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The best selection of doors and windows in Cold Lake. Quality products. Professional installation. Fair prices.
No, you don’t have to choose. You can have it all with NorthTech Windows and Doors, the most experienced windows and doors company in town.
If you’re planning to raise the curb appeal value of your Cold Lake home or simply trying to make your home more beautiful, the most drastic improvement you can achieve with your home is new windows. Replacement windows offer more inside light, a cleaner look inside and out, and an updated modern or vintage style depending on your goals. On top of that, your energy bill will be lower.
The most common material Cold Lake residents choose for windows is vinyl. They’re relatively inexpensive compared to other windows, come in almost any style your heart desires, are amongst the most energy efficient constructions, are very durable, and require very little maintenance. This combination can’t be beat.
It’s tough to know exactly when it’s time to replace your home’s windows, but there are certain signs to watch out for.
Replacement vinyl windows are very energy efficient and will successfully lower your energy bills year after year. With our professional installation, new windows will prevent condensation and drafts, and offer a whole new level of soundproofing. Of course, they’ll also provide you with that sought-after New Home look and feel.
If you’re looking for windows or doors to compliment your home or simply wish to replace outdated ones, NorthTech Windows and Doors can help. We are your one-stop window and door shop for beautiful windows and doors that stand up to our harsh Canadian climate.
We can create custom windows for any space that are not only practical but energy efficient and stylish. For more information about the installation of our energy efficient awnings and how they can create the perfect ventilation system for your home, contact us today.
We provide window replacement and exterior door installation for new construction as well as existing residential projects in Edmonton and the surrounding area.
All windows and doors come with comprehensive warranties against manufacturers’ defects and are installed by skilled installers with years of experience behind them.
We try to make sure clients’ satisfaction by implementing quality control and regular check along with employing experts who are capable of expediting orders with the immense dedication of details.
“My wife and I have recently purchased a 20 year old home and were prepared to do some renovations before the move in day. One of our close friends recommended NorthTech and we couldn't be happier with the services. The windows and doors designs are modern and top quality. A job well done everyone!”
“I highly recommend NorthTech for any of your windows and doors services. We had 4 windows and a sliding patio door replaced in our cottage home and they did an amazing job at a very reasonable price. The team was professional, courteous and communicated with us from start to finish as to the timeline of the job. An excellent company all around!”
“I've dealt with a handful of windows and doors companies in Dawson Creek but nothing beats NorthTech. They do everything exactly as promised and have some of the most unique designs out there. A solid 10/10 for sure!”
“My husband and I have been living in our home for over 10 years, but began to notice sun overheating our windows during the spring and summer seasons. We knew right away that it was time to change up our style and choose a reputable company in the Edmonton area who could get the job done. NorthTech not only saved us, but provided some of the most professional services we've ever experienced. Bravo everyone!”
“Our new bay and bow windows are exceptional! I'm so glad that the team suggested such a fabulous option for our master bedroom. Two thumbs up!!”
“Highly impressed from beginning to end. The consultation was effortless and they really listen to your needs and demands. The installation team was clean and efficient. They installed 14 windows in no time! I highly recommend them for any of your windows and doors replacements.”
For the convenience of our customers and homeowners throughout Alberta & British Columbia NorthTech proudly serves all of the areas highlighted below.
Our business goal has remained the same for years - deliver the best value possible to our customers. That means manufacturing high quality products and selling and installing them for the fairest price in the industry.
Our team of professionals have extensive experience in the industry and strive on installing and replacing your windows and doors with cleanliness and care from start to finish.
We understand that each customer has their own unique set of needs, considerations, and questions they need addressed. We take the time to understand what you want to accomplish and then we use this information to present you with a number of viable solutions that make sense for your home.
All of our windows and doors have the Energy Star seal and provide maximum home insulation. Our products are energy-efficient and also feature advanced structural designs, high quality sealing systems and stunning styles – specially equipped to withstand any Canadian climate.
Our craftsmanship is why we can offer one of the best warranties in the industry. We trust the quality of our products because we manufacture our products with the highest standards for years to come.
