Can I Replace My Own Windows in Calgary?

By Published On: April 19, 20153.8 min read

There are many reasons to replace your windows in your Calgary home. The number one reason that is often quoted is that new EconoShield windows are much more energy efficient than even those that are installed in brand new homes. In fact, if your home is five or more years old, you will likely save a great deal of money in energy bills by having your windows replaced.

If you are the type of person who enjoys making small repairs around the home, you might think you can do the same for your windows. After all, you might have replaced your leaky faucet, installed a chandelier in your living room and illuminated your yard with a stunning lighting system, so you should be able to handle replacing a few windows as a do-it-yourself job, right?

Not so fast. There are definite advantages to using a contractor who specializes in replacement windows and doors for your replacement window job. Some of these reasons might be ones that you might not think of offhand, while others will probably be pretty obvious once they’re pointed out.

High Quality Materials

At EconoShield we take a great deal of pride at what we have to offer to our customers. We use only the highest quality materials and workmanship for our windows and doors. And we back this up with a guarantee that stays with the house, no matter who owns it.


Choosing an experienced window installer for your replacement window installation means that they have all the right tools to complete the job the first time they come out. If you are a repeat do-it-yourselfer, you have probably run into a situation in the past where you had to stop your project to go to the local hardware store to pick up a part or tool that you either forgot or that you did not realize you would need. Not only does this interruption increase the time it takes to complete the job yourself, it can add to your frustration, and frustration does not lead to a job well done.


Reputable installers of replacement doors and windows always offer a guarantee on their workmanship in terms of the installation. This is often a different warranty than the one that covers the materials (windows and doors) that are used, but not at EconoShield. When you have your windows or patio doors installed by EconoShield, you get one warranty that covers both the materials and the installation. You never have to worry that the installer will blame the window or door manufacturer or that the window or door manufacturer will blame the installer. In fact, most window manufacturers specify dozens of installation procedures that have to be performed perfectly to ensure the warranty is not voided. If you do the work yourself and the window or installation fails, you have no legal recourse to buy a whole new window to replace it.

Expertise in Picking out the Right Design

Not only does EconoShield have replacement window and patio door installation experts, but we also have well-trained and experienced design consultants who can help homeowners like you pick out the right windows and doors for their needs, their home, and their personal style. Some of the things we take into consideration when discussing your choices and options include the overall design of your home, your long term plans for the home and your level of maintenance skills.

Time is Not a Factor

Many do-it-yourselfers have great ideas on how they would like to improve their homes. Unfortunately, they also have other things, such as work and family responsibilities, that tend to take up the time they have to dedicate to completing these projects. A professional installer of replacement windows and patio doors has made the commitment to specialize in this industry. They have put in the time to gain the experience to become experts in their field. They install windows and doors full time and will work on your project from start to finish. For a professional replacement window company like EconoShield, no job is too big or too small. We have the staff to bring on as many craftsmen as necessary to ensure it is completed quickly, efficiently, and perfectly.

Need Help With Your Replacement Windows in Calgary and Southern Alberta?

At EconoShield, we are your Southern Alberta area replacement windows, doors, siding and patio door experts. Contact us at 403-454-3070 or fill out the short form here to set up a free consultation with one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff!

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