Choosing the Right Windows for Your Home
Trying to find the right windows for your home can be quite the challenge.
It may seem impossible to find something that checks all your boxes, but we’re here to ensure that you walk away completely satisfied. You want to ensure that they’re both visually appealing and energy efficient while still fitting your budget. Here’s how to make an informed decision regarding your home’s new windows.
The sheer number of available window styles can be rather overwhelming. To start narrowing down your options, factor in your budget, the space available, and the architectural style of your home. Researching popular trends or asking one of our experts for advice can also prove helpful. If you’re looking for something simple, consider casement or horizontal slider windows. If you want your windows to be the main focus of your home, you may want to look into bow windows or custom architectural shapes.
After you’ve landed on a style, you’ll be given the option to customize your windows by choosing the frame material and colour. White and beige are popular colours for window frames, but you can also select from a wide range of custom colours if you want your windows to match your home or even if you want to create contrast for a bolder look.
When selecting a material, you should take into consideration both aesthetics and maintenance. For example, wood frames, while visually appealing, require far more upkeep than the less attractive vinyl frames.
We recommend you choose windows with a low emittance (low-E) coating. This invisible glaze will stop heat transfer between the outside and the inside of your home. This type of insulation is crucial in the Albertan climate where the winters are freezing and the summers are scorching.
For even more efficient insulation, opt for low-E glass with argon. In these windows, the space between the panes is filled with argon gas, reducing heat transference even further. These energy efficient windows will significantly lower your electricity bills, saving you money all year long.
Find Your New Windows in Edmonton
Whether you’re carrying out renovations, replacing a broken window, or building your new home, All-West Glass is here to support you through the process of choosing the perfect windows. Once you’ve made your decision, leave it to us to carry out the replacement or installation. For a quote or consultation about your new windows, contact our Edmonton location today!