Our home was built in the 1950s and still had the original siding and windows. The windows were the old style with the moving panels of glass and very akward to open locks. Not only were they not very nice to look at, more then 30% of the windows didn't open properly anymore.
The siding on our house had been re-painted 5 years ago, and was flaking and pealing all over. Overall the house drastically needed a face lift.
When taking on such a large project it was really important for us to choose the right company. We knew that Verdun Windows and Doors had a great reputation in Ottawa. Once we met with their salesman (Dominic) we knew we were dealing with the right guys. Not only did he know his product and the industry extremely well, he had some great suggestions. He suggested we enlarge one of the windows in our bedroom, and after doing this it has made a "HUGE" improvement in the room.
We placed the order for 17 windows & a complete siding redo. Three weeks later their installation crew was ready!
Dominic had given me the option to have an eco-energy audit done on the house first so that we could take advantage of a new government program that was put in place. We also wanted to see how dramatic the difference would be in energy conservation. The gentleman did a blower test on the house only to find that we had a pretty significant air leak. It was amazing to stand in the house and see the amount of air that was traveling through the house.
Their installation crew arrived at 8:30 with a trailer filled with our new windows! Their installation crew was like watching a fine oiled machine. We've done a lot of renovations, and never had we seen such an organized and professional crew. All our new windows (17) including 4 very large windows were installed on the first day!
The next stage was the siding. This made the biggest most dramatic change to the house. Imagine our house before was painted an off white with paint pealing everywhere. Their installation team did an incredible job! The quality of their work on such a large job was fantastic. They even went above and beyond my expectations by creating some special boxes to cover some ugly cable/phone boxes at the back of the house. We also had a very large vertical power bar running up the side of the back of the house which they were able to disguise!
All in all our experience was A++. We would highly recommend Verdun to anyone looking at doing a window and siding project. We could have have asked for a better end product!! Thanks Dom, Alex & the rest of the Verdun Team!