First, look for obvious signs your windows need replacing such as cracked frames, broken panes, water damage, mold, drafts, or if they are difficult to open/close. Secondly, test how airtight your windows are. To do so, hold a lit match to the edge of each window on a windy day, if it blows out and the smoke wisps away, you may want to consider new windows with superior weather stripping.
Energy efficient windows increase the comfort level in your home by reducing drafts and keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Energy efficient windows help save you money by minimizing air leakage, improving thermal performance, and reducing heat loss by up to 50% to significantly reduce your energy bills.
Absolutely not! Our mandate is to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision, even knowing that we may not be the final benefactor of your home renovation project. We certainly hope to work with you, but are happy to help either way.
As each home is unique and all of our windows are custom made to order, it is very difficult to provide general pricing. In addition, the type of installation requested will also affect the cost of the replacements.
Yes. A savings of up to 30% can be realized when changing from single glazed wood windows to double glazed vinyl windows with Cardinal Low-E glass. With Low-E glass, you will notice reduced condensation, fewer drafts, lower heating costs and better overall comfort in your home.
uPVC, also known as Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride, is a low-maintenance building material commonly used as a substitute for painted wood and metals. It is used in the manufacturing of windows, doors, siding, fascia, gutters and downspouts, and plumbing material, due to the fact that it is durable, versatile, energy-efficient, and cost-effective. Surprisingly, uPVC can actually make indoor air quality better over the long run. With its smooth, easy-to-clean surface, allergy-causing agents such as dust and pet fur don’t get ground in, and the surface resists build-up from common household pollutants. Many hospitals and health care institutions select uPVC for this exact reason
It is strongly recommended that you have a professional install your custom windows. It is critical that your window measurements be exact in order to fit properly, and a professional installer will also have the necessary tools and expertise to do the job correctly.
“We used Dayside a couple years ago and were very happy with the work at the time so when we decided to get the rest of the windows done we chose Dayside again. They did a very good job. They were efficient and they did what they said they were going to do. They didn’t make idle promises they couldn’t deliver.”
JIM G. | ANCASTER, ON
“The installers were very professional, working methodically and checking every detail. It was very pleasant having them around. They left the door areas very tidy. Thanks!”