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Yes, the warehouse behind our Terrebonne store is always stocked. On top of current models, we have freshly manufactured, made-to-measure windows and doors never installed for various reasons: measurement errors, doorknob holes cut into the wrong side, or the wrong colour. These products are sold at a reduced price since they only have a single flaw different from the order specifications.
Maybe you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for, who knows?
Yes, despite not displaying all-aluminum windows on our website, we sell and install windows manufactured by our sister company Altek Windows & Doors — the all-aluminum window specialists.
We manufacture them, but we don’t recommend them. Even if you leave your 3-season chalet or cottage untouched in winter, you still use it throughout the rest of the year, especially in summer. A door with a single glass pane is not Energy Star efficient and takes in a lot of unwanted summer heat. Even a small difference in temperature between the inside and outside risks causing humidity and consequently window condensation, which is why we always recommend installing doors with Low-E energy-efficient glass.
When people ask for the standard patio door price, they typically want to know which is the most affordable. We sell plenty of basic models in standard sizes (5 or 6 feet across), but we also manufacture made-to-measure patio doors.
For standard patio door prices EXCLUDING installation, you can contact our Vimat Terrebonne warehouse store, which always has some in stock.
For standard patio door prices INCLUDING installation, since prices vary, ask a representative in store or at home to have your installation needs evaluated. Remember, in addition to our product warranty, our installations are guaranteed for up to 10 years.
Often, swapping out old windows for new ones comes with condensation because they are more airtight. Contrary to popular belief, window condensation is not caused by windows but by the degree of indoor humidity. In recent years, air exchanger installations have increased as new windows and doors have started to have a tighter fit—all the better since their efficiency lowers energy demand for heating and air conditioning. If you’ve only encountered humidity problems after swapping out your windows, it’s because your house was leaking air and ventilated naturally.
Here are some tips on lowering indoor humidity in your house:
- Turn on your kitchen range hood while cooking, and only boil as much water as needed.
- Turn on your bathroom exhaust fan when you bathe or shower.
- Time your shower and bath times.
- Avoid drying clothes indoors.
- Ensure your laundry dryer expels humidity outside.
- Do not dry firewood indoors or in your basement.
- Increase air circulation by opening window drapes and blinds.
For more detailed information, read our complete article on the subject.
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