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Do you want to have control over the level of light in a room?

Obviously, the purpose of window coverings is to protect the interior of your home from sun exposure. UV rays can be extremely damaging to the surfaces in your home, so you want to choose window coverings that are going to filter out some of that light and shield your furnishings from damage. Shades, shutters, and blinds all offer different levels of adjustability.

Are you concerned about privacy?

When choosing window coverings, it is important to consider the level of privacy that you want to achieve. Blinds and shutters, for example, are generally made with hard materials that are thick and sturdy. The ability to fully close the slats makes them a great option in terms of complete view control.

What is your personal style/what design aesthetic are your trying to achieve?

Creating a space with a cohesive aesthetic requires the inclusion of window coverings. You want to choose something that flawlessly fits with your personal style and design plan.

Is convenience something you value?

Some window coverings are available with motorized options. Not everyone is interested in walking over to the windows and manually opening or closing them. If that sounds like you, automation is a fantastic choice. You can have convenience at the touch of a button!

What kind of maintenance is required?

Different types of window coverings require different methods of cleaning and maintenance. Window Mart provides a variety of easy-to-clean and low maintenance window covering options, such as wood or polysilk shutters.

Improved Energy Efficiency

Replacing the windows and doors makes your home more energy efficient by improving insulation and reducing heat transfer. Additionally, your energy bills can be dramatically reduced as your furnace or A/C system will not have to work as hard to make up for heat transfer.

Increased Security

Technological advancements in window and door construction have filled the market with more secure and safe options for homeowners. Many windows now have multipoint locking systems, vinyl coatings and other safety features. Doors are available in a variety of durable materials, such as reinforced steel, which can greatly improve the security of your home.

Less Maintenance

Many of the windows and doors available today come with a variety of features that make them more durable and easier to clean. Windows made with vinyl are rot resistant, making them a far more sturdy and long-lasting option than wooden ones, for example.

Improved Home Value

Replacing windows and doors is one of the fastest and easiest ways to boost both your homes performance and curb appeal. Research has shown that external home improvements, such as retrofitting your home with new windows and doors, can increase the resale value of your home up by up to 10%

Enhanced Comfort in Every Season

Energy efficiency is directly correlated to the indoor environment of your home.  With new, well-sealed and energy efficient windows and doors you will experience less drafts and a more consistent and comfortable temperature throughout your home.

How much do Modern Entry Doors cost?

Prices for Modern Entry doors range based on a variety of factors, including size and customizations. Contact Window Mart today for an accurate estimate on replacement costs.

Should I choose steel or fibreglass for my new Modern Doors?

Steel and fibreglass both offer their own advantages when it comes to the construction of entry doors, including Modern Doors. Steel doors, for example, are a bit stronger and more durable compared to fibreglass. However, fibreglass doors are available in a wider range of colors and finishes and generally require less maintenance overall. It is best to speak with an exterior door expert to discuss your individual preferences. Window Mart is always happy to help sort through all the possible options, so you feel confident in your final entry door selection.

How do I maintain privacy if I choose a Modern Door with glass?

The beauty of glass inserts from Window Mart is that you are in complete control of their design. We offer a vast selection of frosted, textured, stained, and etched glass designs that can obscure the view through the glass and improve privacy levels. You can check out our Online Glass Inserts Catalogue any time to browse through our door glass collection.

Can I use a Fiberglass Door for any entrance size?

We ensure that each door project is expertly measured, precisely designed, and professionally installed to ensure the perfect fit for any sized door opening. For an estimate on a fiberglass door for your home, contact Window Mart today.

Why should I choose Fiberglass Doors for my entry way?

Fiberglass Doors are a low-maintenance entry door option that boasts exceptional durability and energy-efficiency. Compared to other exterior door alternatives, Fiberglass Doors are incredibly versatile and lightweight. You can choose almost any color or finish to achieve the look that you desire.

Can you change the color of Fiberglass Doors?

All Fiberglass Doors from Window Mart feature versatile skins that can be either woodgrain stained or smooth painted to match any desired colour scheme or design.

I don’t understand R and U values – can you explain how they relate to the efficiency of Fiberglass Doors?

R and U values are ratings for insulation performance properties. You want to see a higher R-value and a lower U-value, as these numbers indicate better energy performance overall. Window Mart’s Fiberglass Doors, for example, feature polyurethane cores that boast higher insulating properties.

What kind of hardware is included with Fiberglass Doors?

Window Mart has a wide selection of hardware options available for our Fiberglass Doors. When designing your entry door, you can choose any hardware style and finish you desire to perfectly complement your home’s aesthetic.

Can I use a steel door for any entrance size?

We ensure that each door project is expertly measured, precisely designed, and professionally installed to ensure the perfect fit for any sized door opening. For an estimate on a Steel Door for your home, contact Window Mart today.

