Hiring a Window Contractor for Your New Window Installations
You may have many reasons to change or replace the windows in your home or business. You may be looking at
improving the aesthetic appeal of your property because you may want to sell in the near future. You may just
want to spruce up the look of your propert y to increase its curb appeal. Your existing aluminum or wood frame windows may be old
and very energy inefficient so you are looking at reducing your heating and cooling costs. Installing
new windows is not a do-it-yourself project and one that you will greatly benefit from by bringing in a good
qualified window contractor.
The question arises about what is a good window contractor and what makes a window contractor well
qualified? How do you know and how can you find out?
One suggestion is to check references. Ask for three references of other people who have had
similar work done such as the installation of new windows. Call these people and ask questions
regarding how thorough is the window contractor for showing up when promised, providing explanations when
required, providing choices and alternatives. Also ask if the person would hire this window contractor
again and why?
Another thing you will have to do before calling a window contractor in
Ottawa and speaking to them about your new window installation project is to conduct your own research as
to the options available in the new window marketing. You need to understand a bit about the technology and
energy conservation and also style and function. Here are some examples.
New windows come in a smorgasbord of construction materials. You have aluminum windows, wood frame
windows, vinyl windows, wood frame windows with vinyl or aluminum cladding? All have their advantages and
limitations. Do you consider double pane windows or triple pane windows? Which is better for you and
your window project budget. What about gas filled double pane windows with a gas such as argon? Are
they worth the investment. You will need to learn a bit about LoE windows.
Then you will need to understand the different styles of new windows available for your new window installation
project. New windows come in designs such as double hung or single hung windows, casement windows, awning
windows, sliding windows, bay or bow windows and then there are special shapes or specialty type windows as
A good window contractor will take the time to explain your options, consider the age and design of your home
and business and also consider the energy efficiency of windows as well. They should offer you options with
an explanation of the advantage and limitations of each. Doing your due diligence will educate you enough to
have a better idea if your window contractor is a professional or just a rookie who is winging it.
Do your homework regarding the new window options available to you. Call two or three window contractors
and obtain references from each. Call each reference and ask questions. Then consider price, delivery
and above all - value. Doing this will ensure your new window replacement project will run as smooth as
If you are looking for a new window contractor to install new windows in your home or business, then you are at
the right place.
Window Medics Ottawa
#310 - 900 Greenbank Road Ottawa, Ontario K2J 4P6
Window Medics serves Ottawa and the following areas: Gloucester, Nepean,
Vanier, Rockcliffe Park, Blackburn Hamlet, Orléans, Kanata, Stittsville, Barrhaven, Manotick, Riverside South,
Greely, Metcalfe,Cumberland, Blossom Park, Fallowfield, Stittsville, Richmond, South March, Carp, Osgoode,
Kars, North Grover and Crystal Bay.
K1A Ottawa and Gatineau offices; K2A Highland Park / McKellar Park /
Carlingwood; K4A Fallingbrook;
K1B Blackburn Hamlet / Pine View / Sheffield Glen; K2B Britannia / Pinecrest;K4B Cumberland Ward;
K1C Orleans; K2C Queensway / Copeland / Carlington / Carleton Heights; K4C Cumberland; K1E Queenswood; K2E
Fisher Heights; K1G Riverview / Hawthorne / Canterbury / Hunt Club Park;
K2G Davidson Heights; K1H Alta Vista / Billings Bridge; K2H Bells Corners / Arlington Woods;
K1J Beacon Hill / Cyrville / Carson Grove; K2J Barrhaven ; K1K Overbrook, Forbes, Manor Park, Viscount
Alexander Park, Finter Quarries; K2K Beaverbrook / South March; K4K Rockland
; K1L Vanier, McKay Lake area; K2L Katimavik-Hazeldean / Glen Cairn; K1M Rockcliffe Park / New Edinburgh; K2M
Bridlewood; K4M Manotick; K1N Lower Town / Byward Market / Sandy Hill / University of Ottawa;
K1P Parliament Hill; K2P Centretown; K4P Greely ; K1R Dalhousie Ward; K1R Fallowfield Village / Cedarhill
Estates / Orchard Estates; K1S The Glebe / Old Ottawa South / Old Ottawa East / Carleton University / Dow's
Lake area; K2S Stittsville ; K1T Blossom Park / Greenboro / Leitrim; K2T Marchwood
K1V Heron Gate / Heron Park / Riverside Park / Hunt Club / Riverside South / YOW); K2V Terry Fox / Palladium;
K1W Chapel Hill South / Blackburn; K2W North March; K1X South Gloucester; K1Y Civic Hospital / Island Park /
Hintonburg / Mechanicsville / Champlain Park; K1Z Westboro / Carlington