The many challenges of windows and doors


Meeting homeowner needs when it comes to choosing the right windows and doors is crucial. You have to know how to satisfy those needs

JELD-WEN battles climate change

As Canada’s weather gets more extreme due to climate change, the need for energy-efficient products that stand up to the elements is greater than ever.

To meet the challenge, JELD-WEN of Canada has the innovative 8500 series window, “meticulously engineered to exceed customer expectations with the perfect blend of style, performance and energy savings.”

“In terms of new products, the JWC8500 series of windows are 2030-rated with up to 22 per cent better energy efficiency and feature a 26-per-cent lower profile frame maximizing the glass area to let in more light and enhance the view,” says Timothy Young, JELD-WEN marketing communications specialist.

Young explains that the JWC8500 has a 26-per-cent slimmer frame that maximizes the glass area, maintains window strength and enhances the view while inviting more natural light to add a sleek, modern touch. It’s up to 22 per cent more energy efficient to meet Canadian building code standards.

He says JWC8500 reduces home energy bills, all the while keeping the home comfortable no matter what climate change dishes out. And they’re low maintenance and long lasting.

The Westeck approach

“Our approach goes beyond simply selling products; it’s about consulting with customers to understand their unique requirements and preferences,” says Massimo Rizzi, Westeck vice-president of sales.

“With a wide array of premium windows, sliding and entry doors, we offer a diverse range of options to ensure we find the perfect fit for the home or project.”

Here are some of them.

Westeck’s newest line of windows provides an innovative solution for today’s energy-efficient home.

The company’s Westcoast Contemporary line of windows allows for bigger and better views, cleaner lines, cleaner glass, easier operation and industry-leading safety. For example, the 2300 series window system is a high-performance PVC framed slider and fixed window system.

Westeck says this innovative window is designed for ease of operation and
impressive thermal performance. Thermal values outperform many PVC casement and tilt turn window systems.

“But our commitment doesn’t end at the point of purchase. We understand that true satisfaction comes from long-term value and reliability. That’s why our goal is to ensure that the end consumer is not just happy when they make their initial investment, but for years to come.”

Canadian Choice Windows & Doors

The draftLOCK plus Slim Contour Series is for greater durability and long-term performance. A top Energy Star performer, this window series guarantees a 25-per-cent greater energy rating for your home.

The triple glazed and sealed 4 5/8-in. window frames and panes, block out harmful UV radiation while filtering in sunlight for a bigger, brighter and more beautiful home.

Its slimmer, sturdier build lets in natural light while also reflecting heat during summers and absorbing it during winters for a comfortable home year-round.

The Best Access way

Looking for the best, that’s where Best Access Doors Canada comes in, says Chris Jackson, Best Access business development manager.

“Best Access Doors Canada is your most trusted Canadian source for premium access doors and panels. We specialize in providing high-end, customized solutions for construction industry professionals – from contractors to project managers to architects. Our product specialists apply their in-depth product knowledge to provide first-class customer service and quality solutions to our customers.”

Jackson says Best Access Doors Canada offers a wide selection of access doors and equipment in different sizes and high-quality materials such as aluminum, galvanized and stainless steel.

The fire-rated panels that use thick insulation and slam latches that conform to UL standards for fire safety.

Best Access offers security access doors that have detention grade materials and are compatible with all types of deadlocks.

“We also have access panels with other functions such as soundproofing and for exterior applications,” says Jackson.

Marvin Canada doesn’t forget the front door

Entry doors shouldn’t be overlooked – but they are a lot. They provide secure entry from the garage or a mud room and, of course, from the street. They offer insulation with energy efficiency. A well-designed one also adds curb appeal when they go up for sale. At least, they should.

Marvin Canada says its exterior fibreglass doors are designed to bring elegance and sophistication to your home. They’re made with high-quality materials, so they are durable and resist wear and tear.

They provide protection from harsh weather conditions and offer advanced security features such as reinforced locks designed to withstand forced entry attempts, making it much more difficult for burglars to break into your home.

Doors with glass panels allow natural light to illuminate your living space.