Typical lead times for materials are about 3-4 weeks, with the installation starting within the next week. Depending on what kind of installation is needed and how many items are being installed will determine the length of install.
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Brick to Brick Installation includes the removal of your existing window frames to the original builder's opening. The new window is installed with new jambs. It is then fully insulated and a new interior casing is installed. The exterior is finished with vinyl clad brick mould or aluminium capped, whichever is best suited.
This is by far the best way to install new windows. Glass size is increased by 2” in height and 2” in width when compared to replacement windows. Obviously, this increases the amount of natural light and is more pleasing to the eye.
The new jambs and casing beautify the interior. The sleek lines obtained by removing the bulkiness of the old frame make the world of difference to the exterior. The added insulation between the rough opening and the new window helps with cold areas, drafts, and energy efficiency.
This installation does not include the removal of the frame. The new windows are installed within the existing frame and insulated around the perimeter.
The interior is finished with cove mould or caulking. The exterior is finished with aluminium. This installation is a bit more economical than the frame-out option and is commonly done on older homes to preserve the interior woodwork.
Condensation is caused by the humidity of the inside air and the difference in temperature between the inside and the outside. Keep the humidity low inside your house, and your chances of seeing condensation will also be low. With that said, energy efficient house windows do cut down on humidity because they have inside glass temperatures that are much closer to the actual air temperature inside the house.
Here are some energy terminology terms you might come across when purchasing windows:
ENERGY RATING: The most important number on the rating sticker is the Energy Rating (ER). This measures a window’s overall energy performance and efficiency, taking into account the insulating capacity, air-tightness and solar gain (the extent to which a window heats up in sunlight). The higher the ER the better and ratings range from 0 to 50. The most energy-efficient windows in Canada have ERs in the low 40s and are generally triple-pane windows. Double-pane windows max out in the low-to-mid-30s.
U-FACTOR: The U-Factor measures how well the window prevents heat from escaping. U-Factor ratings generally fall between 0.20 and 1.20 and the lower the U-Factor, the better the window is at keeping heat in. The U-Factor shown on the label is based on a whole-window rating system that takes into account the different U-Factors of the window’s frame, sash, edge of glass and centre of glass. In Canada, where heating bills are a major concern in the winter, selecting a window with a lower U-Factor will reduce the amount of heat that escapes through a window from the inside of the home to the outside.
SOLAR HEAT GAIN COEFFICIENT: The SHGC measures the rate of heat gain through a window or how well the window blocks heat from the sun. The lower the number, the better the window is at blocking solar heat. In the summer, where air conditioning bills rise, choosing windows with lower SHGC will reduce the amount of heat that comes in through your windows from the outside.
VISIBLE TRANSMITTANCE: The visible transmittance measures how much light comes through a window and is expressed as a number between 0 and 1. The higher the number, the more daylight comes through the window.