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blinds
19
Apr
2018

How to Choose the Right Blinds for Your Needs

At NorthShield Windows and Doors, we certainly know a thing or two about window blinds. There are a number of different possibilities for window treatments. Figuring out what you want in this arena really just comes down to defining your needs. This is something that can be broken down into a few key categories. Understanding these categories in full will make it a lot easier to find a product that gives you the many benefits of window treatments.

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value-of-windows
16
Apr
2018

How Replacing Windows Adds Value to Your Home

If you want to prioritize your home improvement efforts, try looking for something that is going to offer the best possible return on investment. Even if you aren’t planning to sell your home in the near future, this is something that is well worth keeping in mind. A deeper look at the subject will put windows close to the top of the list. There are a couple of reasons as to why that is the case.

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single-hung-or-double-hung-windows
13
Apr
2018

Single Hung or Double Hung Windows

At NorthShield Windows and Doors, we can know a lot about doors and windows. When it comes to unit replacement, your options basically come down to two possibilities. You can choose between single-hung units, or you can opt for double-hung units. Each type has its own strengths and potential drawbacks. You will definitely need to make sure you are dealing with something that is going to meet your needs for a long time. After all, when we are talking about units, it makes sense to want to do the right amount of research.

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child-proofing-your-windows
09
Apr
2018

Tips to Child-Proof Your Windows

Childproofing your home is one of your most profound responsibilities as a parent. This is the sort of project that can take up an entire afternoon, or even your whole day. Part of the problem is that when it comes to the safety of our children, our minds race with the various possibilities that we must take seriously. We want to make sure everything has been properly covered. Unfortunately, even after we have taken care of everything, we still feel like there is something missing.

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the-importance-of-windows-replacement
25
Mar
2018

The Importance of Windows Replacement for Winnipeg Residents

Window replacement isn’t really something that we like to think about. However, there are a lot of different reasons why window replacement is something that should be taken seriously. To be fair, it is easy to think new windows are an expensive investment. In some cases, window replacement work can definitely be on the pricey side of things. Nevertheless, this is entirely dependent on two things: the type of windows you want, and how many windows you are having replaced.

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find-windows-winnipeg
19
Mar
2018

Finding The Right Windows in Winnipeg

Finding the right windows for your Winnipeg home can be challenging, especially if you don’t know a lot about the different types of windows currently available to you. There are many options out there, and all of these choices can be a little too much when taken as a whole.

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tips-windows-replacement
14
Mar
2018

4 More Reasons to Replace Your Windows

At NorthShield Windows and Doors, our experience covers a lot of different aspects of window replacement projects. This is why we can give you some compelling reasons to replace your windows.

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top-reasons-to-replace-your-windows
27
Feb
2018

Top Reasons To Replace Windows In Winnipeg

NorthShield Windows and Doors offers comprehensive services for any desire to replace windows in Winnipeg. This is one of our main windows services. Our experience covers every type of window imaginable, from casement windows, to bay windows, to picture windows, and more.

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make-your-windows-last
13
Feb
2018

Make Your Windows Last

At NorthShield Windows and Doors, we want you to benefit from our windows Winnipeg experience. This can be realized in a variety of different ways. In the first place, we can handle anything you may need with windows and doors. From choosing the best new windows or doors, to making repairs to what you already have, we can help with everything.

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best-time-for-window-replacement
11
Jan
2018

What Is The Best Time For Window Replacement?

As a windows replacement Winnipeg company, window replacement is certainly something you can expect from our experts at NorthShield. In Terms of windows replacement, we can work with your busy schedule and unique property to make sure your windows are always being replaced in a timely manner.

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what-to-fix-in-a-house-northshield
03
Jan
2018

What To Fix In A House To Boost Up The Value

Fixing up your house, as a means of boosting its value for an eventual sale on your local real estate market, is a tricky enterprise. By all means, this is something you should certainly think about doing. From making improvements to the roof, to considering the potential of replacing the windows and doors, there are a lot of different things you can do.

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window-maintenance-winnipeg
26
Dec
2017

6 Signs Your Windows Are Costing You Money

How much are you spending on your windows? This may sound like a strange question. If you bought your windows a while ago, you may think that was the end of things.

