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10
May
2017

Transform any room with the right windows


When the latter is true or when your windows are damaged in any way, window replacement is a good idea. New windows will ensure that your home is more energy efficient and secure. When you install new windows, it also gives homeowners the opportunity to make some wonderful visual changes in terms of the style of the window, color, and size.

 

Choosing the right windows for a particular room will involve a few important factors. The new window needs to meet the needs of the room in terms of functionality. This means that it needs to allow for enough natural light to filter in as well as proper ventilation. Privacy is another point that should be considered along with energy efficiency. The window profile you choose will largely depend on how much light the room needs and the size of the window and room. If you want to give your home or a certain room a more modern look, this is easily achieved by simply replacing old windows with new vinyl windows.

 

As previously mentioned, functionality is essential, and this means that homeowners need to choose the right shape and style. In some cases, casement windows are best, in other instances, a slider window would be a better fit. Custom made windows are also a great option when you need a window that is larger, smaller, or a different shape from the usual standard models on the market today. You will also need to choose how many panels will need to open as opposed to those that will remain stationary. The amount of ventilation needed and the size of the room will determine how many and the size of these functional windows.

 

If the room requires additional privacy, like a bathroom, you will need to consider the size as well as the placement of the window. You could install more than one window with various functions. For example, you could install a picture window at eye level for light as well as a separate window beside or above the picture window for ventilation. If you are limited for space, a casement or single hung window could also be a suitable option. By applying the right treatment to the window and using the right window covers in the bathroom, you can enjoy light and ventilation without compromising your privacy.

 

When you want to open up a room and add some extra space while adding a window, you might like the idea of a bay or bow window. Both of these types of windows add extra light, and they make a room more spacious. You can install bay or bow windows on any level of the house, and you can use this space for a reading nook, arts, and crafts area, or even a spot to practice your favorite instrument.

 

Finally, don't forget about the impact that the color of your windows can have on the room. It's important to take note of the exterior and interior design of your home before choosing a color. Standard white window frames are popular since they tend to suit just about any style and color scheme. Of course, if you prefer, you could opt for light or dark shades of brown, beige, gray, or another color your window supplier offers.

 

At NorthShield Windows and Doors, we offer a wide variety of vinyl windows as well as several colors. Contact us at Winnipeg (204) 272-3725 / Toronto (905) 326-3444 for your free in-home estimate and professional advice. 

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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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