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.

GREEN BUILDER MEDIA’S READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

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.

READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS – GREENEST WINDOW AND DOOR PRODUCTS

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.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE WINDOW AND DOOR PRODUCTS FOR EVERY BUILDING PROJECT

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 – A HISTORY OF SUSTAINABILITY

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.

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

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.

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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

UNIQUE 5-YEAR WARRANTY

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”

 

Start Saving Energy Right Away With Winter Window Replacement

Expert Installation By Muskoka’s Most Trusted Window And Door Company

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.

At Muskoka Window and Door Centre, we have a wide range of products to suit the design, style and requirements of your home or cottage. As one of the most trusted window and door companies in Ontario, you can count on our professional, experienced staff to help you find and install the right window replacement products for your property.

Before And After Use Of Thermal Imaging Technology Confirms Your Window Replacement Energy Savings

We are one of the few window and door companies to offer a Thermal Imaging service. This is an advanced technique that measures the energy efficiency of your home. A totally non-invasive process, it makes use of a sophisticated lens with an infrared detector to check for air leaks and drafts.

Customers that opt for this service can see the measurable difference their new windows have made. Our expert installers perform the scans both before and after Window Replacement, thus, making clear the energy savings your investment has begun to realize.

Plan Your Window Replacement Project Now

ENJOY CONTINUED ENERGY SAVINGS + A 5-YEAR WARRANTY ON YOUR NEW WINDOWS

Start planning your window replacement project now, so that installation can be completed this winter. At Muskoka Window and Door Centre, our customers are treated to first class products with Expert Installation and exceptional service. As authorized distributors of well-known manufacturers, we provide a wide choice of the latest and best windows and doors. Our skilled installers work efficiently and safely, with minimum intrusion or disruption to your activities. We treat your home or cottage like ours!

Being manufacturer-trained, our Window Replacement team ensures proper fit and calibration; eliminating common operational issues, helping you optimize the lifespan of your investment. For your complete peace of mind, we provide a unique 5-year warranty on all new installations. A proven record of doing our work correctly the first time guarantees your complete satisfaction. You can rely on us for window systems that enhance your curb appeal and comfort while providing you with substantial energy savings every year.

Give the experts at Muskoka Window and Door Centre a call today. T: 705.645.3057 | Toll Free: 800.461.5495.

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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”.

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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Don’t Be Fooled By Weatherwall Imitations!

The popularity of Weatherwall window systems has resulted in imitations flooding the market and creating plenty of problems for unsuspecting consumers. The three most common ones being:

  • Challenges with installation and removal because panels have exposed spring tension only on one side
  • Window vents slipping down and falling out of the tracks as a result of poorly-constructed frames and inferior-quality jams that warp
  • Difficulty with cleaning as the plastic track chips or bends

If you are looking to create a sunroom or enjoy beautiful Muskoka views all year round, we are happy to help. As an official supplier, we provide you with direct access to original Weatherwall screen enclosures and window systems. Visit us atMuskoka Window and Door Centre to evaluate your options. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always happy and willing to help.

weatherall screens with hot tub

Enjoy A 5-Year Warranty On Your New Weatherwall Window Systems

At Muskoka Window and Door Centre, our customers are treated to premium products with expert installation and exceptional service. Our manufacturer-trained installers ensure proper fit and calibration of your Weatherwall screen enclosures, eliminating common operational issues and helping you optimize the lifespan of your investment. Whether you need a new installation or a window replacement, we get the job done correctly and efficiently. You can count on us for window systems that look great, perform seamlessly and last for years. For your complete peace of mind, we provide a unique 5-year warranty on new installations.

Give the experts at Muskoka Window and Door Centre a call today.T: 705.645.3057 |Toll Free: 800.461.5495.

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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.”

Here Are 5 Tips For Our Experts To Help You Make The Right Choice:

    • Select the right window material: Windows are available in a wide variety of materials. Understanding the pros and cons of each type will help you make an informed decision.
      • Wood: Offers the best insulation but is also high-maintenance
      • Vinyl: An affordable alternative to wood, with increased energy-efficiency when paired with high performance glass options
      • Aluminum: A practical choice for areas of high humidity as well as hurricane-prone areas
      • Clad-wood: A low-maintenance exterior  of vinyl or aluminum combined with a wood interior that is resistant to temperature transfer
      • Fiberglass Composite: Energy-efficient, strong and durable with enhanced resistance to twisting and warping. Eco friendly and is virtually maintenance free.

PICKING A WINDOW MATERIAL THAT IS SUITED TO YOUR CLIMATE AND LIFESTYLE WILL OPTIMIZE THE RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT.

  • Determine your window style: Your choice of windows influences the curb appeal of your home or cottage as well as its functionality. A variety of styles including casement, awning, hung, fixed/picture, sliders, and tilt and turn, etc. allows you to choose the best fit. Many property owners combine multiple window styles to complement the different areas of their home. For instance, if you want a view but not necessarily ventilation, a fixed/picture window is ideal. On the other hand, if you like to leave your bedroom or living room windows open for fresh air, casement windows offers both easy operation and cleaning. A choice of glass, grilles and colours allows you to further personalize each style.