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windows-maintenance
15
Dec
2017

5 tips to take care of your windows

When you take care of your windows, they are going to take care of you. That sounds like a cliché, but it is true nonetheless. If you aren’t taking steps to properly care for your windows, then your windows quite simply aren’t going to be as efficient as you need them to be. They will not be properly prepared to optimize your insulation, which is a vital aspect to keeping your energy costs down. You also need your windows to help keep you warm and/or cool, depending on the time of the year.

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winnipeg-winter-windows
12
Dec
2017

The Best Windows To Survive Winnipeg Weather

Winnipeg weather can be absolutely dazzling. However, the winters can prove to be pretty brutal, even if you’re someone who is used to cold and snow. Winnipeg winters can also add quite a bit to your monthly energy costs, as you struggle to keep warm. 

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saving-money
30
Nov
2017

How You Can Save Money This Winter

From changing the way you think about things like sweaters and your heat settings, to taking advantage of programs that are designed to help you improve insulation and save money, there are a lot of different ways to save money this winter.

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Why-install-picture-windows
07
Nov
2017

Why install picture windows?

When choosing new windows for your home or office, there are a number of points to keep in mind. Not only do you need to choose the right spot for the window, but you also need to consider the size and type of window. With so many choices, it's important to understand the benefits of different types of windows.

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Tips-to- improve- window- energy- efficiency
02
Oct
2017

Tips to Improve Window Energy Efficiency

Your windows are not only there to make your home look good. They also serve a practical purpose. They let in light and allow you to enjoy the view of the outdoors without letting the elements affect your indoor comfort. 

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How-to-Choose-Durable-Entry-Doors
15
Sep
2017

How to Choose Durable Entry Doors

The front door to your home is the first thing your visitors will encounter. It sets the tone for the rest of your home, and it is one of the greatest assets in terms of curb appeal. All the more reason to invest in a quality door that offers durability and style for years to come. 

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Advantages-of-professional-vinyl-window-installation
05
Sep
2017

Advantages of professional vinyl window installation

Over the years, we have become increasingly dependent on professional services. However, in many cases, these services come at a significant price. For some, this price is all the incentive they need to go with the DIY approach. However, when it comes to window installation, there is no substitute for that professional touch!

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03
Aug
2017

Benefits of bow windows

Bow windows are similar to bay windows in terms of size and style. The main difference, however, is that bow windows have additional windows. So, instead, of one main window and two side windows, bow windows usually have a total of five windows. They also protrude outwards, and they are loved for a number of reasons. Here are a number of advantages of choosing this type of window.

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13
Jul
2017

Before replacing windows - consider these points

When you replace the windows in your home, you can enjoy a number of benefits including energy savings and a more attractive home. Of course, when you start shopping, you will realize just how many options there are when it comes to window replacement. Here are some of the most important points to keep in mind.

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29
Jun
2017

Why you need a steel entry door

When the time comes to choose an entry door for your home, you will notice that there are a wide variety of options from which to choose. Steel entry doors have become one of the most popular choices for a number of reasons. If you are considering installing a steel front door, here are some benefits you can expect to enjoy. 

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07
Jun
2017

Vinyl window problems and how to solve them

 

Whether you are planning on fitting vinyl windows or you have already had them installed, it's good to understand the benefits as well as possible problems that can occur. The good news is that vinyl windows are remarkably durable and the problems that you may encounter are usually fairly easy to resolve without much inconvenience or effort.

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26
May
2017

Window replacement in time for summer

With the weather improving and temperatures rising after a long winter, many homeowners have their minds set on essential home improvement projects. Some forms of interior home improvement are favored during the winter while most exterior work is performed during mild to warm weather conditions for obvious reasons. 

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10
May
2017

Transform any room with the right windows

Any room in your home can be wonderfully transformed by making just one or two changes. Your windows can make or break the style of a room since they determine the amount of light that enters the room and they can either prove decorative or an eyesore.

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25
Apr
2017

The impact of natural light at home and work

A room without windows is both dark and, some would even say, depressing. If you have ever had to spend even just a few minutes inside such a room, you probably could hardly wait to get out. Natural light is an important part of our lives which is why we always take the time to think long and hard before selecting the perfect spot for our windows. Here are some ways in which natural light affects us every day.

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maintenance-tips-for-entry-door
03
Apr
2017

Essential maintenance tips for entry doors

The front door of your home is not just an accessory or security feature. It also protects your home from air and water infiltration. This means that it can take a fair bit of punishment thanks to various weather conditions. Once winter is over and spring arrives, it's the perfect opportunity to check for damage or any other problems.

