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Start Saving Energy Right Away with Winter Window Replacement

Expert Installation by Muskoka’s Most Trusted Window and Door Company

Window Replacement in MuskokaWindow replacement can bring significant energy savings. In our experience, around 30% of energy loss can be attributed to old windows in many Muskoka homes. If your windows are not opening and closing properly, showing signs of rot, or have moisture buildup, these are clear indications that they need to be replaced. The drafts, hot and cold spots you feel are make your heating and cooling systems work longer and harder driving up your energy bills, which today is more important and relevant than ever.

If you are wondering when the best time is to replace your windows, we advise that you get it done as soon as possible. Why? The energy savings are virtually immediate and will continue long after your investment is made on your beautiful new energy-efficient windows. While it might not be on your radar, this winter is an excellent time to enhance your heat protection efficiency.

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Posted On September 10, 2016
 

Decisions when Building new or working on a Major Renovation

“When quality matters” partnering with a window and door company will make a huge difference to your design looks – inside and out – your energy consumption, and the life of the products you choose – all of which may impact your budget – but will offer lasting peace of mind and the quality and significance of the various views and looks of your cottage home.

When Investing in New Windows and Doors you will want to Investigate:

  • key features and benefits of the type and style of the products you choose.
  • What is involved in the installation process? How important is it that your window and door supplier are experts in the timely installation of the products based on what is often a moving target of building completion dates? What is actually included in the installation process? Your builder or general contractor will require expert installation for the simple reason that warrantees are voided if installs are not professionally done. Muskoka Window & Door Centre installers are all professionally ‘supplier trained’ by our partners. We know cottage country and the many pitfalls involved in building new and structural renovations.
    In short – timing can be a deal breaker. While the investment you are considering is significant, it is an over sight to cut budgets on windows and or doors, which, in the long run provides huge energy savings and the various views that you will enjoy looking out, on your special landscape. Knowing that you are working with a neighbouring company that has local cottage country experience, is a significant factor. Don’t be fooled. All of our installers are full time employees who are specially trained to finish your home or cottage to exacting standards.
  • Quality products – through our 35 years specializing in the Window and Door business, we have developed specialized partnerships with suppliers that we can count on to deliver products we can recommend to a range of budgets and quality.  Consider that five to ten to fifteen years hence, you’ll still enjoy the decisions made together based on the options,final designs, and operating products chosen. In short, all of our partner/ suppliers have time-tested warrantees that will give you peace of mind when such a significant part of your build budget is involved.

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Posted On August 10, 2016
 

Replace Old Cottage Screen Enclosures with the Weatherwall

Advice from Muskoka Window Systems Experts

“It’s time to stop covering up those old screen enclosures in your porch or Muskoka room with heavy plastic or ugly shutters every time the season changes”, says Randy Hodges at Muskoka Window and Door Centre. “When you invest in Weatherwall window systems, you will enjoy unobstructed views with maximum ventilation and protection from the elements at your fingertips. There’s no need to install Plexiglas. Realizing the benefits of Weatherwall, many home and cottage owners have asked our expert installers to help them upgrade to this convenient and smart-looking window system”.

Weatherwall Cottage Enclosure

Advantages of a Weatherwall screen enclosure:

  • It converts easily from a screen to a weatherproof haven (and vice-versa) at the press of a button. The four-track system, consisting of four panels nestled one behind the other and each in its own track, can be pushed all the way to the top, down to the bottom or in the middle—just the way you want.
  • It is customized to fit the unique dimensions of your window or door openings; high ceilings and extra-wide or tall windows and doors are no problem at all. You also have a choice of four colours for the window frames with an option of clear or tinted glass (in bronze or Muskoka blue).
  • Weatherwall can be installed almost anywhere—in porches, sunrooms, balconies, vestibules, gazebos, cabanas, or even a mobile home.
  • Its heavy-duty construction withstands normal wear and tear to deliver years of trouble-free service.
  • The elasto-vinyl window glazing withstands any challenge and returns to shape if pushed or stretched.
  • It’s easy to maintain and can also be removed for cleaning.
  • An extended 10-year warranty provides you with complete peace of mind.

