It has often been said that windows are the eyes of the home, allowing the occupants the opportunity to observe what is happening outside. But window functions don't just end there. We rely on home windows for natural lighting, ventilation, as emergency exits, and as an integral component of the architectural style of the home. We expect our windows to allow us to take advantage of solar heat gains, while reducing heat loss due to radiation, conduction, convection and air leakage in winter and reduce undesirable heat gain in the summer.
If the window is not very energy-efficient, the heat loss from it may be quite high. If your home windows are over 15 years old, it may be time to think about replacing them.
Energy efficient windows offer significant improvements in solar control, thermal comfort and energy efficiency. They do this by incorporating low-E coatings, inert gas fills, and better edge spacers and frames.
Energy performance is only one of many considerations in the purchase of a window. Energy efficient windows increase year-round comfort of your home. They eliminate cold drafts and make house warmer or cooler according to season. Appearance, price and durability are also important considerations. Energy efficient windows tend to be better designed and manufactured, and will offer better resistance to condensation. Energy efficient windows also last longer because condensation can cause premature deterioration of windows, walls and finishes leading to high maintenance and replacement costs. Most importantly, energy efficient windows save a lot of money reducing your energy bills. Stop air leakage of your windows and reduce heat loss through windows by up to 45%.
If you are planning home window replacement as a do-it-yourself project, think again. As a rule, windows installation is not a do-it-yourself project. Improper installation can distort the frame, allow cold air infiltration, let water vapor into the wall cavity. The new energy efficient windows installation should be made according to the new CSA-A440.4 "Window and Door Installation Standard." by factory-trained crews.
Our consultants are very skilled at walking you through the buying process, listening to your needs
and concerns, explaining the features and benefits of each product and installation
The easiest way to know which window is right for you are by looking for the Energy Star label. It is your assurance that you are purchasing a window that will be energy efficient all year long.
Energy Star is a leading-edge program of the Canadian and U.S. governments. Energy Star approval means that windows we offer are the right investment when it comes to energy efficiency and saving the environment.
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