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Explore Window and Door Styles at the Spring Cottage Life Show 2017

Exciting New Centor, Andersen and Synergy Products from Muskoka Window and Door Centre

Beautiful Window and Doors On Muskoka CottageIt’s almost Spring! The perfect time to plan your renovation and new construction projects. Let’s get together at the Spring Cottage Life Show to explore the exciting possibilities Muskoka Window and Door Centre has to offer. We have 1,000 square feet of booth space dedicated to turning your dreams into a reality. Our experienced staff will walk you through a wide range of window and door options. You can count on our attractive and long-lasting products to enhance your property’s curb appeal and value.

Visit Muskoka Window and Door Centre

At The International Centre
6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8
Entrance 3
Booth 1372, Hall 2
how dates are March 31 to April 2, 2017

Muskoka Window And Door Centre Andersen DisplayOn display in our booth are some exclusive window and door products by trusted manufacturers like Centor, Andersen and Synergy, for home and cottage owners that are looking for the latest and best solutions in the market. Here is a sneak peek at some of them.

Beautiful New Sliding Doors from Centor

Enjoy your beautiful landscape with the OX and XOX integrated sliding doors from Centor. Designed for a greater flow between the inside and outside, the glass panels slide effortlessly to expand your living space and view. Integrated insect screens and shades come in a variety of patterns and configurations to provide you with the level of privacy and protection you desire.

  • Centor Sliding Door 1
  • Centor Sliding Door 2
  • Centor Sliding Door 3
  • Centor Sliding Door 4


  • Available with a wood interior and aluminum exterior
  • Built-in screens and shades
  • Narrow framed sliding panel aligns with a frameless fixed panel for a clear view
  • Wood trim is matched to your door’s frame finish
  • The SafePull™ (patent pending) exterior handle provides safe operation of the door

Watch this video to see Centor’s OX and XOX integrated sliding doors in action.

Bold Contemporary Window and Door Designs from Andersen

Beautiful Large Windows In Muskoka HomeThe simple lines, thin profiles, natural materials and dark accents of Andersen windows and doors enjoy the attention of builders, architects, and home and cottage owners alike. A diverse and high-quality custom line offers endless possibilities allowing you to bring your vision to life on any scale and budget.


  • Andersen® E Series Windows and Patio Doors: The manufacturer’s most-customizable window and door series reflects your unique style. Imagine windows in any size, shape, color or combination and Andersen will make them for you. Choose from a plethora of wood species, glass, grilles and hardware to complete your design vision.
  • Andersen® A-Series: An upper-end line with a lot of style, this series of fiberglass-clad windows and patio doors has an old-world look and charm. Choose from 11 exterior colours and 6 interior wood colours as well as a selection of grilles to match the décor of your cottage or home. One hand-operation makes them easy to open and clean.
  • Andersen® Architectural Series: Research and design combines to create architectural mastery. Every sash, every piece of hardware and every accessory easily comes together to allow you to create the home style you want.

Watch this video to view Andersen’s stunning collection.


Synergy Doors at Cottage Life ShowSynergy is our Ontario window and door innovation company that brought us the Power Drop Down Window and the thumb print Biometric Door and lock we had last year at the show. This year we have their newest manual drop down window for everyone to see. Check out Synergy’s new simple action and clean lines.

Come see these new windows and doors first hand at the Cottage Life Show. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions as well as provide more details about our products and installation service.

“At Muskoka Window and Door Centre, “Our Business is Satisfied Customers”.

Show Dates/Hours

Friday, March 31, 2017 – 10:00am–8:00pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 9:00am–7:00pm
Sunday, April 2, 2017 – 10:00am–5:00pm

Ticket Prices:

Adults: $20
Youth (13-17): $10
Children under 13: FREE
Weekend Pass: $28
Senior (65+): $15 (Friday only; not online)

Posted On March 21, 2017

How Changes to the Ontario Building Code Impact Window Installation and Renovation

As of January 1, 2017, a new window building code brings significant changes to window installations and renovations in Ontario. More insulation, improvements to the efficiency of furnaces and hot water tanks as well as ‘better windows’ are expected to increase the energy efficiency of new homes and cottages by 15% and large buildings by 13%. The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing estimates that the new standards will make houses built this year 50% more energy efficient than a home constructed in 2005. For renovations, the code changes only affect any additions that you might make to your cottage or home.

Muskoka Window Installation

Why the emphasis on windows? According to Natural Resources Canada, windows can account for up to 25% of the total heat loss in a home, with air entering through cracks and crevices around them driving up your energy consumption. Energy-efficient windows provide better insulation, reducing heat loss or gain and lowering your energy bills.

If you require new windows and installation, or are planning an addition to your cottage, familiarise yourself with the window building code changes. Our experts have provided an overview of some important amendments below.

Window Renovation

Important changes in door and window building code

  • Basement windows do not need to be rated
  • West and east-facing windows can have lower ratings which allows for the remaining to have a higher rating.
  • One exterior door does not have to meet the minimum rating
  • Door leading from a non-heated space to a heated space (or vice versa) must have an insulated core with a weather strip.
  • Windows and doors have two ways to qualify for energy efficiency, using either the ER (higher # is better) and/or U value (lower number is better)
  • Do not remove labels until after inspection
  • Window area rules
    • Includes skylights
    • Measure at RSO (rough opening for a window or door)

Note: Zone 1 includes most of Southern Ontario while Zone 2 covers the area north of Huntsville.

