What to Expect at Fortress
- Personal attention to each customer’s unique requirements.
- Education for customers on window/door technologies and options.
- Strict, independently audited, quality controls in manufacturing
- Outstanding workmanship in both manufacturing and installation
Fortress Windows and Doors Ltd. began in the 1960’s when Neil Manning of North Battleford opened the doors of a new company called Alumi Glass, specializing the manufacture of aluminum sliding windows. These “new-style” windows addressed the issues of re-painting and repairing rot in old wood windows. But aluminum windows had a downside: they were cold. The metal frames attracted frost and were not well-suited for winters on the Canadian Prairies. Enter the PVC window.
PVC (polyvinyl chloride), one of the most widely used plastics in the world, proved to be ideal for windows: strong, warm, maintenance-free, durable, and affordable. In 1985, Alumi Glass became North Battleford’s first manufacturer of the revolutionary window product.
In 1993, Kevin Driedger became manager of the successful company. Since then, he and his staff have enjoyed serving northwestern Saskatchewan, helping people enjoy the warmth, protection and energy savings from their world-class quality windows and doors. They’ve also enjoyed significant growth in the business, having added a 7,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant in 2009. As the company grew, it took on more staff to build, sell and install windows, entrance doors and sunrooms.
But the Alumi Glass name needed an update. PVC had long replaced aluminum windows as their primary window product! It was time for a change. Kevin wanted a new name that represented both the protection their windows provide and the value that people place in their homes. “Fortress” fit the bill perfectly!
In spring of 2013, Owner/Manager Kevin Driedger announced Fortress Windows & Doors Ltd. as the new name for Alumi Glass Service Ltd. The name change was intended to reflect the durability and protection that Fortress-built products offer as well as the security of dealing with a local company that takes each customer’s needs seriously.
In 2016, Fortress Windows & Doors Ltd. was awarded the Business of the Year in the Battlefords Business Excellence Awards. This was a significant honour for the company and was recognition of hard work and attention to detail from the entire team in recent years.
2016 BBEX Business of the Year Award
In 2016, Fortress Windows & Doors Ltd. was awarded the Business of the Year in the Battlefords Business Excellence Awards. This was a significant honour for the company and was recognition of hard work and attention to detail from the entire team in recent years. Read more about the BBEX Award.
The Fortress Guarantee
The buck stops with us. If there’s a warranty claim, you deal directly with us.
20 years on PVC frames
10 years on sealed units
15 year warranty on window hardware
10 Year Warranty on Entry Doors.
20 Year Warranty on Patio Doors.
10 year warranty on door glass inserts.
1 year free labour on Fortress-installed products
Brands We Work With
A Word From Our Customers
We have been using Fortress Windows for sometime now for projects around our place. They are every good to deal with and without a doubt the company to call for quality work. The work crew are friendly, professional and they do expert work. We are very happy with Fortress and will give them a call again.
Fortress replaced the glass and repaired some of the windows at our cabin.They did a very professional and excellent job right from measuring to quote to installation.. Kevin and his team are very good and his installer Vlad is the best. I highly recommend them for your door or window needs.
Fortress Windows doors were great company to work with and all the staff was polite courteous and very accommodating and went above and beyond. I'm very pleased with the windows and doors they installed and I am very happy that I went with this company.
My parents used this wonderful company to redo the majority of the windows in there house. Not only was the crew very professional and punctual but the job they did was exceptional...10 out of 10 would recommend them to anyone looking for a window installer.