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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.

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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.

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09
Feb
2017

Reduce the risk of mold with new vinyl windows

Mold is a common problem in homes throughout Canada and it's usually most noticeable during the colder months of the year. This is largely due to the fact that the temperatures outside differ so drastically from those inside your home and this results in condensation which, in turn, causes mold to develop. 

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22
Mar
2016

Expensive versus cheap window glass

The windows of your home are not only functional but also a huge part of the overall aesthetic appeal. When you consider such factors as style, security, and energy efficiency, you can hardly put a price on these things. Yet some homeowners still opt for cheap windows, only to be met by inevitable disappointment.

 

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10
Mar
2016

Do I really need windows with UV protection?

Not too long ago, windows were considered nothing more than a fixture of the home. Today, they are so much more, and they offer even more protection than ever before. The question that some still have is whether UV protection is really necessary when purchasing new windows. Surely the glass itself is enough to do the trick, right? Well, not exactly.

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window-water-leak-signs-to-look-out-for
22
Feb
2016

Window water leak signs to look out for

Water leaking through one or more of your home’s windows is every homeowner’s nightmare. It’s also troubling to note that these problems become most evident at the most inconvenient moment – during heavy or persistent rains. In order to solve such problems promptly, it’s important that you know what to look out for.

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Installing windows in the winter
27
Jan
2016

Can I install new windows in winter?

With plenty of wind, snow, and freezing cold conditions, it's quite easy to see why many homeowners only notice problems with their windows upon the onset or in the middle of winter. Those who do pick up on issues during the warmer months tend to hurry things along in order to complete the job before the fall season comes to an end. This is primarily due to several misconceptions surrounding winter window installation. Some of the most common beliefs include:

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How to keep your windows clean in winter

While some might not mind washing the windows of their home, most of us dread this task regardless of the weather. During the winter, we can become even more reluctant to give them a good clean no matter how dirty they might be. In an effort to avoid winter window washing, many people choose to give all the windows in their home a thorough clean just before the onset of winter. If you're lucky, your windows might remain relatively clean for a few weeks but, what do you do if they don't?

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What causes heat loss through windows
27
Nov
2015

What causes heat loss through windows?

The doors and windows of your home are not only there to keep you and your belongings safe, but also to help maintain a comfortable climate throughout your home. 

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Temporary window fixes
10
Nov
2015

Temporary window fixes while waiting for a replacement

It has happened to just about everyone – a damaged or broken window when it couldn’t possibly be more inconvenient...

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why you need a storm door
29
Jul
2015

Why every home needs a storm door

Storm doors protect against weather and other damaging elements. Investing in a storm door protects and helps your front door last much longer.

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difference bow windows bay windows
25
Jul
2015

The difference between bow windows and bay windows

When installing new windows in your home, you will have a wide variety of options to choose from. Two main options that can quite easily get confused are bay windows and bow windows.

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choosing french patio doors
24
Jul
2015

Why choose French doors for your patio

When you are upgrading your home's exterior appearance, you are most likely thinking of patio doors. Learn why the advantages of French patio doors make them a top choice!

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casement window
22
Jun
2015

What is a fixed casement window and where to install it?

Whether choosing replacement windows for your home or new windows for recent renovations, you will be faced with several options. The type of windows that you choose will depend on several factors.

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Windows Replacement by NorthShield
21
May
2015

New Construction, Full Frame, or Retrofit Window Installation

Window installations can be divided into three main categories, and each one accommodates different needs. At NorthShield Windows and Doors, we take all the relevant variables into account before helping the homeowner make the right choice to suit them and their home. It's not only about the aesthetic appeal but also a number of practical aspects that will determine the best course of action.

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Windows and Doors
30
Apr
2015

When a quote is more than just a quote

Replacing your windows and doors is a major undertaking and a considerable financial investment. It makes sense that most people like to find out what their options are before making a purchase. In fact, it seems like the right thing to do, given that this investment will affect your home’s appearance, safety and energy efficiency, not to mention curb appeal and resale value! With so much riding on your choice of window and door replacement, it just makes sense to get an understanding of what kind of products and prices are out there.

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sliding patio doors
24
Apr
2015

Maximize In-Home Light and Style with Sliding Glass Doors

Access to outdoor light is crucial for most homeowners. Having the sun shining into your home will open up the space, creating the illusion of increased square footage. It also provides a less constricted indoor environment, and a pleasing view of your neighbourhood or yard. Windows get the job done nicely, but to maximize your access to outdoor light, consider installing sliding glass doors.

