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07
Nov
2017

Why install picture windows?


When choosing new windows for your home or office, there are a number of points to keep in mind. Not only do you need to choose the right spot for the window, but you also need to consider the size and type of window. With so many choices, it's important to understand the benefits of different types of windows.

 

Picture windows are incredibly popular for a number of reasons. These windows do not have any operating mechanisms, and they do not open. They are fixed in place and, as you look out this window, it will appear as though you have the perfect framed view of your yard.

 

Since these windows do not open, their purpose is not ventilation. However, they are fantastic when it comes to letting in light and making a room look more spacious thanks to the view of the outdoors. Their main purpose is to act as a decorative item in the room similar to a framed photo or mirror. That said, when installing such a window, make sure that the view is a pleasant one! Some examples include the view of your garden or swimming pool. If there is something unsightly like an old fence or shed, take the time to restore it so that it's no longer an eyesore.

 

Natural light is excellent when you want to cut electric costs. Why turn on the lights in your home when you can let nature take care of your interior lighting? Sure, you will still need to use your lights at night, but at least you don't need them in the day! Natural light is also beneficial when it comes to your mood, and it helps ensure a healthier sleep cycle.

 

Another great benefit of these windows is the safety aspect. If you want to let in some light without worrying about your little one accidentally opening the window, this is the perfect solution! You can add awning windows above these picture windows for ventilation if you like. Remember, children and babies also need natural light. It helps young babies settle into a regular sleep pattern, and the view can prove particularly stimulating too.

 

Remember, when you install any window, energy efficiency is obviously of great concern. The best approach is to invest in high-quality vinyl windows with Low-E glass. The numerous chambers in the window frame improve the effectiveness of the window. Low-E glass and triple pane glass significantly improves the energy efficiency of the window by effectively keeping the cold out during the winter and the heat out in summer. When choosing your picture window, make sure that you look for these features. They will make an immediate and long term difference in your home.

 

At NorthShield Windows and Doors, we offer a fantastic selection of high-quality, locally manufactured vinyl windows. Our picture windows are particularly popular and, like all of our other products, they come with a lifetime warranty. Available in various colors to suit the style of your home, you'll always enjoy the very best when you choose us. Contact our team today at Winnipeg (204) 272-3725 / Toronto (905) 326-3444 for a whole world of new possibilities with NorthShield.

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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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