Living Room Windows Replacement

Living Room Windows Replacement


Vinyl Casement WindowsThe living room is the centerpiece of your home. This is where you unwind after a hard day at work, relax with your family and entertain guests. That’s why it is so important for your living room windows to not only look great, but they also have to provide maximum comfort and energy efficiency, especially if you live in Canada.  As an experienced company for windows replacement in Winnipeg and Toronto, we can safely say that, when it comes to living room windows, there are no better than vinyl windows. With the many window options available, you are sure to find the right option for your home.

Vinyl windows will not only give your home an improved, stylish look, but they will also help you save on those high energy bills with advanced features such as Low-e coating or double/triple panes for maximum energy preservation. Given that the winters in Canada can reach extremely low temperatures, the advanced technology applied in the production of our factory direct windows makes them the best choice for improving the comfort of your home. Below is everything you need to know about our vinyl windows replacement from our experts in Toronto and Winnipeg. You can always get in touch with our team if you have more questions. We would be more than happy to help you. 

Give us a call at (905) 326-3444  to get in touch with our GTA team, or at (204) 272-3725 to get in touch with our Winnipeg team.

Factors to consider

Choosing the right windows for your home is not an easy task, and there are many factors you should consider before you decide which ones are the best option for your home. We’re here to break down the very essentials that you should take into account and to help you make the best possible choice for your home. Here are some of the things to consider:

    • ✓ Energy Efficiency
    • There are three things you should consider when choosing the best energy efficient windows for your home. 
      1. The energy star seal – This blue sticker tells you that the window you’re about to purchase won’t be leaking air and that it features insulation properties that will bring your energy costs down by up to 10%.
      2. Low-E coating – This metallic layer is applied to glass surfaces allowing the sun’s energy into your home while preventing heat loss. This type of protective coating is what helps keep your home comfortable long after the sun comes down and during those extremely low temperatures.
      3. Double and triple pane windows – Chambers of insulated argon gas help preserve the maximum energy in your home. Because the air in these chambers is lighter than air, it helps prevent energy loss. Obviously, double pane energy efficient windows are great, but triple pane are even better. 
    • Sizes
    • The size of the windows you choose depends on various factors. Some windows can be cpmbined together, so you can cover more of your living room with windows and let in more light. There are also custom sized and shaped windows that can be modified to your particular needs. In terms of standard sizes, here’s what you can expect:
Window Type Maximum Width (inches) Maximum height (inches)
Single Slider (Double Pane) 78 54
Single Slider (Triple Pane) 78 54
Double Slider (Double Pane) 78 54
Double Slider (Triple Pane) 72 48
Single Hung (Double Pane) 49 80
Single Hung (Triple Pane) 45 78
Double Hung (Double Pane) 49 78
Double Hung (Triple Pane) 48 68
Casement (Double Pane) 38 78
Casement (Triple Pane) 36 78
Awning (Double Pane) 48 60
Awning (Triple Pane) 50 50
    • ✓ Building Code
      • Every country has its own set of rules when it comes to window installation. For example, in Ontario, a living room window must occupy no less than 10% of the area served. Make sure you know all the rules and regulations before you install new windows in your home. If you hire an experienced window installer, they will already have those regulations in mind upon giving you an estimate, so you’ll know exactly where you stand.
    • ✓ Price
        • The price of your windows will vary depending on what type of window you’re after, the size of the space, the special features and so on. The best thing to do is research and get informed on the standard prices for your area. You can either do this through online windows cost estimation tools, or reach your window installer directly and ask them.
        • Windows Installation Costs by Room

          ✓ Kitchen $340 - $1200
          ✓ Living Room $1200 - $5000
          ✓ Bedroom $450 - $1500
          ✓ Basement $240 - $640
          ✓ En Suite $500 - $1500
          ✓ Family Room $1000 - $3000
          ✓ Foyer (entrance hall) $900 - $2500




          Northshield - Black Windows and Black Doors


          What is better black or white windows?

          There are many reasons why black windows are a great choice for your home, and they are quickly growing in popularity. Black window frames are a great option when you want to add a bold design statement to your home's exterior and create a focal point in any room they're in. Black windows perfectly complement modern, farmhouse, and industrial home themes. As well, they are a good choice for homeowners who are trying to showcase a modern look in their traditional home. Black interior windows are especially good for use in rooms with lighter coloured walls, so the contrast between the two helps to create a dramatic effect. Black window frames can also be used in rooms with darker coloured walls, but you will need to take extra care to ensure that the overall effect does not look too dark. Black windows are the way to go when you are looking to:

          Create a modern look Make a dramatic statement Accentuate a beautiful view Create a focal point 



          What does having a black door mean?

          Black front doors are a bold way to make a statement about your house and your sense of style. Entry doors are the first thing guests see when they arrive at your home, so it's important that it creates a good impression. A black exterior door is a bold choice that conveys strength and energy, which is why it makes such a great first impression. They add a bold, dramatic touch to any space, and create beautiful contrast to light-colored interiors. Black-on-black designs are becoming more popular and create a sleek design for your home. This being said, black front doors pair best with white, beige, light tan, and brick homes. When you're looking for a black door for your home, we can help you!   

