Looking for a renovation and remodeling contractor in Nanaimo, Victoria, Duncan, Port Alberni, Courtenay, Parksville, Campbell River, Powell River or the Sunshine Coast? Looking for vinyl decking, a new patio cover or railings, some new siding and soffits or those long ovedue vinyl windows Modern can help. Please see the individual product pages for more information on renovating your home's exteriors.
Modern can quickly and easily convert and renovate old wood or aluminum windows into brand new vinyl windows.With literally 1000's of installs under our belt our experienced sales people teamed up with our professional installers make for a dedicated team who goes out of their way to make sure your window upgrade is worry free with little to no disruption to you and your family.
Up to 35% of your home's heat loss can be attributed to old wood or old aluminum windows are typically the main heat loss culprits. New Modern Energy Star Vinyl Windows are the perfect replacement window for your home. Beside being a highly energy efficient, cost effective solution we offer a multitude of opening styles (Casement, Awnings and Sliders) and window types ("Renovation" or "Nail-on") to best suit your needs.
Vinyl Renovation Windows
The installation of a Renovation Window (also known as a “Rebate Window”) allows you to upgrade your older home’s wood or aluminum windows without having to cut into the building envelope of your home. The install method sees the glass and inner structure of your current windows removed but leaves the perimeter of your existing window intact. The new windows are inserted overtop of this existing frame and then secured into place. Insulation is added around the window and is timed out so that there are no visible traces of the old window.
Keep your Heritage Look - New vinyl windows into old aluminum windows: An example of "Renovation Windows" being used to enhance a heritage look in a stucco home.
Advantages of a Renovation Window include:
- Saving of $$$$ - Nearly half the costs of a window installation is associated with the complete removal of the old window. The installation of a Renovation Window costs less as less install time is required.
- The energy efficiency of a Renovation Window is the same as a Nail-on Window.
- No external trim is required (therefore no maintenance; sanding, painting, etc) as the window is designed with this built in (Flange).
- Perfect for Stucco homes as there is no need to cut back or disturb the stucco which can break and chip away.
- Excellent for homes with wood windows as it allows for installation without disturbance to custom trims and window sills.
New Vinyl into old wood using a Renovation Window. No need to distrub the orignal trim and moldings.
Feel free to browse our gallery of Renovation (Rebate) Window images. Please note that accessing this gallery, and other galleries, takes you off of our website to another secure website. Getting back to www.modern.ca may require using your browsers "back button" or retyping www.modern.ca into your browser.
Nail-On Vinyl Windows
Used in new construction projects Nail-on Windows can also be used to upgrade your home's current windows. The installation of nail on windows does require the complete removal of the old window which typically requires the peeling back of siding or cutting into the stucco in order to completely expose the existing window in order to remove it.
Bright, white and new. New Vinyl Nail-on windows shown in a new home build. As all windows are made custom in our Powell River Factory it's your choice with regards to size, opening style, grid patterns and colour.
Feel free to browse our Gallery of Nail-on window images. Please note that accessing this gallery, and other galleries, takes you off of our website to another secure website. Getting back to www.modern.ca may require using your browsers "back button" or retyping www.modern.ca into your browser.
How do I know which Window type (Renovation or Nail-on) is right for my home?
9/10 times it comes down what you prefer. Our Representatives will spend the necessary time with you during your free in-home consultation reviewing the specific advantages of each option. Each home is different and therefore it’s impossible to say one is better than the other as it’s dependant on many variables (siding, style, window size, etc). Interested in the cost differences between the two? Please just ask to have a quote for both so you can weigh your options.
Our install teams are familiar with both install methods so you will be guaranteed a professional and leak proof installation regardless of which direction and which window frame type you choose.
Looking for a great window or other renovation product (awning, patio covers, vinyl decking, doors, garage doors, etc) that you can install yourself? Modern can help.
Our renovation windows are a “do-it-yourselfer’s” dream. At our state-of-the-art
Modern staff would be pleased to consult with you to determine the best products for your needs and give you some install advice to boot. Visit a Modern location today and let us help you get started with your next project. Also be sure to check out our Stock Yard page for a limited assortment of Modern windows that may work for you.