12:45AM | 12/14/13
We are in southern Ontario and are looking at windows. My husband insists that aluminum windows are the way to go. I am leaning towards vinyl or aluminum clad windows. I am worried about the heat/cold transfer and the condensation. He is worried that the vinyl in the long term is not as durable. Suggestions.


10:56AM | 12/26/13
Member Since: 12/26/13
1 lifetime posts
We had energy star windows, Toronto install our windows after talking with 3 of my neighbors who highly recommended them. It was a smooth process, great product and very professionally installed. I did do a little shopping around before signing the contract. They have provided all info and quote straight away with no hidden costs to follow. I was so happy with the process that I have also asked for my doors to be replaced. I would highly recommend them.


12:51PM | 01/15/14
Member Since: 01/14/14
85 lifetime posts
NO way would I want an aluminum window.
The finish may fail(I've seen a few do that) they tend to transfer the cold to the inside.
The finish can be scratched off.
In the past I've had to replace all the windows in whole houses that had clad windows.
Water had gotten in behind the cladding and rotted out the lower casings.
Some were Anderson and some where Pella, both would do nothing because it was out of warranty.


05:54AM | 03/27/14
Member Since: 03/02/14
2 lifetime posts
Talking about durability, vinyl windows will not crack, are highly scratch resistant and will not dent easily. On the other hand aluminum windows are prone to dents but have the other properties of vinyl like being scratch resistant if the surface is painted or powder-coated. While vinyl windows are not as strong as the aluminum ones they are corrosion free. The same cannot be said of aluminum windows. .
The choice is yours...


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Put up a hinged mirror to conceal a recessed storage cabinet. In tight quarters, opt for a thin mirror that can sit almost... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon