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How to Find a Window Replacement Company in Calgary

Replacing the windows in your home is a big investment that will impact your quality of life for years to come. Choosing the right window replacement company will help to ensure that you get the best value and that your window installations will endure Calgary's climate. Not all window companies are created equal so make sure you do your research. Here are some tips to help you make the best choice.

Find a Calgary Window Replacement Company

Correct Window Installation is Everything!

Correct window installation is as important as the quality of windows you buy. Some window companies can cut costs by sub-contracting out to low cost, inexperienced installers but that can be more expensive in the long run. Incorrect window installation can lead to a myriad of problems including:

  • Drafts and water leakage which can lead to damage to the window frames and the walls of your home.
  • Poor insulation that often negates the benefits of modern, energy efficient windows.
  • Poor functionality if the window frame shifts over time.

Get your windows installed right from the start by hiring a quality window company.

How to Find a Good Calgary Window Company

Use Review Websites

Review websites can prove to be extremely useful when it comes to completing upgrades in your home. Websites like these allow homeowners to rate companies that provide services for home renovations. This includes services for window replacement, installation and more.

For the Calgary area, try looking into Homestars.  Homestars is a great review website that showcases many different companies and has reviews from real customers. This means you can get a true read on what their each company's service  is like. Old West has over 178 reviews with a 9.9/10 rating.  Old West Windows & Doors was also recognized as a Best of 2016 Windows Installation Company. Companies that consistently deliver exceptional quality are likely to install your windows correctly as well.

When visiting review sites like Homestars.com, be sure to look at the lower reviews, too. Some customers just don't give perfect reviews regardless of how happy they are with the work. Lower reviews are a good sign that the company is not faking it's own reviews.

Visit the Window Company's Website

Once you've narrowed down your choices, more specific research is required. This will ultimately help you to decide which company to go with. Explore the company's website, is it:

Informative? Can you find detailed information that answers your window questions?

User-friendly? Is the website easy to navigate with clear pages and sub-pages, or are you left to your own devices of searching every page?

Appealing to the eye? A company that pays attention to and updates their website regularly is more likely to go out of their way to make their customers happy,

Talk a look at the Old West Window Buyer's Guide. That will give you some more background information on window replacement. 

Talk to the Company Directly

In addition to the website, take time to call the company and speak with them.

  • Do they answer the phone when you call?
  • Are they respectful and helpful?
  • Do they go above and beyond to answer your questions and provide you the help you need?
  • Will they offer you a free, no-obligation quote?

Contact Old West for Calgary Window Replacement

When it comes to choosing a window replacement company, be sure to do all your research and choose the company that's right for you. If you have any questions about window or door installation, please feel free to call us at 403-262-3933. We'll be happy to help in any way we can. 

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Old West Windows & Doors is one of Calgary's top rated windows and doors installation companies. Our industry leading 12-year installation guarantee will ensure you will enjoy your beautiful new windows and doors for years.


All our installations come with the manufacturer’s product warranty and our own 12-year installation warranty. Old West windows and doors stand the test of time.


Old West Windows & Doors is owned and managed by Rick Whatley and son Cory Whatley. Serving Calgary, Airdrie, Okotoks and surrounding areas for 20 years.


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