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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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Sanjay Tamang
2 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 week 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
2 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
4 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
Lois
3 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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