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windows installation by NorthShield in Winnipeg
31
Mar
2015

Replace vs. Repair: What Should You Do?

Your home is your biggest investment, and as such, should be properly taken care of. Windows are what keep your home safe and secure from the elements, but older models can often be detrimental to your home and drain you financially. How are you to know whether you’re window is a “fixer-upper” versus damaged beyond repair? These guidelines will help you determine the differences between window’s that can be repaired, and windows that should be replaced.

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Windows Sweat - What Should You Do?
31
Mar
2015

Windows Sweat and Condensation - What Should You Do?

Discovering water droplets forming on your window panes isn’t uncommon, especially for Canadian enduring such harsh winter climates. The extreme low temperatures cool the glass, which in turn cools the air that comes into contact with it, creating condensation. The fogged glass caused by these water droplets looks unappealing, and can induce the formation of harmful moulds. Take care of sweating windows as soon as possible, to avoid an uncomfortable, unhealthy home.

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replace your old windows
26
Mar
2015

Is It Time To Replace Your Old Windows?

NorthShield is a Winnipeg based windows and doors company, so we know how harsh the extreme Canadian seasons can be, and understand the effect this has on your home. Windows are often overlooked as important components of a secure home, and regularly don’t get the maintenance they need. You as a homeowner should familiarize yourself with the warning signs of degrading windows, and recognize when it is time for an upgrade.

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bow-windows
24
Feb
2015

Increasing The Space in Your Home with Windows

If you are looking to open up your space, but don’t want to break the bank by reconstructing to increase square footage, NorthShield has the solution for you. From the interior of a home, bay and bow windows will maximize floor space, creating the illusion of a larger room.

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free estimate demystified
15
Dec
2014

Your Windows and Doors Free Estimate - Demystified

Customers frequently ask us what they can expect during a free estimate. Whether you've arranged your free estimate or are simply wondering what the process will look like, here are some helpful hints that will help to demystify the process that takes place when one of our professional NorthShield craftsmen generate a free estimate.

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northshield-storm-door

The Most Popular Storm Door Styles

A storm door may not seem like much protection when there's a blizzard going on outside, but they're an incredibly important part of your house's design. And they don't just protect you from the worst of the rain and snow; they also allow you to let sunlight into your home without welcoming the bugs that seem to flourish every summer.

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northshield-french-patio-doors

3 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing New Patio Doors

One of the most important aspects of your house is the backyard. It's where you play sports with your children, cook a delicious meal on the barbecue, play with sparklers on holidays, and enjoy your summer morning iced coffee. You might even have spent a small fortune getting the perfect patio furniture so you can truly enjoy your backyard.

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window replacement checklist

Your Replacement Window Checklist

Now that it's time to replace your windows, you have some learning to do. You've spent most of your time looking through your windows, not at them, so you might not know what makes a high quality window.

Before you go out and purchase window replacements or finalize a contract with your chosen window installation company, make sure your window replacements meet the following criteria:

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entry door checklist

A Checklist for Replacing Your Entry Door

The right entry door can completely change how it feels to come home and even significantly increase the value of your home. After all, your front door is one of the first things people see when they come to your home. How they feel about the front door will set the tone of their entire visit, at least when it comes to potential home buyers.

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vinyl windows in winnipeg

3 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Windows for Your Winnipeg Home

What are you looking for when choosing a new window? Probably the same things most Winnipeg homeowners want: a great view, ventilation and energy efficiency so you can stop paying so much to keep your home comfortable. You might also be thinking about investing in a bay or bow window to increase both your quality of life and the value of your home.

No matter why you've decided to get window replacements for your Winnipeg home, choosing the right windows is crucial. You want to make sure they're the highest possible quality and made out of the right materials.

When it comes to window replacements for your Winnipeg home, there's no better choice than vinyl windows from NorthShield Windows and Doors.

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing an Entry Door

Your entry door is one of the most important aspects of your home, so before you start calling companies to find a replacement, take a few moments to get acquainted with the options available.

Here are 4 things you should consider when you're thinking about getting a new entry door:

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Sliding Patio Doors vs French Patio Doors

While your entry door might add curb appeal to your home and welcome you indoors, your patio doors do much more. The right patio doors provide entry to your own personal oasis and allow natural light to flood into your home.

