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22
Feb
2017

Tips to find the best window replacement professionals


Replacing your home windows is an important task and a significant investment. Whether you are replacing one or several windows, it's essential that you choose the best quality products as well as the top professionals. When searching for the perfect window replacement experts, there are a few factors that homeowners must always keep in mind.

 

Price

Price is always one of the most important points to consider. The most expensive products are not always the best. Similarly, cheap windows are not necessarily the best option either. It's important to look for quality windows that are reasonably priced. Remember that basic models will usually have a reasonable price tag and, the more advanced the technology, the higher the price. Make sure that you shop around and compare prices as well as features.

 

Reputation

Take your time to do some research before making any decisions. Find out how long the window company has been in business and how much experience they have. You will most likely find that their website boasts several great reviews, but this is not necessarily enough. Do yourself a favor and run searches for company reviews on independent review websites. Remember, even if you do come across one or two somewhat negative reviews, it's not uncommon. The most important thing is that the company should have substantially more positive than negative feedback.

 

Qualifications

Check the company's certifications and accreditations before you make any decisions. Even if they tell you that they are certified, you should ask for formal written certification. These accreditations let you know that the windows you are installing have met certain criteria and, as a result, this helps reassure you of the quality of the windows you're buying.

 

Installation

Even if you buy the very best windows in Canada, as poor installation can have devastating results. Not only can a bad installation affect energy efficiency, but it could even cause damage to the window and your home. If a window is not properly installed, it can result in excessive wear and tear which will shorten the lifespan of your windows. This means that you won't get as much use or value for money out of your purchase. For this reason, many homeowners choose to have window professionals perform the installation rather than doing so themselves. That said, take note of what other customers have to say about the company's installation and professionalism. They should perform speedy installations, but they should also make sure that every window is properly aligned and fitted.

 

Warranty

Warranties on windows are the company's way of offering customers some essential peace of mind. Before placing your window order, make sure that you understand which parts of the window are covered by the warranty. In addition, find out about the claims procedure should you experience any problems with your windows.

 

If you are looking for the best replacement vinyl windows Canada has to offer, look no further than NorthShield Windows and Doors. While producing high-quality windows, we never lose sight of the needs of our customers. From bay windows to casement windows and everything in between, contact us today for your free in-home estimate!


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Courtney Schappert
in the last week
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
2 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
a month 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
a month 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.
Emma Liiv
2 months ago
Jim gave us a great price, and I was also very happy with the installation team. Great workmanship, product, hey we’re friendly and clean. I am left feeling good about the company we chose to do our windows. I would certainly not hesitate in recommending them.
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