Good quality and properly installed windows can last well over 20 years before you even need to start thinking about replacing them. That's why it's critical to have your replacement windows professionally and correctly installed from the beginning. Cutting corners to save a little money upfront, will inevitably cost much more over the longer term.
Low cost window replacement companies can offer lower pricing by cutting corners on the installation process. It is easier and cheaper to install replacement windows inside the old window frame. This saves on labour and material costs, but it comes with costs. The main difference is that the glass area of your window will be several inches shorter all around. The second problem, is that the insulation and integrity around the old frame will not be updated or repaired. This can mean that drafts and water leakage into the walls of your home remain, even though you have new, energy efficiency windows installed.
The correct way to replace windows almost always requires removing old window frames and installing new ones, in order to improve the insulation, design and longevity of your windows.
In 97% of cases, Old West Windows & Doors will completely remove the old window frame of your windows and install new ones. Doing so, will allow for a larger window area and will most certainly offer better insulation. Additionally, you might already know that homes shift over time. This can create small gaps in old window frames that allow moisture or drafts to penetrate. By removing old frames and installing new ones, Old West can properly properly attach the new window frames to your home, correct insulate around the frames, and make sure the new window is perfectly square for proper functioning.
That said, there are a few occasions where Old West will opt to keep the old frames. This is almost always done to preserve historic trim and architectural elements. Say, you own a turn-of-the-century home and have intricate trim and sill work on your windows - this is a valuable and beautiful feature of your home, so we won’t remove it. The same can be said for high-quality solid wood framing where inserts make more sense. Another reason is to preserve architectural features, such as basement windows with a larger depth. Instead of disturbing the existing finished interior, we will insert a window into that opening and finish with a small wood trim to match.
Window replacement is an important investment for your home, you shouldn’t have to worry about the professionalism of your contractor. Old West Windows & Doors Calgaryoffers a 12-year warranty on our installation services. We are confident in our work and make sure your windows are correctly installed right the first time around.
Whether you are looking to boost the value of your house for sale, redesign your home and improve energy efficiency, or just need to replace your windows because their time has come, make Old West Windows & Doors your first choice for window replacement in Calgary. Installing new windows is an important undertaking and quality is key when it comes to durability, insulation and design.
Wondering if you need a window replacement? Call Old West at (403) 262-3933 and we will send someone to assess your windows and provide a no obligation quote.
It's been 3 years from start to finish working with Old West Windows and Doors to have all windows replaced . They are professional, on time and did first rate work through all aspects. Their crew knows what they are doing, clean up afterwards and are courteous, going the extra mile...
Terry - De Winton
I waited to write this review to see how the windows & workmanship would be after 1 year of use. The windows are triple low E glazing and frames are fibreglass. Well on a rating of 10, I give 10 for the installation, followup and the product. I would recommend these people to anyone who wants good service who back their products.
After a competitive evaluation of three potential suppliers we chose Old West Windows and Doors to replace 11 windows in our home. We were very impressed with Rick's knowledge and experience as well as the excellent reviews of his company. Kyle and his crew of installers did a first class professional and timely job taking care to minimize any disruptions.
Great service, great price, professional and knowledgeable installers. Installers worked on an extremely cold January day and took the time to explain how windows work and asked if we had any questions before they left for the day. Will recommend to others and use them again without hesitation for our future window needs.
We have been completely satisfied in dealing with Old West to replace our windows and have had previous windows replaced with them as well. Always efficient and dependable! We love our new windows!!
Service and Quality are what Old West Windows and Doors provided for the installation of 10 windows on our main floor. Now the cold weather has arrived I cannot believe what a difference these new windows make. I found this companies name on Home Stars and they truly deserve the high star rating they presently have.
I couldn't be happier with Old West from start to finish. I had three estimates and Old West was very competitive. What impressed me the most and made me choose Old West was the professionalism and customer service from the first time I called to request an estimate. I'm so glad I chose Old West because of their professionalism and quality of work.
We replaced 5 old windows in our century home with white vinyl casements. Rick was very patient with us as we shopped around and tried to make a decision and always responded to emails quickly. He was also able to speed up the installation with an earlier than planned date and Jeremy and his great team of quiet and tidy installers completed the job in a single day.
We were very pleased with Old West Windows & Door Ltd. right from the start to finish. We can honestly say that our experience with Old West was the most amazing and satisfying contract work we have ever had done. We would recommend Old West to anyone who is contemplating replacing windows in their home.
Very pleased with the entire process! As indicated in previous reviews, Rick is extremely professional and knowledgeable. He works with you to find the best window options that will meet your needs without any sales pressure - incredible that the company owner has such a "hands-on" approach with customers.
Call us at (403) 262-3933 or fill out the form. We'll send a Window & Doors specialist right to your home!