Window Experts in Durham
A great home improvement choice is the installation of replacement windows. Even though your windows may seem insignificant, they will actually give your home a whole new feel and look. New windows installed by our Oshawa Replacement Windows specialists will make your home look updated and refreshed depending on the design and make chosen by the homeowner. There is a wide range of window designs and styles which make it easy to choose the ones that will compliment your home the most.
When it comes to choosing new windows, homeowners would need to see a wide array of samples to determine which ones will be best. You can check out different samples or even view our window portfolio to get an idea of what we can provide. Always keep in mind the general design of your home and how it will look with the new windows.
Our Oshawa Window Services
- Vinyl Windows
- Window Replacement
- Window Installation
- New Windows
- Double Hung Windows
- Replacement Windows
- Replace Windows
- Bay Windows
- Double Glazed Windows
- Bow Windows
- Wood Windows
- Energy Star Windows
A major component in making your Vinyl Window Designs Window energy efficient and condensation resistant is our choice of high tech warm edge glass spacer systems.
TempSmart™ Spacer System - In order to avoid the confusion created by multiple materials being sold as Superspacer in the marketplace, VWD has introduced the TempSmart™ brand as your guarantee that you are only receiving Edgetech's premium foam silicone material and not Edgetech's organic foam material. Better still, our TempSmart™ system guarantees that your oversize windows are reinforced to maintain structural integrity. This is important because, while foam silicone is very resistant to cold transfer, it lacks the inherent structure of metal spacers!
STAINLESS SPACER® - This is a warm edge spacer, invented by PPG. This spacer will reduce condensation, heat loss, and provide clean, graceful lines and aesthetically provide an appealing appearance. Because it is made from low conductive steel, it provides natural structural strength in your window. Additionally, because it is steel, it is the perfect barrier preventing moisture penetration or gas leakage. Best of all, this is our basic spacer at no extra cost to you!
Coloured And Frosted Glass
Alternatives to clear glass in your window can increase the comfort of your home as well as save you money on your heating and cooling bill. Be aware of true but sometimes misleading statements regarding which glass is most appropriate for your use. The truth is in a southern climate, look for glass with the best "U" or "R" value, and in a northern climate look for glass with a balance between a good insulation value and a high SHGC or solar heat gain coefficient.
Coloured and frosted glasses: Bronze, gray, frosted and coloured glasses can offer increased privacy as well as lowered heat gain for interior spaces such as sunrooms that tend to become too hot in summer months. Sycamore Designer Glass offers a unique partial obscurity with a classic leaf-like pattern.
Solar Gain LOW E Glass is - The best glass for most applications in a northern climate. It has a very high retention rate of the heat in your home in winter and prevents heat gain in summer. Solar Gain Low E Glass has a higher Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) than other Low E glass designed for southern markets in order to retain the Solar Heat that provides FREE winter heat for the homeowner. Since as much as 95% of your energy expense for heating and cooling combined goes for heating, this glass is more cost effective than other glass without a high SHGC.
SOLAR SHIELD LOW E GLASS - Is chosen for uses where cooling costs outweigh heating costs in your energy usage, or where summer discomfort from heat build-up should be an important concern. This is the best glass for most applications in a southern climate. It has a very high reflection rate of the radiant outside heat to prevent heat gain in summer and in winter it still retains radiant heat once you turn on your furnace! Solar Shield has a lower Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) in order to minimize Solar Heat Gain that results in extra work for your air conditioning unit. Argon Gas filled units reduce your window's conduction and convention of heat. Argon works well with Low E glass to maximize your new window's energy efficiency and performance.
Krypton Gas filling works where Argon can't! It is ideal for smaller air spaces created in triple glazing and can be combined with Argon in intermediate size spaces.
