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Your Replacement Window Checklist


When you were in the market for a home you knew exactly what you were looking for. You probably hired a home inspector to make sure everything was in good condition, but you still started out knowing what you wanted. From the right number of rooms to great flooring to windows that allow you to enjoy a great view and some fresh air, you knew the qualities you desired in a home.

Now that it's time to replace your windows, you have some learning to do. You've spent most of your time looking through your windows, not at them, so you might not know what makes a high quality window.

Before you go out and purchase window replacements or finalize a contract with your chosen window installation company, make sure your window replacements meet the following criteria:

 

Quality framing

One of the most important aspects of your window is how it is framed. Vinyl is the most cost effective option for your window frames, but poorly made vinyl window frames can cost you thousands on your energy bills. That's why it's important to do your research and make sure you choose a respectable window replacement company before finalizing any purchases.

 

Energy Star Certification

Energy Star Certified projects are all inspected by independent professionals for a number of different things that make them more energy efficient than other windows. Energy Star Certified windows can save you 7-15% on your energy bills, which doesn't sound like much but will add up over the years.

 

Zoning

Energy Star Certified products will be certified for a specific "zone". There are four zones in Canada. Winnipeg falls into zone C, which covers the prairie province. This means the product has been assessed and is ideal for energy efficiency in Winnipeg. This is crucial because each "zone" has significantly different weather patterns.

 

Glazing

"Glaze" really just means layers of glass. The more layers of glass your window replacement has, the more energy efficient the window is. A double or triple-glazed window is a unit sealed with Argon gas, which is a better insulator than air. If you consider energy efficiency to be one of the most important factors in your window replacement choice, you'll want to purchase triple-glazed replacement windows.

 

Style

A window's style impacts more than how it looks. Casement style windows usually offer the tightest seal, which means they provide the highest energy efficiency. Sliding style windows are generally the least energy efficient option. Of course, style is also partially about how your windows look. You want to choose windows that fit with your home. You might love modern windows, but if your house is over a hundred years old, there's a good chance they'll look out of place.

 

Locally made

If you're serious about energy efficiency, you want to make sure your windows are made locally. Most reputable window replacement companies near Winnipeg offer locally made window options. Make sure to ask where your company of choice had their windows made before you finalize the purchase.

 

Choosing window replacements shouldn't be a daunting task. Know what you're looking for before you call your window installation company of choice and you'll save yourself a lot of trouble.

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Renee L.
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We had our windows installed last summer and absolutely love them - especially the large kitchen window. Our sales rep Jim S. was terrific and knowledgeable. The installers did a professional, skilled job of installing our windows. And the windows themselves are high quality, easy to open and easy to clean - as well as reasonably priced. We are very happy with our entire experience with this company and highly recommend them. Thank you!
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2 months ago
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3 months ago
We had our windows and door installed by NorthShield, we are very satisfied. The sales man Jim was fantastic, he answered all our question and concerns and made sure we understand all what we were inquiring about. We are happy with the product and the price. The installation crew Anton Alex and Russ were amazing, they were polite, professional and very friendly.They explained and showed us how to operate our new windows and door and cleaned up after themselves even after we told them not to worry about the cleaning. We have recommended NorthShield to our friends and neighbours.
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