Featured Product: Ostaco Muskokan Folding Door

Since 1981, Ostaco has specialized in the design of exceptionally high quality window and door units. Ostaco is a family owned and operated window and door manufacturer based out of southern Ontario. As the official Muskoka dealer of all Ostaco windows and doors, we’re proud to display their line of high quality products in our showroom.

One of our favourite Ostaco products is their Muskokan Folding Door, a unit designed specially for Muskoka applications, offering cottage owners a high performing alternative to traditional doors, maximizing viewing areas and adding flare to any property.

Why choose Ostaco?
Ostaco is a family-run business through and through. The company takes pride in being able to stay completely family owned and operated as they grow and evolve, retaining a long-standing team of window and door experts.

For over 35, Ostaco has focused on putting customers first, building a highly responsive customer service network that has earned them the trust and admiration of customers around the province. The team works tirelessly to ensure that all window and door units are manufactured to the highest standards. Ostaco is constantly on the cutting edge, focusing much of their efforts on research and development, allowing them to offer Ontario dealers the most advanced window and door products available.

Maximize your living space with convenient folding doors
The Ostaco folding door is the perfect way to maximize your living space and get the most out of that gorgeous Muskoka scenery. The folding door features a sleek 6 9/16” super-duty frame with a slim welded sash that has been specifically designed to take up less space, letting you get the most out of your living space.

A unique multi-panel design fits rooms of any size, making it perfect for cottage projects of any scope. When the folding door is fully retracted, cottagers have direct access to the outside world. In addition to opening up your home or cottage, the Muskokan Folding Door is also a low-maintenance solution. The door’s PVC material makes it virtually maintenance free, with all exposed aluminum being anodized to prevent corrosion. Additionally, the door features sill with a high drain threshold that makes for great water drainage.

A focus on energy efficiency and security
For cottage owners looking to reduce their utility bills, Osctaco folding doors units are extremely energy efficient, having achieved R-Values of 6 and qualified for Energy Star certification. Energy efficient doors reduce the amount of energy loss, keeping your home warmer in the winter time, and cooler in the summer.

Each unit features a multi-chambered mechanically fastened frame and heavy-duty weather sealant around the door’s frame and sashes, which ensures optimal air and water tightness all year long. Security is also a major focus for Ostaco, with all Muskokan Folding Door units featuring an advanced 3-point locking system, with independent locking systems featured on every other panel to keep you and your family safe and secure. Muskoka Window and Door Centre is the official Muskoka dealer of Ostaco vinyl window products. For more information about the Ostaco Muskokan Folding Door, as well as the full line of Muskoka Window & Door Centre’s high quality line of window and door products, visit our website or contact us today.

Common Door Installation Mistakes

Too many homeowners think door installation is as easy as fitting a door to a door frame and screwing in hinges. If this were true, there would be no need for professional installers. The truth is, there’s much more to proper door installation than meets the eye. Thinking door installation is quick and easy can lead to easily avoidable mistakes being made, creating major issues that can affect the overall integrity of your newly installed door. There are a number of common door installation mistakes that can make or break the effectiveness of your new doors.

Improper door measurements
The first step towards a proper door installation is to measure your door opening. Measuring will ensure that you buy a new door that fits properly, and that you won’t be wasting your time and money by purchasing a door that just doesn’t fit. Double and triple check your measurements before ordering a new door to ensure accuracy.

Starting the job without the right tools and hardware
Even the most talented installation experts can’t get the job done without the right hardware. Before starting the installation project, it’s important to ensure that you have exactly what you need to ensure a smooth installation. You’ll want to make sure that you have the right hinge screws to keep the door stable, door shims, a level, measuring tape, drill, and the appropriate hardware. One of the biggest advantages of using a professional installer is that they will always have the correct tools and hardware.

Not taking leveling seriously
Leveling is one of the most important aspects of door installations – ensuring that the door, wall, and the door frame are vertically plumb is essential to the overall look and operation of your new doors. Leveling everything prior to installation will allow you to fix any existing issues, as it’ll become much more difficult once the door has been installed.

Lack of insulation for exterior doors
Having inadequate insulation for exterior doors can be a very costly mistake, as it’ll cause your home to rapidly lose energy. Inadequate insulation means that air will escape from your home at a higher rate, causing your furnace and air conditioner to work overtime. Losing energy at this rate will see your utility bills rising rapidly, as your new exterior door isn’t working as it should be. Ensuring that adequate insulation is installed between the door frame and jamb will prevent energy loss and save money.

