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15
Apr
2016

Should I replace all windows or just a few?


Whether you have recently purchased a new home, or you are enjoying the comfort of a home you’ve enjoyed for years, it’s no secret that changes are required from time to time. Apart from maintaining the various interior fixtures and features, the windows will also need to be replaced at some point. The question some people have is whether they should only replace the worst of the lot or if they should replace all of their windows.
 

If you are on a considerably tight budget, and you notice that one of your windows desperately needs replacing, then it should be tended to sooner rather than later. The best thing to do, in this case, is to either match the style of the other windows on your home or a standard design that can easily be matched when you replace the other windows. Damaged or broken windows can result in further damage if not resolved swiftly. For example, a broken window allows rain to enter. Another good reason to replace just one or two troublesome windows is if the rest of your windows have been replaced recently. In this case, as your window supplier to provide you with replacement windows for the ones you need and make sure that they match the rest.
 

There are also some instances where your home will need all new windows. Such larger scale replacements are the best choice when all the windows require replacement. If the old windows still use old wood or metal frames, they should all be replaced with vinyl. Vinyl offers superior insulation and durability with the least amount of maintenance. Replacing all of your home’s windows is also beneficial if you wish to sell the property for the most attractive price possible.
 

Another important option to consider is that of retrofitted windows. Retrofitting can save you plenty of time, money, and inconvenience. When your frames are still intact but you want a more energy efficient window, you can choose to replace the windows while leaving the frames in place. In this case, it is essential that you hire a professional to produce and install the retrofitted windows. This will ensure that you enjoy perfectly fitted windows and maximum energy efficiency. If your vinyl window frame is damaged, you should consider a full window replacement. Also, if you wish to choose a different  colour frame, then you will need to change all the windows accordingly. For example, one brown window frame would stick out like a sore thumb if the rest of the frames are white.
 

For full window replacements and retrofits, contact NorthShield Windows and Doors. Whether you need one new window or all new windows for your entire home, we are more than happy to provide you with a free in-house quote and sound advice.

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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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