What to Look for in a Reliable Window

When you are in the market for new windows or doors, the quality of the product is one of the most important factors in making your decision. You want something that not only looks good but is also built to last. A window won’t do much good if it leaks or cracks or falls apart after only a few years of use. If you don’t want to worry about your purchase, you need windows and doors of the highest possible quality to ensure years of comfortable enjoyment.

In its most basic form, a window is three components: frame, glass and hardware. Greater than the sum of its parts, quality windows and doors use only the best in construction, resulting in a finer end product.

The building block of any window, our frames come in natural wood, wood/aluminum clad or vinyl. Our natural wood frames are made from AuraLast, a proprietary, engineered wood product developed by JELD-WEN. We’ve been using AuraLast in our windows for years now because it’s unlikely to rot, chip, peel or warp. We back this up with a 20-year warranty on our solid pine windows and doors.

Vinyl windows on the other hand are manufactured for minimal heat transfer with fusion-welded frame corners to create the tightest seal possible. Wood or vinyl, a sturdy window frame will be energy efficient and durable.

Standard Low-E insulated glass lowers energy costs, helps homes keep a comfortable temperature year round, prevents fading of interior furnishings and reduces condensation. It delivers more visible light transmittance than tinted glass as well. Selecting a Tripane option will bring an even greater increase in energy efficiency. The right glass will be long lasting and provide years of comfortable living.

Hardware should be durable and stylish, allowing your new windows to compliment your interior furnishings. Available in a range of colours, a folding nested handle is there when you need it, but folds away neatly when not in use. Sturdy and reliable hardware will keep your window operating smoothly.

When you take together a quality frame, sturdy glass and hardware, you have a durable, long lasting window that promises to add beauty and comfort to your home for years to come.