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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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Ross Apperly
4 months ago
Northshield replaced 9 windows in our house. Our only complaint would be that the colour doesn't really match the sample we were shown. The woman we first encountered in the showroom was pleasant and helpful. There are only so many things she could tell us in the showroom but it was enough to convince us to book an appointment with a salesman. Walter, the fellow who came to our house, wasn't really a salesman at all and yet he knew exactly what he was doing. Answered all of our questions, clearly knew his business inside and out, was patient with us, made some really helpful suggestions, and just generally made us feel confident and comfortable. Next came Vladimir. He came to do the final measurements and to verify the details of each window. Another very very knowledgeable guy. Clearly an expert in his field and yet friendly and patient with us. The team of men who came to do the install were all very much polite and professional. Their workmanship is first rate. In the end, what I know is this, the new windows are in, the drafts and rattles from the old ones are gone, the price was fine, the quality is A1, and every single individual along our journey was a genuine pleasure to work with.
Oai Truong
a month ago
We chose Northshield because of the rave reviews on Google, but unfortunately the experience was a disappointment. The sales guy was nice enough, but like most suppliers in their industry, installation came 6 weeks past their original estimate, which was fine since we were not in a big rush, although we had to delay the painting of our kitchen because of it. The two big issues were: 1. To install our new patio doors, the opening had to be widened, which our sales guy mentioned, and which was fine to us. The problem came when the installers were on site and insisted that they did not need to replace the header. I know nothing about construction but luckily my colleagues told me to make sure that they install a new header because they were widening the doorway. Luckily I was home and I persisted that they install a new header, and after a while they finally realized that they needed to do it as well. They went off to the store to get the wood and the drywall and finished the job, which looked fine. 2. Only a few months later big cracks appeared along the new header. I called Northshield only to be told by Alex that my painter should've known that the patchwork on the header was very minimal and that "any professional painter should've known to make sure the drywall was ready to be painted." So they refused to do anything about it. I guess I should've said back to him "any professional installer should've known you need a new header when you widen a doorway!" So now I have a wall that I will need to re-patch and re-paint all over again. If you decide to use Northshield, please do your own research and make sure that you oversee their work, because they will never take responsibility for it, or admit that they didn't know what the heck they were doing.
emily s
3 months ago
Professional, clean, good customer service. Fast and efficient. No surprises or hidden costs, did not try to upsell me and worked within my budget. Very happy with the finished product and will continue to use in the future for replacing my remaining windows.
Patrick Touchette
4 months ago
Alex our salesman was great to work with and gave us very good information about our windows. The installation went smoothly and the windows look great and function well. Great customer service!
Albert Giesbrecht
a month ago
We had 4 windows installed by this company. The windows were installed in no time at all, and the guys were very professional and efficient. Love the windows and would recommend this company to anyone.
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