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Project Name: West Vancouver New Construction Home Window Project
Location: West Vancouver, BC
Scope of work: New construction luxury home window project.
We’re very pleased to announce that once again A1 Windows has won the Consumer Choice Award Vancouver in the Windows and Doors category for 2017
What are the Consumer Choice Awards?
Consumer Choice Award is the only organization in Canada to determine the top-ranked service providers in various categories by conducting an independent market research survey that is statistically accurate.
Each year, consumers are surveyed all across Canada to gather their opinions, perceptions and expectations regarding the services they choose on a daily basis. Leger Marketing, the leading Canadian-owned market research firm, is mandated to conduct the consumer and business surveys.
Read the complete Awards Winners press release here:
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Here is what we do:
At A1 windows, our choice of markets is that of single family dwellings and multi-family projects for the Factory Direct supply and Installation of replacement windows and patio doors.
We have a well-established 23 year history of replacing both Vinyl and Thermally Broken Aluminum framed windows for Single Family Homes as well as larger Multi-Family High and Low-Rise projects. We handle these projects from start to finish beginning with a quotation, and winding up with a professional installation by our A1 crews.
For example, if you are looking at Vinyl-framed windows, pay some attention to the frames, as they have to be strong enough to support the great majority of the weight of the window, which happens to be the glass. The City of Vancouver, through their Jan 1, 2015 Energy Bylaw have mandated performance criteria which can bring triple glazing into the equation, further increasing the glass weight by 50%, so frame strength is vital.
Unlike aluminum, where the strength is inherent in the metal itself, PVC is soft by comparison, and must acquire its strength through design. So here’s how to compare one PVC frame against another. Ask to see a cross/corner section of the windows from competing manufacturers and count up the number of separate internal chambers (webbing) and then compare it to ours. The window with more chambers, equates to a stronger frame. This is a basic engineering principle, which can be seen everywhere, from the cross bracing in bridge construction to open web steel joists.
Should you then decide that A1 Windows is your choice among competing manufacturers; the next phase is to arrange a meeting with one of our consultants. They are all fully conversant with building code requirements for both the City of Vancouver as well as the rest of B.C., and would be only too happy to provide you with explanations and/or the reasons for a specific requirement.
They are also well informed of the ways in which the most recent glass technologies can customize the living conditions in your home to suit your personal preferences. More importantly, they can utilize our new portable measurement devices to be able to clearly demonstrate how the existing windows in your home perform versus what you can expect from your new windows in areas of Enhanced Sound Abatement, Security, Unwanted Heat Gain in Summer, Heat Loss in Winter, and the reduction of damaging U.V. light (Ultraviolet) which is the root cause of fabric/flooring fading.
At A1 Windows, we respect the fact that if you pay a dollar for a product or service, you should expect at least a dollar’s worth in return. We would welcome an opportunity to demonstrate that value, answer any questions which you might have, and review your window requirements with you at a mutually convenient time. Once we have determined your needs, we can then assemble a no obligation quotation for windows and/or patio doors, personally customized to your specifications.
A1 Windows will be at the Vancouver Home and Design show this weekend. Visit our booth #712 to find out about our range of custom Vinyl and Alumnum window and door designs, proudly manufactured locally in Burnaby, BC.
The Vancouver Home + Design Show is the ultimate authority on all things design, entertaining and home improvement. More than 325 exhibitors and a slew of sensational new features, there’s expert insight, innovation and inspiration for living well at every turn.
Thanks to everyone who visited A1 Windows at the PNE this summer. We had lots of people stop by our pavilion to check out our vinyl and aluminum window displays, and to enter our patio door giveaway. Thank you for visiting us.
Here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. The winner of A1’s R370 Sliding Patio Door is Bill DeVries from Delta B.C. Congratulations Bill and thanks to everyone who took part.
New windows can enhance both the interior and exterior aesthetic look of your home, virtually eliminate interior condensation, (and the subsequent prospect of mold), and increase the equity in your home.
There are some additional comfort benefits available to you though the newest of glass, frame and hardware technologies. These are typically discussed using terms such as STC Ratings,(Sound Transmission Class) SHGC (Solar Heat Gain Coefficient) SC (Shading Coefficient) U-Values (measurements of Heat retention in both Metric (W/K m2) and Imperial (BTU/hr-ft2-Deg.F).
To bring these more technical terms down to things which our customers can actually hear, see, touch and feel, we have equipped all of our Sales Consultants with the latest in demonstration devices. These devices have been designed to clearly SHOW you how your old existing single/double glazed windows compare with todays’ “customized living” windows.
“The Closer You Look, The Better We Look”
Give our A1 Windows Sales Consultant a call at 604 777 8000 for a demonstrably “closer look.”
Window Type: Ultra Series with 2 1/4″ renovation wider flange
Building Exterior: Chocolate brown stucco
When to use a wider flange: We went with our 2 ¼” Brickmould flange in our Ultra Series to match the already existing white trim around the exterior of the building. The unique details on our brickmould flange helps even out the solid look of the stucco. The final result, is an atheistically pleasing and eye catching home.
Remember to come visit our showroom at 8038 Glenwood Drive; centrally located off Marine in South Burnaby.
Sometimes our before and after pictures aren’t all that visually dramatic (other than the sunny day). For some home owners its all about preserving the heritage look while increasing the performance, comfort and operation of their windows.
Contained within the sealed doubled glazed unit, the 1/4 x 3/8 Dusty Grey / Pewter muntin bars mimic the look of the previous leaded glass. Cardinal Glass LowE 180 with Argon sealed units with the latest Endur spacer technology provides Energy Star level performance and durability. The new vinyl frames replace the old wooden sashes and roto-crank hardware replaces the old cam handles; providing a neat clean finish on the interior.
Oh, and did we mention that we didn’t install these windows?
While most homeowners find it more convenient to use our professional installation services we are also happy to help the confident DIY’er. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will work you to achieve your vision. Come visit our showroom at 8038 Glenwood Drive; centrally located off Marine in South Burnaby.
For over 20 years A1 Windows has been manufacturing and installing windows for all types of homes; from single family to high rise.
Our aim is to provide you with the very best value in windows and patio doors by combining quality factory direct products, award-winning service and everyday competitive pricing.