By Lucas Hebert
Properly installed windows provide your home with extra security from intruders. Additionally, they can protect you from harsh Calgary weather and prevent the early onset of rot, mould, and water damage.
That’s why we’re here to tell you about the best window installers in Calgary and how you can choose one from them. We also listed the costs you may face during window installation and answered some of the frequently asked questions about the topic.
How Much Do Window Installations Cost
Labour costs for window installation are around $150–$920 per window, depending on the complexity of the project and the window type. If you’re installing new frames for the windows, you can expect these costs to increase by 50%–100%.
Now, here are the different types of windows you can purchase and have installed, along with their expected prices.
|Type of windows||Expected price range (per window)|
The Best Window Installers in Calgary
Next, here are the top contractors to handle your window installation needs. We made sure they’re all licensed and insured for your safety and security, of course.
1. Window Mart
|WINDOW TYPES||Awning, casement, single-slider, end-vent slider, bay & bow, picture, fixed, single hung, double hung, tilt&turn windows|
|ADDRESS||Office #112, 5050 106 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2C 5E9|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 407-2457|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM |
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Window Mart Windows & Doors is one of Western Canada’s certified window and door installers. It has a wide range of window styles, all made with vinyl for energy efficiency, durability, and affordability.
To add to window aesthetics and security, Window Mart also installs window grills. This window installer also offers other add-ons like window screens, grids, and tipple glass.
Window Mart only deploys industry-trained and insured experts for every project it handles to ensure the success and quality of each window installation. They even go above and beyond as they also install National Building Code Canada (NBCC) egress windows.
It caters to more clients across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario by offering numerous financing options. Its payment plans include up-to-60 equal payments and low monthly payment plans.
They even have a financing option where you can defer payment after 12 months without worrying about any interests. This way, families in need of immediate window installation can get what they need without spending too much all at once.
And to top off these benefits, Window Mart also provides a lifetime warranty for glass, frames, and some other window parts. That said, labour isn’t covered by this warranty.
Read these reviews to know what everyone else likes about Window Mart Calgary:
“Great customer service and knowledge of products. They were professional and courteous throughout the entire process. Ivan came out quickly for an estimate. He answered all my questions, made recommendations, and gave me a quote that was reasonable. Marcel and the crew came and completed the installation including a thorough clean-up in a day, on the day they said they would. I am extremely happy with the service I would absolutely recommend them.”—David Tsegai
“Window Mart came out to provide us with a quote as we are looking to install new windows. Ivan, the estimator, gave a very thorough presentation. He really knows his stuff and helped me understand what a high quality window should consist of! I was very impressed with his knowledge of their product and why their windows are superior in the world of windows in 2021. He brought in window samples to show, as well as an active display to show the difference between the 4 levels of UV protection in the different levels of LOe glass. I highly recommend Ivan as he had by far the best presentation out of all the window companies we had out.”—Ryan Hewitt
2. Supreme Windows Calgary, Inc.
|WINDOW TYPES||Picture & fixed, casement, slider, single hung, bay & bow, shaped,|
|SERVICES||Window and door manufacturing, sales, and installation|
|ADDRESS||4705 102 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2C 2X8|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 279-2797 / (403) 236-1681 / (800) 537-6310 (toll-free) / (800) 537-6309 (toll-free)|
Sales: [email protected]
Service: [email protected]
Webmaster: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM |
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
(Closed in December & January)
Since 1967, Supreme Windows Calgary has been manufacturing high-quality vinyl windows and doors. As a testament to its product quality, this company has obtained Energy star ratings, Renomark, and a certificate of recognition from the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA).
With all these certifications and its other memberships, Supreme Windows can cater to anyone in need of casement, sliding, hung, and even bay & bow windows. That said, if you’re looking for awning windows, then you may have to find another company.
Supreme Windows also has a unique product line with its Heritage hybrid series where it combines the benefits of aluminum and vinyl windows.
To improve energy efficiency, Supreme also offers dual and triple pane sealed windows. Each of its windows also comes with add-on options like stained films, grills, and even exterior and interior fixtures like jambs and brickmoulds.
Supreme Windows Calgary also has its very own showroom that clients can visit. However, due to current health restrictions, access to the showroom is only by appointment.
