modern folding doors leading onto patio

Everything You Need To Know About Folding Doors

31 Oct 2019
Folding doors turn walls into windows. They seamlessly allow you to enjoy nature without being exposed to the elements. And if you choose to open your doors, you have almost instantly extended your living space into the great outdoors.

In this blog, we outline some of the key benefits of our folding doors and how they can help create the space of your dreams.

Versatility


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What Are PRISM Windows?

27 Sep 2019
The PRISM window line by Ostaco is at the leading edge of window technology and design. In this blog, we are going to go over the benefits of PRISM windows and why you’ll want to consider using them for your next project.

PRISM


Our engineering team had one objective -- less frame and more glass than any other vinyl window.  PRISM is progress.  Some of the structural upgrades to the PRISM window include:

  1. Fusion-welded vinyl chambers.

  2. Internal steel reinforcement channel.

  3. Mullion pocket to facilitate structural reinforcements when combining large units.

  4. Santoprene bulb seals improve the sash/bulb contact area for a consistent season and improved performance.

  5. Commercially rated structural performance designation (Results available upon request).


Energy efficiency


PRISM windows are rated most efficient by ENERGY STAR®.

Available in either ⅞” dual-glazed or 1-⅜” true triple-pane glazed. Our customers get industry-leading energy performance and sound reduction, especially with true triple-glazed.

The PRISM window also has self-adjusting weatherstripping that provides the highest possible resistance to air and water infiltration (Results available upon request).

Finishing touches


All PRISM hardware is supplied by the industry-leading manufacturer, TRUTH HARDWARE. With the new TRUTH Contemporary Handle and Lock, you can choose from white, black, and satin nickel -- it is the ideal option to complement the low-profile window design. PRISM windows also come with a heavy-duty, multi-point locking system that will provide your home with the safety and security that you want.

And lastly, colour options. You will be able to choose from Ostaco’s standard colours or you can supply a colour swatch for matching. Whatever theme or character you want your home to have, colour makes all the difference.

If you’d like to know more about the benefits of PRISM windows or if you’d like to get a quote, please don’t hesitate to contact our expertly-trained staff.
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How To Pick The Perfect Front Door For Your Home

27 Aug 2019
The front door of your home makes a first impression and sets the tone for guests as you welcome them into your personal space. For this reason, it’s important to homeowners that they have a front door that reflects the character of their home and the personalities of their family.

In the past, when a homeowner wanted a new front door, they would have had to decide on a style and colour, usually from a magazine or brochure, and then purchase a door hoping that it turned out as they imagined. Fortunately, times have changed and today's homeowner (with the help of technology) has, the ability to pick the perfect front door for their home.

The DoorWays App


sample of the doorways appAvailable on both Google Play and the App Store, the DoorWays app helps you easily visualize how a wide selection of doors, sidelights, and colours would look at the front entrance of your home.

Using your phone’s camera, you are instantly able to select from a variety of styles to suit your unique tastes and personality, without having to purchase products hoping that they’ll look good on arrival.

The DoorWays app features doors available in stainable, wood-grained, and paintable-smooth finishes. The app also features door styles that will match the architecture of your home. From a ranch to a Victorian to a contemporary-styled home, the perfect door is literally just a click away.

Once you’ve chosen the front door and window glass that you like, you can save each combination to your phone to show to other decision-makers in your home, and your contractor.

Or, if you’re looking for a wide range of feedback, you have the ability to share your potential designs in an email or on Facebook.

Finally, regardless of what style of door you select, the app will find you a dealer in your area who can supply you with the perfect front door for your home.

Download the DoorWays app and, when you have a style of door in mind, don’t hesitate to reach out to the professionals at Ostaco Windows and Doors for feedback and to find a qualified installer near you.
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Spring is the perfect time to replace windows from Ostaco

Why Spring Is The Perfect Time To Replace Your Windows

1 Jun 2019
When it comes to replacing your windows, it can really be done at any time of year. It’s important to replace your windows as soon as they begin to break down, so you can keep your home safe and comfortable.

However, if you’re more flexible and replacing your windows is not an emergency, spring is the perfect time of year to replace your windows:

1. The weather is mild


One of the main reasons that makes spring the perfect time to install new windows is that the weather is mild, and tends to be predictable. The chance of snow has likely passed, and your home won’t be exposed to extreme cold or heat while the installation takes place.

2. The days are longer


During the spring and early summer, we get longer days, with more hours of sunlight than in the fall and winter. While that doesn’t mean you can’t install windows during the rest of the year, spring days give your installers more daylight hours to work and, as a result, the installation may take fewer days to complete.

3. Ideal for caulking


Installing new windows involves caulking, and caulk can be susceptible to extreme weather. Spring temperatures are mild and are not typically extremely hot or extremely cold, which allows the caulking to easily adhere to the windows and your home.

4. Longevity


Weather can also impact the window material itself. Most new windows are made of aluminum and vinyl, which expand in warm weather and contract in cold temperatures. This can cause movement of the substrate, which can weaken the integrity of your windows. Installing windows in the spring can avoid this issue.

Hiring a reputable and experienced window installation company means that you can have windows installed at any time of year. Find an Ostaco Windows & Doors dealer near you.
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Benefits of investing in new windows and doors from Ostaco

Top Benefits of Investing In New Windows & Doors

1 May 2019
If you’re a homeowner, investing in new windows and doors is one of the best things you can do for your home. From increasing your curb appeal to improving your energy efficiency, here are the top benefits of installing new windows and doors:
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Vinyl replacement windows from Ostaco Windows & Doors

Benefits of Vinyl Replacement Windows

1 Apr 2019
Vinyl windows have overwhelmingly become the go-to choice for today’s homeowner, because of their performance benefits and value. There are a few key reasons why vinyl windows are a great choice when considering upgrading or replacing:
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