Prime Vinyl windows have some of the best design and quality features in the industry. Let’s compare Prime Windows against 90% of the vinyl windows on the market today.
Prime: Cardinal Glass Double Strength Premium Glass. 3/4″ as Double Glazed, or 1 1/8″ as Triple Glazed. Made in North America with stainless steel spacer and rounded corners.
Competition: Super Spacer, Guardian or PPG sealed unit. Ironed on, wavy black rubber / foam spacer system with questionable quality control & high seal failure rate. Leads to bubbling and unsightly failed window.
Preserve Window Film
Prime: Preserve Film is factory applied ensuring your windows arrive in pristine condition. Following installation the film is removed to show off your clean, scratch free glistening windows.
Competition: Typically not available or offered. Glazing often marked up or covered in residue. Transported in an open pickup.
Prime: Beveled Exterior Frame – Adds curb appeal and character to the window and your home. Retrofit Flange as 1 3/4″ -Double walled for long term strength. Reinforced frame and locking rails.
Competition: Single walled retrofit flange that is often an unsightly 2”+ wide, and/or ‘Snap On’, that can warp or discolour over time on the south/west exposures caused by UV light coming from the sun. Offers no curb appeal and less glass.
High Security Locks
Prime: Optional Secondary Keyable Window Locks -That also function as “Night Stops”.
Competition: Plastic ‘night stops’, that are easily broken or can shear off.
Patio Door Locks
Prime: Patio Doors come standard with Double Mortise (Dual Hooked) locks and foot locks for added security and convenience.
Competition: Patio door with single hooked lock, where the moving portion of the door can easily be lifted out and is not very secure.
Prime: Proprietary Stainless Steel Sliding Track – Removable and stays clean forever. Roller System – Nylon self tracking concave wheels with stainless steel axles.
Competition: Vinyl raised track with steel or brass rollers, this marks up the vinyl track after time. Even rolls up and down and can be hard to close or open.
Prime: We install our windows using the best materials to ensure a lasting product. We hire the best installers and pay them accordingly. Some have been with us for 15 years. All our methods involve the full aluminum frame removal method.
Competition: Some do a great job, some do not. Some are very inexperienced, fresh hires off Craigslist and some don’t really care. Many will leave the old aluminum frame in place, a piggy back install. That photo is a new install. We replaced all the windows with properly sized Prime windows, sealed it, added trim and made it right.
Prime: Lifetime Warranty – Frame, Sealed Glass Units, Our Install, and it Includes Labour! Transferable Warranty 25 Years – Great selling feature if you ever move.
Competition: Warranty typically 5 years or less on install & labour,
and only 10 years on seal failure. May not be transferable. The above failed seal was a large complex, all not under warranty.