Old Windows Replacement

Old windows replacement can really make a difference for your house. Not only does it change the way the house looks and feels making it more comfortable but it also can help you save money on your energy bills and make your house generally more energy-efficient.

If you’d like to know the exact cost of replacement for your house, please contact our team for a free quote. They will ask you all the right questions and give you a price estimation within a few minutes.

Old Windows Replacement in Toronto and GTA

If you’ve been looking for the best windows replacement service near you, Vinyl Light is your best bet. With over 13+ years of experience replacing old windows with new energy-efficient vinyl windows, there’s not a project we can’t handle.

With replacement windows, you have two main choices:

  • insert window replacement (works well for a frame that’s in good shape. In this case, you can go with an insert window also known as a pocket window);
  • full replacement (this type is used if the existing windows are old and failing. In this case, a full replacement down to the house framing is needed).

Needless to say, proper windows replacement requires special tools and, what’s more important, special skills. That’s why getting professionals to do the job is the smartest solution.

Old Windows Replacement Process

Although it may differ depending on the particular setup, the replacement process in general goes like this:

  • Taking measurements

    We measure the height of the pocket opening to get the right size window (it should be slightly smaller than the opening).

  • Removing sashes

    Sometimes it’s better to remove the sashes from the inside, but usually, it’s done from the outside. If there’s a storm window, it has to be removed first. After that, we need to score the paint and take out the screws. Finally, the sashes are removed and the frame is pried out. The interior stop is left where it is. It’s also important to make sure there are no holes and the existing wood is in good condition.

  • Preparing for the installation

    Here, we clean the opening thoroughly to remove all the dust and debris. Now, with the sashes removed, the frame is ready for the replacement. We start by applying flashing tape to the sill - ideally, it should fit the length of the sill. Then, we ensure the proper leveling and attach the shims with flashing tape to prevent any further movement once they are level.

  • Installation

    We’re ready to install! First, we dry fit the window into the opening making sure there’s a little gap around the frame and then set the new window aside for a bit. Then, a ⅜ inch bead os sealant is applied at the interior head, jamb stops, and sill. After that, the window is placed against the opening making contact with the sealant.

    Next, we drive screws through the pre-drilled holes and the shims. When the window is set, we check for plumb, level, and square to ensure the proper operation. Two final steps are applying foam insulation and lock the sill adapter on the window.

    Finally, we install the exterior trim around the window frame and seal the edges.

How Much Does It Cost To Replace Old Vinyl Windows in Toronto and GTA?

Of course, if you’re looking to replace old windows with new vinyl, one of the first things you would like to know is how much it would cost you.

Despite the fact that the cost to replace old windows in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area differs greatly depending on the contractor, type of windows, and the particular house, a rough estimate would be around $500, including the price of the window.

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