Window Replacement Peel Region

 

Window Installation

There are usually two distinct reasons that people look into and move forward with window replacement…through necessity because old windows are no longer performing, or, through the desire to upgrade to more modern, energy efficient windows. When window replacement Peel Region is more of a necessity, people try to formulate a budget, which is great (we work hard to help our customers stay within their ‘comfort zone’ financially), and the following information will assist with making informed decisions.

Window Styles

Once you have made the decision for window replacement Peel Region, there are three facts you can use as a beginning guideline…the window style that appeals most to you, the type of installation you will require for your new windows, and any additional customizations or features that you may want to opt in for, to further enhance your investment. Choosing your new windows can be more fun than you think, with designer colour palettes, various window combinations and little extras to pump up the performance of your new windows, window replacement can really express your personal style! The aesthetic look of your new windows can be ‘tweaked’ for even more eye-appeal (custom trim, grills, tinted glass for privacy and much more!).
 

Windows Options

One of the first things that is considered with window replacement Peel Region is how your new windows will be installed, will it be a full-frame installation or a retrofit installation? A full-frame installation means the whole frame is torn out (right down to the studs surrounding it) and the old window is removed completely. A retrofit installation means the existing frames are useable and the new window can be inserted into the existing opening (the jambs are left untouched in this scenario). As you can imagine, a retrofit installation is more cost effective than a full-frame replacement & installation. Because framing tends to be one of the reasons that windows need to be replaced, a full-frame installation is more often than not, the preferred choice by builders and homeowners. There are a variety of window styles that you have to choose from, from fixed windows (non-functional) to working windows that open and close, to a combination of both. There are two types of operational-styled windows, crank windows (superior in energy efficiency for their compression seals) and sliding windows (still energy efficient, but with traditional weather stripping for sealing).

Windows Performance

New windows have an energy rating (referred to as ER), that dictates which of the three climate zones in Canada they are ‘zoned’ for. There are triple paned windows that have a higher energy rating and cover more areas in Canada, and there are double paned windows with a lower energy rating, but will still ‘do the trick’ in some Canadian climates. There are additional optional features that you can incorporate with double paned windows to maximize their performance (low-e coatings, spacer, gas fills, security glass and engineered thermal insulation). Customized windows and stock/standard windows also come with these (and more) optional features, so that you do not miss out on any type of upgrade that would better suit your needs and the functionality of your new window replacement Peel Region.
Windows Glass Performance
 

Window After Care & Maintenance

Upon deciding the style and upgrades for your new window replacement Peel Region with us, our assistance does not stop there. Our company will not only supply your new windows to your specifications, our window specialists will install them and dispose of your old windows for you. As an added measure to your warranty, our team of experts will also walk you through how to maintain your new windows, the after care of them. Some upfront tips: use only gentle soaps and warm water, cleaning the glass, inside frame and exterior frame can be done prior to each season to ensure a debris-free performance. The key is to make sure you rinse all soap residue from your windows, as some framing and casing materials can crack or peel if there is a residue of soap left behind. If your windows are operational, that means there are pieces of hardware (that make your windows move), that also should be kept clean and lubricated occasionally (we are here to assist you in the maintenance of your windows and provide you expert advice on which kinds of lubricants you should use safely for your chosen windows).
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