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Posted by: from Edmonton
2/10/2012 at 10:25:48 PM

My mom has a duplex home that was built in 1953. We were looking to replace all the basement windows and frames (wooden) and replace with energy saving windows or atleast something that doesnt look so old, there are total of 12 windows 2.5feet x 3 feet. There are two basement suites so windows will have to according to code.

I'm looking for a contractor to come and give me a rough estimate as to how much this will cost to replace and roughly when this job could be done by.

I live in edmonton, ablerta on the north side by the STADIUM LRT.

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Date/Time2/10/2012 at 10:31:49 PM

Hi Tesh, You should put this in the "post your project" section of the site. You may get some responses from this but you will get more local responses in the other area.

Good Luck with it!

Jim Kuzma

Kettleby Handyman Services

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Date/Time2/11/2012 at 12:20:14 AM

Hi Tesh,

What you need is a windows and doors dealer not a contractor we deal just with wall openings and this is the best way to do it right. I am in Ontario so I can not fisically offer you help but only advice.

When you look into window changing you have to decide a few things:

**materials- in today's market the better windows and the common ones are made of vinyl, its durable energy saving material, long lasting even at bad weather and maintenance free.

**Installation- there are frame to frame (retrofit) and brick to brick (full tear out). At the frame to frame you leave the base frame and install the new window with in it then cap it from outside with aluminium for maintenance free, its cheaper and it can be done only if the existing wood is in good condition, at rental places its the usual way. At tear out, all the frame casing and brick mould is removed and you install the window with new jam extension new casing and new brick mould vinyl or aluminium. this cost more for all the extra work and materials.

**options- you have to choose the style that fit the best and the options with in the thermal glass unit. The energy star option is the better one and its Argon filled and low E film on one side between the glasses.

I hope this will make it easier for you, if you need more info email me and I will help you.


Harry C.

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