The durability expectations (life span) of Cascadia's fiberglass windows are two to three times that of vinyl (PVC) windows. Our fiberglass windows are typically 10% to 15% higher than a higher-end vinyl window with comparable features.
Yes. Simplifying the configurations and altering the size can make a big difference in price. Ways to simplify the configurations include: reducing the quantity of mullion bars and transom bars, reducing the number of operable vents, and using standard hardware and glass. In addition, larger windows typically have a lower price per square foot because there is no additional labour to build a larger window vs a smaller window.
Operable windows (casements, awnings, etc.) are more than twice as costly as fixed (non operable) windows. This is because operable windows utilize various hardware components that are not required in fixed windows. In addition, there is more labour required to produce an operable window.
- On a small project the upcharge for custom colour frames or dual colour is approximately 10%.
- On a large project the upcharge for custom colour or dual colour is approximately 5% (or less if discussed well in advance with the sales rep).
- On larger projects the upcharge can be reduced
We believe that triple glazing adds long term value to the windows. The upcharge for triple glazing is typically 10% to 15%. The increase in thermal performance is beyond 50%.
We can accept credit card payments up to $5000, for small projects or deposit payments. For larger orders, we can accept approved terms, cheques, or bank wire transfers.
This is the process for obtaining a quote:
- Contact the local Cascadia sales rep in your area (Cascadia reception can lead you to the appropriate rep).
- Provide the sales rep with drawings and specifications.
- Discuss the project particulars with the sales rep in order to select the most appropriate products.
- Once all the required information is gathered by the sales rep, our estimating department will prepare a quote. The lead-time for a quote is 5 working days or less.
All lead times are based on receiving final confirmations, contract and deposit. At that point, our typical lead time for windows is 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the complexity of the order and Cascadia’s plant workload at the time. Please consult with your Cascadia Representative to confirm lead times.
Our standard windows typically cannot be installed on an angle or sloped. If this type of installation is required for a specific project application, engineering would be required to confirm the feasibility of the particular proposed detail.
For most applications, the most practical and economical attachment method is: aluminum installation angle at the sill and strap anchor attachment at the jambs and head. However, nailing flange attachment method is also available if required for a moderate increase in cost.
There are several installation companies that have extensive experience installing our windows and doors. Feel free to contact your local sales rep for a list of experienced installers, or visit our installation page.
The span difference between aluminum and fiberglass is dependent on the depth of the particular aluminum window. The deeper the frame profile, the larger the span potential. Cascadia fiberglass windows spanning capacity is roughly similar to shallow section aluminum curtain wall.
Fiberglass is approximately 8 to 10 times stronger than vinyl. This enables us to produce very large windows. Typically, most vinyl window configurations are limited to spans less than 7 feet tall. Cascadia has produced windows that span up to 16 feet tall or, when coupled into a strip, many hundreds of feet long. For more information on span limitations, feel free to contact your local Cascadia sales rep.