In British Columbia, we know cold weather, but the summers can be extremely hot as well. To really enjoy the summer weather, you’ll need to find a window that can keep you and your home cool, too.
These three styles of windows—casement, gliding, and double-hung, are the best to let in summer breezes. They’ll maximize comfort and energy efficiency while allowing plenty of natural light to enter your home. All three of these windows will help you maintain a comfortable room temperature over the summer and keep your energy bills down.
Our most energy-efficient ventilating style, casement windows have an openable sash on a hinge that swings outwards, either vertically (called a casement window) or horizontally (called an awning window). Both styles have a crank handle that opens up the window, directing fresh air indoors.
Also called “sliding” windows, our gliding windows are built with an operable passive sash unlike most gliding windows that have a fixed sash. This allows for more versatility, such as easier cleaning or better placement of a window air conditioner. Gliding windows are popular because they’re easy to use and maintain, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of fresh air with the push of a finger.
Unlike most companies that sell a single hung, meaning the top sash is fixed, our double-hung has two sashes that slide up and down separately from each other, allowing for more ventilation and easier cleaning. Having both sashes open allows hot air to escape out the top and cool air to come in the bottom, perfect for catching a cool breeze in hot weather.
Helping you find the right windows to make your home comfortable while still enjoying the view is what Renewal by Andersen does best. We offer window replacement services in the Greater Vancouver Area, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Nanaimo, and Campbell River. Give us a call today and schedule your free consultation with our team of experts.