Trying to install doors yourself
A poor door installation will leave you with an unsightly mess of a door, high utility bills, and a number of problems that will have to be solved in the near future. Unless you know what you’re doing, it’s simply too risky to attempt to install doors yourself. Enlisting the assistance of a professional will ensure that your doors are properly installed by somebody who knows how to navigate through the installation process and avoid common mistakes. Professional installers have access to top of the line tools and hardware to ensure that doors are plumb and level, and that they’ll fit perfectly in their frame. When looking to install a new door, the only way to get the most out of its benefits is to hire an installation professional.

For professional door installation without the threat of costly mistakes, there’s Muskoka Window & Door Centre. Our experienced team makes replacing your doors easy by offering expert consultation, outstanding customer service, and superior product knowledge. For more information about Muskoka Window & Door Centre’s unparalleled line of window and door products, visit our website or contact us today.

Featured Product: Euro Vinyl Tilt-Turn Windows and Doors

The team at Muskoka Window & Door Centre is always on the lookout for innovative window and door products that aim to change your cottage experience by offering superior performance, aesthetic beauty, and allow you to enjoy every season in the Muskoka region. Euro Vinyl Windows and Doors offers a line of high performance tilt-turn windows and doors that do all of the above, completely changing the way that Muskoka cottage owners view and interact with their surroundings.

Euro Vinyl – A mission to build the best possible window and door products

Since 1986, Euro Vinyl Windows & Doors has made it their mission to design and build the highest quality window and door products. Euro Vinyl is based out of Woodbridge, Ontario, and have become renowned for their unique tilt-turn window and door units, as well as their sliding doors, and casement and awning windows among other high quality products. Since the company’s inception, Euro Vinyl has been able to refine their entire line of products and  consistently innovate. 

The company is dedicated to making their high performance products available to homeowners everywhere, working directly with supply partners to ensure that products are brought to market at competitive prices. One of the elements that makes Euro Vinyl stand apart from other companies is that President and co-founder Christopher Meiorin continues to maintain a sales capacity, interacting with customers on both a personal and business level.

European-style tilt-turn windows add a distinguished touch to your cottage

If you’re looking to make a statement with your cottage windows, look no further than Euro Vinyl tilt-turn windows. Tilt-turn windows can be tilted inward at the top of the unit for enhanced ventilation, or can swing open inward for easy cleaning and improved access. Tilt-turn windows are one of the premier styles in Europe, adding a distinguished, yet practical, touch to any home or cottage. 

Euro Vinyl tilt-turn windows have been shown to be more energy efficient than many other aluminum and clad windows, boasting U-Values up to 1.14, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) values of 0.21, and air infil/exfil levels of 0.1/0.1. Cottage owners need not worry about whether these tilt-turn windows will hold up to the Muskoka climate, they feature steel reinforcement and weather tightness that can hold up to even the harshest weather conditions.

Enjoy enhanced versatility and ventilation with Euro Vinyl tilt-turn doors

Euro Vinyl tilt-turn doors are the best way to enhance your view and make an aesthetic statement. These European style doors offered unmatched versatility – they can be tilted inwards for maximum ventilation, or treated as a swinging wall containing multiple doors. Euro Vinyl tilt-turn doors feature a multi-point locking system that keeps your cottage safe and secure, even in areas that were prone to bad weather. These high performance door units feature superior energy efficiency, sound insulation, and steel reinforcement that can withstand the elements and stand the test of time.
Muskoka Window and Door Centre is an official dealer of Euro Vinyl tilt-turn window and door products. For more information about Euro Vinyl windows and doors, as well as the full line of Muskoka Window & Door Centre’s high quality window and door products, visit our website or contact us today.

4 Great Ways to Repurpose Your Old Windows and Doors

If you’re planning on replacing your old windows and doors this summer with something more energy efficient and higher performing, be sure not to throw them out. There are many things you can do with old doors and windows, giving you an opportunity to create eye catching and practical crafts, furniture, and more. Not only will these projects give you something fun to do during the summer season, but they’ll look great, catch the attention of visitors and passersby, and are a great way to improve your environmental footprint by recycling and repurposing. Here are some of the many great ways to repurpose your old windows and doors.

