Look at the bigger picture.
Choosing the best type of window is critical for not only comfort but for energy savings as well. This being said, never forget that the right window for you will all depend on the climate and design of your home.
There is no one size fits all standard when choosing the right window. Other variables such as wall, structure and insulation will all influence the perfect window for you.
Canadian winters specifically, especially those in Quebec, are bitterly cold and experience the biggest temperature drops and variants. Without the right window, you risk spending a fortune on heating costs alone.
Choosing the right product for Canadian winters.
Choosing the right window for our climate is crucial to keep energy costs low and maintain comfortable temperatures inside. Energy efficiency is the key to prevent major heat loss and increase the overall value of your home.
Windows that exceed the allowable size restrictions are prone to malfunction because they are too big to be structurally sound. Even if these can be manufactured, no warranty will ever be granted.
Window and door frames can now be made from a variety of materials, all of which provide different levels of performance and insulation values.
In terms of durable products, these are materials that are resistant to pressure due to dramatic temperature changes. Meaning, the more dramatic temperature change, the more pressure is put on the seals and frames.
Overall durability to these dramatic temperature changes will ultimately determine the life expectant of your investment.
Choosing the right product for you.
Finding the right window for you will all depend on what it is you are looking for in a window. Consider the following as a guide for your final decision;
Your overall budget for your renovation project will determine the feasibility of the right material for you. Although aluminum fenestration products are durable and can withstand larger glass surfaces, they are significantly more expensive than other materials on the market today.
The style of your home will also play a significant role in finding the right material for you. Modern homes can be characterized as having elements such as clean lines and overall asymmetry, rather than arches, columns and window shutters that characterize a more traditional home. With this in mind, aluminum fenestration products meet the structural and visual requirements of architects in the building of modern homes.
The weather of where you live will significantly impact the right fenestration product for you, above all else. The material you choose will need to provide thermal resistance to specifically withstand Nordic winters.