To add to this minor disadvantage, some customers have complained about poor, or even the lack of, customer support and communication. Luckily, some customers also claim that the company held themselves accountable and tried to right any wrongs.
Most of Supreme Windows’ customers praised the company for its products and installation services. Here are just some of its reviews from satisfied customers:
“I had some windows replaced in my front room. Since Supreme Windows was the original supplier for the windows, I contacted them for replacement. They already had the specs for the windows that I needed… I ordered the windows, they called me to set up a date for installation.. The guys came, replaced the windows, and they did an AWESOME job.. I am VERY VERY PLEASED with how this went down and I would strongly recommend them for any window replacement job you need.. VERY PLEASED.. Great job guys. 🙂 I dealt with Heather who works in the office and she’s amazing as well.. Thanks so much..”—Laura Lee
“ We called for a quote in June and put our deposit down in mid June. Our sales rep Tom Taylor told us 8-9 weeks for windows to be built and for installation. We expected mid to late August. Here we are today on July 31st admiring the job that their crew finished today in just over 3 hours, to do 4 decent sized windows. Their crew was fun, polite, and efficient. We expected some incidental costs and they came in exactly where we were quoted! You may find a lower price out there, they aren’t the cheapest, but you pay for quality and workmanship! You get what you pay for and I could not have asked for more than what they did for us! Dave, Jim, Jodi, and Jim’s son (forgot his name) were awesome! Thank you Supreme!”—Steve Fuellbrandt
3. Window Seal West
|WINDOW TYPES||Casement, awning, double hung, single hung, fixed & picture, sliding, bay & bow, end-vent, combination & shutters, custom-shaped windows|
|SERVICES||Window and door manufacturing, sales, installation, and maintenance|
|ADDRESS||8241 30 St SE Unit 1, Calgary AB T2C 1H7|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 774-7202|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM |
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Now, if you’re still looking for windows specifically made for the Calgary weather, then Window Seal West may be what you need.
It makes things convenient for its customers in a few ways. First of all, the company does in-home consultations before selling or installing vinyl windows, steel doors, or fibreglass doors.
Since it manufactures windows, Window Seal West also accepts requests for custom-shaped window panes. So, those in need of window replacements can rely on this company, too.
Next, Window Seal West also offers other window accessories like interior and exterior furnishings and grills. The company even has decorative and colourful glass to add to your home’s aesthetics.
To add to all these, Window Seal West’s windows come with a long 25-year transferable warranty for all windows. This warranty covers everything, from the frame to the glass of the window.
Fourth, Window Seal West offers financial benefits, including a 10% seniors discount and a convenient payment plan that allows you to pay in installment, without any downpayment or interest.
Despite all these, Window Seal West also has some faults. We’ve read customer reviews detailing poor communication, and even missed or sudden rescheduling of appointments.
Many online reviews talk about Window Seal West’s efficient and fast window installation services. Here are just some of those positive reviews:
“Windows Seal West (Calgary) did a complete main floor replacement of our windows. They installed Triple Glazed windows of excellent quality manufactured right here in Calgary. The sales staff (Max) was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. His recommendations were pertinent and helped us easily choose the right product. The cost was more than competitive as he saved us funds where he could. The installers where awesome(Pavel and Sergei). Not only did they complete the task in 4 1/2 hours, they did so with great care to our furnishings. They completely cleaned up afterwards and left no mess, a very professional install team. The extra insulation from these windows was noticeable the next morning when the house was 3 Deg C warmer. My wife and I are totally pleased with these new windows and Windows Seal West (Calgary).”—Charles Brunet
“Excellent quality for the price. The team showed up and provided a courteous and expedient installation. They did six windows and two doors all in one day! I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for high quality, Alberta made windows and doors.”—Erik Woolgar
4. Ecoline Windows
|WINDOW TYPES||Casement, sliding, single hung, double hung, bay & bow, hopper, fixed & picture, custom-shaped windows|
|SERVICES||Window and door manufacturing, sales, and installation|
|ADDRESS||10905 48 St SE, Unit 151, Calgary, AB T2C 1G8|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 879 9752 | https://www.ecolinewindows.ca/contact-us/|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM |
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Ecoline Windows is yet another brand that manufactures windows and doors right here in Canada.