There are just a few things you’ll want to plan for: 1. Someone must be home to let our installers into your home. 2. Make space available in your driveway if at all possible so our driver can park close to your house. 3. Clear furniture from the area near the location where your new windows and doors will be installed. Our installers will be happy to help you upon their arrival if you’re unable to clear the area beforehand, but we cannot be held responsible for any damages. 4. Remove all window treatments from the windows including blinds, shades, curtains, etc. 5. Turn off security systems if applicable.
Measure the width between the side jambs at the top, middle and bottom. Measure all the way to the jamb and both sides and the middle and record the smallest measurement. Your objective is to buy a window that fits within that opening.
If you are deciding which new home window styles you are wanting to have installed, you may want to look at the different costs of each window style beforehand. Window replacement costs on average $280 to $750 per window installed based on the window type and additional features.
There are five key elements to look for: 1. Do you see moisture, condensation or fog between the panes of glass? If so, you probably have a seal failure. 2. Is your furniture or carpet faded from the sun's ultraviolet rays coming through the window? If so, you probably do not have Low-E glass that blocks the sun's harmful rays. 3. Do you have windows rated for your climate? Cold Canadian climates require higher ER ratings to increase energy-efficiency. 4. Do you struggle to open, close, or lock your windows? Poor operation means the window structure is weak and failing. 5. Do you see peeling or rotting wood around the window frame? If so, it’s time for a replacement.
Vinyl windows are a common and affordable type of window to install in your home. How do you decide whether to replace your old windows? Learn your options, relative cost and effectiveness of repairs, and how to judge whether a window should be saved or thrown away.
The NorthTech warranty covers 100% of both parts and labor. All you have to do is give us a call. We’ll come over and fix the issue with no questions and no hassles.
Cold Lake residents tend to put off window replacement. Winter months are vicious and it feels inconvenient to have open windows for any length of time. Summer months are too appealing, with time better spent working on DIY projects outside or relaxing at the cottage with friends and family
The truth of the matter is that the longer you put things off the more you’ll be paying on inflated energy bills AND replacing your windows really doesn’t take that long.
We mentioned a list of good reasons to replace your windows a little earlier. It can be all of these, one of these, or any combination. Whatever drives you, it’s always a good idea to let us know. This empowers us to understand what your vision is, to help you choose the products that match that dream, and plan for perfect installation.
Comparing your different window options is important. A subtle change in style or material can drastically change the overall outcome. It’s also common for homeowners to have difficulty envisioning the big picture. Looking at a single window could look beautiful but placed next to several other windows ends up looking like a jail cell. This is where our decades of combined experience comes in handy.
There are many DIY projects that are easy enough for a homeowner to execute with professional precision. Window installation is not one of those projects. A slight misstep could result in the outside weather making its way indoors. This could happen almost immediately or become an increasingly worse problem as the months pass. A professional installation expert with proven experience is the only way to go.
We’re aware of all the potential inconveniences that come along with window installation, and have the experience needed to avoid or at least minimize it. We use a combination of advance preparation and intentional consideration during the installation process to make sure that you barely notice we’re there.
Hiring a window installer from online classifieds or a “handy neighbour” is risky business. As mentioned above there’s a high potential of getting it wrong, and we all know the cost of having to do things twice. When choosing your installer, don’t just look for experience. Look for a company with a great reputation which is insured and accredited.
First impression matters and when it comes to your home, that happens at the door. A proper entrance way should invite people on and carry the properties of strength and security. It should keep the weather out, just as it should unwanted guests. It should open and close with ease and follow the same aesthetic theme as the rest of your home. NorthTech Windows and Doors knows how to make this happen.
Choosing exterior doors requires the ability to balance design and functionality. As a homeowner, you want your door to provide security. You want it to provide shelter from the outside weather, and you want it to possess the feeling of solid construction. You also want it to look great and raise the level of your home’s curb appeal.
NorthTech Windows and Doors sell and install the very best windows and doors that Cold Lake has to offer. We offer great prices, expert knowledge, and professional installation. To make the first step easy – contact us today – we also add 0% financing, product warranties, and free in-home consultations and estimates.