Window Replacement Oakville

 

Window Installation

Knowing certain pieces of information upfront about window replacement Oakville is half the battle won! Our company understands that investigating replacement windows can seem intimidating to many people, with so much variety of styles and diversity in performance, who knew that new windows could seem so complicated? This is where our window specialists step in, to help you organize important information, so that you are able to make educated decisions and still remain within your budget.

Window Styles

Let’s get right to how window replacement Oakville can be viewed by you as ‘fun stuff’! New windows of today that we manufacture & supply come in a variety of styles, colours, possible combinations (great for budding designers!) and options for framing…you can be as creative and imaginative as you want, the sky is the limit! You can work within a budget with our assistance, and we will help you get the most window that will meet or come in under your financial goals.
 

Windows Options

Here, we are going to simplify the different aspects of windows, which there are two basic types that are operational…sliding windows and hand crank windows. Sliding windows (single & double hung windows, end vent slider windows and single & double slider windows) can slide either horizontally or vertically. Hand crank windows (casement windows and awning windows) use a small hand crank mechanism to open and close windows outward and inward and provide a tighter seal. Another type of window is a fixed window that is not operational (like a fixed casement window or a picture window), but is used as a means of bringing natural light into a room, without providing any air flow (the highest energy efficient choice). You can ‘mix it up’ by using fixed windows together with working windows to have the best of both worlds and increasing views, natural light source and positive air flow. Now, for framing options…your new windows will need to be framed both indoors and outdoors and there also options here that perform differently. Wood frames tend to take the brunt of outdoor weather conditions the worse, which will show signs of rot, peeling paint and warping over time. Aluminum frames have shorter life spans because they conduct heat and create condensation & frost with changes in temperature. Fibreglass frames require regular painting and tend to be on the pricy side. Composite frames have the desired ‘wood’ look, great for the outside, but look a bit ‘cheesy’ against interior décor. The top contender and most cost effective is vinyl framing, which can last 50 + years and have almost no maintenance with the occasional cleaning.

Windows Performance

The ratings for new windows and window replacement Oakville is how the manufacturing of each window lets you know how the individual window will perform against air leakage, energy efficiency, UV rays, sound blocking, climate, thermal factors, insulating features and more. The ratings cover the level of energy efficiency of a window (ENERGY STAR certification system), which of the three Canadian climate zones it should be used in and if it has a STC rating (sound transmission class/sound blocking). U-factor or U-value (resistance to heat loss), SHGC (solar heat gain coefficient), VT (visible transmittance/amount of light that can penetrate through a window), R-value (ability to retain heat) and air leakage (measurement of the susceptibility to heat loss and gain). The choice of glass, how many panes, framing material used, and additional insulation measures also come into play with the ratings of any window. ENERGY STAR® certification, being the most energy efficient windows product, and can provide up to approximately 40% in energy savings!
Windows Glass Performance
 

Window After Care & Maintenance

Now that you are armed with more information about window replacement Oakville, you can make sound and cost-effective decisions. Upon your new windows installation (whether it be a full-frame installation or a retrofit installation), you will be ready to know about the upkeep (if any) for your new windows. Mild soap, warm water and a soft cloth that will not scratch are the best cleaning solutions for your windows and framing. The screens in your windows can be easily removed for simplified cleaning and your operational windows may need occasional lubrication and cleaning of hardware parts (that will be discussed with you prior to your new windows purchases by our window specialists).
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