The two most popular options for patio doors are sliding patio doors and french patio doors.

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Casement Windows Explained

What Are Casement Windows?

 

Casement windows are windows that you open with a crank. Their hinges can be either on the left side or on the right side and they usually open outwards. These windows are commonly tall and skinny and are built into many new suburban homes.

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06
Jun
2014

Why It's Crucial To Choose The Right Windows-- And How North Shield Can Help!

The right windows can provide excellent ventilation when necessary without letting winter cold or summer heat into your home. They provide sunlight without turning your home into a furnace. They reduce your impact on the environment and the cost of heating and cooling your home. They provide you with protection from the harsh aspects of weather while still allowing you to enjoy looking at the outdoors.

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Single Hung Windows Vs. Double Hung Windows

When you choose to purchase your window replacements from NorthShield Windows and Doors, not only are you guaranteed the highest quality windows available but you're also opening yourself up to a wide range of window options and ensuring that you'll get the most energy efficient windows possible. Find out more about the difference between single hung and double hung windows below!

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Top 3 Windows in Winnipeg
21
May
2014

3 Top Window Styles in Winnipeg

It's your first time purchasing window replacements in Winnipeg and you have no idea how to start. You've glanced at a couple different websites, but frankly you don't know anything about window styles except that there are several.

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PVC vs. uPVC for Windows

Two terms you'll see fairly often during your research on viable options for your window and door replacements are PVC and uPVC. The spelling of these terms may only be different by one letter, but the difference between materials is significant.

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Bay and Bow Windows from NorthShield Windows and Doors

Bay windows typically consist of three windows of different sizes. The centre window is generally larger than the two side windows, which are angled from the wall at 30 or 40 degree angles. Bow windows consist of three to six window panes. These are usually all the same size and installed so they appear to curve into one another. Their most noticeable difference from bay windows at first glance is that bay windows have harder angles. A NorthShield Windows and Doors professional will be able to tell you what will work best in your space.

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Why Choose NorthShield Windows and Doors For Window Replacements in Winnipeg?

NorthShield Windows and Doors is a great place to get custom windows and doors along with your basic window replacements, but no matter what window and door replacements you choose, you can be guaranteed an efficient professional installation.

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Health Smart Vinyl Windows

Why Choose Health Smart Windows

When renovating your home, choosing the best available window replacements is one of the most important things you can do. The cold Winnipeg climate makes it important to choose the most durable and energy efficient option available. Thankfully, the NorthShield Windows and Doors team is here to help make that process easier.

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Why Choose LoĒ²-272 Over Ordinary Glass

Why Choose LoĒ²-272 Over Ordinary Glass

Temperature control and year-round energy efficiency are the biggest concerns when choosing your window replacements in Winnipeg. If you're sick of paying top dollar to heat your home, choose LoĒ²-272 from NorthShield Windows and Doors instead of the ordinary e-glass most windows use.

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NorthShield Gets You Through Winnipeg Winters

Everybody knows Winnipeg winters make winter in many other parts of the country seem tame. This makes choosing your new windows one of the most important decisions you'll make during the home renovation process.

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NorthShield Guarantees Professional, Reliable Installation

You've been thinking about renovating your home for a while. Your windows are old and starting to warp and let the cold seep into your house. The paint on your door is flaking and, frankly, it's starting to warp too. It's definitely time to replace your windows and doors.

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Choose NorthShield for the Widest Range of Options

At NorthShield Windows and Doors we're dedicated to helping you find the perfect window and door replacements for your Winnipeg home, no matter what that home might look like. We offer an incredibly wide selection of windows and doors to make sure that we'll have exactly what you're looking for—so why not take a look through our options?

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Triple Glass vs Triple Glass
28
Mar
2014

Triple Glass: More Spacing Means Better Insulation

When it comes to thermal and sound insulation, size matters. The more space between the layers of glass in your windows, the better they will be able to retain temperature and prevent thermal exchange. Unlike our competition, NorthShield offers more than just an inch!

 

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Chris Cornell
3 weeks ago
Great work. Outstanding results. Would recommend. The best skilled installers in the industry. With the best reviews. The only call I will make in the future, will be to northshield!
Eugene Rabinovich
2 months ago
This the second time I used Northshield. They replaced five windows and two doors. Work was done efficiently and accurately. Would recommend it to all my friends and family.
Ross Apperly
7 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.
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