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Vinyl Windows InsetWhat You Need To Know

There are many vinyl windows on the market and, unless you’re a technician, it’s hard to compare them. We’ve installed thousands of windows and know from experience what to look for. We’ve done the homework for over 30 years, so you don’t have to.

Compare all the features of our vinyl windows to others on the market, and you’ll understand why we chose our manufacturer and fabricator.

Features of Our Vinyl Windows

High-quality PVC (vinyl)

Over the years, the sun and wind can soften and yellow poor-quality PVC, severely shortening a window’s life.

Our PVC manufacturer uses an exclusive formula, tested for over 30 years, that has unsurpassed impact resistance; no discolouration; no flaking, cracking or blistering; and a semi-gloss, low-porosity finish for a maintenance-free lifetime.

Profile strength and design

The engineering of the window’s profile is a major factor in window performance. All vinyl windows may look good, but the true test of quality is their performance.

Our window profiles are multi-chambered for maximum strength, excellent thermal insulation, proper drainage, and resistance to leakage. They’re built of extremely thick PVC, with double walls for resistance to warping, and are fusion welded for a more attractive appearance as well as to eliminate the need for unsightly adhesives and sealants. This results in a flawless 100% watertight and airtight surface.

Frame depth

Our window frames are 3 ¼ inches deep, compared to other products that use a shallower, weaker frame, with an extended jamb to compensate.

Jamb extensions

Many products use a vinyl-clad foam instead of an engineered, structurally reinforced jamb. We’ve tested both with a hammer. The vinyl-clad product dents easily; the hammer just bounces off ours, leaving no damage.

Sealing system

Most glass suppliers offer comparable, quality glass, with argon/krypton gas and low-e coatings, in either double- or triple-glazed. But it’s the sealing features that make the most difference in performance.

  • Our windows are glazed with two-sided tape, and the seals on either side are designed to accommodate the tape. Then they are sealed with silicone. This ensures maximum wind and water resistance.
  • Another major factor in window energy efficiency is the spacer between the panes of glass. As much as 80% of a window’s heat loss is through the glass, and the edge of the glass is a window’s weakest link. When the glass edge is thermally inefficient, condensation forms—affecting the view through the window and potentially causing expensive damage to windowsills, frames, curtains, paint, and drywall. Many window-glazing systems use aluminum or stainless steel spacers. Our warm-edge spacer is exceptionally breathable and thermally efficient—far less conductive than metal spacers.
  • The seals on our window profiles are co-extruded and contain two seals in one. They have been tested to withstand winds of 325 km.