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Technology & Standards
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.

Energy Star Instructions

The following installation instructions are offered as a general guide only and do not replace site specific requirements. Always follow local building code requirements. VWD subscribes to CSA-A440.4 installation instructions as well as Window Wise in Canada. Your installation should meet all of these standards. Continuing to this link indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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A Quality Installation

201BMJ Installation DiagramDownload PDF
Installation With 3/8" PlugDownload PDF
Installation of a Bay WindowDownload PDF
Window Installation GuideDownload PDF
Storm Door Installation InstructionsDownload PDF

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2015 ENERGY STAR Promoter of the year - VWD's 5th national ENERGY STAR award!

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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/.

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Canadian Standards Association

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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.

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Testing and Certification

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.

Specification 100M CDN USA 01MAY17

Specification 100MR CDN USA 02MAY17

Specification 150M CDN USA 02MAY17

Specification 201 CDN USA 01MAY17

Specification 210C CDN USA 01MAY17

Specification 300 CDN USA 02MAY17

Specification 301 CDN USA 02MAY17

Specification 303VS 303BMJ CDN USA 01MAY17

Specification 402 CDN USA 02MAY17

Specification 452 CDN USA 01MAY17

Specification 452R CDN USA 02MAY17

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State of The Art Equipment

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.

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Superior PVC

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.

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Vinyl Window Design's Sponsors Canada's "Karate Kid"!
Garet's Recent Success

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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!

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.
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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

The Win-door North America Show, which began Tuesday in Toronto...
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Long time VWD employee Joe Quatela takes responsibility for Barrie, Ontario regional dealer support.

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.
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VWD chosen by international trade organization.
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North York, ON, Canada
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