Why should I choose steel doors for my entry way?

Steel Entry Doors are both practical and stylish. They feature exceptional strength and durability to hold up against every-day wear and tear. Window Mart’s Steel Doors also come pre-finished with a tough exterior coating to protect against corrosion, rust, and rot. With a Steel Exterior Door, you can rest assured that your entry way will remain strong and secure.

Can you change the color of steel doors?

Absolutely! All of Window Mart’s Steel Doors come pre-finished and prepped for the application of any coloured paint.

I don’t understand R and U values – can you explain how they relate to the efficiency of steel doors?

R and U values are ratings for insulation performance properties. You want to see a higher R-value and a lower U-value, as these numbers indicate better energy performance overall. Window Mart’s Steel Doors, for example, feature polyurethane cores that boast have higher insulating properties than honeycomb or steel-stiffened core doors.

What kind of hardware is included with steel doors?

Window Mart has a wide selection of hardware options available for our Steel Doors. When designing your entry door, you can choose any hardware style and finish you desire to perfectly complement your home’s aesthetic.

Why do double or triple paned windows fail?

The most common reason is seal failure. Now, window seals can become compromised by a variety of different factors, including old age, excessive exposure to moisture, or prolonged UV exposure. Once a seal has failed, your best option is window replacement. To protect yourself from costly replacement costs, you should ensure the windows you install come with an adequate warranty program, such as Window Mart offers. Window Mart windows are also available with Super Spacer, which is an advanced window sealant that dramatically improves the structural integrity of your windows and prevents leakage.

How do I choose between double and triple paned windows?

There are a few factors you should consider when deciding between Double and Triple Glazed glass options. While they both offer exceptional energy-efficiency compared to single paned windows, Triple Paned windows perform just that much better than Double Paned alternatives. The cost of Triple Glazed windows is also higher than Double Glazed, so you may want to give some extra consideration to your budget. For help determining which glass option will best suit your technical and financial needs, contact Window Mart today. Our friendly and experienced team can provide you with a complimentary quote on your window replacement project.

What is Energy Star and why does it even matter?

Energy Star is a special energy-saving rating program developed in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency. Products that boast the Energy Star label meet the minimum requirements for energy efficiency. Windows and doors that have a higher energy efficiency rating perform better. They help regulate the indoor environment of your home as well as save money on energy bills. Window Mart is proud to only provide Energy Star rated products that meet the highest quality standards in the industry.

How long does it take to complete a window replacement project?

While every project differs in size and complexity, a good general timeline is anywhere between 6 and 10 weeks for planning all the way to project finalization.

Where are Window Mart’s windows manufactured?

Window Mart has strong business relationships with Vinyl Pro and Cardinal Glass – both of which are Canadian manufacturers. We have a strong commitment to providing our clients with the best windows in Canada, and the manufacturers we work with adhere to the most stringent quality requirements.

What kind of warranty packages does Window Mart offer?

Window Mart’s windows, doors, and window coverings are backed with a comprehensive warranty package, with up to 25 years of protection in the case of defects in materials or manufacturing. Contact our team for more information on specific products.

Does Window Mart offer financing for window and door replacement?

Window Mart is pleased to offer our customers several flexible payment plans and financing options to get you started on your window and door replacement project with ease. We have partnered with the best financing companies in Canada so we could bring you these accommodating alternatives when it comes to payments.

How much does a replacement window project cost?

The final cost for a complete window replacement project depends entirely on the number of windows, the style of windows, the kinds of special features selected (such as Triple Paned glass units) and the method of replacement (retrofit or full frame) that are required. Just solely based on window style alone, you can expect to pay anywhere between $280 and $380 (+ installation) for most basic styles such as sliders or picture windows. Specialty windows, like bay or bow windows, start around $1600. Regardless, outfitting your home with new windows is a long-term investment that requires careful planning and budgeting. Contact Window Mart today to get a custom tailored estimate for your project.

How do I choose between Double or Triple Paned Windows?

There are a few factors you should consider when deciding between Double and Triple Glazed glass options. While they both offer exceptional energy-efficiency compared to single paned windows, Triple Paned windows perform just that much better than Double Paned alternatives. The cost of Triple Glazed windows is also higher than Double Glazed, so you may want to give some extra consideration to your budget. For help determining which glass option will best suit your technical and financial needs, contact Window Mart today. Our friendly and experienced team can provide you with a complimentary quote on your window replacement project.

Does Window Mart have a product showroom?

Yes! You can find our beautiful showroom right in Edmonton! Book a tour today to check out, first-hand, our extensive selection of vinyl windows, entry doors, patio doors, and window treatments.

