Andersen Named Readers’ Choice Greenest Window And Door Brand 2018 For The Seventh Consecutive Year


For the seventh consecutive year, Andersen Windows & Doors have been voted the greenest window and door manufacturer in North America by Green Builder Media in its 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. This honour again shows that Andersen is committed to consistently providing their customers with the highest quality window and door products while maintaining a focus on sustainable and high performing energy options.


The annual Readers’ Choice Awards selected by Green Builder Media spotlights superior products manufactured by building professionals with a focus on renewable energy, recyclable materials, energy efficient and water smart products. Each year, Green Builder Media selects the greenest building professionals who manufacture a wide variety of products, including decking, building wrap products, HVAC units, window and door products, and even work vehicles. Green Builder Media is dedicated to being an advocate for sustainability and highlighting organizations who consistently put a focus on green building and responsible growth.


Andersen Windows & Doors are one of the largest window and door manufacturers in North America, winning the 2018 Readers’ Choice Award with 23.6% of the vote, almost 6% more than Pella, the runner-up for the award. The 2018 award marks the seventh year in a row that Andersen has won the votes of green building enthusiasts around North America, proving just how dedicated Andersen is to provide their clients with the greenest building options available.

More than 320 of Andersen’s window and door products are Energy Star certified in at least one climate zone, giving customers a wealth of green window and door options at all price points and styles. Andersen has also proven their dedication to environmental stewardship time and time again through its signing of agreements like the Ceres Climate Declaration back in 2015, where they have pledged to help reduce the carbon impacts of homes and buildings around the continent.


Muskoka Window and Door Centre is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality window and door products available for your cottage or home. Andersen Windows & Doors offers a wide range of eco-friendly window and door products, backed by more than 100 years of dedication and expertise. Andersen offers a number of product series to match your cottage including the architecturally sound A-Series, the custom-crafted E-Series, the timeless 400 Series, and the low maintenance 200 Series.


Andersen Windows & Doors has been dedicated to sustainability for much of its 100 years in business, providing customers with high-performance window and door units and receiving praise from a number of sources. Andersen has also recently received the 2018 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence, and have also committed themselves to reducing their own energy, waste, and water use by 20% per unit by 2020.

Muskoka Window and Door Centre is the exclusive provider of high-performance Andersen Window & Door products in the Muskoka area. Contact the experts at Muskoka Window and Door Centre today to find out what Andersen’s energy efficient products can do for your home or cottage.

Muskoka Window & Door Centre At The 2018 Spring Cottage Life Show

For more than two decades, the Spring Cottage Life Show has been one of the cottage industry’s biggest annual events, bringing with it exhibitors from all around Canada to showcase a wide variety of high quality building products, window and door systems, boats, builders, and contractors. The Muskoka Window & Door Centre is proud to announce its participation in the 2018 Spring Cottage Life Show, where we will be displaying some of our finest window and door products during these these four days of fun.


The best way to get prepared for the 2018 Spring cottage season is by attending the Spring Cottage Life Show, being held in Mississauga, Ontario and hosting more than 600 professional exhibitors from all around the country. Taking place since 1994 over three days, the 2018 show is the very first time that the event will be spread over four exciting days:

  • Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 – 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday, March 23rd, 2018 – 10:00am – 8:00pm
  • Saturday, March 24th, 2018 – 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sunday, March 25th, 2018 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

The addition of an extra day to the Cottage Life Show goes everybody a chance to take a look at the incredible products, styles, decor, innovative green solutions, arts and crafts and much more. The 25th annual event promises to be fun for the entire family, with two hours of free child minding services at Camp Mini-Yo-We for all ticket holders, and a whole host of events and entertainment including face painting and live-animal shows hosted by Wild Ontario and Scales Nature Park that are sure to be fun for the whole family. Muskoka Window & Door Centre will be at Booth# 1432, in Hall 2 to show off our most exciting window and door products.


The Muskoka Window & Door Centre will be one of the more than 600 exhibitors at the 2018 Spring Cottage Life Show, showing off a wide range of the very best window and door systems for cottagers. Muskoka Window & Door Centre wants to give show attendees a chance to see the very best products available and meet our team of experienced and knowledgeable experts.

