For 40 years, Magic has provided Ontario with some of the most advanced residential windows in the world. Our innovative replacement windows, patio doors and Window Walls can add style and performance to any home. Welcome to our blog, where we provide consumers with the information and inspiration they need to make informed decisions about replacing their windows.
Do the windows in your Belleville home keep you warm all winter? Or do they let in drafts, rattle in the wind, and accumulate condensation? If so, it may be time for a window replacement. Your new window should be equipped to provide your home with strength, durability, energy-efficiency and style. Keep on reading to learn about Belleville window replacement cost, how to know when it’s time for a new window, and more.
Belleville Window Replacement Costs in 2023
Before learning the price range of your specific replacement window, you must first know what type of window you need replaced, and decide on the quality of window you’re willing to invest in.
|Type of Window||Poor Quality||Low Quality||High Quality|
|Single Casement||$300-$700||$600-900||$1300 - $2000|
|Double Casement||$600 - $1200||$800-$1300||$2000-$3700|
|Single Hung||$300 - $600||$700 - $1000||$800 - $1600|
|Double Hung||$400 - $900||$600 - $1300||$1100 - $2080|
|Single Slider||$300 - $700||$800 - $1000||$800 - $1600|
|Double Slider||$400 - $800||$600 - $1400||$1040 - $2080|
|Awning Window||$500 - $700||$700 - $1000||$1200 - $2100
|Hopper Window||$300 - $600||$500 - $750||$800 - $1600
|Patio Door 2-Panel||$900 - $1200||$1200 - $2500||$4,200 - $8,000
|Patio Door 3-Panel||$2000 - $3500||$3500 - $5000||$6000 - $11000|
|Patio Door 4-Panel||$2000 - $4500||$5000 - $8000||$9000 - $13,000|
|French Doors||$1200 - $2800||$1500 - $2500||$4000 - $10000|
|Window Wall||N/A||N/A||$6000 - $30,000+
Signs That it’s Time for a Window Replacement
It’s understandable if you’re hesitant about replacing your windows. You don’t want to spend the extra money unless you have to.
Here are a few signs that it’s time to consider a Belleville window replacement:
Your utility bills are getting higher
If your windows are getting older, they may be letting more of that cold air from the outside in. This leaves you using more heat to achieve the same level of warmth you have in the past—and that’s going to lead to some expensive utility bills.
You can hear street noise
If you live on a busy street or have loud neighbours, you may hear them through your older windows. With newer, modern double or triple-pane windows, there will be a noticeable decrease in outside noise from the additional insulation.
There is visible damage
You’ll likely be able to see visible damage as your windows age. Some of these signs include damaged window frames, peeling or non-existent caulking, or hard to open or close window cranks.
What to Look For In Your Belleville Window Replacement
Replacing your home’s windows is a big project. Hence, you’re going to want to make sure you do it right the first time. Equipping your windows with durable materials, energy efficiency capabilities, and some additional premium features is the best way to ensure lasting performance. Though it can be initially more expensive, it won’t take long for you to see savings on your monthly energy bill + lifestyle upgrades.
Here are some ways to set your home up for long-term success with replacement windows:
1. Invest in a Lasting Window Frame
It is quite common for homeowners to choose vinyl frames because they are affordable, low maintenance and thermally efficient. The downside is that, without any reinforcement, these frames lack strength, rigidity and durability, making them highly susceptible to wear-and-tear and expansion and contraction from the fluctuating Belleville summer and winter temperatures. You may find yourself funding repairs for these frames sooner than anticipated. At Magic Windows, we use an aluminum-vinyl hybrid* frame to provide the best and most enduring performance.
Suggested reading: Is Vinyl a Good Window Frame Material? It is Not a Simple Yes or No!
*Hybrid Fusion Frames® from Magic consist of a skeleton of stainless steel and anodized aluminum, providing the vinyl shell with the reinforcement it lacks to create a stronger, more well-rounded frame. This way, we’re able to offer the best qualities of vinyl without any of the drawbacks. It also means you can enjoy low-maintenance, thermally efficient frames you can count on season after season.
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2. Go the Energy Efficient Route
Don’t forget to consider how your window’s long-term savings will affect your total Belleville window replacement cost. Energy efficient windows are estimated to save approximately $125 to $340 in savings on your energy bill annually. When applied to the 30 years it could take before you need another window replacement, your total energy savings could go up to $10,200.
Here are some key features of the most energy efficient windows:
Adding a layer of low-emissivity (or low-e) coating to your window glass ensures that your windows are insulating at the highest level. This is a transparent, very thin coating added to the glass to help control solar radiation passing through.
For Belleville homeowners, where the weather fluctuates dramatically from hot to cold over the year, we at Magic Windows use a balanced low-e formula called ClimaGuard 70/36.
Warm-Edge Window Spacers
Warm-edge window spacers act as a seal that insulates the edges of the window, keeping the glass panes apart from each other. These spacers are vital in a window’s ability to remain energy-efficient over the long term.
At Magic, we use a duralight soft edge spacer made of a 4-layer material that naturally expands and contracts with any movement of the unit. This makes seal failure virtually impossible.
Insulated Window Filling
Insulated window fillings will also help to keep heat from escaping through the window. Heavy gases, such as krypton, argon and xenon, are used to fill the space between glass panes to resist air transfer and retain heat.
Our innovative approach to glass formulation allows us to extend the gap between window panes to a full inch, allowing for 25% – more gas filling when compared to most manufacturers.
3. Consider Additional Luxury Window Features
Additional window features such as the ones listed below will alter your Belleville window replacement cost, but will maximize your its usage and give your window that “Wow!” factor.
Retractable insect and solar screens allow you to choose when you want your screens visible. Our patented Retractable Slide ‘N’ Hide® technology prolongs the screen’s lifespan by limiting usage. This will also give you full control over when to present your insect screen and how much light and heat enters through the window.
Built-In Thermal Blinds
These blinds are also fully retractable and can double the insulation on a window, preventing internal air from escaping. They have the ability to completely block out light, providing increased privacy and security.
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Crank-Free Patented Hardware
When designing our casement window, we decided to do away with outdated crank hardware. Our patented parallex® hardware allows homeowners to open their window by sliding the sash seamlessly along a horizontal axis, eliminating the frustration of cranking open a heavy window or dealing with faulty cranks.
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Premium Locally Made Belleville Window Replacements
For over four decades, Magic has proudly offered high-quality, locally-produced replacement windows and doors to Belleville residents. We are aware that purchasing a high-quality replacement window can be costly and sometimes difficult to manage, and we are here to help. The Magic team offers free, no-hassle consultations to help guide you through the entire process. Give us a call today for advice on how to choose the best windows for your Belleville home.