Windows at Elk Point

The comfort of a residential cottage depends on the quality of the windows installed in it. Their main purpose is natural lighting and ventilation of rooms. Premises without them will not be considered residential. At best, they can be called a storeroom or a closet.

In addition, windows directly affect the microclimate in the house. Old and worn-out window constructions cannot retain heat inside the house, so you have to stoke it harder. Utility bills will go up. Especially in Elk Point with its harsh climate.

If the windows are out of order, difficult to use, draughts and creaks appear, the frames should be replaced with new ones as soon as possible. It is better to take care of installing energy-efficient PVC windows with multi-chamber double-glazed windows. They will transform the appearance of the dwelling and make it warmer, last for decades and raise the value of the property.

Canadian Window Company Canglow replaces old windows with new vinyl frames. Our company provides comprehensive services from measuring window openings to installing plastic frames and sealing the joints.

When the frames need to be replaced

Wood windows, which are often found in Elk Point, have a lifespan of 10-15 years. But for that you need to constantly monitor them, repair defects, repaint or varnish to protect them from water.

But even with meticulous care, Canada’s climate causes structural elements to fail quickly. They warp and expand in size due to fluctuations in humidity and temperature, making it uncomfortable for the occupants.

The need to replace old windows with new ones is indicated by such signs:

  • Deformation of window frames. Because of the change in shape, the cottage owner and his family members cannot open and close the sashes without effort. You have to constantly pull and push them, and in some cases you can not ventilate the room at all. These problems are partially corrected by a carpenter. The new plastic products eliminate these problems for good.
  • Damage to window profiles. In the process of long-term operation, part of the structure can completely fail. Through gaps and cracks appear in them, through which cold air and dust enter the premises. This reduces the efficiency of heating devices and air conditioners.
  • Freezing and condensation in winter. A characteristic sign of a broken window is frost on the frames and jambs, as well as condensed moisture on the glass. These symptoms indicate a high thermal conductivity of structures. The cost of window replacement will be much less than the damage to the finish and the health of the residents.
  • Drafts. Strong air currents are caused by loose sealing of gaps between the frame and the edge of the opening. They also occur due to loose adhesion of the sash to the frame in the closed position. Installation of new PVC windows eliminates the defect, as plastic structures use additional seals.
  • Unpleasant sounds when opening and closing. The problem may be caused by wear and tear of the hardware or other factors. Often even lubrication or replacement will not get rid of the unpleasant sounds. A new frame will function completely silently.

In addition, replacement windows in Elk Point can be used to improve the ergonomics of their use. Modern designs can be opened and slid, opened fully or for slit ventilation. They are more resistant to burglary and prevent intruders from entering the premises.

Materials for window frames

Several window materials are used in the construction of cottages in Canada:

  • Wood. A naturally occurring material with a characteristic color and texture. Wood has a low coefficient of thermal conductivity and retains heat well. But it is characterized by poor hydrophobic properties. Constant exposure to water over time leads to deformation of the sashes, even if they are constantly painted and varnished.
  • Aluminum. This material can be used to make thin and light profiles. Windows turn out large and with a minimum number of transverse elements. But aluminum alloys have a very high coefficient of thermal conductivity and are not well suited for the Canadian climate. In winter, they become “cold bridges” and lead to increased heating costs. These options are more often used for commercial projects.
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The optimal option in terms of performance and cost. Plastic is completely safe, does not contain lead and other components harmful to health. PVC profiles have air chambers to reduce thermal conductivity.

Plastic windows perform well in Elk Point climates. They increase the energy efficiency of the house and beautify it. The service life of such constructions reaches 50 years without the need for complicated maintenance.

Window selection criteria

Canglow’s specialists have extensive experience in the design and manufacture of PVCu windows. They can design any product to the customer’s order. The following parameters should be taken into account when making a selection.

  • Insulating glass unit type. The Elk Point climate is suitable for designs with two or three air chambers. The former can be installed in technical rooms, the latter in bedrooms and living rooms where comfort is paramount.
  • Opening method. The classic window opens horizontally inside the room. Mounting hardware allows you to add another way – slotted ventilation. But our company can make sliding frames that are easy to open without additional free space in the room. They are appropriate on verandas, in bay windows.
  • Color of profiles. Traditional white PVC-profile organically combines with any colors and finishes. But on a separate order you can paint them in any color or decorate them with a polymer film that imitates the texture of natural materials.
  • Frame shape. For most houses, rectangular and square products are usual. But if your cottage has openings of complex shape, Canglow will make frames in the form of arches, triangles, circles, trapezoids.
  • Options. By individual order, windows are equipped with reinforced hinges and burglar-resistant hardware. Thanks to these additions, a criminal will not be able to enter the house, having broken into the frames before.
  • Energy Efficiency. To increase the heat preserving properties purchase double-glazed units with argon-filled glass and LoE coating, which reflects infrared rays.

You can see all available options in our catalog. If necessary, the architects will modify the standard design and make windows that are perfect for your home.

Cost of installation

The price of one window frame with installation services and the cost of replacing old windows in the entire house is determined individually. The cost is influenced by the structural features of frames and sashes, type of double-glazed windows, the size of profiles and their number, the presence of metalized spraying and reinforced hardware.

Approximate rates for services are shown in the table below:

Window typePrice
Casement Windowsfrom $395
Single-Hung Windowsfrom $425
Double-Hung Windowsfrom $445
Bay Windowsfrom $2995
Bow Windowsfrom $2995
Awning Windowsfrom $395
Picture Windowsfrom $295
Sliding Windowsfrom $375
Hopper windowsfrom $395
Patio Doorsfrom $1995

Canglow window company offers various financing programs. You can replace your old windows with new PVC frames on credit using one of the finance companies.

All you need to do to get started is get approved by the lending institution. You can enjoy the comfort of your home and save money on your utility bills by paying back the loan over the next 12 to 24 months.

Investing in new windows, even with interest, pays for itself within a few years due to savings on gas and electricity. In addition, beautiful, warm and functional frames decorate the cottage, make it stand out from other properties in the city and increase its value when sold.

How to make a request

Canglow Window Company will customize replacement windows in Elk Point in the shortest possible time. We will select beautiful, durable and energy efficient designs for you, taking into account the façade, personal wishes and selected options.

For consultations and ordering, apply through the electronic form on the website or contact our specialists by phone. You can also come to our Edmonton office to familiarize yourself with the realized projects and terms of service.

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