Trusted Window Renovations and Replacements, Consult Our Experts

Unique 5-Year Warranty on New Window Installation

Window And Door Renovation

The experienced installers at Muskoka Window and Door Centre stay up-to-date on building codes ensuring safe and efficient completion of projects in your new home or cottage. Expert Installation and a unique 5-year warranty on your new windows and doors protect your investment and assure you of our workmanship quality.

Planning window renovations? As official suppliers for leading manufacturers, we offer access to the best replacement windows in the country. Our installers know exactly how to measure for replacement windows, minimizing common operational issues and air leaks which tend to drive up your energy bills. Incorrect or unprofessional installation will void most warrantees, so partnering with Muskoka Window And Door Centre from product purchase through installation is a key feature of customer satisfaction and peace of mind.

Window Replacement in Muskoka

Visit our showroom to view an extensive selection of the best quality windows and doors. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is happy to discuss your new construction or renovation project and help find the best fit for your home or cottage.

You can count on us for window renovation and installation services that will enhance your curb (and lake) appeal and importantly, the value of your property.

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 February 5, 2017

Andersen E-Series Windows and Doors – Our Best Seller

Why? Read on!

Andersen Windows On CottageAndersen E-series windows and doors offer you the unique opportunity to create the home of your dreams. The biggest variety of options in interior and exterior colours, a choice of exotic woods, dynamic shapes and unique sizes have made this line of windows and doors a hot favourite with hundreds of home and cottage owners. Read why it is our best seller at Muskoka Window and Door Centre.

Advantages of Andersen E-series Windows and Doors:


Posted On January 5, 2017

Muskoka Traditions and Seasonal Activities

In any country or community there are Christmas and seasonal holiday traditions and activities that make December special.  In Muskoka, we are blessed with a climate and topography that contribute, to many of these indoor and outdoor traditions and activities.


Thanks to those of you who responded to our promotional request for pictures. Here we present a few shots of seasonal exhibits and offer you this piece to enjoy. In particular thank you to the folks from Eurovinyl Windows & Door featuring BlackBirch Cottage on Drag Lake, Haliburton. (Above) Image by: Christopher Meiorin .

Christmas Trees


Posted On December 5, 2016

The Virtual Tour is Live – Visit Our Showroom of Specialized Windows And Doors

Front of Our Large Vinyl Window Showroom

Attractive Vinyl Window Designs, Trusted Manufacturers, Competitive Prices

Looking for a variety of exciting windows and doors for your Cottage or Home?  Our on-line virtual tour provides an amazing glimpse into the various styles, materials, and functions of the key products we offer in our Muskoka showroom in Bracebridge, Ontario.  Once you’ve been able to browse around our site digitally, we highly recommend that you call us to discuss your plans, and visit our showroom to see, touch and operate the products first hand.

From our experience, while planning a renovation or new build, your ability to see our products close up, and experience the operating functions of the products is very important.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how new technology has impacted window functions and large door openings.  We have several options to demonstrate hidden screens and blinds that join your indoor lifestyle to refreshing outdoor elements. New electronic and digital security options for windows and doors have also become popular features to protect your investment.


Posted On November 5, 2016

Meet the Owners of Muskoka Window and Door Centre

Jeff Hodges


Father of two, Grandfather of five
Born in Chatham, Ontario
After previously managing 2 business’, Jeff moved from the GTA to Muskoka.

Started: Muskoka Window And Door Centre in 1988 from scratch, knowing there was a market for a local professional who focused on quality window and door products with great customer service. Muskoka’s cottage and local home building industry was expanding so: “We saw the opportunity, and filled that need in the Muskoka community” says Jeff.

Location: “15 Robert Dollar Drive is our third business location. We outgrew the previous locations, so we’re here to stay, especially after adding a significant warehouse building at the back of our showroom. We’re very proud of our showroom. The attention to detail; It’s quite amazing really!” (more…)

Posted On October 10, 2016

Retractable Screen and Integrated Doors for New Builds and Renovations

Centor Integrated Doors 1

Expert Installation of Centor Doors and Phantom Screens

Planning a new build or renovating to include larger door openings?

Centor offers the world’s 1st Integrated Doors that allows you the luxury of creating the perfect 4 season opening. With the added protection of integrated screen and blind, these doors will keep you safe from the elements anywhere in Canada. Available in a variety of styles — Single or Double-swing, Bi-folding or Sliding doors all have integrated retractable screens and blind up to 16ft wide. Maximum openings range from 34 inches to 30 feet wide and up to 9 feet tall. The undivided screen mesh is almost invisible when in use and will completely disappear when you don’t want it.

Centor Integrated Doors 2

With simple ease of operation, expand your living space or enjoy complete privacy. Unlike the traditional fixed type, Centor’s retractable screens roll into the side of its own frame to provide you with unobstructed views and fresh air as well as protection from bugs. Whether you are looking for a new sliding, patio or bi-folding door replacement, you can enjoy the (more…)

Posted On October 5, 2016

Plan Now to Install Spectacular Large Opening Doors

Expert Door Replacement by a Reliable Muskoka Company

Door replacement can transform the entire look and feel of your home. Whether you are building a new house or renovating your cottage, start planning right away. Determine what options you are considering, then we can assist the process and determine exactly what you want to do with your space, including which type and style of doors can help realize your vision.

Centor Integrated DoorsAt Muskoka Window and Door Centre, we can help expand your view and living space with spectacular, large opening doors from trusted manufacturers. Being authorized dealers for several brands enables us to provide a wide choice of top quality products. Elegant, easy-to-operate and long lasting, these beautiful doors allow you to use your space just the way you imagined.

Choosing Door Replacements for Renovation or New Construction Projects


Posted On September 25, 2016

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.


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.


Posted On August 10, 2016