Windows and doors are features in a home that are often overlooked. While both require minimal maintenance, homeowners still need to keep in mind that windows and doors need replacement periodically. If you are renovating your home or building a new residential or commercial property, selecting the right high-quality windows and doors for your needs is critical.

At Milano Windows and Doors, we install replacement windows and exterior doors in Oshawa and offer our clients the best choice based on their needs. We are known for our excellent service and have a long-standing relationship with many of our clients.

When to Consider Replacement Windows

There are several reasons why replacing a window may be necessary. You may be replacing your windows as part of a home improvement project or to promote energy efficiency. In addition to aesthetics, windows provide safety and security. So if a window is not locking correctly, security may be compromised.

The lifespan of a window is typically 10-15 years. If your windows are showing signs of age or distress, like cracks or other defects, condensation or are drafty, it’s time to replace them.

Whatever the reason for replacing them, knowing the types of windows can help you decide the best fit for you.

Casement windows – these are known for energy efficiency and are easy to maintain, making them a favourite choice among Canadians. They are opened and closed using a crank mechanism and come equipped with a weather compression-fit creating a tight seal. These windows are hinged on one side. A fixed casement window is similar to a casement window, with the only difference being that it cannot be opened.
Casement replacement window
Awning windows – these windows are another popular choice and are opened outwards and upwards. They can be left open and promote proper ventilation.
Awning windows Toronto
Slider windows – these can be single and double slider windows. They open inward by sliding the window horizontally. Another type of slider window is the end vent slider window. Since they have a fixed centre window with sliding windows on each side, they are both functional and look great in any home.
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Hung Windows – these types of windows can be either single or double hung windows. They consist of a top part that is stationary, while the bottom part can be slid upwards to open.
Double Hung Windows
Picture windows – these are primarily decorative windows and do not open. They also serve to let in light.
Picture replacement Window

If you need replacement windows, you can count on Milano Windows and Doors for quality work. We have a team of professionals specifically trained on how to measure for replacement windows and will see your project to completion.

Exterior Doors in Oshawa

Similar to windows, exterior doors need to be in good condition to provide security to your home. Moreover, they are the entryway to your home contribute to the aesthetics and theme of your home. We have an array of exterior doors to suit every style. Choose from our selection of steel doors, iron doors, fiberglass doors and wood doors.dark blue front door

Materials Used for Exterior Doors

Depending on your style, personal preferences and budget, the material composition of your exterior door is a decision that will require some insight into the advantages and disadvantages of each material.

  • Fiberglass doors – fiberglass can be stained to give a door the appearance of a wood door but offers the advantage of greater durability. While fiberglass doors tend to cost more upfront, the cost to maintain these types of doors over time is far less than their counterparts
  • Wood doors – up until about 50 years ago, wood was the only material used for doors. Wood doors are aesthetically appealing and give an elegant look to a home. They provide great insulation if maintained well.
  • Steel and iron doors – are durable and are energy efficient because they have excellent insulation properties. They hold up better than other doors in extreme weather conditions, require little maintenance, and are often a preferred choice for schools and commercial buildings.

Patio Doors in Oshawa

One of the favourite features of a home is glass patio doors. They draw attention to your outdoor patio space and usher light into your living space.

new patio doors (2)While patio door repair may be necessary from time to time, patio door replacement may be your best option if repairs are extensive. With several patio door options to choose from, you can never go wrong with one of our choice patio doors. Make your selection of patio door material from vinyl, wood, aluminum/steel or fiberglass, and choose your preferred patio glass option and you will be all set!

Types of patio doors include:

  • Swinging or French patio doors
  • Folding patio doors
  • Sliding patio doors

Milano Windows and Doors are your experts for patio door installation and repair in Oshawa. Whatever your window and door needs are, trust us to get the job done right. We offer triple window glass on window and door installations, and energy-efficient Low-E & Argon. We also offer a financing option with 0% APR!
Contact us today to find out more about our services.