Here at H. Moore and Son Windows & Doors, we offer a full line and variety of replacement windows and doors for your home. We also offer custom bending of aluminum, and screen repairs. Be it a do-it-yourselfer, a home contractor or a home owner, we've got what you need!
Replacing a window is a great opportunity to jazz up the look of your home. A classic, double-hung window may be just what you have in mind, but there are many alternatives. A bay or bow window opens up a room, inviting the outdoors in. Replace an ordinary window with a garden-style window to wash a room in sunlight. You may be surprised how creative choices enhance the appearance of your home. Companies offer a variety of styles and finishes, and you may even customize the window to match your home's paint colour scheme.
A new entrance system is a great way to add personal style and character to your home. Variety is the spice of life, so whether it be a steel or fibreglass door opening into your entryway, a vinyl sliding patio door off your deck or swinging terrace door opening onto your second story veranda, there is something unique for each and every customer.
There are many ways in which to replace an entry door. Our preferred method is to remove the entire wood frame, door sill and interior/exterior trim of the existing door and start with a fresh, new construction-like opening. Installation includes 1½" wood frame, aluminum sill (including up to 10" in sill extension), liquid foam insulation, new interior select wood trim, aluminum-clad brick mould and jambs for a maintenance free exterior, as well as a Schlage deadbolt and round knob passage set.
What About Energy Efficiency?
We spend millions of dollars every year to heat our homes and businesses. That is why it is so important to understand the role that windows and doors play in how buildings use energy. With heating and cooling costs a big concern among homeowners, consider the thermal dynamics of the windows you choose. Look for the Energy Star label, which indicates compliance with government mandates for energy conservation.
Many consumers are aware of R-Values – a measurement of a product’s resistance to heat loss – and have learned that materials with higher R-Values are more energy efficient. R-values are still widely used within the industry, however, windows are very different from other building products in that they operate, allow light in and allow people to see out. They react to outside air temperatures, sunlight and wind, as well as indoor air temperatures and occupant use. They interact with their environment in ways that insulation does not. Windows are strongly affected by solar radiation and airflow around them yet the R-Value does not accurately reflect this interaction.
Another way (and one of the best ways) in which the energy efficiency of window products can be determined is in terms of thermal transmission, or the U-Factor. U-Factor measures how well a product prevents heat from escaping a building and is particularly important in winter months. U-Factor ratings generally fall between .20 and 1.20. Emissivity is the ability of a product to absorb certain types of energy and radiate that energy through itself and out of a room. The lower the conductivity and emissivity of the glass, the lower that rate of heat loss, thus the lower the U-Factor.
The biggest difference between the U-Factor and R-Value is that the U-Factor measures the rate of heat transfer through window materials, taking into consideration the airflow around the window and the emissivity of the glass, while the R-Value measures conductivity and the resistance to heat loss. Where R-Values rate the energy efficiency of a single component (i.e. the sealed glass unit of a window), U-Factors rate the energy efficiency of the combined materials (i.e. the sealed glass unit, frame material, weather stripping etc.). Because each of these components works together as a unit, the U-Factor is used to indicate the energy efficiency of the entire assembly.