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PNE Prize Winner

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.


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Windows Can Be More Than The “Eyes of Your Home”, – A Lot More

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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.

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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).

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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.

  • Hear how intrusive sound can be better managed in those rooms where you need it.
  • See and feel how new glass types and frames can better control heat loss and how A1 was able to qualify it’s windows for Energy Star’s “Most Efficient Category”
  • See and feel how we can cool down your home in the Summer months, especially in those rooms with South and West exposures.
  • See how we are able to significantly reduce Ultra Violet light from entering your home, which helps protect your fabrics and flooring from fading.
  • See how we can add a measure of security to your home in areas where you might feel vulnerable.

“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.”

 

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When to use a wider flange

When to use a wider flange

BEFORE & AFTER
BEFORE & AFTER

Area: Vancouver

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.



Another dramatic transformation …

 

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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.


Port Moody, BC, V3H

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Lonsdale, North Vancouver, BC

Project Name:  Lonsdale
Location: North Vancouver, BC,
Scope of work: Complete window & patio door replacement, commercial storefront replacement
Product: Ultra Series with renovation brickmould flange




Porch Enclosure

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Coquitlam, BC V3K

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Private Residence

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Tudor Style Home

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West Coast Modern – Patio Door Replacement

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Mid Century Vernacular -Burnaby, BC V5B

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Sunshine Coast Home

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With stunning views of the ocean but adjacent to the coastal high way the owners elected to use A1 Window Ultra Series with true triple glazing to help limit traffic noise.


Comox Street, Vancouver


Viscount Court, Vancouver


York House, Vancouver, BC, V6K

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Project Name: York House
Location: Vancouver, BC,
Scope of work: Complete window replacement
Product: Vinyl replacement windows inserted into wooden frames.