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25
Nov
2016

The Five Best Benefits of Vinyl Windows


Vinyl windows have been getting some unfair bad press lately, but there are so many reasons that they’re great! The benefits of vinyl windows definitely outweigh the downsides and a lot of the negative outlook is just coming from misinformation.
 

Vinyl windows happen to be the new norm. A lot of people have their suspicions over the quality of the modern window-frame material and there are a fair share of myths regarding the material floating around. There’s misinformation regarding the quality or lasting benefits of the material. In actuality, vinyl windows are the best option on the market. They’re safe, they’re quality, they’re long lasting and they’re beautiful.
 

To clear the air, NorthShield has put together a list of the five best benefits of vinyl window frames: 

 

1.Custom Design

Vinyl can be moulded into any shape. There’s a lot more versatility when working with vinyl shapes. A lot of homes, especially older ones, have unique shapes and sizes – requiring fully custom shaped windows and doors. Vinyl offers this flexibility with ease. It’s also easy to custom colour and finish vinyl anyway you need, giving you the opportunity to be much more creative than the options that wood allow.

 

2.Maintenance

Unlike wood, vinyl never requires any upkeep. While wood will require occasional sanding or finishing, vinyl stays shining and true to the way it looked when you first installed it. They’re also so much easier to clean. Vinyl doesn’t require gentile products in the same way organic materials do. To wash vinyl all you need is soap and water. Water itself won’t wrap or misshape your vinyl the same way it affects woods.


3.Energy

Vinyl windows are without hesitation the most energy efficient material of window frame on the market. This material is an ideal insulator, and unlike wood or aluminum, vinyl windows ensure you’re keeping the heat inside during the winter months – saving you energy costs and feeling chilly. 


4.Environment

Opposed to what some people think, vinyl is an easy to recycle material when the time comes to replace your windows. You can rest easy knowing that you’re reducing your ecological footprint when you install vinyl windows and doors for your property. Their energy efficiency also helps to make vinyl the most environmentally friendly option for window installation. In fact, vinyl windows were first introduced during the 1970s when the United States was especially concerned with energy efficient windows and doors.

 

5.Popularity

Vinyl windows are now used for more than half of US residential window installation. This means that there are countless resources for fixing, up keeping, replacing or customizing your new vinyl windows. As the popularity of vinyl windows continue to expand, so will the options and resources available to ensure they’re looking and performing their absolute best.

 

When considering your options, make sure to take this list into account. Vinyl windows offer a lot of benefits to any property and are ultimately the easiest material to maintain. If you have any questions about the benefits or down sides of vinyl, feel free to contact NorthShield, Canada’s premier windows and doors installation service.

 

Do you need to replace any of the windows in your home? NorthShield has you covered. Call us today for a free, no obligation quote on your new windows or doors! NorthShield is Canada’s premier window and door installation service, offering the best and most reasonable rates you’ll find.

 

Contact us today for more information:

 

NorthShield
Windows & Doors Inc.
https://www.northshield.ca/
Winnipeg (204) 272-3725
Toronto (905) 326-3444

 

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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
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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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