When it comes to windows and doors, age plays a factor in efficiency. Yet the challenge for many homeowners is determining “just how old” their windows happen to be. If the windows are original to a home and were installed pre-1990, it is safe to assume the glass or frame components are probably inefficient – at least by today’s standards.
Wood and metal frame windows were notorious for conducting heat to the outside – leaving them cold to the touch in the winter months or swelling shut in the summer months. Condensation is another common complaint from homeowners with dated windows. In many cases, condensation is typically caused by moisture build-up inside the home. While frustrating and visually obstructing, it is not a true indicator of leakage.
What makes modern day windows worth the investment?
In addition to improvement in frame manufacturing, most notably vinyl components, triple-seals, fly mazes and polyresin chambers work together to enhance the durability and longevity of a window or entry door. In addition, manufacturer’s like Vinylbilt, have moved away from standard window glass. Standard glass is incapable of filtering out heat in the summer or retaining heat in the winter. By utilizing LoE coatings, Vinylbilt is able to increase the insulating value by more than 40% and reducing the dreaded winter condensation.
To learn more about the CSA approved windows and doors from Vinylbilt, come visit the BestCan showroom in Ottawa. We are located at 15 Antares Drive, Unit 6 and are open Mon-Thurs 9am – 5pm, Fri – 8:30am-12:00pm, Sat – 9:30am-12:30pm, Closed Sundays. Unable to visit us in person? Our crew would be happy to offer a complimentary, in-home consultation. Call us today to book an appointment at 613-226-7611