While many homeowners love the endearing look of older wood windows, there is a price to pay for their traditional charm. Simply put, wood frame windows are more expensive and will need more maintenance over their lifespan including regular painting to protect the wood. Modern vinyl windows have many advantages, including lower costs, much less maintenance and aesthetic beauty.
When it comes down to it, homeowners today simply do not have the time to spend keeping up with older wood windows The days of having the flexibility to spend entire weekends scraping and painting wood windows are over. This type of maintenance is a routine chore with older wood windows.
Vinyl windows are also a more economical choice. While there are premium wood windows available on the market today, their cost is often out of range for the average family. These new wood windows do offer better energy efficiency than years ago, however, there is still quite a bit of maintenance involved with even latest wood windows. Wood requires proper care, meaning they will need to be painted or sealed every 3-5 years. Without this necessary maintenance, wood windows will rot, potentially leading to drafts, or even damage to your home.
Modern windows that are properly installed will be much more energy efficient. Windows of the past are most likely out of square, due to your house settling over the years. These gaps allow air infiltration, making them less energy efficient. Properly installed, quality vinyl windows today offer less air infiltration and maximum efficiency and performance. Beyond just the efficiency of their dual-pane glass, many quality vinyl windows today are filled with insulating foam in the sash components.
Vinyl windows are truly a green choice because they endure the test of time and they are not using scarce wood in their frames. Vinyl windows can last many years with virtually no maintenance other than keeping them clean and following manufacturer’s instructions. A common fear of homeowners associated with vinyl windows is that they will not look as traditional as wood. This is simply not the case with the array of options available from most manufacturers. From traditional styles to modern finishes and hardware options, vinyl windows can provide even the pickiest homeowner with enough design options for any taste while maximizing today’s technology and the benefits of green living. It’s time to consider replacing your older wood windows with new, quality vinyl windows.
If you have any questions about vinyl windows or anything else, Old West Windows and Doors will be at the Calgary Home and Garden Show at booth #1333 from February 25th to the 28th. Come and say hi. We'll be happy to help you with all your windows and doors needs. By clicking the Home Show Image in the right sidebar you can get $3 off your entry price.
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.
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