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Window Cladding Since 2007

Legacy Exteriors has provided homes in the Calgary area with window capping an cladding for over  decade.

We offer premium painted aluminum cladding as well as vinyl window cladding products that look amazing and match the style of your home.

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What is Window Cladding/Window Capping?

Window cladding, also known as window capping, is the optimal choice for homeowners who love the look of wooden windows but hate the upkeep that comes with them. Vinyl windows in new homes are growing more common, but they are simply not to everyone’s taste. 

Vinyl or aluminum cladding by Legacy Exteriors provides an alternative that is chic and affordable.

Wooden windows are lovely to look at, but it’s no secret that without continual, costly, and laborious maintenance, they will eventually begin to deteriorate. As a result, they may attract mold and become drafty. Window cladding by Legacy Exteriors allows you to keep the look you want while ensuring your windows and home stay protected from the elements. 

We also recommend cladding to those who may own an older home and need an alternative to total window replacement. At $400-$1200 per window, replacing windows can quickly become overwhelming. Legacy Exteriors offers window cladding services for a fraction of that cost.

Learn more about window cladding in Calgary and window capping in Calgary by reading the helpful information we’ve compiled below. You can also contact the experts at Legacy Exteriors directly with any questions or to set up an appointment for a free consultation and estimate.

What is Window Cladding?

Window cladding, or window capping, is the process of bending aluminum or vinyl around a wooden window frame to ensure a tight seal. This prevents moisture, air, and sunlight from, quite literally, slipping through the cracks and compromising the integrity of the window frame. Fixing this problem can increase the home’s energy efficiency, making for a greener and more cost-effective home.

Natural elements can wreak havoc on wood, especially if it’s not painted, stained, and caulked regularly. This is an expensive and time-consuming venture, and for these reasons wooden window frame maintenance is often overlooked. Rotting and mold are the most common problems we see in these frames, as well as loss of heat and insulation as the material breaks down. Still, wood is strong and attractive and will continue to be favored as a building material. 

Window cladding by Legacy Exteriors allows homeowners to have the best of both worlds.

As an exterior-only renovation, cladding keeps the fashionable look that comes with wooden window frames on the interior of the home while making sure the frames are well-protected from the outside elements. But don’t worry—the metal cladding used by Legacy Exteriors has been designed with aesthetics in mind.

The low-maintenance aluminum cladding comes in many styles and colors. Aluminum is favored as a material due to its durability and versatility. Chances are, if you have a fun new color scheme in mind, or you’re hoping to match the original look of the home, we can find cladding to match.

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Wooden window frame rotting and falling apart

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Aluminium frame capping

Vinyl or Aluminium Cladding, Which is the Better Option?

Legacy Exteriors offers vinyl cladding in addition to aluminium cladding. Aluminium is a great option because it’s more resistant to cosmetic damage like cracking than its vinyl counterpart. It’s also an easier material to work with when it comes to forming around unique window shapes.

However, vinyl is slightly more affordable than aluminum, and it also provides marginally better insulation. If you’re not attached to a particular look for the outside of your home, then vinyl cladding may be right for you.

If you decide on vinyl cladding, we recommend you choose a company that uses high-end vinyl, as Legacy Exteriors does, because low-end vinyl is likely to warp or chalk with time.

Benefits of Window Cladding and Capping

The number one benefit of window cladding or window capping is that homeowners will save a bundle on window repair and maintenance. The cladding protects the wooden frame of the window, keeping it in good condition and preventing it from coming in contact with rain, snow, and other weather that might make the windows susceptible to water damage and heat loss.

Window cladding is much easier to maintain than naked wooden frames because the materials require very little upkeep. They never need to be stained or repainted. Once the caps are on, you’re good to go, and for far less than the cost of replacing those windows. With window capping by Legacy Exteriors, you’re sure to save time and money.