1. Potting shed made with recycled doors

If you’ve replaced a number of doors around the house or cottage, this is one of the best ways to repurpose them and create something practical in the process. This repurposed door design lends a brilliant rustic aesthetic to traditional potting sheds, which can be unsightly and as a result, tucked away out of sight. This project can be completed by just about anybody, and the end result is both stylish and versatile.

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2. Homemade headboard using old windows

Who says you can’t bring your repurposing projects into the bedroom? Turning your old wooden windows into headboards is extremely easy, and allows you to be creative in your approach. You can either replace the glass panes with fabric for an artistic touch, or leave the glass in for a unique look. This project works best with one large window or multiple smaller windows, and if you touch up the frame before mounting it – some stain or paint should do the trick.

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3. Make window chalkboards for organization and planning

Keep the family organized and on the same page by turning your old windows into a chalkboard. This can be used as a calendar, planner, or even just as a space for your family members to leave notes and reminders for each other. Of course, this project works best with windows that feature a large grid, as it’ll give you the room to create weekly planners and calendars.

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4. Homemade garden gate

This is one of the most unique things you can do with your old doors. Using barn door hardware (which can be purchased online), you can create a fully functional entryway to your home or cottage garden. Homemade garden gates look great, gives you some increased backyard privacy, and with the right hardware can be genuinely useful in keeping out pests and other unwanted garden visitors.

For more information about Muskoka Window & Door Centre’s high quality line of window and door products, visit our website or contact us today.

Andersen Named Readers’ Choice Greenest Window And Door Brand 2018 For The Seventh Consecutive Year

 

For the seventh consecutive year, Andersen Windows & Doors have been voted the greenest window and door manufacturer in North America by Green Builder Media in its 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. This honour again shows that Andersen is committed to consistently providing their customers with the highest quality window and door products while maintaining a focus on sustainable and high performing energy options.

GREEN BUILDER MEDIA’S READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

The annual Readers’ Choice Awards selected by Green Builder Media spotlights superior products manufactured by building professionals with a focus on renewable energy, recyclable materials, energy efficient and water smart products. Each year, Green Builder Media selects the greenest building professionals who manufacture a wide variety of products, including decking, building wrap products, HVAC units, window and door products, and even work vehicles. Green Builder Media is dedicated to being an advocate for sustainability and highlighting organizations who consistently put a focus on green building and responsible growth.

READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS – GREENEST WINDOW AND DOOR PRODUCTS

Andersen Windows & Doors are one of the largest window and door manufacturers in North America, winning the 2018 Readers’ Choice Award with 23.6% of the vote, almost 6% more than Pella, the runner-up for the award. The 2018 award marks the seventh year in a row that Andersen has won the votes of green building enthusiasts around North America, proving just how dedicated Andersen is to provide their clients with the greenest building options available.

More than 320 of Andersen’s window and door products are Energy Star certified in at least one climate zone, giving customers a wealth of green window and door options at all price points and styles. Andersen has also proven their dedication to environmental stewardship time and time again through its signing of agreements like the Ceres Climate Declaration back in 2015, where they have pledged to help reduce the carbon impacts of homes and buildings around the continent.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE WINDOW AND DOOR PRODUCTS FOR EVERY BUILDING PROJECT

Muskoka Window and Door Centre is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality window and door products available for your cottage or home. Andersen Windows & Doors offers a wide range of eco-friendly window and door products, backed by more than 100 years of dedication and expertise. Andersen offers a number of product series to match your cottage including the architecturally sound A-Series, the custom-crafted E-Series, the timeless 400 Series, and the low maintenance 200 Series.

ANDERSEN WINDOWS & DOORS – A HISTORY OF SUSTAINABILITY

Andersen Windows & Doors has been dedicated to sustainability for much of its 100 years in business, providing customers with high-performance window and door units and receiving praise from a number of sources. Andersen has also recently received the 2018 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence, and have also committed themselves to reducing their own energy, waste, and water use by 20% per unit by 2020.

Muskoka Window and Door Centre is the exclusive provider of high-performance Andersen Window & Door products in the Muskoka area. Contact the experts at Muskoka Window and Door Centre today to find out what Andersen’s energy efficient products can do for your home or cottage.

