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Replacement Window Resources


A list of Canadian replacement window resources and links, for consumers and professionals wanting to learn more about the window industry in Canada.

Hydro One & Window Wise
Installing new windows is delicate work. Be sure to ask about your installer’s breakage policy and whether the installer is Window Wise certified.

Siding and Window Dealers Association of Canada
At SAWDAC, we set tough standards that our hundreds of member dealers and contractors must live up to. When you choose a registered SAWDAC company, you're choosing quality, professionalism and guaranteed workmanship.

Union Gas
How to stop the great escape! From the very moment heat is generated inside your home, it tries to escape to the colder outdoors. Over and above air leakage, heat is also lost through the ceiling, basement, windows and doors, and walls by conduction, convection, and radiation.

Sill To Sash
This website contains over 500 pages of copy, drawings and graphs describing windows, doors and skylights and all the factors relating to choosing a well‐installed, top quality, energy‐efficient product. All this information has been prepared for and vetted by the leading associations in the fenestration industry.

NAFS Performance Requirements
Building code fenestration performance calculator

Is your window installer Window Wise-certified?
If your home needs new windows, you’ll likely turn to a contractor that’s been in business for several years and has established a solid reputation in the industry.

CSA International
Products certified under CSA Internationals Windows and Doors Certification Program will carry the CSA mark. To ensure that you are buying CSA certified products, you should request a contract in writing from the supplier. This website provides key factors in what to look for in windows and doors.

Natural Resources Canada - Windows, Doors and Skylights
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has established the CSA-A440 standard. It describes how to measure and rate a window's airtightness, watertightness, wind resistance, condensation resistance, forced entry resistance, ease of operation, and other requirements.

ENERGY STAR - Residential Windows, Doors, and Skylights
ENERGY STAR-qualified windows, doors, and skylights save you energy and money, increase the comfort of your home, and protect your valuable possessions from sun damage. They are also better for the environment because lowering your energy use means less air pollution from power plants.

Fenestration Canada formerly CWDMA
Fenestration Canada's mission is to represent and support all aspects of the window and door manufacturing industry, including formulating and promoting high standards of quality in manufacturing, design, marketing, distribution, sales and application of all types of window and door products.

REEP Green Solutions
REEP Green Solutions is an environmental, non-profit organization empowering our community towards healthier homes and sustainable living. REEP provides the services, tools, and programs people need to use energy and water wisely. Services: Get a third party perspective. Certified Energy Advisors provide expert advice on energy use in homes, multi-unit residences, small commercial, and faith buildings: Energy Evaluation: In-depth evaluation of building envelope, ventilation and heating/cooling systems Electricity Saving Audit: Comprehensive audit of electricity use with recommendations to reduce bills Solar Potential Assessment: On-site property assessment of solar options, including photovoltaic and water heating Ventilation Testing: Assessment of your building ventilation and sources of air leakage

Home Builder Canada
Home BUILDER Magazine - the official magazine of the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) - the best-read magazine in Canada's multi-million dollar residential construction industry. Home BUILDER Magazine is published bi-monthly and delivered to 28,000 new homebuilders, renovators, contractors, designers, architects and other hands-on professionals working in residential construction, home improvement from coast-to-coast.

Find Grants and Rebates for Home Improvements in Your Province
Welcome to the most comprehensive website for Canadian grants and rebates for home improvements! On this website you'll find easy-to-access, free information on government grants and rebates for home improvements. We also have valuable how-to guides on saving money while making your home more environmentally-friendly.

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