Choosing Windows and Doors for Your Next Project in Greater Vancouver
Across all makes, climate and engineering conditions, a quality installation for new or retrofitted windows and doors begins with a qualified, experienced installer who conforms to national and provincial best practices. Caliber West Renovations Vancouver windows and doors team is a leader in this regard that are motivated and understand architectural, building and engineering ‘big picture’ in order to become experts for custom or standard window and door installs.
There are several factors to consider – a brief discussion of the most important issues will ensure that you have all the information available when you meet with your installer for the first time.
Your Microclimate and Structure
As you might have noticed, elevation and microclimate are consistently inconsistent through Coquitlam, Vancouver, Surrey, and the Fraser Valley – it means that the best thing you can do to ensure the right kind of installation is to have your first meeting with our team on-site at your premises. Meeting strategically like this actually saves you money – it informs your Caliber West team if you have particular humidity, light, structural or engineering conditions, or even a certain architectural ‘look’ that you’re trying to meet or match.
Even in beautiful British Columbia, there are temperature extremes – if this is your site, then window and door thermal performance is key. More commonly, building owners are concerned with existing condensation and seepage in our damp climate. You’ll be please to know that window and door technology has come a long way and Caliber West's Vancouver windows and doors team can recommend specific manufacturers, products and processes to help combat our damp climate. Maybe your new frames must match an existing colour or aesthetic. We have exactly what you require and we provide, install, and service your new and retrofitted windows and doors with a minimum of fuss.
Our Expert Installation Team
At Caliber, we recognize that you are busy just as we are. We pride ourselves to be as efficient but non-intrusive as possible while we’re improving your space, which makes us ideal for commercial retrofits as well as residential. We assign a project manager to each project – a veteran of builds and renovations, this person is responsible as your point of first contact.
- Make sure you know the project timeline
- Are a reference point for budget and payment details
- Discuss design and aesthetics
- Solve problems throughout the project
In new commercial projects, Caliber West scales our team size in order to ensure we’re working at maximum efficiency – we understand the balance between too many people on site and too few and strive to find best efficiency for our commercial customers.
Choosing a Reputable Contractor
Glass is more than something to look through – an expert installation company like Caliber West is able to leverage modern technology and broad expertise from years in construction in order to give you best value.
The best contractor for window and door installations – either commercial or residential will be able to advise you on the following elements. The experts will be able to tell you about:
Your HDD (Heating Degree Day) and how this factor should help you choose which Energy Star product is right for you.
Varying degrees of glass thickness and how the right product will reduce drafts and control interior temperature
Various architectural and engineering points when it comes to the type of building and the amount of use the windows and doors get. For example, did you know that there are specific product recommendations for different types of buildings? Don’t be afraid to engage the contractor for a one-hour consultation specific to the type of project you have.