How Changes To The Ontario Building Code Impact Window Installation And Renovation

As of January 1, 2017, a new window building code brings significant changes to window installations and renovations in Ontario. More insulation, improvements to the efficiency of furnaces and hot water tanks as well as ‘better windows’ are expected to increase the energy efficiency of new homes and cottages by 15% and large buildings by 13%. The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing estimates that the new standards will make houses built this year 50% more energy efficient than a home constructed in 2005. For renovations, the code changes only affect any additions that you might make to your cottage or home.

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Why the emphasis on windows? According to Natural Resources Canada, windows can account for up to 25% of the total heat loss in a home, with air entering through cracks and crevices around them driving up your energy consumption. Energy-efficient windows provide better insulation, reducing heat loss or gain and lowering your energy bills.

If you require new windows and installation, or are planning an addition to your cottage, familiarise yourself with the window building code changes. Our experts have provided an overview of some important amendments below.

Important changes in door and window building code

  • Basement windows do not need to be rated
  • West and east-facing windows can have lower ratings which allows for the remaining to have a higher rating.
  • One exterior door does not have to meet the minimum rating
  • Door leading from a non-heated space to a heated space (or vice versa) must have an insulated core with a weather strip.
  • Windows and doors have two ways to qualify for energy efficiency, using either the ER (higher # is better) and/or U value (lower number is better)
  • Do not remove labels until after inspection
  • Window area rules
    • Includes skylights
    • Measure at RSO (rough opening for a window or door)

Note: Zone 1 includes most of Southern Ontario while Zone 2 covers the area north of Huntsville.

Trusted Window Renovations And Replacements, Consult Our Experts

UNIQUE 5-YEAR WARRANTY ON NEW WINDOW INSTALLATION

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The experienced installers at Muskoka Window and Door Centre stay up-to-date on building codes ensuring safe and efficient completion of projects in your new home or cottage. Expert installation and a unique 5-year warranty on your new windows and doors protect your investment and assure you of our workmanship quality.

Planning window renovations? As official suppliers for leading manufacturers, we offer access to the best replacement windows in the country. Our installers know exactly how to measure for replacement windows, minimizing common operational issues and air leaks which tend to drive up your energy bills. Incorrect or unprofessional installation will void most warrantees, so partnering with Muskoka Window And Door Centre from product purchase through installation is a key feature of customer satisfaction and peace of mind.

Window Replacement in Muskoka

Visit our showroom to view an extensive selection of the best quality windows and doors. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is happy to discuss your new construction or renovation project and help find the best fit for your home or cottage.

You can count on us for window renovation and installation services that will enhance your curb (and lake) appeal and importantly, the value of your property.

Give the experts at Muskoka Window and Door Centre a call today. T: 705.645.3057 | Toll Free: 800.461.5495.

“Our Business is Satisfied Customers”

Andersen E-Series Windows And Doors – Our Best Seller

Why? Read On!

Andersen E-series windows and doors offer you the unique opportunity to create the home of your dreams. The biggest variety of options in interior and exterior colours, a choice of exotic woods, dynamic shapes and unique sizes have made this line of windows and doors a hot favourite with hundreds of home and cottage owners. Read why it is our best seller at Muskoka Window and Door Centre.

 

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Advantages Of Andersen E-Series Windows And Doors:
  • Vast selection: From double-hung, awning (or push out awning), casement (plus French casement or push out casement), gliding and specialty windows to hinged, gliding and French gliding patio doors E-Series makes it is easy to find the style of your choice.
  • Long-lasting aluminum clad wood: An extruded aluminum clad sash and frame protects your beautiful Andersen E-series wood windows from the elements, abrasion and impact. An ideal choice for waterfront properties which constantly battle wind, rain and lake-effect spray. Your windows will look good in all seasons and last for years.
  • Dramatic shapes: Elegant arches, striking angle or compelling curve—you have a choice of several unusual shapes to distinguish your home while maximizing your view and curb appeal.
  • Custom sizes: In addition to having the freedom to combine any style or shape, you are not restricted by size either. You can custom order any size for an Andersen E-Series door or window.
  • Unlimited colour choices: E-Series offers a choice of 50 exterior standard colours plus custom colour matching. You could design two, three and four-tone exteriors, from fire engine red to forest green and stormy blue—you can have any colour you want.
  • Interior wood finish options: E-Series has one of the most varied selections of interior wood finishes ranging from white and birch bark to honey, cinnamon and espresso. You also have the option of custom staining window and door interiors to match your décor.
  • Range of glass options: You can choose from a stunning selection of glass (bevelled, frosted, coloured, textured, etc.) and divided lights. You can also design your own glass and light style and size.
  • Finest hardware: Strong but finely-crafted window and door hardware adds an elegant touch to your home or cottage interior.
  • E-Series windows and doors come with a wide selection of insect screens including wooden, prefinished and retractable options that blend seamlessly. Andersen’s Industry Leading Tru-Scene window screens are the most transparent screens available in the industry. You can also opt for blinds or shades that are convenient, protect your privacy and reduce your cleaning time.
  • Increased security and energy efficiency: Patented VeriLock® sensors indicate whether your windows and patio doors are open as well as if they are locked or unlocked, thus providing you with optimal security and energy efficiency. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Andersen Corporation with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Product Brand Owner Award for its outstanding, energy-efficient products and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Exceptional value: With windows and doors being a major home investment, you want to select a manufacturer you can trust. Andersen’s high-performing products are supported by exceptional service and last for years. Aesthetics, quality and durability make this brand a preferred choice of homeowners, builders and architects.

