, which amount to larger costs).

To give you rough estimates, some of the best vinyl windows new construction may cost you up to $1,000 while the average cost is around $400.

Needless to say, you should contact our team first to get a free quote. Vinyl Light professionals will ask you all the necessary questions and then quickly give you a price estimation and inform you about some of our tasty deals and hot offers.

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