          Living Room Windows Replacement 
          Canada Greener Homes Grant

          As buildings account for a large portion of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions, it is important to make them as energy-efficient as possible. The Canada Greener Homes Grant helps Canadians afford the costs of making their homes more energy-efficient, thus reducing emissions and supporting environmental goals. The grant covers up to a maximum of $5,000 per household. Eligible costs include those related to energy-efficiency assessments, insulation, air sealing, ductwork, heating and cooling systems, windows, and doors. To receive the grant, Canadians must first complete an application which can be found on the Government of Canada website.


          How much does it cost to put new windows in a house?

          ✓ Bay Window $2,000-$4,800
          ✓ Bow Window $2,900-$5,000
          ✓ Casement Window $420-$1,100
          ✓ Awning Window $420-$1,100
          ✓ Fixed Casement Window $350-$850
          ✓ Single Slider Tilt Window $400-$950
          ✓ Double Slider Tilt Window $420-$1,000
          ✓ Single Hung Tilt Window $410-$970
          ✓ Double Hung Tilt Window $420-$970
          ✓ Hopper Window $400-$800
          ✓ Tilt and Turn Window $540-$1200
          ✓ Triple glass windows +18% to 23%


          Why would you need triple glass windows?

          Experience the protection, energy efficiency, and the reduced energy bills of Northshield's triple glass windows. Our triple pane windows have 2 layers of air between the glasses, instead of the standard one layer. This triple glazing helps increase the thermal performance of your windows, by keeping the air temperature inside the home at consistent temperatures. Triple-glazed windows are available on selected types of windows and the average additional cost will be around 18% to 23%. Get Your Free In-Home Estimate.



    • ✓ Warranty
      • Never buy windows without asking for the warranty. Serious installers will offer warranties on both the windows, installation, colour and other configurations. Also, you should check whether the window installer you choose for your new living room windows is bonded and insured. You never know what may happen during the installation process, and having insurance is the company’s way of showing you they have your back if accidental damage or any other mishap happens to you or your property. 
Frame Hardware Glass​ Mini Blinds Installation Colour
Windows 25 years  25 years 25 years None 15 years 10 years
Entry Doors 10 years 5 years 10 years 5 years 10 years 10 years
Sliding Doors 25 years 5 years 10 years 5 years 15 years 10 years
Storm Doors 25 years 1 year 1 year None 1 year 1 year



Best Windows for Living Rooms

As a general thought, you should keep in mind that you will likely have to get a combination of an operable+inoperable window for your living room in order to get better control over air flow and lighting.

  • Casement Windows

  • Casement windows are a popular choice for living room windows replacement. Because of their flexibility in terms of sizes and styles, casement windows can be joined together to help you get the best view. Casement windows provide great energy efficiency and can be high or low profile. You can combine operable casement windows with fixed casement windows to get the most out of your window installation. Some of these options include:
    • ✓ Installing a fully operable window on each side of an inoperable casement window (also known as casement-fixed-casement combination)
    • ✓ Installing a casement window on one side of a fixed window.
    • ✓ Installing a casement window between fixed windows (also known as  fixed-casement-fixed).
  • Picture windows

  • Picture windows are basically fixed, inoperable windows that are usually installed in combination with other, operable windows to maximize the view and improve the appearance of the living area.
  • Slider windows

    Slider windows also offer numerous customization options and are a popular choice for windows replacement in Winnipeg and Toronto. At NorthShield Windows and Doors, we offer top quality slider windows that offer ease of operation and high control over air flow. Single slider tilt windows are a great option for your home. These windows are operated by a single sash, and they tilt inward for easy cleaning. They feature heavy duty triple weather stripping and a full interlocking system to maximize air tightness. Double slider tilt windows also offer enhanced control over air flow and a clear, unobstructed view. In addition, this window also comes equipped with co-extruded flexible seals to eliminate leaks, and a full interlocking system for improved security.

  • Bow windows

    Because of their beautiful shape and design, bow windows are a great option for living room windows replacement. With a slight arc in the opening, bow windows allow for excellent control over airflow, while preserving energy and keeping your home comfortable all year round. Plus, they improve the curb appeal of the home significantly.

  • Bay windows

  • Bay windows are another excellent option for living room windows replacement, and they will surely make your home stand out. These windows project outwards and allow for a beautiful, panoramic view of the outdoors.


Window Options We Provide

Our factory direct windows come in a wide variety of colours to match your style, and there are numerous customization options that you can take advantage of. For example, we offer window grills and interior finishings to achieve a more stylish look, and our advanced windows offer various operating mechanisms that will make window cleaning a breeze. Our windows include lots of energy efficient and customization options:

Why Choose Us?

At NorthShield Windows and Doors, we offer a huge selection of high-quality, factory direct, energy efficient windows and doors. Our windows are not only known for their stylish features and high quality, but they also offer the latest in durability, design and security. Here are just some of the reasons why we are your best choice for living room windows replacement: 

  1. Top rated window replacement company in Winnipeg and Toronto
  2. Free estimate
  3. Exclusive, high quality windows
  4. Certified and trained installers
  5. BBB A+ Rated
  6. Financing available
  7. Energy star rated windows

Some of our Living Room Window Replacement Projects

Bay windows installed in a living room

Bay windows installed in a living room

Living Room Windows with window grills

Living Room Windows with window grills

New windows installed in a home

New windows installed in a home

Decorative windows with window grills

Decorative windows with window grills