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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.

 

Your safety and security in your own home are of utmost importance. Your windows need to allow nothing more than light and fresh air into your home. Quality window glass is tough enough to withstand harsh blows without giving in. This alone is enough to detour potential intruders.

 

Double pane windows and triple pane windows offer additional security as well as superior insulation from the weather outside. Quality double or triple pane windows are thoroughly sealed to prevent air from freely moving between the outside and inside of your home. During the winter, the cold air will come into direct contact with the exterior pane. At the same time, the inner panel is warmed by the warmer air inside the home. In this way, the air between the two panels is heated so as not to allow the cold to come into direct contact with the air in your home. This also helps reduce condensation by keeping the temperature of the inner glass panel relatively mild.

 

Quality triple pane glass tends to cost more but with good reason. These windows offer even more insulation and an added layer of protection against intruders and the weather conditions outside. During the summer months, double and triple pane windows will help keep the extreme heat out. Similar to the winter, the goal of these windows is to prevent the temperature outside from affecting the temperature inside your home. In this way, even if you do pay more for these windows, they will earn their keep by helping you save on your energy bills throughout the year. An energy efficient home is highly desirable these days which also means that your home will be easier to sell should you wish.

 

Top quality windows can also be filled with substances like argon gas. This gas works to inhibit the heating or cooling of the airspace between the panels and the panels themselves. Slowing the process down makes these the most energy efficient of all. Triple pane windows are filled with gas on either side of the middle pane, and each section is completely sealed as is the completed unit.

 

With all of these benefits, it’s clear to see why so many people choose to pay just a bit extra for their windows. That said, at NorthShield Windows and Doors, we always take all the right measures to ensure maximum quality for the lowest possible price. Call today for your free in-home quote!

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4.8
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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