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Custom Doors

Steel Doors with Stainless Elements

Custom Door Replacement and Installation

As a homeowner, if you’ve been giving thought to buying a new custom door from one of the big-box stores, the following article will provide you with highly useful information on how to be an educated and well-informed consumer.
A well-crafted wooden custom door makes a definitive statement about the character of the home and reflects the homeowner’s taste in the style and personality of the people residing inside.
A custom front door is the main focal entry point to your home. It is the place where people are warmly welcomed as they enter your home. As such custom doors come in a myriad of styles, shapes, sizes and materials and are available from the big-box home improvement stores. There’s nothing quite like a luxurious, custom-crafted front door that welcomes you home and which serves as a showpiece beacon of your house. As such, you most certainly don’t want to go with a lacklustre one-size-fits-all outlook approach mentality to the entryway of your home.

TOP-3 Most Popular Materials

Wood

  • Pros: Having been utilized for thousands of years, it’s no wonder that wood has been the most popular construction material to use. And as such the most widely chosen for replacement doors. Wood is a renewable, environmentally sustainable natural resource. Being so strong and durable, over time it gets harder and as such will last for years. It has the versatility of being stained or painted to match any type of exterior decor colour. With wood’s low heat and cold transfer, it offers the best insulation value. Many homeowners prefer wood for its natural warmth and beauty. And upon selling the property it provides for a better return on investment.
  • Cons: Wood requires regular maintenance and will cost more than other materials. Maintenance will include cleaning, caulking, sanding, painting and staining. Wood is also susceptible to mould, mildew and rotting. If the wood is not properly maintained, it will succumb to sun and weather damage. A wooden door can be more susceptible to rotting as moisture can penetrate deep without proper maintenance. To learn more about custom door and price, contact the Canglow specialists.
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    Vinyl

    Pros:
  • Quickly taking over wood in popularity as the standard go-to material to use and being most widely chosen by Canadian builders is vinyl. It is a much more highly preferred material of choice due to its high energy efficiency performance and low cost. Once regarded as being “cheaply made”, thanks to the development of the perfections made in technology, this polyvinyl chloride (PVC) product is losing its shoddy reputation. However, bear in mind to be an informed consumer and to do your homework and investigate the manufacturing methods involved in vinyl material as all are not created equally and there are unfortunately some low-quality products on the market.
  • Vinyl is the most affordable of all window materials.
  • Vinyl custom doors are welded at its seams which prevents water and air to permeate. So, not only are they energy efficient, but they are also durable too.
  • Energy-efficient— Constructed from a hollow frame, the internal void is filled with an insulating foam.
  • Low maintenance makes vinyl a highly desirable material to use as it doesn’t require any continual ongoing maintenance and will always look great for many years to come.
  • Vinyl is non-corroding and UV-resistant. The exterior surface is sealed with a preservative coat finish which blocks damaging UV rays.
  • Cons:
  • Vinyl cannot be painted or stained to match decor.
  • Inferior vinyl products can reduce the durability and insulation integrity value of the door.
  • Although through time and the advancements in technology have allowed a measure of flexibility in the versatility of vinyl, there is still little room for customization, so it’s problematic to match more traditional architectural design styles.
  • Vinyl can easily be damaged during the installation process and may potentially warp over time.
  • Vinyl expands and contracts during seasonal fluctuating temperature changes. It is possible that the vinyl door’s structural integrity seals can be broken which will allow for potential air and moisture to permeate.
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    Fibreglass

    Due to its traditional wood profile, fibreglass is quickly gaining in popularity. Requiring little maintenance, fibreglass is made with glass fibres and resin.
    Pros:
  • Strong and durable
  • Has the flexibility to be configured to a home’s exterior door design.
  • Fibreglass can match and resemble wood veneer patterns and can also be painted to match your home’s exterior.
  • Fibreglass is resistant to rotting, warping and swelling due to weather fluctuations.
  • Energy-efficient as fibreglass can expand and contract.
  • Foam-filled fibreglass doors have the highest rated insulation value and perform extremely well in severely cold temperatures.
  • Even if the finish is of a dark colour, fibreglass doors come with a UV-resistant acrylic finish which can withstand fading.
  • Some fibreglass door models are available with stainable wood or a wood-like veneer.
  • Cons:
  • A fibreglass door can be costly. Running approximately 25 percent higher than a vinyl door. Hence, homeowners tend to shy away from them due to their high cost.
  • And while some fibreglass doors can be stained, generally they are limited in the range of colour choices, so you may have to resort to having them painted.
  • So while wood, vinyl and fibreglass are all fundamentally excellent choices in their own right, it’s important to identify what features are more important to you the homeowner. For example, when considering your new custom door, are you on a tight fixed budget? Will an overall energy efficiency place that high an importance on your ultimate choice of door? Also, it’s important to take into account your home’s aesthetics when matching a new replacement custom door to suit the architectural design style of your home. To reiterate, do your homework to become an informed and educated consumer. With a little due diligence on your part, you’ll have made a wise purchase which will give you many years of pleasure.