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Professional Installation Of Andersen E-Series Windows And Doors

UNIQUE 5-YEAR WARRANTY

As an official supplier of Andersen E-Series windows & doors, you can expect exceptional service at Muskoka Window and Door Centre. Expert installation backed by a unique 5-year warranty on your new windows and doors will safeguard your investment and assure you of our workmanship quality. Our manufacturer-trained installers ensure correct fit and installation, minimizing common operational issues and protecting your manufacturer warranties.

 

Visit our large showroom to view an extensive selection of Andersen E-series doors and windows. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is happy to discuss your new construction or renovation project and help to find the best fit for your home or cottage.

You can count on us for windows and doors that will enhance the curb appeal and value of your property.

Give the experts at Muskoka Window and Door Centre a call today. T: 705.645.3057 | Toll Free: 800.461.5495.

“Our Business is Satisfied Customers”

 

Retractable Screen And Integrated Doors For New Builds And Renovations

Expert Installation Of Centor Doors And Phantom Screens

Planning a new build or renovating to include larger door openings?

Centor offers the world’s 1st Integrated Doors that allows you the luxury of creating the perfect 4 season opening. With the added protection of integrated screen and blind, these doors will keep you safe from the elements anywhere in Canada. Available in a variety of styles — Single or Double-swing, Bi-folding or Sliding doors all have integrated retractable screens and blind up to 16ft wide. Maximum openings range from 34 inches to 30 feet wide and up to 9 feet tall. The undivided screen mesh is almost invisible when in use and will completely disappear when you don’t want it.

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With simple ease of operation, expand your living space or enjoy complete privacy. Unlike the traditional fixed type, Centor’s retractable screens roll into the side of its own frame to provide you with unobstructed views and fresh air as well as protection from bugs. Whether you are looking for a new sliding, patio or bi-folding door replacement, you can enjoy the beautiful landscape all year round.

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Advantages of Centor Integrated Doors:

  • Stunning designs with a range of hardware to suit your unique style
  • Folding doors open up entire walls creating beautiful vistas
  • Screen mesh of blinds retract completely to preserve your views, increase ventilation and reduce air-conditioner / energy use
  • Patent-pending hardware makes for simple fingertip operation
  • Thermally-improved aluminum construction enhances energy efficiency

Looking to add new retractable screens to existing doors?

Let the fresh air in and keep the bugs out with Phantom roll up door screens. They fit all door types (including in-swing, out-swing, single, double and slider doors) and completely disappear when not in use. WhilePhantom screens fit most standard and oversized doors, two screens may be used for larger openings or walls to enclose a porch area. Backed by more than two decades of quality and performance, the sturdy screen rolls up and away to completely open the view or envelop you in privacy.

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Benefits of Phantom Door Screens:

  • Can be installed on large porch and patio enclosures as well as your living room, kitchen, or bathroom doors
  • Fit virtually all types of doors with openings as large as 25’ wide and 16’ tall; two units may be used for extra-large spaces
  • Available in a variety of signature colours and mesh types to match your décor
  • Can be recessed or surface mounted
  • Press-button technology for complete screen retraction
  • Roll control option regulates the speed at which the screens open and close

Not sure which (remove “wooden”) screen doors will suit your home or cottage? We will be happy to come and discuss options with you. As authorized suppliers of Phantom and Centor, Muskoka Window and Door Centre offers the widest selection of products plus expert Cottage Country product knowledge and installation.