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Posted On August 5, 2016
 

How to Choose the Right Windows for Your Home or Cottage

5 Tips from the Experts at Muskoka Window and Door Centre

Your Cottage Country windows do more than provide you with a view to the outside. They play a critical role in maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures and the energy-efficiency of your home or cottage. So how do you choose a window when you really don’t know anything about them? “It happens all the time.” says Jeff Hodges – partner at Muskoka Window and Door Centre: “Our clients, whether owners, builders or architects, need and expect assistance.  There are many excellent options for both windows and doors, and we help with that.  We work hard to simplify the decision making process.”

New Window Installation in Muskoka

Here are 5 tips for our experts to help you make the right choice.

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Posted On July 5, 2016
 

Expert Installation by Muskoka Window and Door Centre

Cottage Door Installation

Premium Products and Service for Your Home and Cottage

Door and window installation is a highly specialized job. Many common performance issues are caused by improper sizing and faulty installations. In addition to selecting a quality product from a trusted manufacturer, always ensure that your installers have the right training and experience. It will help secure a longer lifespan for your investment.

Advantages of Skilled Door and Window Installation

  • Saves time and money: Trained professionals are more efficient and install doors and windows quicker. This helps builders, architects and homeowners complete projects on schedule. Reduced installation time also means lower cost.
  • Fewer performance issues: Installation quality not only impacts performance but the lifespan of your windows and doors as well. This begins with correct sizing and fit. Proper alignment of your new doors or window replacements, ensures they operate seamlessly now and in the years to come. Qualified installers will make sure that your doors and windows fit right, stay secure and are properly sealed. This helps avoid injuries and product damage as well as improves energy efficiency and indoor comfort. Detailed attention, like concealing fasteners and screws makes your windows and doors look good inside and out.
  • Avoids leaks and property damage: Inexperienced and incorrect installation is among the main reasons for leaking doors and windows. This reduces the lifespan of your products and can cause substantial damage to your beautiful wood or carpeted floors. Floor replacement expenses aside, you are also faced with the risk of mold and the additional cost of getting rid of this health hazard.
  • Protects your warranties: Using the wrong products can damage your new doors and windows, and nullifies their warranties. One of the most common examples is misuse of low expansion foam products resulting from the lack of knowledge on the part of homeowners and contractors. Manufacturer-trained technicians at Muskoka Window and Door Centre will prevent these unnecessary complications.

Why Hire Muskoka Window and Door Centre for New Installation and Replacement

Muskoka Window Replacement

The installation team at Muskoka Window and Door Centre is manufacturer-trained to ensure precision perfect installs for your cottage or home. Intensive onsite training familiarizes us with how the products are manufactured and the finer nuances of the installation program. Our technicians are also engaged in continuous education to be updated on the latest technology. How does this benefit you as our customer?

Professional installation and finish enhances product lifespan

“When we are doing a replacement installation on a cottage or home, our team of specialists are experts at caulking all the products we sell.  This may not seem a significant item, but when you see a poor job, it stand out like a sore thumb, and often that installation will not last.  The product will leak air or water.  Our experts will not allow that to happen,” assures Rob Kennedy

Saves thousands of dollars in repair and replacement

“Often, when we are called in to replace and repair a poor install, we find patio doors not leveled, or the head of the door has been ‘over foamed’.  The foam expands and the door is crushed. No surprise that the door will not slide. Sounds simple, but it is this type of experience that can save thousands of dollars,” adds Rob.

Reduces common performance issues

Muskoka Window and Door Installation

“Smart home tech has evolved into our business.  We have many new and innovative products such as motorized drop down windows, doors with concealed screens built right into them and wireless sensors for security locks.  These are great examples of why you want experts installing these products.  Not only must they look perfect from inside and out, within the architecture of your building, but they must operate with ease, smoothly and efficiently,” Rob explains further.

