A-1 Window’s Summer Projects!

Have you been wondering what has been keeping A-1 Windows busy? Aside from all the homes that we have been working on, we have completed a few projects this summer and we have managed to qualify for the CleanBC Income Qualified Program! Let us look at what has been keeping us busy!

Now it is time to get you up to speed on how A-1 Windows is changing and looking towards a bright future. Keep up with our blogs, projects, and more on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook!

If you have an interesting project, we want to hear from you! A-1 Windows is always looking to tackle interesting and difficult challenges. From down on the ground floors and up to cloud-cutting Penthouses, A-1 Windows has a product that will perfectly fit your project.

Summer-Proofing Our Local Churches

Churches have a lot of old, unique window applications that are starting to show their age. A-1 Windows is here to make sure that parish and parishioners alike feel at home in their places of worship and community. These projects required creative uses of our 350 aluminum series and our vinyl 4500 Ultra series windows.

Old buildings always have unexpected issues. Wood rot, asbestos, and water damage are common in older buildings in this region. We are experienced in guiding our customers through the best ways to fix and update your buildings for the modern age. A-1 Windows will rise to the challenge of bringing the old buildings up to modern standards. Retrofits are our specialty so we have seen all types of challenging buildings.

Summertime Strata Replacements

Is your strata council thinking about window replacements? This year we helped many people replace their aging 80s aluminum windows and upgrade their homes with high-efficiency custom windows and doors. We provide full service from day one. From the start, we are involved with your strata. A-1 Windows assists with the consultations and coordinates schedules that fit our client’s needs. From Low-Rise to High-Rise, A-1 has the correct products to make your home more efficient and more comfortable.

This year we worked on a few Low-Rise buildings bringing triple-glazed products to people whose homes benefit greatly from these upgrades. New windows and doors are expected to outperform updating standards. High efficiency and high performance are a consult away.

Helping Homeowners Qualify For Rebates

The everyman is our everyday. We have sold thousands of triple-glazed products so far this year! The majority of where we do our installations is in the homes of people looking to qualify for Federal Grants or Provincial rebates. That means you, dear homeowner, are our most valued customer. Our window products are Energy-Star and Energy-Star Most Efficient certified. We have you covered whether you want a single window or if you want to update your entire house. A-1 Windows is full service for you. We bring windows and doors to get your home upgraded to Energy-Star satisfaction.

Summer Upgrades In Our Shop

You may have seen on our social media platforms (follow us on the links above!) that we have purchased and installed new equipment for our shop in order to be able to produce Passive Home products. We are increasing our precision with new CNC machines and we purchased a new welder for vinyl and composite products. That means we have been training our manufacturing staff on our increasing standards for our products and expanding our possibilities. You may know that last year we started the process of partnering with the international giant Rehau. We are very close to launching our partnered GENEO Tilt-and-Turn European window systems. Expect an update soon about our upcoming product launch date!

Income Qualified Program (IQP)

Earlier this year the BC government soft-launched the Income Qualified Program to make windows affordable for those of humble means. Our staff has engaged in industry-leading training programs to qualify for industry partnerships. We are proud to be among the few contractors for windows on the CleanBC Registered Contractor List.

There has been a lot of interest expressed by our customers about this new program. We are pleased to be able to provide access to Energy-Star products to those who qualify for these programs. If you have questions about the CleanBC IQP program, THIS IS THE LINK to their website. You can talk to an energy advisor about how to make the best of the Provincial funds. Do note that the IQP program can be combined with the Federal Canada Greener Homes Grant – this is the most amount of public funds that have ever been available for energy upgrades in British Columbia’s history. Take advantage!

A1 Windows Partners With REHAU

To Manufacture REHAU GENEO® Tilt and Turn Windows in BC

We’ve been hinting at some important and exciting news for a few months now and today A-1 Window Manufacturing is proud to announce that we’ve partnered with REHAU to bring the best passive house compliant windows to our clients in the lower mainland. We know that these windows will be in high demand so please request a quote soon.


Why We Chose REHAU

For more than 70 years, REHAU has been driven by the ambition to enhance the lives of people around the world by developing innovative polymer-based solutions that continue to redefine what is possible in construction, automotive and industry. 

