TDLR: Give A1 Windows a call.
I called all the window companies on HomeStars with over 100 reviews and asked for quotes. It took about 3 weeks to get everyone's quote, and A1 has the best windows and price.
Vikrant from A1 was on point and the easiest to talk to. He showed that A1's windows exceeds the U-value requirements needed for both federal and provincial rebates.
In contrast - a few companies tells me that good energy ratings are not needed for the Lower Mainland, or it cost to much and is not cost effective.
A1's quote was the best out of all the companies with 3-pane windows. Another company quoted me 10% more, and yet another company quoted me 100% more.
In contrast - some companies charge more for 2-pane windows when you take in account of the government rebates.
-Service & Installation-
A1 had the best lead time out of the companies I called.
A1 is on time - I was given an installation date 6 weeks out, and it was right on that date.
A1 is courteous - Ali and the the install teams was courteous
A1 is tidy - all the floors were lined, and they took the time to sweep
A1 is responsible - There was an issue with a sliding door handle, and Manjeet was scheduled it to be fixed the next day.
The traffic noise is noticeably less, the windows are no longer drafty, and in the past days during the night when temperature is below 10, the inside temperature can be maintained above 20 without turning on the furnace.
Thanks Vikrant, Manjeet, Ali, and everyone at A1.
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