Vancouver can experience some pretty strong weather season to season. Blistering sun, freezing cold, lashing rains and frosty snowfall can all be expected to fall on a single house in a given year. So what’s the best window for Vancouver?
Firstly; no, not all windows are made equal. Many homeowners don’t pay much attention to their windows and don’t realize there are often better options for their home than what they currently have. If you choose the wrong window, you could be spending hundreds of dollars more a year than by making the right choice.
So what should you consider?
The Best Window for Vancouver Weather
Many older homes in Vancouver use single-pane windows.
These are, without question, the wrong kind of window for Vancouver.
Single pane windows are very poor insulators. As anyone in Vancouver – or British Columbia in general – can attest, winter gets very, very cold. With a single-pane window, all the heat in your home is all but literally flying out the window, driving up your home heating costs.
Double paned windows are much better insulators. They trap warmth in the winter, keeping your indoors warmer without breaking the bank on a heating bill. The first thing to consider when building or renovating a home is to ensure you’ve got a good set of double pane glass on every window in the house.
The Best Glass Coating for Vancouver Weather
There have been some amazing developments in glass coating technologies over the years.
SmartSun glass coating adds additional insulation to your double pane windows, with the added benefit of being self-cleaning. During storms or heavy downpours, you no longer need to worry about water stains on the glass with SmartSun coating.
This is particularly useful for two storey houses, as you save yourself the risk of having to clean upper-level windows from the outside.
The Best Frame for Vancouver Weather
Surely this has more to do with the style of the rest of the house than the material, right?
Fibrex is a material that combines the ease of use of vinyl frames, but the support and sturdiness of wooden frames. It’s much more resistant to extremes of temperature and humidity than either material as well. That means it’s easy to clean and lasts longer.
It also features a much slimmer profile than wooden frames, giving you more glass viewing space and more light into your home.
To round it off, it comes in 47 different colour options, meaning you can match it to whatever style home you desire.
If you’re renovating a home and want the best windows for the task, talk to us today about getting the best window for Vancouver BC weather.