The GENEO® Tilt and Turn Window system, which we will be manufacturing on location here in Burnaby, is also Passive House certified which means they are among the most energy-efficient windows on the market. They also look stunning as part of a home window renovation or in a new home construction project.

GENEO Tilt and Turn Windows and Doors in a Bathroom

REHAU GENEO® Top Performance Ratings

GENEO® is composed of RAU-FIPRO®, a proprietary fiber composite material similar to those employed in aeronautic construction and racing vehicles for outstanding strength and load capacities. In fact, it is the first fully-reinforced polymer window profile system that doesn’t rely on steel for its strength.
RAU-FIPRO, specially developed for GENEO, affords window construction benefits only imagined before. GENEO does not only provide superior structural integrity but also excels when it comes to thermal and acoustical performance. 

With the GENEO design, tilt-turn, hopper and fixed configurations are possible.

Top-Performance Ratings for Thermal Insulation, Sound Insulation and Increased Security
Since the GENEO profile design is fully reinforced with fiber composite, the use of steel can be avoided and thermal bridges no longer occur. With its center seal and optional thermo-modules, GENEO achieves thermal insulation values up to the stringent passive house standard.

REHAU GENEO® Windows and Doors Are Passive House Certified

The REHAU GENEO Passive House window is designated as a Certified Passive House Component by the Passive House Institute in Germany. The Passive House Institute has defined international component criteria for seven climates zones. Further information related to this certification can be found at www.passivehouse.com.

The REHAU GENEO window and door system takes tilt-turn technology to its highest level of strength and thermal performance. The system is composed of a proprietary high-tech RAU-FIPRO™ fiber-composite material specially formulated for North America. GENEO is the first fully-reinforced polymer window and door system that doesn’t rely on steel for its strength, saving time, money and improving the ease of installation. A certified Passive House component, the system achieves top performance ratings for structural, acoustical, forced-entry resistance and thermal insulation: up to AW-PG70, up to STC 45/OITC 37, FER Grade 20 and a simulated U-value down to 0.13.

A1 Windows and REHAU GENEO®

We’ve been working on this exciting addition to our range of windows for quite some time. Adding REHAU GENEO to our range means that we have window options to meet all budgets, styles and most importantly to meet the highest energy efficient standards.

Start the new year off with a bang. Request a quote for REHAU GENEO windows from A1 Windows.

Fall Protection Training with New Team Members

At A1 Windows, we’re proud to announce that our team is growing and that we’re dedicated to upholding safety measures for all members. Recently, company director Sarb Kaler and new team members Ali and Masoud took part in a Fall Protection Training program together.

Falls from heights, even relatively low elevations, can result in serious injuries. The proper use of fall protection equipment — in addition to planning, supervision, and training — can reduce or eliminate the risk of falling. The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation requires workers to use fall protection systems when they could fall from a height of 3 m (10 ft.) or more, or where a fall from a lesser height could result in serious injury.

Training staff in safety measures is a priority for A1, and taking these measures can ensure jobs of any size are handled with care.

We are pleased to welcome Ali and Masoud to the A1 Windows family. Their skills and experience will be a great benefit as our company continues to expand, and we wish them the best as they continue to grow with us.

Because we work with projects of all sizes and safety is always top priority, taking the time to participate in this training program was time well spent, and it was a perfect opportunity to get to know one another as well!


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Happy Holidays From the Team At A1 Windows

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape our business.

It’s been quite a year for us at A1 Windows!

We hope that 2017 has been just as memorable for you, your colleagues and your loved ones. We look forward to working with you in 2018 and the years to come.


A1 Windows Wins Consumer’s Choice Award Again

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:

2017 Vancouver Consumer Choice Award Winners



Visit A1 Windows at the Vancouver Home Show

Vancouver Home and Design Show = Less EnergyA1 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.

Vancouver Home and Design Show = Less Energy

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.


When to use a wider flange

When to use a wider flange


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 …




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.

A1 Windows receives Consumer Choice Award Vancouver for 11th Year!

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 2014

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. Continue reading

BCAOMA Golf Tournament 2013


A1 Windows was once again proud to participate in the BC Apartment Owners and Manager Association (BCAOMA) Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of Covenant House Vancouver.

Over $5,000 was raised by BCAOMA and Associate Members in support of at risk youth in Vancouver.

Thanks to all participants of the putting contest who contributed by purchasing extra putts.