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Effective January 1, 2020! New U thermal value of 1.2 W / m2K



Important: Natural Resources Canada announces mandatory increase of technical specifications for doors and windows in Canada!


Be an informed consumer, contractor and architect!


When it comes to thermal performance of windows and doors, many European countries have already imposed higher U value requirements.


Most of the EU requires a minimum U value ​​of 1.1 metric for a whole assembly. With a plan to increase requirements further in 2021, where U values

will be of 0.9 metric maximum.


Canadian standards historically follow Europe and we will see this again in 2020. Natural resources Canada is set to increase Canadian U value to a mandatory performance of 1.2 W/m2K, for the whole assembly.



VST is ready for the new regulations: At VST we work with and use only the finest suppliers and products, Europe has to offer. Proudly working alongside Salamander, for our Upvc profiles and Aluprof for all our aluminum range. With over 150 years combined experience, Salamander and Aluprof have become leaders in innovation, development and standards in Europe and around the world.


In addition to increased U values, a focus on technology, research and assembling procedures will become a notable factor in the overall performance of the doors and windows industry. VST’s frames, sashes, mullions, hardware, gaskets and other components all surpass Canadian standards. The use of a Chromatec spacer is one of many unique factors, of our product, that makes VST windows one of the best performers within Canada.


The Government of Canada and its Department of Natural Resources announce a new standard, it is not only that it has been needed for a long time, but it has become a necessity in the construction and assembly of our homes and buildings.


VST is ahead of the Canadian industry, with our products already surpassing existing and upcoming regulations. If you are looking to purchase doors and windows please feel free to contact us for more information.


Be ready for 2020!

Team VST, by Cathie St-Germain

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