Your windows and door are an important part of your home. When you need to replace them, it’s not a matter of simply swapping them out with another one you’ve pulled off the shelf at a store.
Because your doors and windows are two of the places where a lot of heat is exchanged between the inside and outside of your home, they need special attention. Getting the seal exactly right will not only protect your home more perfectly from the elements, it will also save you money in the long run on heating and cooling bills. Many people wait until the spring to start thinking about replacing their windows and doors, but this may not be the best way to go about it. Typically, new windows and doors take about six weeks from the first preparation to the end of installation. That means that if you’d like to start the spring with new windows and doors, you should arrange for them at the end of winter. We at All-West Glass Ltd. are here to help at any of our nineteen locations across Western Canada, including Edmonton, Yellowknife, and Whitehorse. You can think of getting a replacement door or window as dividing into these three easy steps: 1. Determine what you need and want from your windows and doors Before contacting an expert, take some time to consider what you want and need from your windows. This will help your contractor give the best advice possible. What do you like and dislike about your current windows and doors? How many of them would you like to replace? Are you concerned about increasing your security or making your home more energy efficient? What style of window or door suits your aesthetic? 2. Consult with an expert and come up with a plan Once you know what you’d like your new doors and windows to add to your home, you’re ready to consult an expert. He or she will help you refine your idea, make suggestions, show you examples of different styles, and give you a sense of the cost and time-frame for the project. 3. Create an environment for a successful installation When you come to an agreement about how to proceed with your contractor, you’ll be able to get ready for installation. Once the custom windows and doors are built, you should do everything you can to make the installation as easy as possible. For example, it’s best not to plan any house parties during the same time your windows and doors are being installed. If you’re interested in arranging new windows or new doors in the Edmonton, Yellowknife, or Whitehorse areas, contact us at All-West Glass Ltd. today. We provide expert door and window installation and repair services at nineteen convenient locations across North and Western Canada.