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Window Wise Certification

Peace of Mind…

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Window Wise is a quality assurance program designed to give homeowners peace of mind that their window investment will be a lasting one. Peace of mind that the products they’re buying, and the tradespeople installing them, are of the highest quality. Peace of mind in knowing that no matter what happens to the window manufacturer or the contractor,  they are protected by an industry-backed guarantee.

How we certify window manufacturers & contractors

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Window Wise independently audits and certifies contractors and window manufacturers, and conducts comprehensive window installation training seminars for installers. This ensures that if your replacement windows are Window Wise certified, you’ve made a wise choice.

What does Window Wise certification mean?
In the window replacement industry there are many poorly trained installers, poor quality products, and companies that don’t service what they sell. A Window Wise quality assured and energy efficient window installation offers a level of confidence and peace of mind simply not available anywhere else:

  • high quality, energy efficient windows
  • a trained, certified window dealer and window installation contractor
  • registration of your window replacement job ensuring all product and installation criteria have been met
  • a full 5 year transferable guarantee
  • random job inspections to ensure contractor workmanship and customer service

Did you know…

  • that there are over 2000 window manufacturers in Canada, but to date less than 30 are certified by Window Wise? Check the list of window manufacturers certified by Window Wise.
  • that more than 75% of the vinyl window manufacturers in Canada do not test their windows for air infiltration, water leakage and strength, according to government standards?
  • that there are literally thousands of contractors and installers in Canada… and that most of them haven’t been properly trained to install windows? Check for a certified window installation contractor before you buy.

Ask about Window Wise Certification
If your installer reacts with a blank expression when asked about Window Wise, chances are he does not install products which are Window Wise approved and is not a certified Window Wise contractor.

Some contractors mislead by saying they participate in the Window Wise program because they install Window Wise products but, in fact, are not certified Window Wise contractors themselves. Improper installation will inevitably lead to problems regardless of the quality of the window.

Window Wise Certification Means Trust
Window Wise is a National Certification Program that independently approves and audits the window, the installation and the contractor. Window Wise also guarantees your window replacement for 5 years.

What Makes a Window Wise Certified Contractor?
Qualifying your replacement window contractor or installer can be difficult. They will all insist that they have:

  • trained staff
  • will do an excellent job
  • stand behind their work

But how can you be sure?
What if they’re no longer in business when you have a problem?

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The Benefits of a Window Wise Contractor:

  • has been in business for a minimum of 3 years
  • has a proven reputation and financial stability
  • adheres to the SAWDAC code of ethics
  • offers a minimum 5 year workmanship guarantee
  • carries a minimum of two million dollars in liability insurance
  • is one whose tradesmen have successfully completed our mandatory window installation training program and are individually certified by Window Wise