It offers numerous types of vinyl windows like casement, sliding, hung, and even bay & bow windows. Ecoline’s window installation can also come with interior and exterior furnishings, grills, and warranty-covered blinds.
Its windows come with low-emissive glass coatings and multiple panes. Because of these measures, all of its products have Energy Star ratings and are all tested by the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS).
In addition to these certifications, Ecoline’s windows and installation services are coupled with a 25-year transferable warranty for vinyl frames, glass, and other hardware. That said, the costs for labour aren’t exactly covered in Ecoline’s warranty program.
Homeowners who want all these benefits but are a bit tight on money can also avail themselves of Ecoline Windows’ monthly installment plans, payment deferral plans, and other financing options. To know the exact costs before you even contact them, you can use the company’s online window project installation cost calculator.
However, while it does have impressive customer services during sales and installation, Ecoline Windows falls a bit short when it comes to after-care support and accountability. We say this because we’ve seen complaints about the slow resolution of issues brought up after installation.
From their patient sales team to their efficient and respectful installers, Ecoline Windows has been praised by previous customers, including these:
“We are very happy with Ecoline. We got all our windows and doors replaced and they did a fantastic job. All the windows and doors came in correct sizes – customized as per our needs. Our home’s heating has become considerably better after installation and all the products are working very well. I had called 4 other places for quotes as well and Ecoline was the best priced and great quality. Alexander is polite and understanding. The installers were very good at their job and quick!”—Vareesha Saleem
“Well so far so good! The gentleman were punctual this morning and were good and effective at removing two of our basement windows and installing two new ones in a very timely manner. The windows are extraordinary and are vey sharp looking. The men cleaned up nicely and left no mess behind and really concentrated on the task at hand while they were here. I will be sure to do more business with them in the future. Prices are the best in Calgary.”—Glen Kyle
5. Greenfox Windows and Doors
|WINDOW TYPES||Casement, bay & bow, awning, sliding, single hung, slide tilt, fixed windows|
|SERVICES||Window and door installation and repairs|
|ADDRESS||5622 Burleigh Cres SE, Calgary, AB, T2H 1Z8|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 450-7781|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM |
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Within its ten years of service, Greenfox already has five years’ worth of Homestars Awards. The company has achieved such a feat thanks to its quality of window and door products and services.
We say that because all of Greenfox’s windows are Baeumler-approved and Energy-star rated. The company even offers both double and triple-paned windows for thermal efficiency and noise reduction.
These benefits all come with just about any type of window Greenfox provides, from simple sliding ones to custom-shaped panes. And by conducting virtual and in-house consultations, Greenfox can help homeowners find windows matching their house, lifestyle, location, and budget.
Additionally, Greenfox also has affordable payment plans with zero interest and downpayment. To make each payment worthwhile, this window installer also donates $20 of each transaction to the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary and the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton.
But what really makes Greenfox Windows and Doors stand out is its long-standing lifetime transferable warranty. This warranty applies not only to the vinyl frames and other hardware but also to labour.
Nonetheless, Greenfox’s windows and doors are known for their durability. But that’s only because the company uses nothing but vinyl.
Greenfox is well-known not only for its products and installation services but also for its support and inspection after the process. Read these reviews from Greenfox’s customers to learn more:
“Roman did an exceptional job estimating the replacement of 7 basement windows. Then Egor came to take measurements and check what kind of finishing was required. The windows were ready approx 3 months later (Covid increased order time) and the install was quickly scheduled. Egor and his helper arrived on time and installed all windows in 1 day. They were very professional, tidy and left our home very clean. 2 weeks later Killel came to inspect the job and he called to say he could come earlier than scheduled which was great. We are extremely pleased with our new windows and highly recommend GreenFox.”—Cheryl
“We had all the original windows replaced this summer by Greenfox. Our salesman was quite thorough and answered all our questions. The 16 windows were done over a 3 day period, and our installers were awesome….very professional, kept us informed at all times. No mess was left behind. A followup inspection was performed a few days later. If I had more windows, I would use them again.”—Stan L
|WINDOW TYPES||Casement, awning, double hung, bay & bow, egress, custom-shaped windows|
|SERVICES||Window manufacturing, sales, and installation|
|ADDRESS||320 65 Ave SE Unit F, Calgary, AB T2H 0R8|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 454-3070 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM |
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
EconoShield prides itself on being the Canadian Prairie’s top window and door company as it provides energy-efficient windows to all its customers. In addition to being energy efficient, all of its locally-manufactured products are also affordable.
