Windows and doors are engineered penetrations of your building structure’s envelope and play a huge part in how residential and commercial properties function and look aesthetically. Windows and doors control how air gets in and out of a structure, how light enters, provides safety and security features, and finally plays a key decorative role in both the interior and exterior of the structure.
Most windows and doors should last 15 to 25 years, depending on the material and installation method. However, if not maintained, windows and doors can fail prematurely as evidenced from condensation, water infiltration, warping, cracking or even mould spores, not to mention the lost energy in heating and cooling. Repairs are sometimes possible depending on the severity of the damage through caulking replacement programs or other partial component replacement, which can extend the life of the windows and doors in certain cases. However, in the cases of a major failure of key components and operating mechanisms, replacing them is the most practical and cost-effective solution, even though it might not seem like it at the time.
Installation of windows and doors by experienced professionals is critical. Poorly or improperly installed windows and doors can lead to voiding of warranties, potential liabilities, decreased lifespan and overall poor performance. Build Max has over 20+ years as a General Contractor completing both large and small residential and commercial window and door projects throughout the GTA from $5,000 to $5M, which is a serious consideration when selecting the pedigree and capability of a Contractor for such an important project.