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    Features & Benefits

    100 % Lead-Free

    At Canglow, we are offering you 100% Lead-Free Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride or uPVC windows. These windows are extremely strong and will last a very long time while saving you a lot of money on your energy bill.

    Thermal & Energy Efficiency

    Our windows have the highest number of internal air chambers, giving you the very best insulation and sound-blocking abilities while providing the best thermal and energy performances from any window on the market.

    Watertight And Airtight

    Our windows do not require window frames, sealants and adhesives making them higher in performance and so much nicer to look at. Our windows are totally waterproof and airtight.

    Sealed Glass Unit

    Unit has 13/16″ overall thickness. We offer multiple options for glazing and thickness depending on the model.

    Service Areas

    We service all the areas in Alberta and Northwest Territories from Red Deer to Yellowknife. If you live anywhere within this area, you can count on our expertise for all of your windows and doors needs. Our head office is located in Edmonton.

    Grids & Trims

    INTERIOR TRIM OPTIONS

    We provide a variety of interior vinyl trims for vinyl windows for an elegant, adaptable look. We have a combination of advanced technology along with the best materials that are not only durable and flawless but will retain their colour for years to come. We offer a variety of standard finishing options including wood stain, contemporary and classic rosettes.

    JAMB SIZES

    We provide window jambs in four sizes to give you a seamless window installation that is perfect. For added resilience, we provide wood jamb extensions, frame moldings, and corner blocks for great longevity. These interior fittings are made from the highest-quality, durable Lead-Free PVC powder compound that requires absolutely no maintenance.

    EXTERIOR BRICKMOLD

    Our quality brick molds are made from a very long-lasting compound uPVC powder that is designed to withstand the harshest elements throughout the year. Our brick molds are made from maintenance-free materials that are available in a variety of colours and sizes for great longevity and beautiful curbside appeal.

    Grid Designs & Types

    Glass

    Clear Glass

    Our double-paned windows with clear glass provide optimum noise protection compared to single pane glass. In terms of temperature resistance, it promotes the easy flow of hot and cold air from both inside and outside.

    Low-E Glass

    Low emissivity glass, or Low-E glass, is a strategic choice for lowering your home energy costs all-year-round. In winter, Low-E glass cuts down on heat loss by reducing radiant heat transfer and reflecting interior heat back into your room, where it needs to be. It also efficiently dispenses the sun’s rays—allowing more of them to enter the home as usable solar energy. This provides extra warmth while minimizing reliance on heating, which can account for up to 60% of a home’s energy costs.
    In summer the same principle applies but the effect is reversed. Low-E glass windows help reduce the flow of hot air into the cool interior. This specially formulated coating also reduces the effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are a leading cause of premature fading and degradation of fabrics and carpeting.

    Triple Pane Windows

    Triple-pane glass windows are the most energy-efficient models on the market. With the extra pane of glass, they moderate temperatures inside for optimal comfort in every season—during winter, cold air remains outside and warm air inside, while in summer the results are reversed.
    Special coatings are often applied to the glass to eliminate solar heat gain and boost its energy efficiency. The extra pane of glass truly provides a new level of insulation, airflow and energy efficiency.
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    We had 6 vinyl windows installed. On our very old brick house. The workmanship is excellent. It was done on time and clean up was perfect. The new windows look great and it was reasonably priced compared to other quotes we got. We will be getting more done by them and maybe a door as soon as we can. Thanks.
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    It was fantastic working with this contractor. They were knowledgeable, easy to work with, and reliable. I had a great experience when I got them to replace the window in our living room. They were punctual and efficient. Now I know who to call if I need a similar job done in the future.
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    Most professional team! In and out in 3 hours doing 7 windows in my house. They truly are a company I would recommend to anyone! Their communication was spot on, they worked with my schedule as a single mom. Just amazing folks & work! Thank you for the amazing service and windows!!!
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    We had a great experience using canglow windows and doors who replace the windows in our entire home. Upfront communication was clear, expectations were made clear and delivered, craftsman were professional & took pride in their work, and follow up was on point. Highly recommended
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