Its product selection includes awning, bay & bow, casement, double-hung, custom, and even Alberta Building Code-compliant egress windows. Customers choosing custom-shaped options can even choose the interior and exterior furnishings, grills, seals, and crank handles.
For a seamless and successful installation, EconoShield also offers free in-home consultations to anyone within its wide service area. During this consultation, the company’s staff will inspect not only your home, but also your budget and lifestyle.
This level of customer service also extends after installation because EconoShield offers a lifetime warranty for the workmanship and all types of hardware. The best thing about this warranty program is that it’s transferable to the next owner of the house.
Customers have also praised the company for its excellent customer support and accountability procedures. But these excellent do-over instances only happen because some customers had issues regarding installation workmanship.
Read these reviews to know what customers have to say about EconoShield’s products and services:
“We got all our windows and doors replaced by EconoShield in October 2015. The warranty was one of the main reasons that we went with EconoShield. The installation went well and everything was installed in one day (30 windows and 2 sets of doors). In February of this year, one of the bedroom windows cracked. I contacted Econoshield and was told that their factory warranty only had a 1 year coverage for pressure cracks, which was not what I was expecting according to the agreement that I signed. After several emails with Andrew, who made an effort to argue our case with their factory, they were able to honor the original warranty and our window was replaced. Overall, I am satisfied with Econoshield because they made an effort to set things right. Thank you Andrew!”—Sandra
“I love our new triple pane windows purchased and installed on November 2020. The new screens are a snap to take in and out. The basement bedroom windows now meet regulations. Operations manager, Dmitri was always prompt about answering questions and very attentive about explaining things. The installers were very efficient and dedicated to their job. I highly recommend.”—Theresa H
7. Doxy-Systems Windows and Doors
|WINDOW TYPES||Awning, casement, bay & bow, single-hung, double-hung, sunroof, picture & fixed, custom-shaped windows|
|SERVICES||Windows and doors installation and replacement|
|ADDRESS||1415 Thorburn Dr, SE Airdrie, AB, T4A 2C4|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 604-9764 | [email protected]|
Now, if you want a wider catalogue to choose from, then Doxy-Systems Windows and Doors may be what you need. This window installer sources its windows from five different brands, including Durabuilt and All Weather Windows.
Because of these connections, Doxy-Systems offers not only vinyl windows but also aluminum and wood windows.
Additionally, having numerous suppliers means that Doxy-Systems Windows and Doors have just about any window type and style you may need. So, those looking for sunroom windows along with other usual styles like casement windows can benefit from this company.
However, given that Doxy-Systems only does installations, communication with actual manufacturers won’t be as direct as ideal. So, just make sure to contact Doxy early on if you ever have any issues with the products they install.
And you should know that this window installer isn’t exactly based within the city. Its location in Airdrie can thus give some disadvantages when it comes to scheduling and transportation of windows.
Here are some reviews to tell you more about the company:
“Lillian is a very nice gentleman. Very professional, very respectful and the work is really clean. Lillian and his team replaced the sunroom windows and other windows in our property and the quality is really great. They gave us cost-effective design options. They recommended to replace the rotting studs and siding that was done poorly by the previous sunroom builder. They gave us options and recommended alternatives but did not pressure us. We ended up going with his recommendation to do the work the right way. I will do business with them if needed in the future for my other properties. Thank you Lillian and team!”—Cheska
“We are very happy with our Doxy-Systems replacement windows! We got an excellent price on quality Lux triple pane replacement windows. We were very impressed by the workmanship and attention to detail, from the initial estimate and measuring to the installation and clean up of the job. Thanks Lilian!”—Coleen Gagnon
Types of Windows
Before you contact any of these service providers for window installation, make sure you already have some idea of what kind of windows you want for your home. If not, then this section can help you out.
