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A great window is considered great only if it is installed properly. We’ve seen that homeowners overlook the installation process. At Countryside Renovations, we’ve been installing windows for over 30 years, so you will never have to worry about improper installations. Our window installers serve Calgary and surrounding areas and are a recommended choice in the local area. Here are a few windows we install:

Vinyl Windows

With the wide choice of vinyl windows in the market, it may be hard to compare and choose a suitable one. We’ve installed many windows and know what will suit your home. We use high-quality hardware that will last for many years. Thick vinyl (PVC) windows are easy to install because they are perfectly rigid, the frame and sash are meant to stay and each window is custom built to suit the exterior of your home. Feel free to read more about how we install windows. Vinyl windows are known for:

  • High-quality PVC – Poor quality PVC can soften and may not last long due to the sun and wind. Our PVC manufacturer uses a tested formula that resists any impact and does not allow the PVC to flake, crack, discolour or blister. We give it a semi-gloss, low porosity finish to make it maintenance-free.
  • Profile strength and design – A window’s profile is important to measure its performance. Our window profiles are multi-chambered for thermal insulation, resistance to leakage, proper drainage and strength. Built with a thick PVC and double walls allows resistance to warping. These windows are fusion welder to look attractive and to eliminate the use of adhesives and sealants, thus resulting in a 100% airtight and watertight surface.
  • Frame depth – Our window frames are 3.25” deep and we do not use an extended jamb to compensate.
  • Jamb extensions – We use a structurally reinforced jamb instead of vinyl-clad foam because the latter can dent easily.
  • Sealing system – The sealing feature also adds to your vinyl window’s performance.
    • We ensure maximum wind and water resistance by glazing our windows with two-sided tape, and the seals on either side are designed to accommodate the tape. Then they are sealed with silicone.
    • Every window is fitted with a warm-edge spacer because they are less conductive than metal spacers and also help avoid heat loss and the forming of condensation. This is important because condensation can affect the view and cause damage to the frames, curtains, paint, drywall and windowsills.
    • The seals contain two seals in one and can withstand wind of 325km.

All these features are great to give you a beautifully finished window that will last the test of time, with no maintenance and help you save on your energy bills.

Casement and Awning

The history of casement windows dates back to the 17th century where they were one of the most widely used windows. After the introduction of the sash (moveable panel), single and double-hung windows became the popular choice.


The 20th century witnessed the introduction of materials like vinyl and aluminum, and the development of better hardware and sliders. Today, casement, single and double-hung windows are once again, becoming a popular choice due to new technology.

  • Casement windows – These windows are widely used because they are adaptable to any décor – whether rustic or traditional. Some advantages are:
    • When closed, the sash helps form an airtight seal and also cancels outer noise.
    • The triple catch mechanism makes it very easy to open and close.
    • The entire window area opens, thus offering more ventilation.
    • The locking mechanism provides better security as it cannot be accessed with a pry bar.
    It is important to ensure that the sash is not too large or heavy, or the hardware is not heavy duty because this can cause the casement windows to sag under their own weight. This affects problems with air tightness, longevity and operation.
  • Fixed or panoramic windows - Sometimes referred to as fixed casements, these windows are often used as a complement to awning or casement windows, or for shapes that are not rectangular. Typically, when there are two or more windows fitted together, only one can be opened while the others remain fixed. These windows are beneficial because:
    • They can be fabricated into more than a simple shape
    • They are most airtight as they are non-opening
    • Available in energy-efficient styles
    Casement windows work well when installing bay and bow windows.
  • Awning windows – Awning windows are similar to casement windows and can provide the same level of energy efficiency. They are also excellent for ventilation. The major differences are that awning windows can remain open in the rain and they open horizontally instead of vertically.

Bay & Bow

These windows create a panoramic view instead of a one-directional view. Bay windows have three panels whereas bow windows have four or more equally-sized panels that form an arc shape. The more the panels, the more the arc-like shape. Bay windows tend to protrude further than bow windows. These windows are a common choice for dining rooms, kitchens, living rooms and areas where outside light is desired such as a bedroom. Often a built-in window seat is added when bay windows are installed to create a cozy place to enjoy reading a book. 


Having one large picture window has an advantage because you can use any combination of double-hung, casement, fixed windows for an improved appearance and ventilation. They also create more space, allowing light to enter your home from many directions. While these windows involve more cost, especially if a built-in seat is included, they can increase the market value of your home. It can be difficult to install some window treatments, but adding built-in blinds can help overcome this problem.

