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12
Dec
2017

The Best Windows To Survive Winnipeg Weather


Winnipeg weather can be absolutely dazzling. However, the winters can prove to be pretty brutal, even if you’re someone who is used to cold and snow. Winnipeg winters can also add quite a bit to your monthly energy costs, as you struggle to keep warm.

Thankfully, there are several things you can do to get through the worst of the Winnipeg weather. One step involves replacing your current windows with something that is better suited to handle whatever the weather is going to throw at them.

Top Windows For Winnipeg Weather

There are a number of frame types that you can consider, in addition to different types of window glazing/glass. Choosing the perfect windows for your home doesn’t have to be impossible. We’re going to take a look at some of the best windows for Winnipeg weather. If you want to make your home more efficient, here are some options that you will want to consider:

  • Windows with gas fills: Insulated glazing is just the beginning. There are a number of manufacturers that use inert gas for filling up the space between your panes. Argon is the most commonly utilized inert gas for windows with gas fills, but a few manufacturers prefer to use Krypton. In the end, one isn’t really better than the other. Make sure to talk to your contractor about this.
 
  • Vinyl frames: While it is true that most windows are around 80% glass, you still want to take the type of frame you’re using seriously. You want to make sure you are working with a frame that will account for the other 20% of your window’s insulation capabilities. Wood and aluminum are two possibilities, but many homeowners and contractors ultimately prefer vinyl window frames. Made from PVC with UV stabilizers, vinyl frames don’t need to be painted. They also have great resistance to moisture. The hollowed-out cavities within your vinyl frames can also be filled with insulation.
 
  • Triple pane windows: You can choose between double pane windows and triple pane windows, when it comes to the type of window you bring into your home. Triple pane windows come with a number of attractive, inherent benefits. These windows can be a little pricey, but you are talking about powerful, long-lasting windows for your home. They are also designed to optimize the overall insulation potential of your home.
 
  • Awning/casement/fixed/hopper: There are several different options for window operating types. In terms of lowering the potential for leakage with your windows, you can choose between such possibilities as awning windows, casement windows, fixed windows, and hopper windows. Awning windows are hinged along the top, and you open them outwards. Casement windows are hinged along their sides, and they offer a wonderfully low air leakage rate. Fixed panes aren’t designed to open at all, while hopper windows have hinging along the bottom. They open outwards.

Windows Perfect For Winnipeg Weather

Winter can be a magical, beautiful time of the year. This is particularly true with Winnipeg winters. At the same time, winter can also be pretty brutal on your energy expenses. Putting in a little time and money now to get the best windows possible can go a long towards bringing those energy expenses down.

Just remember that windows are not the only step you can take, in terms of making your home more insulated and efficient. However, if you do only one thing for your home this winter, when it comes to getting ready for the season, we think windows should be at the top of your to-do list. To that end, you are going to want to consider all of the possibilities offered in the above paragraphs.


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Courtney Schappert
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Likely a good company for windows, installers seemed competent. However for doors they seemed to have much less experience. My salesman left the company midway through the process and I wasn't informed, and turns out some miscommunication between him and I led to a product I didn't want. The door is nice, just not what I had thought I ordered, and it took about 4 months to get, so I accepted it. The paint also chipped after they left, which leaves a bad feeling (even though that's more of a manufacturer issue than NorthShield issue). I'm not saying these guys are going to be bad for you, but I'm not thrilled with my result. REPLY December 5, 2018: I had called about the paint chip and wrong door options already at the time and was told there was no recourse for me. The paint chip was there when I came home from work after the door was installed, but you provided a picture the installers took before the paint was chipped, so at that time I was told there was no recourse. The wrong options I was told was due to a salesman who took my order having left the company, and there was no paperwork showing my chosen option (no door handle hole to be cut). I will call again tomorrow and update this with the results of that conversation.
Carl To
2 months ago
Alex and the team at north shield were amazing. Great customer service, along with a great team of installers. North shield replaced my 2 front living room windows in 1 day. They even took away my awning! Highly recommended
Lois
a month ago
Very professional workers that despite finding, no vapor barrier and wood rot on our deck, fixed it right and continued to install our very beautiful door and side light without complaint. I would highly recommend Northshield to any friends, neighbors or anyone else. I am a very Happy, Happy Gal with my beautiful new door!
Richard Romanow
a month ago
Installation crew showed up on time. Brought coverings and tarps to contain any mess. Installation went smoothly and the guys were very polite and considerate. The old windows and frames were removed and the jobsite was clean when they left. Great work at a good price! Thanks Andy and Serge.
Emma Liiv
2 months ago
Jim gave us a great price, and I was also very happy with the installation team. Great workmanship, product, hey we’re friendly and clean. I am left feeling good about the company we chose to do our windows. I would certainly not hesitate in recommending them.
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