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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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Sanjay Tamang
2 months 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.
Thomas Carlyle
a week ago
NorthShield did an excellent job with our house. They were the lowest price our of 4 companies I contacted for quotes. The windows look beautiful, and the molding is very well done. The installation was very quick, they replaced all of the windows in our house in about 4 hours. They cleaned up everything completely afterwards inside and outside, you can't even tell they were here! Very professional, very high quality installation, materials and work. I would highkly recommend them.
Courtney Schappert
2 months 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
4 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
3 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!
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