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Choosing replacement windows and the right installers

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Posted by: from Carlisle
5/19/2017 at 10:25:18 AM

We have a 20-year-old home with the original windows that are in desperate need of replacement, including the cladding/framing, but we're not sure how to proceed. With so much information online and options (Wood Frame, Vinyl Frame, Fiberglass Frame, Aluminum Frame, Casement Style, Double-Hung, Single-Hung, Awning-Style), it's hard to decide what is the best option.

We're hoping to receive useful tips from the professionals here on TrustedPros to help us decide on the what type of materials and manufacture are the best for replacement windows and help with identifying the most competent installers in our area.

We're looking for quality, energy-efficient windows and installation services that will last a long time. Once we're ready, we'll likely post our project here on TrustedPros.

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Date/Time5/19/2017 at 12:18:43 PM

Hi Max,

Here is our honest, professional opinion.

When replacing your windows, you should always think about the quality of the window and the price attached to it as well as maintenance.

High-end Windows - Most expensive using Wood and aluminum frames.

Most cost affective it to use Vinyl frame.

It will last forever and its very energy efficient. As well as the warranty is unbelievable on them. (this is the most common window that is being purchased for the past ten years)

And in between, you have fiberglass frames

Regarding window, styles are up to your imagination on how you wish to have your windows designed for each particular opening.

Most popular are the casement window style.

If you have any other questions feel free to contact us directly at 416-605-5014.

NorthGuard Windows & Doors Inc.

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Date/Time5/19/2017 at 1:44:41 PM

Pella windows and doors have showrooms in most major Canadian cities. I would strongly suggest making an appointment to meet with one of their professionals in person who can bring samples to your home and discuss your needs. Paying a visit to the nearest showroom would also be a good idea.

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Karl from KGR Renovations in Winnipeg
Date/Time5/19/2017 at 8:52:30 PM

Todays window are all decent. The main factor when choosing window types is budget.Wood windows are tried and true but require proper maintenance .Vinyl windows are good and budget friendly.Fiberglass window are top money but as they say you get what you pay for in my opinion the best windows.Aluminum windows I don't believe is a good option (cheapest)As per style all applications are different hard to say .I always like for the window retailer to provide installation and this is for one reason (warranty)

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