Professional Screen Door Installation Or Replacement

ENJOY A 5-YEAR WARRANTY ON YOUR NEW PHANTOM AND CENTOR SCREEN DOORS

Workmanship quality impacts the operation and lifespan of your retractable screens remove “doors”. Our manufacturer-trained door installers ensure correct fit and installation, minimizing common operational issues and protecting your manufacturer warranties.

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Visit our large showroom in Muskoka to view our extensive selection of Centor and Phantom screens and doors. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are happy to discuss your new construction or renovation project and help to find the best fit for your home or cottage.

In addition to our high-quality products, Expert Installation and exceptional service, you will also enjoy a unique 5-year warranty on your new retractable screen doors.

Consult us for stylish new sliding screen doors and patio screen door replacements that will enhance the look, value and functionality of your home or cottage.

Give the experts at Muskoka Window and Door Centre a call today. T:705.645.3057  Toll Free:800.461.5495.

“Our Business is Satisfied Customers”

Expert Installation By Muskoka Window And Door Centre

Premium Products And Service For Your Home And Cottage

Door and window installation is a highly specialized job. Many common performance issues are caused by improper sizing and faulty installations. In addition to selecting a quality product from a trusted manufacturer, always ensure that your installers have the right training and experience. It will help secure a longer lifespan for your investment.

Advantages Of Skilled Door And Window Installation
  • Saves time and money: Trained professionals are more efficient and install doors and windows quicker. This helps builders, architects and homeowners complete projects on schedule. Reduced installation time also means lower cost.
  • Fewer performance issues: Installation quality not only impacts performance but the lifespan of your windows and doors as well. This begins with correct sizing and fit. Proper alignment of your new doors or window replacements, ensures they operate seamlessly now and in the years to come. Qualified installers will make sure that your doors and windows fit right, stay secure and are properly sealed. This helps avoid injuries and product damage as well as improves energy efficiency and indoor comfort. Detailed attention, like concealing fasteners and screws makes your windows and doors look good inside and out.
  • Avoids leaks and property damage: Inexperienced and incorrect installation is among the main reasons for leaking doors and windows. This reduces the lifespan of your products and can cause substantial damage to your beautiful wood or carpeted floors. Floor replacement expenses aside, you are also faced with the risk of mold and the additional cost of getting rid of this health hazard.
  • Protects your warranties: Using the wrong products can damage your new doors and windows, and nullifies their warranties. One of the most common examples is misuse of low expansion foam products resulting from the lack of knowledge on the part of homeowners and contractors. Manufacturer-trained technicians at Muskoka Window and Door Centre will prevent these unnecessary complications.
Why Hire Muskoka Window And Door Centre For New Installation And Replacement

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The installation team at Muskoka Window and Door Centre is manufacturer-trained to ensure precision perfect installs for your cottage or home. Intensive onsite training familiarizes us with how the products are manufactured and the finer nuances of the installation program. Our technicians are also engaged in continuous education to be updated on the latest technology. How does this benefit you as our customer?

Professional installation and finish enhances product lifespan

“When we are doing a replacement installation on a cottage or home, our team of specialists are experts at caulking all the products we sell.  This may not seem a significant item, but when you see a poor job, it stand out like a sore thumb, and often that installation will not last.  The product will leak air or water.  Our experts will not allow that to happen,” assures Rob Kennedy

Saves thousands of dollars in repair and replacement

“Often, when we are called in to replace and repair a poor install, we find patio doors not leveled, or the head of the door has been ‘over foamed’.  The foam expands and the door is crushed. No surprise that the door will not slide. Sounds simple, but it is this type of experience that can save thousands of dollars,” adds Rob.

Reduces common performance issues

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“Smart home tech has evolved into our business.  We have many new and innovative products such as motorized drop down windows, doors with concealed screens built right into them and wireless sensors for security locks.  These are great examples of why you want experts installing these products.  Not only must they look perfect from inside and out, within the architecture of your building, but they must operate with ease, smoothly and efficiently,” Rob explains further.

Enhances customer confidence and peace of mind

“Our suppliers also invest in our people every year to ensure we know exactly what is involved with installation procedures.  You might be surprised how critical it is for the products to arrive at the site at the right time, with our crew arranging a complex install high up on a granite face, or within a heavily treed lot.  Make no mistake, experience matters. This is a key reason whycottage country builders, contractors and architects count on us.  It’s very difficult to put a price on that confidence and comfort knowing that what we install is going to endure the Canadian climate. It’s a generational experience.  We have almost thirty years of satisfied customers to generate that confidence,” says Jeff Hodges.