Enhances customer confidence and peace of mind

“Our suppliers also invest in our people every year to ensure we know exactly what is involved with installation procedures.  You might be surprised how critical it is for the products to arrive at the site at the right time, with our crew arranging a complex install high up on a granite face, or within a heavily treed lot.  Make no mistake, experience matters. This is a key reason why cottage country builders, contractors and architects count on us.  It’s very difficult to put a price on that confidence and comfort knowing that what we install is going to endure the Canadian climate. It’s a generational experience.  We have almost thirty years of satisfied customers to generate that confidence,” says Jeff Hodges.

Our business is satisfied customers

“This is a significant investment that we make in our people. Products are changing, with more sophisticated technology and component parts, our installation team members must be on the leading edge of installation techniques.  One aspect of our business is selling windows and doors, but professional, expert installation is crucial to the completion of the work.  Our business is satisfied customers,” says Randy Hodges.

New Cottage Construction with Windows and Doors

A unique 5-year warranty on new door and window installation demonstrates exceptional customer service and the confidence we have in our workmanship quality.

For new installations, or door and window replacement, give the experts at Muskoka Window and Door Centre a call today. T: 705.645.3057 | Toll Free: 800.461.5495.

“Our Business is Satisfied Customers”

Posted On June 30, 2016
 

Spring Window and Door Maintenance: 5 Important Checks to Perform

400 Series Art Glass, Frank Lloyd Wright Series - Colonnade Design, 400 Series Casement Window, Estate Hardware Collection - Andiron Design, Distressed Bronze Finish   Prairie Home Style

Expert Maintenance and Weather Stripping Services for Homes and Cottages

Spring is the ideal time to do window and door maintenance. After the long cold winter months, it is a good idea to check the condition and function of all the windows and doors in your cottage or home. Regular attention helps uncover small issues before they turn into large repair problems and a major replacement cost. In addition to enhancing the lifespan of windows and doors, proper upkeep also leads to lower energy bills by helping you maintain equitable indoor temperatures.

Here are 5 Valuable Window & Doors tips from our expert Service Manager Rob Kennedy.

  • Examine the functioning of every window and door. Check by opening and closing them fully several times. This will give you an idea of whether they are operating properly or need maintenance or repair.
  • Examine window and door hardware. Clean the dust and grime of hinges. Check for loose screws and tighten them. Casement and double-hung windows may also need some lock adjustments. Look around the sashes and glass for mildew stains and treat with a recommended, appropriate cleaner.
  • Inspect screens for tears and holes. Clear tracks of debris and pine needles and ensure that screens are sliding properly on them. Also determine if glass patio doors are sliding correctly on their tracks. You can lubricate the tracks on the screens and the gliding patio doors. Rather than use WD40 or an oil-based spray, we recommend using a silicon spray because it dries to a nice, slippery film. Unlike oil, it will not collect dirt or gum up the wheels or rollers.
  • Check caulking: Look for caulking that has shrunk, cracked or pulled away from the exterior framing and replace it. Caulking is critical to preventing water from entering your home or cottage.
  • Inspect weather stripping and door sweeps closely.  Look for missing pieces, tears and damages. It is not uncommon for windows and doors to get stuck to the weather stripping in the winter causing rips, tears or alignment issues. Ensure that weather stripping and sweeps are intact and replace them if necessary.

To optimize performance and lifespan, call our expert window and door maintenance team.

Full Window and Door Maintenance plus Weather Stripping Services

Muskoka Window and Door Centre offers our customers a full window and door maintenance service to protect your investment. From hardware repairs and adjustments to alignment issues, screen replacement and caulking, we cover your needs. Homeowners who request our weather stripping service have been able to significantly lower their heating and cooling bills.

400 Series Tilt-Wash Double-Hung Insert windows, Pine Interior. Raw photography by Tony Martin.

Weather stripping is an important component of your window and door systems. It improves your energy efficiency by preventing heat loss and gain. Worn out, torn or missing pieces affect the performance of your windows and doors. Condensation can be the result of humidity conditions in winter but damaged weather stripping also leads to ice buildup as well as mould and mildew damage. Even new windows can be impacted by this problem.

