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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.

 

We also want to help ensure your windows last. As the premiere windows Winnipeg company, you can be certain that we have worked with windows of all shapes and sizes. Our experience is such that we know exactly what you can do, with regards to increasing your windows’ lifespan. We will cover a few simple window maintenance tips here. At the same time, we will discuss the potential of having your windows replaced. There are several reasons as to why someone might want to do this.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at NorthShield Windows and Doors!

 

How To Make Your Windows Last

When you take care of your windows, you can be certain that they will take care of you. There are a lot of benefits with windows that we often fail to appreciate. We rely on our windows to provide our home with an essential degree of insulation. We also rely on our windows to provide us with a substantial measure of security. Keeping both of these things in mind, you obviously want to choose the best windows possible. You will also want to make sure you do everything possible to care for those windows.

 

If you want to trust our windows Winnipeg pros, here are a few tips that you can keep in mind:

•  If you have wooden windows, make it a point to wipe them down on a regular basis. This is something that should be done with a damp cloth. Make sure you don’t use too much water.

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•  If you have vinyl/aluminum windows, mild detergents can be useful. Soft scrubbing brushes are preferred for this sort of work.

•  Invest in a good glass cleaner. Don’t skimp on this. It is simply not true that all window cleaners are exactly the same. Make it a point to invest in something of the highest possible quality.

•  The window casing is something else that you should care for. The same can be said for the adjacent wall. The dirt and debris that builds up in these areas is often something that contributes to jammed windows.

•  Check your windows every season. As windows Winnipeg experts, this might be our most important piece of advice. Inspect the frame and sash of your window. If you find any signs of rot, you are likely dealing with moisture infiltration.

 

Further Window Care Tips

The window maintenance tips above represent only a sampling of what you can do. Ultimately, the condition of your windows is often dependent upon the degree of care you give them. Make sure your windows are properly sealed. In terms of painting, consider a new coat every three to four years.

 

There is also the issue of window replacement work. If you find yourself in this position, there are several things to consider. In the first place, you have to decide if the window is beyond any hope of repair. This is something you probably shouldn’t decide on your own. What you want to do is call in our windows Winnipeg experts for an inspection. This is ultimately the best way to determine if having your windows replaced is the right way to go.

 

On the other hand, window replacement isn’t always about replacing broken/worn-out windows. For example, when selling your home, new windows can be a great way to add value to your property. It is also possible to want to replace your windows with something new. This can be in the name of increasing your energy efficiency. It can also be a great opportunity to dramatically change the curb appeal of your home.

 

The reasons abound. If this is something you are seriously consider, keep in mind that our windows Winnipeg experts can help. We can discuss the different options for windows that are available to you. We can also take you through the various benefits of energy efficient windows.

 

Conclusion

Your windows deserve the very best of care. There is no question of that. With the above tips, you should be able to enjoy the windows you have for years. Remember that different types of windows are going to have different considerations for care. For example, if you have an insulated glass system, or windows with low-emissive/heat-resistant additives, your care needs will be different.

 

If you can’t remember the last time you cleaned your windows, it might be time to change that. By the same token, it may also be time to consider replacement. If you haven’t purchased new windows in many years, understand this: Energy efficient windows are better than ever. Our windows Winnipeg company can tell you everything you need to know.

 

Invest the right amount of time and energy in your windows. They will in turn give you years and years of reliable, invaluable service.

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Sanjay Tamang
3 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 month 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
3 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
5 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
4 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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