Our business is satisfied customers

“This is a significant investment that we make in our people. Products are changing, with more sophisticated technology and component parts, our installation team members must be on the leading edge of installation techniques.  One aspect of our business is selling windows and doors, but professional,expert installation is crucial to the completion of the work.  Our business is satisfied customers,” says Randy Hodges.

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A unique 5-year warranty on new door and window installation demonstrates exceptional customer service and the confidence we have in our workmanship quality.

For new installations, or door and window replacement, give the experts at Muskoka Window and Door Centre a call today. T: 705.645.3057 | Toll Free: 800.461.5495.

“Our Business is Satisfied Customers”

Spring Window And Door Maintenance: 5 Important Checks To Perform

Expert Maintenance And Weather Stripping Services For Homes And Cottages

Spring is the ideal time to do window and door maintenance. After the long cold winter months, it is a good idea to check the condition and function of all the windows and doors in your cottage or home. Regular attention helps uncover small issues before they turn into large repair problems and a major replacement cost. In addition to enhancing the lifespan of windows and doors, proper upkeep also leads to lower energy bills by helping you maintain equitable indoor temperatures.

Here are 5 Valuable Window & Doors tips from our expert Service Manager Rob Kennedy:

  • Examine the functioning of every window and door. Check by opening and closing them fully several times. This will give you an idea of whether they are operating properly or need maintenance or repair.
  • Examine window and door hardware. Clean the dust and grime of hinges. Check for loose screws and tighten them. Casement and double-hung windows may also need some lock adjustments. Look around the sashes and glass for mildew stains and treat with a recommended, appropriate cleaner.
  • Inspect screens for tears and holes. Clear tracks of debris and pine needles and ensure that screens are sliding properly on them. Also determine if glass patio doors are sliding correctly on their tracks. You can lubricate the tracks on the screens and the gliding patio doors. Rather than use WD40 or an oil-based spray, we recommend using a silicon spray because it dries to a nice, slippery film. Unlike oil, it will not collect dirt or gum up the wheels or rollers.
  • Check caulking: Look for caulking that has shrunk, cracked or pulled away from the exterior framing and replace it. Caulking is critical to preventing water from entering your home or cottage.
  • Inspect weather stripping and door sweeps closely.  Look for missing pieces, tears and damages. It is not uncommon for windows and doors to get stuck to the weather stripping in the winter causing rips, tears or alignment issues. Ensure that weather stripping and sweeps are intact and replace them if necessary.

To optimize performance and lifespan, call our expert window and door maintenance team.

Full Window And Door Maintenance Plus Weather Stripping Services

Muskoka Window and Door Centre offers our customers a full window and door maintenance service to protect your investment. From hardware repairs and adjustments to alignment issues, screen replacement and caulking, we cover your needs. Homeowners who request our weather stripping service have been able to significantly lower their heating and cooling bills.

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Weather stripping is an important component of your window and door systems. It improves your energy efficiency by preventing heat loss and gain. Worn out, torn or missing pieces affect the performance of your windows and doors. Condensation can be the result of humidity conditions in winter but damaged weather stripping also leads to ice buildup as well as mold and mildew damage. Even new windows can be impacted by this problem.

As part of our customer service, for window and door maintenance, we will perform a thorough check of your weather stripping and replace it if necessary. We also examine and repair caulking on our replacement windows (up to existing siding or brick work) for cottage and home.

Enjoy A 5-Year Warranty On Window And Door Replacements

Worn out windows and doors don’t just make your property look untidy, they also drive up your energy bills. At Muskoka Window and Door Centre, we offer a wide selection of products made by our trusted manufacturers. Come to our showroom in Bracebridge to see the amazing variety of products that we offer. We’ll help with your selection and provide expert installation to eliminate common operational issues. For your complete peace of mind, we provide a unique 5-year warranty on our workmanship of new installations. You can rely on us for window and door replacements that will enhance your architecture, your view, and deliver energy savings for years to come.

Now is the perfect time for window and door maintenance. Give the experts at Muskoka Window and Door Centre a call today. T:705.645.3057| Toll Free:800.461.5495.

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