As part of our customer service, for window and door maintenance, we will perform a thorough check of your weather stripping and replace it if necessary. We also examine and repair caulking on our replacement windows (up to existing siding or brick work) for cottage and home.

Enjoy a 5-Year Warranty on Window and Door Replacements

Worn out windows and doors don’t just make your property look untidy, they also drive up your energy bills. At Muskoka Window and Door Centre, we offer a wide selection of products made by our trusted manufacturers. Come to our showroom in Bracebridge to see the amazing variety of products that we offer. We’ll help with your selection and provide expert installation to eliminate common operational issues. For your complete peace of mind, we provide a unique 5-year warranty on our workmanship of new installations. You can rely on us for window and door replacements that will enhance your architecture, your view, and deliver energy savings for years to come.

Now is the perfect time for window and door maintenance. Give the experts at Muskoka Window and Door Centre a call today. T:705.645.3057| Toll Free:800.461.5495.

“Our Business is Satisfied Customers”

Posted On May 18, 2016
 

Give Your Home the Timeless Elegance of Aluminum or Stainless Steel Clad Wood Entry Doors

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Invest in Quality Brands – Synergy Manufacturing, Andersen E-Series, Andersen Architectural Doors

Make a lasting first impression right at your front door! Select wood clad doors for the entrance to your home or cottage. They are a beautiful and smart investment that combines the durability of aluminum or stainless steel with the elegance of wood. Your entry doors will look great and perform well for years to come. This translates to sustained design appeal and enhanced property value. Visit our beautiful showroom in Bracebridge for a selection of styles and sizes. We will match your building’s architecture and the style of your windows creating custom solutions for your viewing pleasure.

Learn the benefits of installing aluminum and stainless steel clad wood doors in your cottage or home:

  • MWDC3Provides traditional and contemporary styling with modern security.
  • Enhanced durability and low maintenance requirements serve to enhance property appeal and value.
  • Choose from a variety of interior wood options and colours to suit your personal preference.
  • Tough exterior aluminum or stainless steel cladding offers increased resistance to weather, impact and abrasion.
  • Enjoy lower heating and cooling bills when you include energy-efficient glass.
  • Aluminum and stainless steel cladding protects the wood, thereby enhancing the lifespan of your entry doors.

Find the Best Aluminum and Stainless Steel Clad Wood Doors

At Muskoka Window and Door Centre, we treat our customers to a wide selection of metal clad wood doors. As official suppliers of trusted, top-performing brands such as Andersen E-Series, Synergy Manufacturing and Andersen Architectural Doors, you are assured of solid, high-quality products that will stand the test of time. No matter what your style or door size, we have a solution for you. Let us show you how decorative transoms and sidelights can transform the look of the simplest doors.

Should you need assistance with selection, our experienced showroom staff are always willing to help with your questions and concerns. You can rely on our expertise to choose and install the best products for your home or cottage.
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Peace of Mind—5-Year Warranty on New Installations of Aluminum Clad Doors

You can trust Muskoka Window and Door Centre to provide you with premium products and excellent service. In addition to meeting your stylistic requirements, we provide expert installation so that your beautiful aluminum clad doors can deliver the performance they were designed for. Correct sizing and fit virtually eliminate all operational problems. A unique 5-year warranty on new installations offers you complete peace of mind.

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Your home’s entrance area sets the tone for the rest of your house. Create a stunning impression with a stylish aluminum clad wood door from Muskoka Window and Door Centre. Call us for more information today. T: 705.645.3057 | Toll Free: 800.461.5495.

“Our Business is Satisfied Customers”

Posted On April 10, 2016
 

Come Visit Muskoka Window and Door Centre at the 23rd Spring Cottage Life Show

Spring Cottage Life Show

Exclusive Products on Display from Synergy and Centor

Spring is here and it’s time to explore your renovation and new construction options. Come see the new and exciting products being displayed by Muskoka Window and Door Centre at the 23rd Spring Cottage Life Show. Our experienced staff will walk you through our wide range of window and door options that can be tailored to your needs. We have 1,000 square feet of booth space to give you a glimpse of the many possibilities.