Are Window Mart windows and doors ENERGY STAR rated?

Yes, Window Mart’s products proudly carry the ENERGY STAR emblem. Energy Star is the gold standard in energy-efficiency ratings. We strive to provide only the highest quality products to our customers, and strong Energy Star ratings are just one of the many featured characteristics of our windows and doors.

What is the standard size for patio door?

Most standard two-panel patio doors measure 80” x 72”, however patio doors can come in any size or style you can imagine. Window Mart custom builds each door to spec, so you never have to worry whether it will fit or not.

Can you replace the glass in a patio door?

If the seal were to become compromised around the glass in your patio doors, you can replace the entire glass unit. Window Mart is happy to provide a full range of patio door installation and maintenance services. Should you require repair, please contact our team today.

How much do patio doors cost?

The overall cost for a new Patio Door depends on a variety of factors, including the size, style, and extra features you select for your door. For an accurate (and complimentary) estimate for a replacement Patio Doors, contact the team at Window Mart today.

Are Patio Doors secure?

Some people are concerned about the security that Patio Doors offer considering the large glass surface areas. Window Mart’s Patio Doors are made with strong and durable materials and can be reinforced further with high-quality locking systems and even break-in resistant glass options.

Are Garden Doors secure?

Garden Doors are as secure as you make them. Window Mart has a wide variety of glass options, hardware, and multi-point locking systems to ensure that your garden doors are as secure as possible.

Can I customize my Garden Doors?

Yes. Window Mart offers many customization options, from mini-blind glass inserts to specially curated hardware. Whatever your home’s style is, you are sure to find a door that flawlessly fits the aesthetic.

When should I choose Garden Doors?

Garden Doors are the ideal choice for spacious areas. Whether you choose garden doors that swing in or out, Garden Doors provide a roomy entrance to your backyard garden or patio area.

If I have sliding patio doors, can I switch to Garden Doors?

Absolutely. With the help of installation professionals, you can properly replace sliding doors with new Garden Doors. Window Mart’s installation team has the tools and the experience to ensure that the job gets done correctly and safely.

Are French Doors secure?

French Doors are as secure as you make them. Window Mart has a wide variety of durable and safe glass options, hardware, and multi-point locking systems to ensure that your patio doors are as secure as possible.

Can I customize my French Doors?

Yes. Window Mart offers many customization options, from mini-blind glass inserts to specially curated hardware. Whatever your home’s style is you are sure to find a door that flawlessly fits the aesthetic.

When should I choose French Doors?

French Doors are the perfect addition to any home/backyard patio space that has room for a door to swing open. Since they are hinged like traditional doors, they require more floor space for operation. French Doors are also the ideal option when you want to maximize natural light inside your home will still maintaining optimal energy performance. They provide the security and functionality of a strong, sturdy door while still providing a feeling of lightness and openness. Additionally, French Doors also improve the accessibility of your home.

If I have sliding patio doors, can I switch to French Doors?

Absolutely. With the help of installation professionals, you can properly replace sliding doors with new French Doors. Window Mart’s installation team has the tools and the experience to ensure that the job gets done correctly and safely.

Are Vented Patio Doors secure?

Vented Patio Doors are designed to be very secure so you can rest easy knowing that your home and your family are protected. Window Mart has a wide variety of durable and safe hardware sets, glass options, and high-quality multi-point locking systems to ensure that nothing (and no one) can get into your home that you do not welcome in yourself.

Does patio door style matter?

There are many reasons that the style of Patio Door you choose matters. Depending on the aesthetic of your home, the size of space that you are working with, and your use requirements different style doors will be better suited than others for the job. Vented Patio Doors are the perfect choice for spaces that require personalized control of air circulation.

Can I customize my Vented Patio Doors to match my windows?

Absolutely! One of the many benefits of choose Vented Patio Doors from Window Mart is the ability to fully customize your doors to meet any design or use requirements you may desire. There is a wide variety of customization options, such as color, construction materials, or glass insert options (i.e. window grids) that allow you to design a door that flawlessly matches the rest of your home, including your existing windows.

Are Vented Patio Doors energy efficient?

Yes, Window Mart’s selection of Vented Patio Doors are energy efficient. They are available in either aluminum, PVC, or hybrid constructed frames that feature the Energy Star emblem. This means they are guaranteed to meet (or exceed) energy efficiency requirements. With additional features, such as a LoE glass, energy efficiency of your Vented Doors can be even further optimized.

Can I adjust the level of light with window coverings?

Yes. Shades, shutters, and blinds all offer differing levels of adjustability when it comes to light (and privacy). It is important to discuss your preferences when it comes to level of light with the Window Mart team so that you can select the perfect window coverings to meet all your needs.

How do window coverings protect my privacy?