KEEPSAFE™ GLASS - This remarkable glass is actually two sheets of glass permanently bonded to a tough, durable plastic interlayer. KeepSafe™ glass won't shatter like ordinary glass and the resilient interlayer resists repeated blows from common handheld weapons including bricks, hammers, bats, and crowbars. Because the glass must be cut from both sides, glasscutters are virtually useless as a burglary tool. KeepSafe™ glass offers a significant contribution toward protecting your family and irreplaceable valuables.
KeepSafe™ glass is also valuable in reducing sound transmission into your home. The plastic interlayer dampens the transmission of outdoor noise, traffic, overhead aircraft, lawn mowers, power tools, barking dogs and other sources of noise pollution!
The interlayer in KeepSafe™ Glass screens out over 99% of the sun's harmful UV rays © protecting your drapes, carpet, upholstery and wall coverings and preserving your valuable artwork and family photos.
Enviro Colour Coating
New Exterior Coatings for Vinyl Windows combine better performance with environmental responsibility.
Enviro Colour Coatings come with our exclusive "Exterior Colour ten year warranty" which includes undue fade!
Technology & Standards
Energy Star Instructions
The following installation instructions are offered as a general guide only and do not replace site specific requirements. Always follow local building code requirements. VWD subscribes to CSA-A440.4 installation instructions as well as Window Wise in Canada. Your installation should meet all of these standards. Continuing to this link indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions.
A Quality Installation
ENERGYSTAR® is a voluntary partnership between National Resource Canada, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the fenestration industry. It is designed to assist consumers in the recognition of energy efficient products and promote the environmental and economic benefits of these products with the ENERGYSTAR® label and other program activities. Find additional information regarding the ENERGYSTAR® program and available products by visiting www.energystar.gov for U.S. Information or for Canadian ENERGYSTAR® information: http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/energystar/.
Canadian Standards Association
This label certifies that our products meet the operational and optional thermal performance required by the CSA and are subject to independent inspection to verify manufacturer¹s claims of performance and energy efficiency.
Many of our products are Canadian Standards Association and National Fenestration Ratings Council Certified. When a company tests a window, they often send a specially made unit to achieve the best result. This means that the windows they sell are very unlikely to live up to the performance claims they publish. A certified window means that testing is performed on a production window that is chosen at random by an independent tester.You are assured that the test results are an accurate reflection of the window you purchase and the materials used are the same as those in the test window!
WindowWise™ is a unique program developed by the Siding and Window Dealers Association of Canada. It is a unique program that includes a certified installer who has voluntarily taken extra training for installing high performance products.
Testing and Certification
All products have been tested and approved to the CSA A440-M98 Window Standard. Windows are tested for air and water penetration as well as undergoing structural testing for wind load deflection. All windows meet strict standards for resistance to forced entry. Multiple tests are performed to create increasingly adverse conditions in order to determine the performance limits of the window.
State of the Art Equipment
VWD recognized quickly that there would be a significant benefit in manufacturing custom sized windows if all our equipment was computer driven. When the order is entered in the main computer, the component list is automatically distributed to the cutting machines at production stages for the frame, sash, spacer and glass. This system virtually eliminates all human errors, reduces waste and increases efficiency.
As part of our vision for growth with quality control, every effort has been made to bring the extrusion process "in house". The Windows Design Group includes its own PVC extrusion facility capable of making the most detailed shapes with resin from PolyOne.
Our PolyOne is a superior PVC, With costly additives such as Titanium Dioxide. It is designed for long-term durability as a premium building product. This formulation is completely lead-free to protect homeowners from health hazards.
Our virtually in-house process has allowed VWD to offer a variety of colour options and to provide excellent service and delivery of products that many manufacturers cannot afford to keep in stock.
Wall thickness of every VWD extrusion exceeds the standard set by The Vinyl Institute, A Division of The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.
Why Oshawa Should Hire Us For Replacement Windows
Quality Home Improvements is a top leader in the remodeling and home improvement industry in Ontario. Our Oshawa window and door experts believe in our products quality and always offer you personalized help when you need it. All of our services and products are backed with one of the best warranties in the business which comes with complete peace of mind.
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