Double Hung & Sliding Windows

Hung windows are available as double-hung and single-hung windows. However, they are both referred to as double hung. The difference between them is that single-hung windows have one movable sash while double hung have two sashes at the bottom. This creates more options for ventilation, but makes the window less energy-efficient as there is no fixed sash. Single hung windows are less expensive to purchase. 


With the invention of the sash, hung windows became popular in the 17th century and are still popular among traditionally-designed homes. 


They are a good choice for confined areas or beside a walkway, deck or patio because they don’t open in or out like awning or casement windows. Also, they are not subject to distorting under their own weight unlike casement.

Sliding windows are hung windows turned sideways and have sash panels just like double hung windows. They are commonly used in basements where window openings are wider than they are taller. These windows are cost-effective and do not require high-end opening/closing hardware. However, they are not a popular choice because they close with friction fit resulting in worn out weatherstripping that can cause water and air penetration. Also, they are not as aesthetically appealing as casement and hung windows but rather, they are chosen for their low cost.

Basement & Egress

An egress window is essential for any room that does not have a door leading outside or does not have a sprinkler system. Usually basement and bedroom windows are treated with egress windows because most other rooms have enough egress or access to an external door. 


Due to space constraints, sliding windows are a great choice as they maximize the openable area. Have a look at the 2006 Alberta Building Code and Alberta Health Services to help you choose the right window for all egress windows in your home.

2006 Alberta Building Code - 9.7.1.2. Bedroom Windows

Except where the suite faces the sprinklers, each bedroom or combination bedroom shall have at least one outside window or exterior door that can be opened from the inside without the use of key, tools or special knowledge and without the removal of sashes or hardware.

The window referred to in previous sentence shall:

  • Provide an unobstructed opening of not less than 0.35 m² in area with no dimension less than 380 mm, and
  • Maintain the required opening during an emergency without the need for additional support.

If the window referred above is provided with security bars, the security bars shall be made to open from the inside without the use of any tools or special knowledge.

2006 Alberta Building Code - 9.7.1.3. Window Opening into a Window-Well

  • Where a window required in Article 9.7.1.2. opens into a window-well, a clearance of not less than 550 mm shall be provided in front of the window.
  • Where the sash of a window referred to in Sentence (1) swings towards the window well, the operation of the sash shall not reduce the clearance in a manner that would restrict escape in an emergency.
  • Where a protective enclosure is installed over the window well referred to in Sentence (1), the enclosure shall be openable from the inside without the use of keys, tools or special knowledge of the opening mechanism.

Alberta Health Services

It is not enough if the dimensions of the rough opening are measured. The unobstructed opening between the window components such as jams, sashes and opening mechanisms must be measured. 

Windows should be easy to operate and openable. A window that needs to be adjusted to incorporate these steps will not be acceptable. This would include units that “slide-and-tilt,” pop-up, unclip from two or more locations, detach-and-remove, etc.

Full vent inswing awning, casement and slider are windows that meet the requirements of the Minimum Housing and Health Standards and the Alberta Building Code.

Hoppers and awning types are not preferred for bedrooms.

Custom Colours & Authentic Window Stain

How about something other than beige or white coloured vinyl windows? It used to be that having your windows painted would cause the vinyl to soften, deteriorate and distort because the paint would absorb excess heat. Also, the paint was prone to peeling and voided the manufacturer’s warranty. 

Now all that’s changed! With the use of formulated infrared-cured and water based paint developed by our manufacturer, you can have your windows painted in almost any colour. Some other features are:

  • Durability and flexibility
  • High elasticity that can adapt to any temperature
  • Resistance to abrasion and outstanding adhesion
  • Pigmentation technology that is designed to minimize heat gain and absorb less solar radiation
  • Low in VOCs
  • These finishes do not affect the manufacturer’s warranty as this technology was developed by the manufacturer.

If you’d like to give your windows an authentic look and feel of a wood finish, choose DOUBLENATURE® - a unique patented finish developed by the engineers at P.H. Tech. It creates an authentic-looking wood stain and wood-like texture without compromising your warranty. It is a great option if you’re looking for the low maintenance and energy-efficiency of vinyl, but like the look and feel of wood. DOUBLENATURE®is ideal for exterior and interior of vinyl windows and sliding patio doors.