Visit Muskoka Window and Door Centre

At The International Centre

6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8
Booth 2517, Hall 5
Show dates are April 1 to 3, 2016

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Posted On March 24, 2016
 

Give Your Home the Timeless Elegance of Aluminum Clad Wood Entry Doors

Andersen Architectural Collection E-Series Awning and Picture windows with Pine Interiors.   New Residential Constructions Home Style Modern

Invest in Quality Brands – Synergy Manufacturing, E-Series Eagle, Andersen Doors

Make a lasting impression right at the door! Select aluminum clad wood doors for the entrance to your home or cottage. They are a beautiful and smart investment that combines the durability of aluminum with the elegance of wood. Your entry doors will look great and perform well for years to come. This translates to sustained curb appeal and enhanced property value. Come to our huge showroom in Bracebridge for a selection of styles and sizes. We can match your building’s architecture or the style of your windows and will be happy to customize a solution for your needs.

Learn the benefits of installing aluminum clad doors in your cottage or home:

  • They provide style and security.
  • Enhanced durability and low maintenance requirements serve to enhance property appeal and value.
  • You can choose from a variety of wood options and colours to suit your personal preference.
  • The tough exterior aluminum cladding offers increased resistance to weather, impact and abrasion.
  • You will enjoy lower heating and cooling bills when you include energy-efficient glass.
  • Aluminum cladding protects the wood, thereby enhancing the lifespan of your entry doors.

Find the Best Aluminum Clad Wood Doors

At Muskoka Window and Door Centre, we treat our customers to the widest selection of aluminum clad wood doors. As official suppliers of trusted, top-performing brands such as Synergy Manufacturing, E-Series Eagle, and Andersen Doors, you are assured of solid, high-quality products that will stand the test of time. No matter what your style or door size, we have a solution for you. Our decorative transoms and sidelights can transform the look of the simplest doors. (more…)

Posted On March 4, 2016
 

When is the Best Time for Window Replacement in Muskoka

A room with large windows in a cottage overlooking the garden

Great Tips from Window Installation Experts

Here is an important piece of advice: If the windows in your home or cottage are more than 15 years old, or show any of the 7 signs below.  Replace them now! Far better to replace right away and save now. The amount you immediately start saving on your energy bills is a big incentive not to wait for a day, week or month, even in winter. Each season has its replacement pros and cons. While spring weather may be more conducive to window renovations, demand is typically higher in this season which means longer wait times.

7 signs it’s time for window replacement:

  • Moisture on the inside of your windows
  • Rot, cracks or warping
  • Drafts
  • Increased outside noise levels
  • Sudden increase in energy bills
  • Windows don’t open or close properly
  • There is visible damage on the outside

Come to our beautiful showroom in Bracebridge for a selection of products from trusted window companies plus our expert installation. We will be happy to help you with your choices.

Take Advantage of Our Thermal Imaging Offer during Window Replacement

Thermal imaging is an important tool that measures the energy efficiency of your home or cottage windows and doors. At Muskoka Window and Door Centre, we offer this valuable service so that you can clearly see the difference your window replacements have made. Our before and after scans leave little doubt about the benefits of installing new windows both with regard to your heating and cooling bills and comfort. Why wait to realize these important benefits?

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As official suppliers for industry-leading window manufacturers, we offer the widest selection of designs, colours and finishes. Browse our extensive range of high-quality windows to find your style. When you need guidance, we are happy to help you choose the best windows to fit your architecture.

Enjoy Expert Window Installation Service with a 5-Year Warranty

When you visit to Muskoka Window and Door Centre, you will enjoy a wide variety of affordable products and professional service. Our window installation experts ensure correct sizing and fit to eliminate common operational issues. We are confident of our workmanship quality and provide a unique 5-year warranty on new installations for your complete peace of mind. You can rely on us for expert window replacements that will enhance your cottage or home design and improve your energy savings.

Now is the perfect time for window replacement. Give the experts at Muskoka Window and Door Centre a call today.  T: 705.645.3057 | Toll Free: 800.461.5495.

“Our Business is Satisfied Customers”

Posted On January 25, 2016