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14
Mar
2017

How vinyl windows benefit your nursery or child's room


Whether you are expecting a baby or looking to make improvements to your child's room, it's always a good idea to consider how new windows can transform an entire room. So, before you start choosing colors and decorative features, take a moment to inspect the existing window and think about the benefits of investing in a vinyl window replacement.

 

Safety

As parents, it's absolutely natural to want to keep your little one as safe and sound. Old windows can present a risk in more ways than one. Not only are they easier to enter from the outside but they are also often located within reach of those tiny hands. Children are naturally curious and, even if your child's room is located on the ground floor, it's never a good idea for window handles to be within reach. If your current window is relatively low and poses a risk, call an expert in for professional advice on the best type of window to install instead. In many cases, it's best to remove the old window, make some structural modifications and install a new window that's higher up but greater in length so you still enjoy enough natural light. You can also ask your window supplier about locks that can be installed to keep the window from opening completely.

 

Temperature

During the summer, when it gets too hot, your little one can have a tough time sleeping, and you might find that they wake up more often than they should. In winter, the cold can wake your baby or child during the night, and it can even result in them catching a cold. Even if you do turn up the heat in the winter, your old windows will result in so much heat loss that your energy bill will be significantly higher than it should be. When you install new vinyl windows, they will help keep your child's room cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

 

Light

Older windows might let in the same amount of light as new windows, but they don't necessarily offer the same amount of protection. Years ago, we didn't have the knowledge or technology of today. This means that older windows let light in along with all those harmful UV rays. New vinyl windows, on the other hand, include UV protection which means that baby can benefit from the sun without you having to worry about damaging UV light. Remember, sunlight is not only a good source of Vitamin D, but a light room also benefits parents and children emotionally and mentally. By allowing light in during the day, it's also easier to help baby adjust to the normal day and night routine.

 

For parents or parents-to-be who are planning their very special nursery, don't forget about the importance of safety, light, and maintaining a comfortable temperature in your child's room. All of these points are essential for their health and development which is all the more reason to invest in quality vinyl windows. For expert advice and a free estimate in the comfort of your own home, call (905) 326-3444.

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Ross Apperly
4 months ago
Northshield replaced 9 windows in our house. Our only complaint would be that the colour doesn't really match the sample we were shown. The woman we first encountered in the showroom was pleasant and helpful. There are only so many things she could tell us in the showroom but it was enough to convince us to book an appointment with a salesman. Walter, the fellow who came to our house, wasn't really a salesman at all and yet he knew exactly what he was doing. Answered all of our questions, clearly knew his business inside and out, was patient with us, made some really helpful suggestions, and just generally made us feel confident and comfortable. Next came Vladimir. He came to do the final measurements and to verify the details of each window. Another very very knowledgeable guy. Clearly an expert in his field and yet friendly and patient with us. The team of men who came to do the install were all very much polite and professional. Their workmanship is first rate. In the end, what I know is this, the new windows are in, the drafts and rattles from the old ones are gone, the price was fine, the quality is A1, and every single individual along our journey was a genuine pleasure to work with.
Oai Truong
a month ago
We chose Northshield because of the rave reviews on Google, but unfortunately the experience was a disappointment. The sales guy was nice enough, but like most suppliers in their industry, installation came 6 weeks past their original estimate, which was fine since we were not in a big rush, although we had to delay the painting of our kitchen because of it. The two big issues were: 1. To install our new patio doors, the opening had to be widened, which our sales guy mentioned, and which was fine to us. The problem came when the installers were on site and insisted that they did not need to replace the header. I know nothing about construction but luckily my colleagues told me to make sure that they install a new header because they were widening the doorway. Luckily I was home and I persisted that they install a new header, and after a while they finally realized that they needed to do it as well. They went off to the store to get the wood and the drywall and finished the job, which looked fine. 2. Only a few months later big cracks appeared along the new header. I called Northshield only to be told by Alex that my painter should've known that the patchwork on the header was very minimal and that "any professional painter should've known to make sure the drywall was ready to be painted." So they refused to do anything about it. I guess I should've said back to him "any professional installer should've known you need a new header when you widen a doorway!" So now I have a wall that I will need to re-patch and re-paint all over again. If you decide to use Northshield, please do your own research and make sure that you oversee their work, because they will never take responsibility for it, or admit that they didn't know what the heck they were doing.
emily s
3 months ago
Professional, clean, good customer service. Fast and efficient. No surprises or hidden costs, did not try to upsell me and worked within my budget. Very happy with the finished product and will continue to use in the future for replacing my remaining windows.
Patrick Touchette
4 months ago
Alex our salesman was great to work with and gave us very good information about our windows. The installation went smoothly and the windows look great and function well. Great customer service!
Albert Giesbrecht
a month ago
We had 4 windows installed by this company. The windows were installed in no time at all, and the guys were very professional and efficient. Love the windows and would recommend this company to anyone.
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