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Weather Proof Windows And Doors In Winnipeg

In terms of weather proof windows and doors, are your windows and doors delivering on everything you need from them? Our windows and doors Winnipeg experts can help you to determine if your doors and windows are up to snuff. If they aren’t, there are several different things that can be done.


Yes, replacement is always an option with NorthShield, regardless of the time of year. However, it is very important to keep in mind that replacement is not your only option. In most cases, it isn’t even going to be close to your first option. There are several things we can do that can enhance the doors and windows you already have.


At the same time, there are several DIY tips for weather proofing windows and doors that virtually anyone can put into action. Combine these measures with an inspection by window experts, ideally before the weather of the season takes a turn for the severe, and you are going to have windows and doors that can stand up to just about anything.


How To Weather Proof Your Windows And Doors

Tips to ensure you have weather proof windows and doors are worth taking on before the particularly brutal months of summer, or before the worst parts of winter. Furthermore, the age and overall condition are not guarantees that your windows and doors are properly insulated and secured.


Whether your house is brand-new, or considerably older, here are some DIY weather proof tips from our windows and doors Winnipeg professionals:


•   Keep in mind that drafts can be found anywhere! Everything, from your windows, to your doors, to your attic hatches, or even the pipes that lead outdoors are all examples of places in which drafts can be found. The joints found in ceiling-to-wall areas are also good examples of places in which drafts can appear.

•   Get into the spirit of weather-stripping: Drafts in your doors or windows can cause a lot of problems, particularly during the warmer or colder months of the year. You can also lose big on the energy efficiency side of things. Thankfully, weather strips are affordable, easy to use, and can work wonders.

•   New sweeps: Old door sweeps can definitely be a culprit for drafts in a home or place of business. In terms of weather proof windows and doors tips, consider having the sweeps replaced, particularly if they look old or worn-down. Wood sweeps are ideal for many doors.

•   Foam tape: If your door is even slightly warped, you’re not going to get the snug, secure fit you need to keep drafts out. Foam tape is incredibly sticky, and it can fill in those spaces nicely. This is a short-term solution, to be sure, but it can hold up for quite some time.

•   Rigid foam insulation with foil stripping: This is one of the more challenging DIY projects. In fact, you may want to trust this work to our windows and doors Winnipeg experts at NorthShield. Nonetheless, this can prove to be a fairly straightforward project for certain people. If you’re planning to attempt this on your own, watch some instructional videos first!

•   Window film: Old homes and apartments can certainly benefit from the addition of window film. This is an easy project, and the window film is pretty affordable, too!


Weather Proofing Your Doors And Windows

Insulated curtains is another good way to deal with the weather. However, with some windows and doors, you are still going to eventually get to a point in which replacement is the best course of action. When you’ve tried all of the above, and you still feel as though something is lacking, contact our windows and doors expert for a comprehensive inspection.

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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
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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