By: Michelle Hopkins for Luxury Living Magazine
When Stacey Anderson purchased a 1987 split-level home in Hawkwood, she knew that windows and some of the doors had to be replaced. All were original and many of the windows had condensation between the panes of glass, allowing for heat to escape during winter.
“I actually had five different window and door companies come into our home to give us quotes,” says Stacey, “Rusco Industries wasn’t the cheapest, but we were so impressed by their knowledge, by the fact that they listened to our concerns and gave us solutions to our issues.”
She went on t say that Dave (David McDonald, Manager, Rusco Industries Calgary Ltd.) was willing to explore ideas and work with her vision.
“Dave seemed to know more about window styles and designs that the others we spoke to,” she says.
In the end, Stacey is thrilled with how her new windows, window frames and doors transformed the look of her home.
“They look amazing… in fact, my neighbour has window and door envy.” she quips, adding Rusco went above and beyond. “My neighbour was so impressed she said to me ‘I wish I had known about Rusco.’ Also, our installer was professional, so friendly and made us feel like we were a priority.”
Thinking of replacing your windows? You’re not alone. Many homeowners are concerned about the efficiency (or lack there of) of their windows. As Dave McDonald says: “If you are sitting next to a window, and you’re feeling a draft and cold, and your energy bills are high, it’s usually your windows”
He suggests homeowners walk around their home to make sure the wood window frames are solid, not chipped or showing signs of peeling paint, as moisture can get in resulting in deterioration. In addition, ensure your windows are well sealed and caulked. If your windows do need replacing, Dave has the following suggestions: Buy from a reputable supplier, purchase renovation quality grade windows (initially, they might cost more but in the long run, you will never have to replace them again), and finally, ensure the warranty is transferable should you sell your home down the road.
“Make sure the installers are professionally trained and certified,” adds Dave.
With more than six decades in Calgary, Rusco Industries is a multiple award-winning leaded in the industry. This family-run company is where Calgarians go to purchase and install top of the line windows, doors, siding & sunrooms on everything from single family homes to condos, to commercial buildings.
“Our windows keep the heat out in the summer and keep the heat in during the wainter,” says Dave, adding all windows, including the window seals, and doors have a lifetime guarantee.
Rusco Industries’ windows are approved and certified by the nationally recognized Window Wise – a replacement window quality assurance program designed to give homeowners peace of mind that its window replacements and installations will last.
Rusco is one of the most experienced renovators in the business. Its quality renovation services and attention to detail ensures they transform your home into the one you always envisioned.
“Our workmanship will stand the test of time, ensuring that your home will stay beautiful for years to come,” adds Dave.
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