You also won’t have to worry about living in a construction zone during the cladding process. When replacing windows, you may have to move furniture around to make room for the work crew. Depending on their level of professionalism, you may be left cleaning up some of the mess, as well. An exterior-only project like window cladding is a convenient service that allows you to retain more privacy and normalcy for the duration of the job. 

As previously mentioned, aluminum capping comes in many fashionable colors, and the sleek design can easily give your home a more attractive, modern look. This is a welcome bonus to most homeowners, as the major appeal is typically the money-saving factor.

It’s well known that cold air can seep into the cracks around wooden window frames, especially if regular caulking hasn’t been maintained. This means your HVAC system will have to work harder, and you’ll be the ones paying for it. If the ways in which window caulking can save you money seem endless, it’s because they are!

To further discuss our window capping services and how they can benefit you, give Legacy Exteriors a call today.

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Damaged window frame on house prior to aluminium cap installation

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Newly installed window cladding in calgary

Why is it important to hire a professional?

Hiring a professional to take charge of your window cladding project is paramount to success. The process isn’t as easy as slapping some aluminum or vinyl over wood and calling it a day.  

If the capping isn’t installed properly, it may trap water and condensation and cause the wood rot you’re trying so hard to prevent. There are certain steps and precautions that must be taken to allow for air flow and the escape of moisture so that your wooden frames stay protected. 

Legacy Exteriors employs highly-trained and trustworthy professionals who perform this service every day. We do this for a living, so let us put our expertise to work for you!

Furthermore, it’s important to note that capping cannot be installed over wooden frames that are already beginning to deteriorate. Mold and rot that has already found its way into the wood will only continue to worsen, and capping in this case may exacerbate the problem.

This is why it’s so important to rely on a company with a stellar reputation that offers free consultations and thorough, detailed estimates. Trust Legacy Exteriors to be fully honest with you about whether or not your wooden window frames are good candidates for window cladding.

Window cladding is much easier to maintain than naked wooden frames because the materials require very little upkeep. They never need to be stained or repainted. Once the caps are on, you’re good to go, and for far less than the cost of replacing those windows. With window capping by Legacy Exteriors, you’re sure to save time and money.

You also won’t have to worry about living in a construction zone during the cladding process. When replacing windows, you may have to move furniture around to make room for the work crew. Depending on their level of professionalism, you may be left cleaning up some of the mess, as well. An exterior-only project like window cladding is a convenient service that allows you to retain more privacy and normalcy for the duration of the job. 

As previously mentioned, aluminum capping comes in many fashionable colors, and the sleek design can easily give your home a more attractive, modern look. This is a welcome bonus to most homeowners, as the major appeal is typically the money-saving factor.

It’s well known that cold air can seep into the cracks around wooden window frames, especially if proper caulking or sealant hasn’t been maintained. This means your HVAC system will have to work harder, and you’ll be the ones paying for it. If the ways in which window capping can save you money seem endless, it’s because they are!

To further discuss our window capping services and how they can benefit you, give Legacy Exteriors a call today.

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Vinyl or aluminum window cap installation

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Aluminum capping in Calgary

Our Testimonials:

These guys are amazing, unbelievable work.

Cordell / Eva Dasilva

Very hard working, very polite & courteous. Have done an amazing, excellent job. House looks brand new! Thanks.

Gary / Karen Bambrough

Legacy's specialty is stucco work and painting. Your Home owners association recommends this company for any work you may have.

Diamond Cove Homeowners Association

Excellent!

Dennis / Joan Yaholnitsky

Great Job. Well Done!

Jim / May Brown

Terrific job! Excellent effort & quality!

Greg / Carmen Toole

Very good workers. Very helpful + friendly

Tom / Debbie Blenkhorn

Thank you. The crew Alberto and Diego and others were so good - efficient and excellent work ethics. The job is lovely. We are very happy.

Linda Brawn

Overall, an excellent job

Tim Ulrichsen

The painter's crew were very good once they arrived on the job site.

Chris / Maureen Steele

These guys are the best! Highly recommended! Great job!

Chris / Bev Ranger

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