According to Style
There are lots of window styles out there, but here are the most common ones you can choose from.
- Fixed windows
Fixed windows, or picture windows, are immovable and unopenable. So, these are only good for decorative windows or sunroofs.
Pros: excellent for style, narrow enough to avoid intruders
Cons: no use for ventilation
- Double-hung windows
Double-hung windows are classic and timeless windows composed of two panels of windows, with one on top of the other. You can open these windows by sliding them up or down.
Pros: won’t accumulate much dirt, very common, easy to open
Cons: wide enough for break-ins, need constant maintenance for springs and balance weights
- Casement windows
On the other hand, casement windows are those with hinges on one side. Given this structure, these windows usually open outward horizontally, with one side fixed.
Pros: great for ventilation, narrow opening prevents break-ins, tighter sealing, energy-efficient
Cons: hinges are prone to wear and tear, not applicable for those near traffic areas
- Awning windows
Much like casement windows, awning windows are fixed on one side. But instead of opening horizontally, awning windows open vertically, with their top side fixed as it swings upward and outward.
Pros: can be opened even during rain, safe from intruders, excellent for aesthetics
Cons: not applicable near traffic lines, not the best for ventilation
- Sliding windows
Sliding windows follow the simple mechanism of sliding from one side to the other. Usually, both windows can slide side to side, but some window types only have one movable window.
Pros: durable, simple, excellent for cramped spaces
Cons: tracks require routine cleaning, limited sizes
- Bay or bow windows
The last and probably most elegant type of window is the bay or bow window. These windows extend outside as if to form a protruding box from the walls.
Pros: aesthetically pleasing, adds an extra area for shelves, perfect spot for indoor plants
Cons: expensive, prone to heat loss
According to Material
Windows are also made from different materials, which can be a great deciding factor for their costs.
Here are the different types of windows according to material and how they may benefit or be detrimental to you and your home.
Pros: energy-efficient, classic and elegant appearance, numerous design and staining options
Cons: expensive, high-maintenance, prone to water damage and warping
Pros: easy to clean, resistant to fading and corrosion, energy-efficient, cost-effective
Cons: limited colouring options
Pros: strong and durable, waterproof, sound-insulating, energy-efficient, low maintenance, customizable
Cons: expensive, prone to colour-fading
- Aluminum and other metals
Pros: stylish, thin yet strong, lightweight, low maintenance
Cons: expensive, poor energy efficiency
How to Choose a Window Installer
Now that you know how to choose the best window type, you should also learn about what to consider when choosing your installer. Here are things you need to consider when hiring the best window installers in Calgary.
1. Products available
Make sure your chosen window installer has the type of window you want and need. You can check this out from the company’s website or their showroom.
2. Insurance and certifications
Certifications also add extra credibility to installers and the products that they handle. Try looking for certification from these companies:
- Energy star
- North American Fenestration Standard
- Alberta Construction Safety Association
- Alberta Building Code
- National Building Code Canada
- Window & Door Manufacturers Association
Having insurance is also a plus since it means that your window installer has the financial backing in case of damages or accidents during the installation work.
Aside from hiring those with certifications and insurance coverage, you should also check out the warranty they offer. Warranties speak about how the window installer stands by the products they sell and the services they deliver.
So, try finding a window installer with a considerable warranty. Just remember that windows usually last 15–25 years after installation.
4. Customer services
Excellent customer services pertain to clear communication, price transparency, as well as attitude before, during, and after the installation process. You can verify a company’s quality of customer service through verified online reviews or from feedback from people you know.
Windows already cost so much, so make sure you can afford the window installers’ rates. You can also check for financing or payment options that can go well with your budget.
Frequently Asked Questions about Window Installations
And that’s it for our list of the best window installers in Calgary! Just pick any of these service providers as we guarantee you that they can make your windows aesthetic and functional at the same time.
You can also leave us a message if you have any other window installers in mind. This way, we can share your hidden finds with your fellow homeowners!
But no matter how high-quality your windows and their installation are, windows won’t last unscathed forever. Should you have any minor damages to your windows, try contacting the best window repair services in Calgary for immediate resolution.