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28
May
2018

Best Window Options for Apartments and Condos in Winnipeg


Apartment/condo living in Winnipeg has some great benefits. In general, living in one of the condos or apartment buildings that can be found throughout the city means you are likely living close to the best of everything this remarkable city has to offer. Winnipeg is home to some of the most impressive, multifaceted apartment/condo buildings to be found anywhere. Oakton Manor and The Spot at Tuxedo Point are two examples of the more luxurious possibilities that are available to you.

 

Windows Are a Major Part of Any Home

 

choose-the-right-window Apartment life can be a fantastic life. Part of that will come down to making sure your home is defined by the best possible elements. Windows are a good example of what we are talking about. If you are in the market for some new windows, our experts at NorthShield Windows and Doors have a few tips to help you make sure you find what you are looking for.

 

The first thing you will need to do is make sure you are clear to have new windows installed in your apartment or condo. Different buildings have different rules on this subject. You don’t want to get the ball rolling on a project like this, only to find out later that you are breaking some of the guidelines of where you happen to live. With that aspect out of the way, you can now start to figure out the best window options for apartments and condos in Winnipeg.

 

How to Find The Best Windows For Your Apartment Or Condo

 

Choosing the right window doesn’t have to be a headache. This is as true for homeowners, as it is for those who buy or rent an apartment/condo in the Greater Winnipeg Area. If the process of finding, buying, and installing windows is something that fills you with a sense of dread, we can help.

 

Let’s start by covering some of the most important elements to buying the right windows for your apartment or condo:

 

•   Your choices: There are a lot of different choices. You want something that will meet your needs in both form and function. It makes sense to want something that works with the aesthetic of your home, but you also want to make certain that you are purchasing the most efficient window possible. Awning and/or casement windows are popular with more modern buildings.

the-best-windows •   Know what you are shopping for: One of the smartest things you can do, before getting started with any of this, is to know what you are shopping for. Generally speaking, people who are looking for new windows are looking for something similar to what they already have. They just want as many of the benefits of new windows as possible. Find out the type of windows you have already. If nothing else, this can give you something to discuss with any professionals you may contact for assistance.

•   Consider frame materials: In terms of the materials used to create the frames, there are a lot of things you are going to need to keep in mind. Vinyl, wood, fiberglass, aluminum, and steel are the main choices you are going to encounter. Each material has its own strengths and weaknesses. For example, vinyl is one of your most affordable options. On the other hand, you aren’t getting something that is going to last for a very long time. Wood gives you a material that is both beautiful and strong. Fiberglass can be the most efficient of your options. If you want to replace your current windows on every possible level, then make sure to weigh your options as carefully as possible.

•   What about glass? There are several questions within glass that you will need to answer, in order to know exactly what you need. You will have to consider the number of panes you want or need, and you will also need to keep in mind issues like fillings and coatings. Fillings refer to the amount of air between panes, while a coating can help you to enjoy massive energy savings.

 

Our experts at NorthShield Windows and Doors can take you through the particulars of everything you need to know. With new windows for your apartment, we are generally talking about an impressive investment on several different levels. It makes sense then to want to have complete confidence in what you ultimately choose.

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Sanjay Tamang
a month ago
Love our new windows and doors. We had all our windows replaced on the main floor, side door and front door, as well as the storm doors. The installation team was great. They removed the existing awning and were really great at cleaning up after the work. There were a couple of issues after the install, but the after sales service team of Alex and Walter were able to resolve it promptly. Great advice from Walter about keeping the humidity inside the house to maintain the windows, and also how to operate them properly. And thanks very much Alex and team for buying the doorbell and installing it for us, as well as fixing the bottom part of the door frames to cover holes on the flooring. Appreciate all your hard work and for going the extra mile. Will definitely recommend your company to friends, neighbors and family.
Courtney Schappert
a month ago
Likely a good company for windows, installers seemed competent. However for doors they seemed to have much less experience. My salesman left the company midway through the process and I wasn't informed, and turns out some miscommunication between him and I led to a product I didn't want. The door is nice, just not what I had thought I ordered, and it took about 4 months to get, so I accepted it. The paint also chipped after they left, which leaves a bad feeling (even though that's more of a manufacturer issue than NorthShield issue). I'm not saying these guys are going to be bad for you, but I'm not thrilled with my result. REPLY December 5, 2018: I had called about the paint chip and wrong door options already at the time and was told there was no recourse for me. The paint chip was there when I came home from work after the door was installed, but you provided a picture the installers took before the paint was chipped, so at that time I was told there was no recourse. The wrong options I was told was due to a salesman who took my order having left the company, and there was no paperwork showing my chosen option (no door handle hole to be cut). I will call again tomorrow and update this with the results of that conversation.
Carl To
3 months ago
Alex and the team at north shield were amazing. Great customer service, along with a great team of installers. North shield replaced my 2 front living room windows in 1 day. They even took away my awning! Highly recommended
Lois
2 months ago
Very professional workers that despite finding, no vapor barrier and wood rot on our deck, fixed it right and continued to install our very beautiful door and side light without complaint. I would highly recommend Northshield to any friends, neighbors or anyone else. I am a very Happy, Happy Gal with my beautiful new door!
Richard Romanow
2 months ago
Installation crew showed up on time. Brought coverings and tarps to contain any mess. Installation went smoothly and the guys were very polite and considerate. The old windows and frames were removed and the jobsite was clean when they left. Great work at a good price! Thanks Andy and Serge.
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