Three of our leading window and door product lines will be on full display at the Muskoka Window & Door Centre booth.Centor’s uniquely designed weatherproof bi-folding doors will be on display, as well as its brand new versatile sliding door system. The Andersen Architectural Collection will alsomake an appearance at the 2018 Spring Cottage Life Show. In addition,Bigfoot’s innovative and high-quality sliding door systems will also be featured at the Muskoka booth. Bigfoot has just joined the Muskoka Window & Door Centre family as one of our high-end suppliers, and we’re proud to debut some of its products at the Cottage Life Show.

For more information about the events and entertainment being offered at the 2018 Spring Cottage Life Show, visit its website.

For more information about Muskoka Window & Door Centre’s incredible line of window and door products and for details about our booth at the 2018 Spring Cottage Life Show, visit our website or contact us today by email at, or toll free at 1-800-461-5495. Those who can’t make the show are always free to come and view our full selection at our store in Bracebridge, conveniently located within a five-minute drive from Muskoka Brewery.

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

It’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

On 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

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  • 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

The 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 offersendless 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 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)

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.

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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.

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


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”

Andersen E-Series Windows And Doors – Our Best Seller

Why? Read On!

Andersen 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.


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Advantages Of Andersen E-Series Windows And Doors:
  • Vast selection: From double-hung, awning (or push out awning), casement (plus French casement or push out casement), gliding and specialty windows to hinged, gliding and French gliding patio doors E-Series makes it is easy to find the style of your choice.
  • Long-lasting aluminum clad wood: An extruded aluminum clad sash and frame protects your beautiful Andersen E-series wood windows from the elements, abrasion and impact. An ideal choice for waterfront properties which constantly battle wind, rain and lake-effect spray. Your windows will look good in all seasons and last for years.
  • Dramatic shapes: Elegant arches, striking angle or compelling curve—you have a choice of several unusual shapes to distinguish your home while maximizing your view and curb appeal.
  • Custom sizes: In addition to having the freedom to combine any style or shape, you are not restricted by size either. You can custom order any size for an Andersen E-Series door or window.
  • Unlimited colour choices: E-Series offers a choice of 50 exterior standard colours plus custom colour matching. You could design two, three and four-tone exteriors, from fire engine red to forest green and stormy blue—you can have any colour you want.
  • Interior wood finish options: E-Series has one of the most varied selections of interior wood finishes ranging from white and birch bark to honey, cinnamon and espresso. You also have the option of custom staining window and door interiors to match your décor.
  • Range of glass options: You can choose from a stunning selection of glass (bevelled, frosted, coloured, textured, etc.) and divided lights. You can also design your own glass and light style and size.
  • Finest hardware: Strong but finely-crafted window and door hardware adds an elegant touch to your home or cottage interior.
  • E-Series windows and doors come with a wide selection of insect screens including wooden, prefinished and retractable options that blend seamlessly. Andersen’s Industry Leading Tru-Scene window screens are the most transparent screens available in the industry. You can also opt for blinds or shades that are convenient, protect your privacy and reduce your cleaning time.
  • Increased security and energy efficiency: Patented VeriLock® sensors indicate whether your windows and patio doors are open as well as if they are locked or unlocked, thus providing you with optimal security and energy efficiency. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Andersen Corporation with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Product Brand Owner Award for its outstanding, energy-efficient products and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Exceptional value: With windows and doors being a major home investment, you want to select a manufacturer you can trust. Andersen’s high-performing products are supported by exceptional service and last for years. Aesthetics, quality and durability make this brand a preferred choice of homeowners, builders and architects.

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Professional Installation Of Andersen E-Series Windows And Doors


As an official supplier of Andersen E-Series windows & doors, you can expect exceptional service at Muskoka Window and Door Centre. Expert installation backed by a unique 5-year warranty on your new windows and doors will safeguard your investment and assure you of our workmanship quality. Our manufacturer-trained installers ensure correct fit and installation, minimizing common operational issues and protecting your manufacturer warranties.


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

You can count on us for windows and doors that will enhance the curb appeal and 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”