VINYL WINDOW DESIGNS LTD. has continuously worked at improving existing and developing new products. All products are tested thoroughly by our engineering department and through independent testing prior to introduction into the marketplace.
ENERGYSTAR® is a voluntary partnership between National Resource Canada, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the fenestration industry. It is designed to assist consumers in the recognition of energy efficient products and promote the environmental and economic benefits of these products with the ENERGYSTAR® label and other program activities. Find additional information regarding the ENERGYSTAR® program and available products by visiting www.energystar.gov for U.S. Information or for Canadian ENERGYSTAR® information: http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/energystar/.
This label certifies that our products meet the operational and optional thermal performance required by the CSA and are subject to independent inspection to verify manufacturer¹s claims of performance and energy efficiency.
Many of our products are Canadian Standards Association and National Fenestration Ratings Council Certified. When a company tests a window, they often send a specially made unit to achieve the best result. This means that the windows they sell are very unlikely to live up to the performance claims they publish. A certified window means that testing is performed on a production window that is chosen at random by an independent tester.You are assured that the test results are an accurate reflection of the window you purchase and the materials used are the same as those in the test window!
WindowWise™ is a unique program developed by the Siding and Window Dealers Association of Canada. It is a unique program that includes a certified installer who has voluntarily taken extra training for installing high performance products.
All products have been tested and approved to the CSA A440-M98 Window Standard. Windows are tested for air and water penetration as well as undergoing structural testing for wind load deflection. All windows meet strict standards for resistance to forced entry. Multiple tests are performed to create increasingly adverse conditions in order to determine the performance limits of the window.
VWD recognized quickly that there would be a significant benefit in manufacturing custom sized windows if all our equipment was computer driven. When the order is entered in the main computer, the component list is automatically distributed to the cutting machines at production stages for the frame, sash, spacer and glass. This system virtually eliminates all human errors, reduces waste and increases efficiency.
As part of our vision for growth with quality control, every effort has been made to bring the extrusion process "in house". The Windows Design Group includes its own PVC extrusion facility capable of making the most detailed shapes with resin from PolyOne.
Our PolyOne is a superior PVC, With costly additives such as Titanium Dioxide. It is designed for long-term durability as a premium building product. This formulation is completely lead-free to protect homeowners from health hazards.
Our virtually in-house process has allowed VWD to offer a variety of colour options and to provide excellent service and delivery of products that many manufacturers cannot afford to keep in stock.
Wall thickness of every VWD extrusion exceeds the standard set by The Vinyl Institute, A Division of The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.
Congratulations to Mike Montecalvo of Encore Windows of Markham! Mike has just accepted the responsibility of being the President of SAWDAC, the Siding and Window dealers Association of Canada, for the year 2013. SAWDAC is the owner and operator of the excellent Window Wise certified installation program and a strong supporter of the Canadian ENERGY STAR program. Many homeowners get assistance from SAWDAC to resolve issue with installations. In its 25 years, SAWDAC has earned a great reputation and Mike is a wonderful choice to lead this organization!
Vinyl Window Designs Sponsors Canada’s “Black Belt Brothers”!
VWD is pleased to note the success of 15 year old Garet Gauthier and his brother 13 year old Grant. Each has made Team Canada three times. Garet has represented Canada at World Championships in Portugal, Spain and Canada. Grant has represented Canada at World Championships in Spain, USA and Canada. Between them they have three World Championship bronze medals. They are now presently training in hopes to make this year’s team, which will be competing in Italy. They train under World Champion, Brian Brunelle.
As they live right across the border from Michigan, there main circuit is the Michigan Sport Karate Circuit. They have multiple Michigan State Championships, Great Lakes Championships and Grand Championships.
We wish them continued success!
VWD TAKES INDUSTRY LEAD AND FOR THE FOURTH YEAR, IS THE MAJOR SPONSOR OF THE RENO-CONNECT TRAINING CONFERENCE!
Reno-Connect is the only seminar program in Canada offered to help window dealers increase their skill level in their industry. Once again, VWD is providing the keynote speaker as well as speakers for key seminars. In addition, VWD pays the entry fee for over half the attendees. "Consumers deserve salespeople who know their products and know how to communicate well. Even more important, a salesperson needs to know how and when to listen. That's why we support industry wide educational programs", says Fateh Virji, Director of Marketing at VWD. Read More >>>
Stop Spending and Start Investing
VWD authorized dealer H. Moore & Son in Sarnia, with VWD's participation, provided windows for Habitat for Humanity. They also supplied doors at cost and provided installation of windows, doors and siding at no cost! Thank you H. Moore for being such great members of your community!
What is happening to government grants?
While the USA government is renewing its commitment to promoting energy conservation through its continuation of its 30/30 grant program, the Canadian government has announced the end of its EcoEnergy sponsorship. As of April 27, 2010 some of the provincial programs, such as Ontario's '$40 per opening' grant, are still in place, so it is important that you clarify with your VWD whether or not you qualify for any funding for your window project. Learn more
Long time VWD employee Joe Quatela takes responsibility for Barrie, Ontario regional dealer support.
VWD TAKES INDUSTRY LEAD AND FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW IS THE MAJOR SPONSOR OF THE RENO-CONNECT TRAINING CONFERENCE!
Reno-Connect is the only seminar program in Canada offered to help window dealers increase their skill level in their industry. Once again, VWD is providing the keynote speaker as well as speakers for key seminars. In addition, VWD pays the entry fee for over half the attendees. "We want the entire industry, not just our dealers, to take advantage of this program so part of our support is to make a better program and part is the make it easy for our customers to attend," says Lino D'Uva, Vice President of VWD. Read More >>>
VWD chosen by international trade organization.