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How to Choose the Right Replacement Windows for Your Home

Choosing the right replacement windows for your home can be a difficult decision. For one thing, it is a long-term investment, and second, there are so many variables to consider. New windows can help block out noise, make your home look more attractive, decrease drafts, and reduce your carbon footprint. However, not all windows are alike and choosing the right ones for your home and your needs is key in ensuring you are happy with the final result.

Here are 3 major factors to consider when choosing replacement windows:

Don’t overspend on options.

It’s easy to get caught up with upgrading, but keep in mind that upgrades can easily add fifty percent or more to the base cost of the window. Rather than purposeless add-ons, focus on features that add value. Since most people aren’t proficient in the vast variety of features available, it’s important to hire a contractor you trust to explain what types of add-ons are beneficial and which are unnecessary based on your needs.

Match windows to climate.

Since Canadian winters tend to be cold and snowy, it’s important to choose windows with good insulation capabilities as this helps reduce heating costs and prevent cold air from seeping in. If you live in a region that is especially cold and very windy, you want to make sure you choose a design that provides good wind resistance.

Price doesn’t indicate performance.

Many people are under the misconception that higher prices guarantee better quality, however, this is simply not the case. While there are certainly good quality windows that come at a higher price point, there are many very good more affordable options as well. Do your research and hire a contractor who is trustworthy to ensure you are getting the best for your dollar.

If you live in Burlington, contact Custom Window Designs for all your window replacement needs.

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Window Replacements: Selecting the Right Time & Company

Windows are multipurpose by elevating curb appeal and providing an essential functional element, which is why the maintenance and care of windows is vitally important. Depending on the age of windows and the quality of the product, there will come a time for window replacements. Ensuring you select the right company is as important as the quality of the window itself.

For over 40 years, family owned company Custom Window Designs has been installing and upgrading homes in the GTA and beyond. Below are a few guarantees you receive when selecting Custom Window Designs for your window replacements:

A Reputable Company

Custom Window Designs is a member of CWDMA, a standard recognized as one of the best in the industry, and is backed by a written 5-year workmanship guarantee and an exclusive 25-year manufacturer warranty.

Highest Quality Products

Providing factory direct windows, and offering a wide variety of products, allow you to select the right product for your home. Custom Windows Designs windows are also virtually “maintenance free” due to the care and quality of construction.

Skilled & Dedicated Team

The staff represents over 150 years of combined experience in installation and custom fabricating. Custom Window Designs uses no subcontractors guaranteeing all employees are fully trained installation specialists and complete projects with the highest quality of workmanship.

You can count on the experience of Custom Window Designs to do things right. They can complete window replacements efficiently and correctly. Contact Custom Window Designs today for your FREE QUOTE.

How to Prevent and Clean Mold Build Up on Window Sills ThermoBilt

How to Prevent and Clean Mold Build Up on Window Sills

Mold and mildew tend to flourish in moist areas which is why it is not uncommon to find evidence of mold in your window sills. If you’ve ever noticed a slight discoloration in the window, it is probable that you’ll find a buildup of mold in the spaces between the window sill. While mold doesn’t typically feed on the glass of the window, it can leave noticeable damage on wood frames or sills.  Most homeowners aren’t even aware there’s evidence of mold until a lot has accumulated, which could cause illness for the members of the home and becomes much more difficult to clean.

Inspect your windows at least 2-3 times a month for mold or mildew and practice these steps to removing mold from the sill:

  1. Wear gloves, safety glasses, and a mask to prevent ingesting the spores of mold in any way as it could cause illness.
  2. Place a rag or towel on the floor beneath the window to catch any debris that falls from the window while cleaning.
  3. Ensure the room is properly ventilated before beginning to clear out mold.
  4. Mix a solution of 1 part bleach and 3 parts water.
  5. Using a nylon brush mixed with the bleach solution, scrub the mold from the window sill.  Dip the brush in bleach often.
  6. Use a rag and with fresh water to wipe away the scraped off mold and clean the area.

To prevent the growth of mold, simply clean, wipe, and vacuum the window sill area during your regular cleaning routine. Properly cleaning and maintaining your windows will prevent damage and ensure the longevity of your windows.  

How to Prevent and Clean Mold Build Up on Window Sills ThermoBilt

If you’re considering replacements windows, contact Thermo Bilt to view their window style guide. Thermo-Bilt Windows & Doors can offer you all of these benefits. Contact them for more information or to obtain a free quote. They service Markham and the GTA area, located at 3790 Victoria Park Ave #203 in Toronto or 16 Esna Park Drive #106 in Markham.

Services include: Window Replacement Services Window Installation Services Door Installation Services Door Replacement Services Planning and Designing Rebates and Financing Support

They’re always able to answer any questions and provide best recommendations for your home’s window and door replacement needs. Click here to get in contact with Thermo-Bilt.