Here are a few blog articles that will help guide your purchase of doors and windows: see how the purchasing process works, how to choose your window models and materials and even how to take measurements before placing your product order. We will also help you prepare for your door and window installation and much more!
What Factors Affect the Cost of Windows?
Are you planning to move forward with building a new house or renovating your existing home and facing some decisions when it comes to buying windows? Looking forward, you most likely want to put a cost on this major investment to make sure it’s within your budget. But when the time comes to pick out your new windows, you realize that there are a multitude of options: PVC or hybrid, double or triple glazed, painted or plain, and so on. Since you’re naturally looking for products that offer good value for your money, you’re wondering how much impact these various options will have on your bottom line.Read the article
Securing Your Doors and Windows
Ah, summer vacation… Who doesn’t get excited at the prospect of getting away from it all and exploring the rest of Quebec, Canada or even the world? However, returning home only to discover that you were the victim of a break-in or theft while you were away can bring a quick end to the joys of vacation. It only takes a few seconds for a burglar to gain access to your home. Doors and windows are the usual targets: all it takes is a crowbar or screwdriver and one person with bad intentions. If you are looking to secure all entry points into your house, the main objective is to place more barriers to slow a person down: when breaking in, time is of the essence, and a door or window that is difficult to open can be enough to dissuade a would-be intruder. The following are some tips for securing your doors and windows before you head off on vacation.Read the article
Purchasing doors and windows: The process and how we can help
No matter how you look at it, replacing your doors and windows is a major renovation. The good news is that this is an investment that brings you significant benefits over the long term. Over the short term, however, you may be feeling a little nervous about taking on an ambitious project like this. Read on to learn more about the typical process when it comes to purchasing doors and windows. And remember that at Vaillancourt, we’re here to guide you every step of the way!Read the article
Choosing the right colour for your windows: 4 tips to guide you
Depending on fashions and the latest trends, some colours are more popular when it comes to window products. Regardless, window and door colours have become key decorative elements in any home. Since these colours influence your home’s overall appearance, it’s important to coordinate them carefully with your style, whether contemporary, country or Victorian.
The following are some tips for selecting the right colours knowing that harmony of materials is sure to enhance your property’s appearance… and that the wrong choices can spoil the effect you’re trying to achieve!Read the article
Installing doors and windows: Planning ahead in 4 steps
Can’t wait for installation day now that you’ve ordered your brand-new doors and windows? We understand! There’s nothing like stylish, new—and energy-efficient—windows to give your house a completely different look. How should you be planning ahead for installation while you wait for the delivery truck to arrive? Here are four steps we recommend taking to minimize the chances of any unpleasant surprises and ensure that all goes smoothly.Read the article
What type of window should I choose?
Have you ever noticed that the same house can often have different types of windows installed? Depending on the location and function of a room, certain windows may be more appropriate because of their specific properties.Read the article
What material should I choose for my windows?
Finally ready to start your renovations? If you’ve already chosen your contractor, set your budget and taken your measurements, you’re now ready to go shopping for your products.Read the article
What kind of budget should I set aside for purchasing doors & windows?
It's spring! This is the season of choice for beginning renovation projects or even constructing new homes. Inevitably, you will have to head to a store to choose your doors and windows. What are the costs associated with these purchases and what kind of budget should we set aside?Read the article
Taking accurate measurements: a must when shopping for doors and windows
As soon as the snow starts to melt, many people take that as a sign to start getting their house ready for spring. If you were bothered by cold drafts over the winter, if mold appeared around your openings, or if your doors and windows are getting stiff, maybe it’s time you consider replacing them!Read the article
6 things you should know when purchasing windows
Buying windows for a renovation or construction project is an essential investment. After all, the style of your home and your long-term comfort depend on it! Here is a list of things to consider before buying your windows, for clearer decision-making.Read the article
Tips from a pro: choosing new windows
Choosing new windows is a major decision, particularly given the number of years we hope to keep them. The secret to making the right choice is to be well informed. The following is an interview with the Director of Sales and Marketing at Vaillancourt Doors and Windows.Read the article