Window Replacement

If you need to replace your windows but have questions regarding any additional structural work, getting bigger windows, the cost, time to complete and matching your interior or exterior décor, we’re here to answer them all. At Countryside Renovation, we’ve worked on many installation projects and can explain the entire process to set your mind at ease. We take everything into account to avoid encountering any problems during the project. If you don’t need to enlarge your windows, there won’t be structural work involved. We have a 10-step replacement process:

  • When you call us, you’ll speak with Richard (our owner) who will assess your situation and make sure we’re able to help.
  • We’ll schedule a no-obligation consultation with our sales consultant who will answer all your questions in detail and provide their suggestions. As a part of our discussion, we’ll also cover options for window casing, make sure your blinds will fit the new windows and other factors that can impact the exterior and interior.
  • Once your questions are answered, we’ll price the job fairly and provide a firm quote – not an estimate. You won’t find us coming back with an extra charge that we did not anticipate.
  • You can take all the time you need before deciding to proceed with the project because we don’t believe in pressure sales.
  • Once you’ve made your decision, we’ll ask you to sign a contract, but you will still have the legal right to change your mind within 10 days.
  • We will not ask you for a deposit because that’s not our policy. For us, business relationships are based on trust where you trust us to do a great job, and we trust you to pay us when we’re done and you’re happy.
  • After you sign the contract, our owner Richard will visit you to look over the job and make sure nothing was missed or overlooked. If you have any questions or want to make any changes, you can let us know.
  • When the windows are ready for installation, we’ll work around your schedule. We can accommodate mornings, afternoons, or evenings, as we don’t work weekends.
  • Finally, we’ll be there as promised to complete the installation and if we can’t make it for any reason, we’ll let you know in advance. Most installations can be carried out in 2-3 days with minimal disruption and almost no mess left behind.
  • Once the installation is done and you're satisfied, we’ll collect our money and look forward to hearing what most of our customers have said, “I can’t believe I waited this long to replace my windows.”

Are you renovating your home and need new windows? It is imperative you talk to us first because your windows need to be replaced at the right time during your project. If you move any windows or change openings, then the windows should be done first. In addition to windows and doors, we can help you with other renovation services such as adding decks, siding, roofing and more.

Window Installation

It is important to select the right product for your home along with having it installed properly. Window installations done right will ensure there are no air or water leaks that can affect the durability of the product. Every project we take on, we provide first-class installation and carry out the work with minimal disruption to your home. For every job, we will:

  • Use a thick rolled carpet instead of ordinary drop sheets and keep your floor protected from dropped tools and scratches and dents.
  • Cover all furniture that can get dusty or even move them out of the room if necessary.
  • Protect your valuables. We will advise you if paintings or fragile items must be removed from walls or shelves.
  • We are partners with Aurora Limited
Aurora windows

Window installers can do a great job especially when they’re working with a high-quality product. Windows that do not meet the quality standards are screwed in from the back at an angle, held in place with only a few screws, and require a lot of effort to get them straight.

Windows from Countryside Renovations require none of that. They are made from a heavier vinyl that does not bend and are held in place by a notch around the whole perimeter of the window. This helps to make sure the windows are installed straight. Once they’re in place, we completely fill the cavity around the windows with foam insulation to ensure there’s no movement.

Interior: Preparing the Casing

Paint-grade Casing - Prior to installation, we’ll prime your casing and fill the nail holes. You can then provide light sanding and put on one coat of paint.


Wood Casing - Installing unfinished wood can be harder to deal with after the fact. We will pre-stain the casing to your colour choice before it’s installed leaving only a few tiny nail holes visible. If you don’t care for the appearance, you can fill the holes and put on another coat of stain.

Exterior: No Old School Methods

When windows are installed with a nailing fin or flange for a new construction, it may seem easier. However, it leaves a gap and builders use capping to cover up which is an old school technique. Instead, we change the entire frame, not just the window. Doing it this way requires us to be extremely accurate in our measurements. We use a brick mold that’s attached to the vinyl of the window allowing your unit to fit in perfectly, with no capping, thus minimizing air and water penetration. 


Clean Up
As with any renovation work, you’re going to have some dust. But, in order to leave you with a clean space and enjoy the new look/addition in your home, we will vacuum your floors; clean the windows, inside and out so they’re spotless, wipe the windowsills, and clean up all debris. 


If we’ve moved anything before we started work, we’ll move it back.
We try to leave your home as clean as it was when we arrived. You will have brand new windows, and it’s like the window installation never happened.

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Not sure what style of window will suit your home? We can help you with that and answer all your questions.

Information

Countryside Renovations

Site 6 Box 42 RR 1

De Winton, AB

T0L 0X0

PHONE: 403-815-6510

EMAIL: richard@countryside-windows.ca

Hours

Monday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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Okotoks and area

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High River and area

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