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There is no definitive answer to which type of windows are best for the Canadian climate, as different regions have different weather conditions and people have different styles and design preferences. However, some general factors to consider when choosing windows for your home are the frame material, the type of glass, the design, and the installation.

According to many sources, the best windows in the world for Canadian winters are made right here in the GTA.  These windows are Energy-Star certified and available in double-glazed and triple-glazed options. They use Specific Low-E glass designed for our climate and have a dual-seal insulating glass spacer system to maximize insulation values.

Vinyl, aluminum, and wood are all excellent frame materials that have lasted the test of time in our Canadian climate.  Your final choice will depend on your budget and the design that works best with your home and décor.  Always consider the quality of the window you select. All options are available from basic to premium quality regardless of your preference.  Naturally, the premium quality windows will perform better and last longer than the basic ones.  The additional cost of premium windows will seem insignificant as they long outlast and outperform the inferior products.

Low-E glass is a type of glass that is coated with a thin metallic layer that reflects heat while allowing visible light to pass through. This helps reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer, making your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. Double glazing and triple glazing are window options, with insulating argon gas between them. This helps prevent heat transfer and noise pollution. Triple glazing is more effective than double glazing, but it is also more expensive and heavier.

The type of window also affects its performance. For example, casement windows are hinged, creating a very tight seal when closed. They are more resistant to air and water leaks than sliding windows, which have gaps between the sliding sashes.  Sliding windows, on the other hand, may fit and operate better in certain rooms of your home.

The window installation is most important for ensuring maximum performance, durability, and efficiency. Poorly installed windows will lead to air leaks, water damage, mold growth, and structural problems. Therefore, it is important to hire a reputable Window Wise Certified Dealer who will follow the manufacturer’s instructions and adhere to the Canadian building codes.  This is all fully Guaranteed by Window Wise.

In conclusion, the best windows for the Canadian climate depend on various factors, such as your weather region, budget, installation type, and personal preferences.

Encore Windows & Doors offers all the best window brands and types for Canadian winters.

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