Randy Hodges – Partner Muskoka Window And Door Centre:  “Awnings are back with the renewed demand for natural airflow. The contemporary design world has rediscovered awning windows for great viewing and continued ventilation even in inclement weather. The top hinging action provides rain protection and ventilation. Big view fixed bottom units with manual or motorized operating top units brings natural ventilation back without compromising the view.”

Jeff Hodges on choosing the right window:  “Form and function are two concepts that need to come together to choose the right window for the right application. For example an out swinging casement window is not practical over stairs or a short deck where people could walk into them. But casements have maximum view and ventilation for anywhere else on your home or cottage. We can help with those designs.

windows with stone house

  • Choose energy-efficient windows: As an important component of your building envelope, windows impact indoor temperatures and consequently your heating and cooling expenses. By ensuring your windows are energy efficient, you will be able to improve the comfort of your home or cottage without increasing utility bills. Look for ENERGY STAR® qualified windows that are tested and certified by The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) for their R-value and visible light transmittance. To learn more about ratings for energy-efficient windows, click here.
  • Value for money, rather than price: Don’t base your selection solely on price. The most expensive window doesn’t necessarily provide you with the best protection and performance, while a cheap product will likely need replacement soon and may even cause damage to your home. Look for a trusted manufacturer with a proven track record. Many homeowners choose Andersen windows for their style, performance and durability. Additionally, Andersen’s energy-efficient windows are backed by the most comprehensive warranty on the market, providing their customers with absolute peace of mind.
  • Hire an experienced installer: Many operational problems are caused by improper installation techniques and inexperienced installers. To protect your investment, look for dealers like Muskoka Window And Door Centre that have manufacturer-trained window installers on their team, so you can expect efficient, safe and timely window installation.

Visit us at Muskoka Window and Door Centre to see and evaluate your options. As an official supplier of many trusted brands, including Andersen windows, we offer a full range of quality products. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff are always happy and willing to help. We can assist you in selecting and installing the best products for your cottage or home.

Enjoy A 5-Year Warranty On New Installations

At Muskoka Window and Door Centre, our customers enjoy quality products, expert installation and exceptional service. Whether it is a new installation or a window replacement, our manufacturer-trained installers ensure proper fit and calibration for trouble-free operation. Walk through our huge showroom in Bracebridge to see what we have to offer. You can rely on us for stylish, energy-efficient windows that look great and last for years. For your complete peace of mind, we provide a unique 5-year warranty on new installations.

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”

Expert Installation By Muskoka Window And Door Centre

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

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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

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“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 whycottage 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.

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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”

Spring Window And Door Maintenance: 5 Important Checks To Perform

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.

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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 mold 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.

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When Is The Best Time For Window Replacement In Muskoka

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”

The Benefits Of Vinyl Clad Wood Windows

If you’re looking for an aesthetically-pleasing but low-maintenance option for your cottage or home, vinyl clad wood windows are an ideal choice. They combine the beauty of natural wood with the durability and convenience of technologically-advanced vinyl. They are also available in a wide range of styles to suit diverse tastes.

Here are the main advantages of vinyl windows:

  • Full-spectrum of vinyl window designs: In addition to being able to select a style that matches your home, you can have the interior painted or stained (in a variety of colours), opt for divided light options and select stylish hardware for a unique, custom look.
  • Insulating benefits: The combination of wood and vinyl creates a warmer and cozier interior environment, making it an excellent choice for the cold, Canadian climate.
  • Energy efficient: Energy-efficient glazing helps maintain equitable temperatures, and contributes to lower heating and cooling bills.
  • No painting required: Vinyl exterior windows are virtually maintenance-free. Since they don’t require painting, they look great for many years and in all seasons.
Quality And Style At Muskoka Window And Door Centre

Vinyl clad wood windows offer the best of both worlds—old world charm and modern day convenience. Moreover, you can have any vinyl window design or configuration that you want. At Muskoka Window and Door Centre, we offer our customers the flagship Andersen brand which is well-known for its aesthetics, performance and lasting quality. Numerous options including divided light, a broad selection of hardware finishes and energy efficient glazing allow you to select the perfect windows and doors for your cottage or home.

Enjoy A 5-Year Installation Warranty On Your New Vinyl Clad Wood Windows

At Muskoka Window and Door Centre, we treat you to premium products and service. You’ll enjoy our 5-year warranty on all installations. Plus, with Andersen Windows, you’ll enjoy a 20 year warranty on glass, and a 10 year warranty on parts. This demonstrates the confidence we have in our quality and gives you complete peace of mind. You can rely on our professional installers to ensure a perfect fit and lasting performance.

If you are looking for good quality vinyl clad wood windows,give the experts at Muskoka Window and Door Centre a call today. T: 705.645.3057 | Toll Free: 800.461.5495