When choosing window coverings, it is important to consider the level of privacy that you want to achieve. Blinds and shutters, for example, are generally made with hard materials that are thick and sturdy. The ability to fully close the slats makes them a great option in terms of complete view control. Many shades are available in complete light blocking fabrics, which also improve the overall privacy of the room they are installed in.

Can I purchase window coverings to match the style of my home?

Creating a space with a cohesive aesthetic requires the inclusion of window coverings. You want to choose something that flawlessly fits with your personal style and design plan. Window Mart has a wide selection of colors, finishes, and styles when it comes to window coverings, ensuring you will find a product that suits your space.

Are there motorization/automated options for window covering operation?

Yes, some window coverings are available with motorized options. Not everyone is interested in walking over to the windows and manually opening or closing them. If that sounds like you, automation is a fantastic choice. You can have convenience at the touch of a button.

What kind of maintenance is required for window coverings?

Different types of window coverings require different methods of cleaning and maintenance. Window Mart provides a variety of easy-to-clean and low maintenance window covering options, such as wood or polysilk shutters. Our team at Window Mart is always happy to discuss features and benefits of all our products with you, including maintenance suggestions for window coverings.

Can I install my new window blinds by myself?
Are there motorized options for window blinds?

Yes, some of our blinds can be upgraded with motorized operation. The Opera Eleganza Blinds, for example, have a motorized room darkening back fabric layer.

What is the best type/style of window treatment?

Each style of window covering has its own unique benefits and features. It is best to discuss your specific needs with someone on our team at Window Mart to ensure that you select window coverings that will best fit the bill.

Do you have a showroom where I could look at blinds before making any decisions?

Yes, we do! Our stunning, state-of-the-art show room is in Edmonton, AB. We have an expansive selection of window coverings (and other window products) in our showroom for you to peruse. Give us a call anytime to set up a viewing appointment!

I only have a small budget to replace window coverings in my home – are window blinds affordable?

Absolutely! Window Mart has a wide selection of window coverings, including blinds, that are both affordable and attractive. Contact our team of experts today for a complimentary quote based on your budget and other design requirements.

How do you clean window shades?

Cleaning your shades periodically is one of the easiest and most effective ways to ensure the longevity and aesthetics of your shades. Simply using a soft sponge with some warm water, you can gently wipe away dust and light debris. It is important to note, however, that you should consult the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions first. Some fabrics, such as silk, require specialized cleaning techniques.

How much do replacement shutters cost?

The cost of replacement shutters depends on a variety of factors, including (but not limited to): size of window, style, construction material, installation specification etc. It is best to contact Window Mart with as many specific details as possible about your planned replacement shutter project so we can give you an accurate and fair quote on products and services.

How do you clean window shutters?

One of the most valued qualities of shutters is how easy they are to clean. The simple louvre operation allows for quick and simple adjustments of the slats so you can easily run a duster or damp cloth to remove dust and light debris build-up.

What is the best type/style of window treatment?

Each style of window covering has its own unique benefits and features. It is best to discuss your specific needs with someone on our team at Window Mart to ensure that you select window coverings that will best fit the bill. Replacement shutters, for example, are an ideal option for rooms with high moisture and high traffic, as they are highly durable and mold/water resistant. Shutters also add a classic and sophisticated look that cannot be matched.

Do you have a showroom where I could look at replacement shutter options before making any decisions?

Yes, we do! Our stunning, state-of-the-art show room is in Edmonton, AB. We have an expansive selection of window coverings (and other window products) in our showroom for you to peruse. Give us a call anytime to set up a viewing appointment!

Can I install my new window shades by myself?

While our various styles of shades come with installation instructions and hardware, it can be a challenge to ensure you have all the right measurements and tools to properly install your shades. Window Mart takes all the guess work of shade installation for you by offering professional installation in Alberta. We guarantee that we will get the job done right so you can enjoy all the benefits that your new shades have to offer.

What is the best type/style of window treatment?

Each style of window covering has its own unique benefits and features. It is best to discuss your specific needs with someone on our team at Window Mart to ensure that you select window coverings that will best fit the bill. Shades are a great option for spaces, such as bedrooms, where you want to achieve a softer aesthetic while still maintaining the ability to adjust for light and privacy.

Do you have a showroom where I could look at shades before making any decisions?

Yes, we do! Our stunning, state-of-the-art show room is in Edmonton, AB. We have an expansive selection of window coverings (and other window products) in our showroom for you to peruse. Give us a call anytime to set up a viewing appointment!

I only have a small budget to replace window coverings in my home – are window shades affordable?

Absolutely! Window Mart has a wide selection of window coverings, including shades, that are both affordable and attractive. Contact our team of experts today for a complimentary quote based on your budget and other design requirements.

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