Window Replacement Cambridge

 

Window Installation

Window replacement Cambridge is simplified once you have good information in your hands and can make strong decisions. Besides decisions that you will make on style of windows, ratings performance, framing and installation, you will be all set to also have some fun (yes, choosing new windows has plenty of perks!). The phrase ‘window replacement’ may make you excited at the prospect of replacing old, non-functioning windows, or, it may make you a little bit concerned and the thoughts of the work and costs involved, but either way, it is a process that we will help you get through with in-depth information, supply you with your chosen windows, give you installation information & the installation process and keep you on track with your set budget.

Window Styles

It is now possible to change the standard hum drum single window dilemma to a more trending style of a collection of windows! Big bay windows and bow windows do not have to be a small collection of fixed windows, you can have the centre panes fixed (non-operational) and combine that with working windows for fresh air or build the entire bay/bow window out of operational windows (casement windows work especially well in these scenarios for their sleek designs, functionality and eye-catching appeal). You can even opt to downsize your old window(s) to fixed windows like picture windows, for just natural light and no opening/closing functions…the possibilities are numerous! Pushing all the intricate details aside that comes with making decisions on stock windows or custom-made windows, you can now breathe easy and choose additional options that will kick up the performance of your window replacement Cambridge!
 

Windows Options

Newer windows now are manufactured to provide you with more glass and less edging, which is very eye-pleasing. There are quite a few window styles, but only two ways to use them in opening & closing…a hand crank or sliding either vertically or horizontally. If the hand crank is appealing to you for a tighter seal and added security, then you have choices of windows like casement windows and awning windows. Sliding windows that move up and down can be found with single hung windows and double hung windows. Windows that slide from side to side horizontally are found with single slider windows, double slider windows and end vent slider windows. Framing for windows comes in different materials like vinyl, wood, aluminium, fibreglass and composite. Whatever the reason is that you want to replace your current windows (sometimes its just a matter of cosmetic upgrades or energy efficiency boosts), you will be in good hands with our company and team of window experts!

Windows Performance

Each window represents a few ratings in different categories, so that consumers like you know precisely how the window performs, in which of the three Canadian climates it is meant to be used in and its energy efficiency. The various ratings cover ENERGY STAR® certification (energy efficiency), STC rating (sound transmission class), R-value (ability to retain heat), air leakage (measurement of the susceptibility to heat loss and gain), SHGC (solar heat gain coefficient), VT (visible transmittance/amount of light that can penetrate through a window), U-factor or U-value (resistance to heat loss), and low-e coatings (significantly reduce heat loss and prevent harmful UV rays). There are additional options that can enhance the window glass further for a higher impact & rating such as increasing the number of panes used from double to triple and adding glazing layers.
Windows Glass Performance
 

Window After Care & Maintenance

The newer windows of today have an unbeatable feature…they open-up in such a way so that you can reach the exterior glass pane from inside your home! This makes cleaning the windows a ‘breeze’! A little mild soap, warm water and a soft cloth are all you need to clean the window frames, the hardware (moveable parts) and even the glass if you do not want to use a gentle glass cleaner. Lubricants are available that continues to keep the working hardware of your open/close windows functioning properly. Caring for your new windows is also simplified and easy to execute and should be attended to about four times a year or, at the turn of each season.
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