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Vinyl Replacement Windows and Their Benefits

The easiest way to get professional help and advice on replacing your windows…
Looking for new replacement vinyl windows? If so we can help with advice as well as supply and install the perfect windows for you. Looking for a price? No problem, we supply a free quote for you at any time.
What exactly are we offering in windows? Well they are made of a plastic called uPVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride). That makes them durable, resistant to rotting, warping and corrosion as well as chipping. As well as conserving energy they also have properties that aid sound insulation.

Why Replace Your Windows?
You may be aware of obvious signs of age on your old windows:
• difficulty opening or closing your windows
• rotting of wood frames
• drafts through tiny glass cracks or gaps in the frame
• the glass is cold to the touch

There are many benefits to fitting replacement vinyl windows, some of which you may not have considered:
• prevention of mold and mildew
• reduced energy bills
• no maintenance
• better protection from severe weather
• better protection from burglars
• a more attractive house – to you and potential buyers if you decide to sell
• much better temperature control
• easier to operate windows
• easy to clean outside glass even on top floor windows (swivel glass options)
• high tech “stay cleaner” easy clean glass options
• noise reduction

What to Consider when Installing Windows and Doors in Canada

With Canada’s climate being temperamental with extreme seasonal swings, there are many issues to take into account when considering new windows and doors for your home. Choosing windows with aesthetic appeal is important, but, for budget conscious homeowners, reliability and energy efficiency is important. It is crucial that heat can be effectively kept inside your home to reduce your energy bills in the winter months.

If improperly installed, even the best windows and doors can be wasteful and may have excessive heat loss.  In houses with older or inefficient heating systems, poorly installed windows and doors will not perform as intended and as a result will not keep the heat in or have any benefit.

Would it surprise you to know that many installers who consider themselves to be “pros”, because they have been installing windows “the same way” for decades, don’t know that windows are more energy efficient when they are set in from the exterior of the building by at least 20mm and ideally at 75mm. This results in more efficient heat flow in your home across the glass surfaces.. This method of recessing windows, also greatly enhances the physical appearance of the property, adding depth of shadow and traditional styling.

Consider the type of glass used. In recent years, many companies have started to offer “intelligent glass” options. Traditional glass is a comparatively poor insulator.  These new types of glass can offer better insulation and help keep a home warmer in winter and cooler during the summer months. While there are a variety of “Low E” glasses available, all have better U values for insulation and heat reflection. You have a choice between glasses that will allow more incoming solar heat depending on your concern of summer comfort vs your level of heat cost savings and comfort in the winter.

You have a good variety to choose from that are right for your requirements and budget.
Double and even triple glazing options are available
When adding other glazed installations to your home, such as skylights, the need for insulated glass is even greater, due to the large and exposed surface area, as we know heat rises. Skylights are a beautiful addition to a home but it is important to ensure that they are energy efficient

Replacing your windows as we all know can be quite a process. Finding a good contractor can take up your time.  The windows in your home do not only add beauty to its outer appearance but they offer protection for your family. The right choice of windows can make a difference in your family’s quality of life.

Knowing when to replace your windows:
• If you have frost building up during the winter and the temperature of your windows are very cold to the touch is a good indicator that it is time to replace them.
• Windows designed to operate that don’t move are more than an annoyance.  When windows get jammed and difficult to open or close  is an additional consideration why you should consider replacing your windows.

 Repairing broken windows can take a toll on your finances and there is no guarantee that everything will work perfectly.

 Considerations and benefits from Replacing Your Windows
• As a homeowner who cares about long term costs, you want to find windows that are energy-efficient. This will help you save money on your utility bills.
• Windows can be custom manufactured to fit perfectly, leaving just the right amount of space for all important insulation between the new window and the rough opening.  Properly measured and installed, you can be sure that your home will remain in tip-top shape and that the whole family will be safe and protected at all times.
• New windows are visually appealing; they add beauty and elegance to your home, not to mention the fact that the re-sale value of the property can be higher as a result.
Hiring the right company to do the job is critical. Installers with many years of “experience” often are simply repeating the same mistakes they learned in what we like to call the “Tim Horton’s University of window installation when they were hired as an assistant to an equally untrained individual who also thought he knew everything!  

You have a lot of options when it comes to replacing your windows. We hope this information can serve as your guide resulting in your complete satisfaction.

Benefits of Awning Windows

When looking to replace windows or looking for windows in your new construction home, it can be difficult to know which windows will suit your needs. Consider awning windows. Awning windows have many benefits.

One benefit is their ability to ventilate your home more effectively.

Awning Windows Add Style!
Every homeowner wants their home to be a neighborhood leader.Some may choose to make a statement with awning windows which can add style and a unique look that makes an “upscale” statement. While awning windows have been around for years, their design still provides your home with a sleek modern look. They give your home a touch of class, making any room instantly fresh and updated. When it comes to choosing the right windows for your home, there are numerous factors to consider. With awning windows, you can check off just about everything on your list of must-haves including ventilation, security and style.

Awning Windows Ventilation
With an awning window, you get better ventilation, and your view to the outside world is less obstructed. Unlike a picture window which offers you the view you want but not the ventilation benefits, awning windows offer both. Windows can be placed at the bottom of a fixed window or at the top. Your eye will be drawn to the center of the fixed window portion of the frame but you’ll still be able to ventilate your room and enjoy the flow of fresh air!

Security

Awning windows are designed to offer better security. Since they only need to open a few inches, they are resistant to break-ins, even when open. Most awning windows are relatively wide, yet narrow in height. This design makes it difficult for an intruder to enter your home, which means the satisfaction of feeling safe is an important added value for your family.

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