Weathering tariffs in the building industry

All Weather Windows has decades of commitment to quality products and Canadians


While the economy slowly but steadily improves, mounting tariffs from our neighbours have many choosing to re-double their commitment to Canadian products. All the while, there are companies committed to being socially responsible who find ways to put resources back into the community—an effort that remains invaluable to Canadians working to make ends meet.

 

Companies such as Canadian-made-and-managed All Weather Windows, known for its high-performance windows and doors created specifically to withstand our Canadian climate. Now a 40-year-old company, All Weather Windows continues to expand its award-winning product lines—and was recently named the 2018 recipient of the ENERGY STAR Canada Sustained Excellence award for products.

 

In line with their history of offering durable, energy efficient products, they’ve launched their new Vantage patio door. The Vantage’s PVC frame allows for better corner weld retention and strength, reducing heat loss and adding to overall performance. With triple-fin weather strips, interior glazing, and the option to upgrade to triple-pane glass, this gorgeous patio door lends to superior energy efficiency and soundproofing. It comes with a 20-year warranty on glass and PCV and 10 years on the acrylic wrap colour application, offering more aesthetic value to go with its improved performance.

 

The company’s history goes beyond quality products. For decades, All Weather Windows has worked hard to open doors for Canadians in the communities in which they do business. Their efforts take a four-pillar approach: strengthening families; providing shelter; supporting education; as well as health and wellness—achieved through partnerships with worthy organizations.

 

One such partner is Habitat for Humanity, an organization that helps low-income families get themselves into homes with interest-free mortgages, set according to the family’s income level. It’s an effort creating much-needed pathways to affordable homeownership—and is supported by many volunteers and product donations including windows and doors from All Weather Windows.

 

On a company-wide level, All Weather Windows staff have grabbed their hardhats and lent their hands to Habitat builds across the country. Meanwhile, the company donates much-needed building products for these homes under construction; with contributions totaling nearly one million dollars… annually.

 

Though Habitat is one of All Weather Windows’ most significant partnerships, it is one of many—including Kids Help Phone, BC Children’s Hospital, Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta, University of Alberta’s USchool, Mental Health Foundation, and more.

 

The company’s long-term commitment to supporting sustainable building is evidenced by its sponsorship of Built Green Canada, an organization offering holistic sustainable building programs to residential builders. These home certification programs reward the use of products and building practices that contribute to a more energy efficient, durable home with improved air quality, ventilation, waste management, and water conservation, while the programs encourage responsible business practices for the builder and their manufacturers.

 

Though the uncertain trade atmosphere has many taking inventory of what’s Canadian and what’s not, in the sustainable building community this is not a new theme. Locally sourced products and services are a smart, sustainable choice to support local economy, to reduce the environmental footprint that comes with transporting goods thousands of kilometers, and in some cases, to be more prudent. Built Green Canada has long encouraged this, and through its programs’ Business Practices section, rewards builders for using locally sourced products.

 

All Weather Windows is Canada's largest privately-owned window and door manufacturer. With solution centres in eight cities, over 600 dealers across the country, and a leading-edge manufacturing plant in Edmonton, the company produces a full range of energy efficient and sustainable window and door products that contribute to a more durable, efficient home.