What sort of budget do I need to replace all my windows and doors?

Several variables come into play when it comes to replacing your windows and doors. This includes the age of your home, condition of your windows, water and other damage, and if you are making any design changes to the shape and openings of your windows and doors. During your free in-home estimate, your Durabuilt Sales Consultant will run through all the necessary steps and questions to best recommend and quote your project. Remember that Durabuilt offers products for every budget, and you can renovate at your own pace starting with a few windows and doors first.

Why should I renovate with Durabuilt?

Durabuilt Windows & Doors is a local Edmonton based company that employs over 400 staff members. We are a CSA Certified manufacturer and Energy Star partner. We have over 25 years experience and back our products with a competitive warranty and local service teams. As a family-run business, we value our customer’s satisfaction and pride ourselves on providing quality products at a competitive price.

The Differences Between Dual and Triple Pane Windows

Dual Pane

All Durabuilt windows come with dual pane insulating glass as a standard (two individual pieces of glass separated by a sealed airspace). Installing new dual pane windows with our high-performance PVC frames will significantly improve your window & doors performance; especially when old single pane metal systems were previously in place.

Triple Pane

Triple pane insulating glass (three individual pieces of glass separated by two sealed airspaces) provides added performance benefits, especially in extreme climates, as it features additional glass and airspace for improved insulation. All of our Casement Collection windows support triple pane glass as well as selection of our slider series.

Simulations performed by Enermodal Engineering Ltd. using window 5.2 and Therm 5.2 as per NFRC100-2001. Outside temperature -17.8°C, inside temperature 21.1°C. Double-glazed Low-E glass with argon fill. Temperature results shown are average temperatures. [Test Reports EIG10009w, Oct. 15, 2010 – doubles and EIG11001w, Dec. 9, 2010 – triples.] Keff is per NFRC 101-2010.


Save on Energy Cost

Durabuilt’s triple pane windows deliver superior air-tightness and protection, preventing winter heat loss and summer heat gain. The dual seal combination keeps the entire glass surface warmer / cooler, especially on the inside, which helps retain energy. As a result, triple pane windows can insulate up to 60%* better than their dual pane counterparts.

* Study based on a double and triple pane window comparison under controlled circumstances featuring Super Spacer ® and Low E Glass with argon.


Reduce Noise & Improve Comfort

In today’s housing market, neighbours and distractions are often in close proximity. Triple pane windows are equally as effective at blocking unwanted noise as they are in retaining energy. By trapping sound waves in the first chamber and keeping cool drafts outside, your home will become the tranquil haven you long for.

Reduce Condensation

Triple pane insulating glass can improve your relative humidity levels (the point before surface condensation occurs) by almost double due to warmer window surface temperatures. Triple pane is highly recommended if you live in a cold dry climate and desire more moisture and humidity in the home.

 

Get Grants & Rebates on Your Windows

Durabuilt Windows & Doors provides energy efficient, high quality products that will improve the comfort, look and value of your home. In addition to ongoing savings, energy efficient home improvements and building practices may also help you qualify for government grants and rebate programs.

To find out what incentives are available nationally you can visit National Resources Canada.

Complementary regional programs and provincial grants are also available. Click here for more information.

The requirements and qualifications will vary by program, but there are a few common guidelines of how things often work and the required steps to access a government grant.


Registration

Participants may have register with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) at oee.nrcan.gc.ca/register or 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) prior to starting your process. Always investigate the requirements before beginning your project.


Pre-Retrofit Evaluation

For renovations you will likely have to hire a certifi­ed energy advisor (licensed by NRCan) to perform an in-home evaluation before improvements begin. If your home has already been evaluated in the last few years, a new pre-retrofit evaluation may not be required.

Note: you can book your Durabuilt consultation and order windows and doors prior to your pre-evaluation to guarantee an installation date. It is important however, to schedule and complete your pre-retrofit evaluation prior to the actual renovation work.


Retrofit and Build with Receipts

Once you choose, purchase and install eligible products, participates must always retain and present receipts to access any government grant or rebate

Retain your Durabuilt Labels

Once you complete your project, be sure to retain all of your window and door labels that confirm your products meet the Energy Star requirements for your zone.

Post-Retrofit Evaluation

Typically you will also need to do a post-retrofit evaluation, to verify that eligible upgrades were purchased. Once this is complete, your energy advisor will prepare the proper documentation and often submit the claim. You’ll need to verify this with your evaluation company.

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