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Windows, Doors, + Skylights
New windows and doors can be much more energy efficient, enhance appearance, and improve comfort.
Replacing Windows During Rehabilitation
Fenestration products (windows, doors, and skylights) have a service life measured in decades but are often replaced earlier for a variety of reasons. The desire to improve occupant comfort, address water penetration problems, update a building’s appearance or value, or reduce energy costs can all lead to replacement.
“I would like to say how much I have appreciated RDH with the repairs of our leaky condo. When it all started … we were a bit weary not knowing what to expect, but believe me … it didn’t take us very long to understand that we had chosen the right engineering company.”
Alderic Goguen The Manhattan, Victoria
The need to renew cladding (stucco, wood siding, etc.) or address problems with other parts of the building enclosure provides building owners with an opportunity to update windows, doors, and skylights at an incremental cost significantly lower than replacing these products alone.
The quality and functionality of the best currently available fenestration products is significantly better than products available a decade or two ago. In addition to improved energy performance and comfort, many contemporary products manage water infiltration more effectively, have greater resistance to forced entry, and are available with glass options that can reduce occupant discomfort associated with temperature fluctuations and reduce the transmission of outdoor noise.
In most cases the new windows, doors, and skylights can be installed in a more robust and maintainable way than the original products and, in the context of an enclosure renewals project, can result in an enclosure that is more durable than the original construction.
Need more information on fenestration products? Visit our North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) in Canada Blog for tips and facts from our fenestration specialist, Al Jaugelis.
See our work in action in our Case Study on the One Wall Centre.