10 Benefits of BuildMart Windows
Here at Buildmart, we are a family business specializing in supplying and installing high-quality windows and doors in the Ottawa area for the last 16+ years.
We work with top manufacturers in Canada to source the best product on the market.
Our double- and triple-pane windows are ENERGY STAR certified and qualify for all applicable energy rebates in the City of Ottawa and the province of Ontario, including the Canada Greener Homes HER+ Grant developed in partnership with Enbridge Gas.
Buildmart windows are energy-efficient and they instantly improve the look of your home and provide ultimate comfort for decades to come, with virtually no maintenance needed.
We do it right, once and for all. We source quality windows and send out our experienced teams to perform quality installations of your new windows. Installation can literally make or break your beautiful new windows and we pride ourselves on the high quality of our work. And you can ask any one of our many happy clients in the Ottawa area.
Buildmart windows are special, and a great investment for your home, whether you are updating your heritage home or designing a custom new build and looking to add more value. Here are 10 benefits of our windows:
True triple-glazed windows: superior performance
Many triple-glazed windows on the market are actually only ⅞” of an inch wide, which is great but can be better to reap more benefits. For example, the triple-pane (triple-glazed) windows we sell of the slider and hung type are 1″ ¼ inches wide. Our awning, casement, picture, and casement fixed windows are 1-⅜”.
Triple-glazed window insulation
This additional window profile width means that the window panes have more room for inert gases, such as Argon and Krypton. Inert gases mean better insulation capabilities of your windows, where the cold stays outside and the heat stays inside in the winter, and inversely the windows help keep the AC inside and the heatwave temperatures outside in the Ottawa summer. Better insulation also means lower energy bills for you! Plus, Low E-film coating on our windows is designed specially to let in light from the outside, but not the heat from the sun’s rays.
These triple-glazed windows can have an energy rating of up to 48, one of the highest on the market today. And, did you know that some of our windows provide more insulating properties than a wall?! Window technology has come a long way in recent years, and we are proud to provide such a modern energy-efficient product.
Top-quality window hardware
Our windows feature ROTO Hardware, which manufactures top-quality windows and doors hardware popular both in Europe and North America. ROTO Hardware guarantees an effortless and seamless opening and closing of the window. It only makes sense to complement our high-quality windows and installations with top-of-the-line window hardware too!
ROTO is known for its safe mechanical multi-point lock systems keeping you secure in your own home. ROTO’s Tilt&Turn hardware is also the world’s biggest-selling system of its kind, for both windows and balcony doors. When you buy windows and doors outfitted with customizable ROTO hardware, you know you are getting security, design, durability, and ease of use. Just like our windows, the hardware is flexible to be tailored to your and your home’s unique design and needs.
Sufficient window support
Dual arm hardware on our casement windows allows for oversized window manufacturing of up to 38 by 78 inches! This capability gives great customizing options to fit any home design and an oversized window can provide lots of natural light in the home or let you have a better view.
But a window also does not need to be oversized to benefit from sufficient window support. The proper structural integrity and technical performance of our windows make them one of the most durable options on the market, keeping you safe from intruders, both human and in the form of drafts, humidity, and condensation!
With heavy rainfalls in Ottawa, it’s key to ensure your windows are properly insulated and reinforced. Plus, the correct structure of the window will keep it straight in your home and require less maintenance or “straightening out” which can occur in older homes or with lower-quality products or installations.
Multi-point locks with a corner drive
Our windows feature a secure three-point lock system with a top corner reinforcement, which helps the top corner stay in place, improves security, and also reduces infiltration of outside air.
Sleep peacefully at night knowing your windows are protecting you and your home. This multi-point lock system also helps provide peace of mind if you go on vacation or a work trip. In fact, all our windows come with this safety feature by default.
The top corner reinforcement also helps keep your window structurally sound for decades to come, so you can expect the frame to stay just as it is on the very first day you got your windows — no warping here!
Thicker profile, reinforced window
Our windows have a 7-10% thicker PVC profile than competitors’ windows. Add to that a multi-chamber design and reinforcements throughout, and you will see how our windows have superior structural performance — the frame is more rigid and doesn’t bend or twist.
When compared to the industry average, our STAGE windows truly demonstrate a new approach to hardware and efficiency. You will see a 7% to 10% thicker PVC profile for all windows of the picture, awning, and casement fixed type.
The thicker PVC profile is specially engineered for triple-glazed glass which is heavier and gives you the option of installing a larger window to maximize the natural light in your home or opting for a modern contemporary home design.
Enhanced weather stripping
Our windows have a double weather-stripping system and an additional brush with vinyl linen on the sash, which protects your home from the infiltration of water or cold air, always maintaining a comfortable temperature inside.
In the harsh Ottawa climate, this is especially important. Plus, hidden drain holes on all our windows allow for more water drainage when it rains. Not interfering with the design, this lowers the risk of water infiltration and maintains a clean-cut look.
Virgin vinyl windows
The virgin vinyl material that BuildMart windows are made from prevents the fading of colour and warping over time. We don’t use any recycled or reground vinyl with additives in our windows to maintain strong structural integrity. Virgin vinyl also withstands exposure to direct sunlight better.
We are proud to offer the best material for your new windows on the market today. Virgin vinyl ensures your windows will last you for decades to come, with little to no maintenance needed. Simply wipe down the frame with a soapy washcloth and your windows will look brand new!
Additional steel reinforcement and extra sealing on mulled windows
Multi-glass window units (mulled windows) come with a steel reinforcement bar inside the frame, and steel reinforcement plates on top of the frame. This keeps the window straight over time with minimal to no adjustments needed and increases the security of the window.
Plus, all our window styles feature true multi-chamber design, which also improves sound insulation, reduces the risk of warping, and contributes to superior structural performance and integrity.
Push down the window screen
Our casement windows come outfitted with a push-down screen — it’s super easy to take out and put back in when you are doing spring cleaning and want to wash your windows. No more struggling with trying to fit every corner of the screen in the window while the others pop out!
This is a feature called a screen groove port design. BuildMart Windows are designed especially for awning and casement windows, the screen port gives you the price fit of the push-down screen.
Variety of colours, styles, trims, and finishes
Our STAGE windows come in 12+ different colour options, from classic white to rich brown, historical emerald green, and timeless black. Plus, you can customize a variety of interior and exterior finishes such as the hardware, which is available in 5 different colours. With our windows, you can also customize the brickmoulds, grills to match your architectural preferences, casings, and jambs which give you the option to add decorative mitered corner casings or rosettes. For bathrooms, you can choose a privacy glass and you can even change its colour!
Every window is paint-to-order for your design specifications and made custom-to-order for your specific size requirements.
Thanks to these 10 benefits, we can safely say Buildmart windows are the top vinyl windows on the market today! What windows style and colour will you choose? We are so excited to see what you will come up with and how much you will love your new windows in your home. Contact us to get a quote, including an energy rebate assessment.
For a limited time, you can upgrade your double-glazed windows from us to a triple-glazed set for free!
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