Royal View Windows & Exteriors FAQ

Casement Windows

The cost of a full frame replacement of a single casement window will depend on such specifications as size, color, glazing (triple or double, types and amount of coatings), type of grilles if any. On average for a white window with double glazing you will be looking at a price ranging from $522 to $923. Call (587) 707-9257 and talk to Calgary casement windows experts about your next project.

Casement windows are slightly more expensive than the sliding windows and fixed windows. In general when you add the price of the installation, which doesn’t change depending on the style of the windows – you end up with a slight increase in the price. When dealing with projects with 5-40 windows RVW Ltd will charge the same amount whether you opt for all casement or all fixed windows. The main thing to keep in mind when choosing the styles of the windows is your comfort and our experience staff can provide valuable suggestions based on your preferences.

Casement windows are slightly more energy efficient than the sliding windows and slightly less energy efficient than the fixed windows. The exact difference will depend on a number of factors and is somewhat complicated to calculate, on average there is about 4% energy efficiency difference between casement and sliding window.

When deciding on which direction casement windows should open, you need to consider two factors. The first one is from which direction you get more wind from and the second one is how it will look from the outside when several windows are open at the same time on the same side of the house. RVW Ltd staff can help you decide on the direction your casement windows should open at a free initial consultation.

Yes, At RVW Ltd all casement come with an easy-to remove spring loaded screen that is installed from the inside of the house.

Absolutely! In fact the most common bay window configuration is two casement windows on the sides and one fixed in the middle.

The bay windows have three section connected together, the bow windows usually have 5 and more sections connected together at a wider angle than the section in the bay window.

Hung and sliding windows

Really depends on what you prefer. In terms of energy efficiency – single hung window is better and it has a screen that covers only half of the window. The double hung window adds versatility since you can open either bottom or top sash.

Single hung windows are slightly cheaper than the double hung, but the difference is small and when you add the cost of installation that does not depend on the style of the window – you end up with a very slight increase. When dealing with projects with 5-40 windows RVW Ltd will charge the same amount whether you opt for all casement or all fixed windows. The main thing to keep in mind when choosing the styles of the windows is your comfort and our experience staff can provide valuable suggestions based on your preferences.

The cost of a full frame replacement of a single hung window will depend on such specifications as size, color, glazing (triple or double, types and amount of coatings), type of grilles if any. On average for a white window with double glazing you will be looking at a price ranging from $497 to $898. Call (587) 707-9257 and talk to Calgary single hung windows experts about your next project.

You cannot for two reasons. The first one is the drainage holes on the windows are located in the bottom part of the frame, if you install a sliding window vertically – your drainage holes will be on the side which will prevent the proper drainage and will create problems in the long run. The second reason is that the sliding windows unlike the hung windows do not have springs in the frame that keep the operating sash in open position, so if you install it vertically – every time you will lift up the sash, it will slam down.

To properly estimate the cost of installing new windows in your home you need to consider several variables: amount and sizes of the windows, color, grilles if any, glazing and coatings, custom shaped windows if any, exterior and interior finishes. Based on this factors windows replacement for the same house can double in price. Thus the estimation has to be done by trained and experienced technical sales representative, who will be able to suggest the proper options for you. In general, the cost of replacing a single average size regular shape window will range from $450 to $850.

Repair and Maintenance

There are a number of reasons why your windows can be hard to open, such as: the windows are off level, the windows tracks/hardware need cleaning and lubrication, or the windows hardware is broken.

One of the best products to use for windows lubrication is called “Jig-A-Loo” and can be found in almost any hardware store.

Egress Windows

A window through which a person can escape the house in case of an emergency.

If opening enlargement is not required – the cost of an egress window will be same of the regular window. If there is opening enlargement involved the price will vary from $1020 for the re-framing on the above ground level floors to $2500 for the concrete cutting and excavating for the basement.

An awning window can’t be egress, because it doesn’t provide sufficient clear area when open.

Yes it does, unless it has a door that leads directly to the outside.

Absolutely, for a room in a house to be considered a legal bedroom – it needs an egress window unless it has a door leading directly to the outside.

Yes you can. It will involve (aside from installing a window) excavating, cutting concrete, removing a large amount of debris, installing a new pressure treated frame in the concrete, adding gravel for drainage, installing a proper window well.

The most common windows used for the egress are sliding and casement.

Tilt and turn windows

Tilt-and-turn windows are about 50% more expensive than the regular vinyl windows. The main thing to consider when planning to purchase the tilt-and-turn windows is the volume of the order. These windows are shipped from overseas and the delivery cost is considerable. The more windows you will order –the less the delivery per window will be. Cost per average window will vary from $850 to $1450.

Yes, they are about 50% more expensive than the regular vinyl windows, because the quality of these is beyond the highest standards and they are shipped from overseas.

No, tilt and turn windows open inside if a house.

Glass Types and Custom Options

Triple glass indeed is better than the double glass. You can greatly increase the energy efficiency of the windows by adding an additional pane of glass. It also allows adding another LoE coating to the glass unit which will further increase the energy efficiency. The other two benefits are improved sound reduction and surface glass condensation.

Glass replacement

It is more feasible sometimes to replace just the glass in the window frame and the average cost is lower than the cost of replacing the whole window. The average cost of glass replacement will vary based on the size and type of glass. The price for a double glass with LoE 180 or equivalent coating in an average size window will vary from $250 – $550.

Yes, it is required if the distance from the floor to the bottom edge of the glass is less than 12” and in number of other instances.

Picture/Fixed Casement Window

The cost of a full frame replacement of a single picture window will depend on such specifications as size, color, glazing (triple or double, types and amount of coatings), type of grilles if any. On average for a white window with double glazing you will be looking at a price ranging from $469 to $837. Call (587) 707-9257 and talk to Calgary picture windows experts about your next project.

Installation

The rough opening should be 1” bigger than the window frame size to allow for foam insulation.

This depends on the size of the window and type of the installation. In general a crew of 2 people can install 4-5 average sized windows/day if they follow guidelines of the building code. Some windows may take a full day to install depending on their size,
type of exterior finish and framing or concrete cutting requirements.

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