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Sunview Winter Window install Saskatoon

Why Wait? Winter Window Installs

If you’ve been considering buying new windows, don’t put it off just because it’s winter time. Not only is winter a great time to buy new windows, but you’ll probably have a shorter wait time to have them installed, too.

Sunview Winter Window Install Saskatoon

The biggest concern people have is “Isn’t it too cold out?” Just like summer rainstorms, there are days when the weather is not favourable to install windows. But, with higher quality caulkings and spray insulation, installing in temperatures as low as -20 C is tolerable.


Sunview Winter Window Install

“What about the temperature inside the home during install?” While it is true that to change a window, you have to pull out the old one, installers ensure that the new window is prepped and ready to go before the old one is removed. Once out, there is only an open hole for a few minutes before the new window goes in. In a bedroom, keeping the doors closed minimized the heat loss of the rest of the house. Finally, once you factor in the reduction of heat loss with the new windows, one day with cooler temperatures is well worth the increased comfort and temperature in your home for the remaining winter months.


If you still aren’t sold on a winter install, consider this: as winter is generally a slower time of year in the construction industry, it will also get you the best prices of the year! Sunview custom manufactures their windows right in Saskatoon, and we want to keep our production staff busy. By offering discounts on our products, not only do we make our customers happy, we get to hold on to our highly skilled workers as well, to ensure we can offer the highest quality products and service for years to come.


Sunview Windows and Doors are Trusted Saskatoon Window & Door Professionals

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Does your home have weeping windows? Sunview Windows tip on humidity.

Sunview Windows tip on Humidity & Condensation

A Saskatchewan Winter brings some challenges! 

The moisture that suddenly appears in very cold weather on the interior or exterior of window and patio door glass can block the view, drip on the floor or freeze on the glass. It can be an annoying problem.

Sunview Windows tip on humidity

While it may seem natural to blame the windows or doors, interior condensation is really an indication of excess humidity in the home. Exterior condensation, on the other hand, is a form of dew — the glass simply provides a surface on which the moisture can condense. The important thing to realize is that if excessive humidity is causing window condensation, it may also be causing problems elsewhere in your home.

I have installed new windows and doors. Will this increase the level of humidity in my home?

Modern windows and doors generally have a lower air-infiltration rate than the older products. Also, when new framing is installed, with insulation and full caulking around the perimeter, the house is tighter than in the past has a lower rate of air-change.  Consequently, condensation problems that were not apparent before may surface and some of the steps in the section ‘Controlling the Level of Humidity’ will need to be considered.

Do identical houses have the same condensation problems?

Generally not. Just as heating and hydro bills vary between identical houses, with the same number of occupants, so will the level of humidity. Much of this will depend on the life-style and activities of the household and although appearing identical one house may have a slightly lower air infiltration rate, or other factors, that could influence the humidity level.

Recommended Humidity Levels

Humidity is water vapor, or moisture, in the air. Usually it’s invisible. In the form of steam or ground fog, enough has condensed to be seen. All air contains a certain amount of moisture, visible or not.

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HUMIDITY TOO HIGH!

 

Medical authorities indicate that the level of humidity indoors should not be below 15%. It is generally acknowledged that the level of humidity in houses with a good vapour barrier should not exceed 40%, or, in older homes without a vapour barrier, 35%. Table 1, below, shows suggested levels of relative humidity for inside the home for varying outside temperatures.

Table 1 Relative Humidity with inside Temperature of 20 C (68 F)
Outside air Temperature C
-30 or below not over 15%
-30 to -24 not over 20%
-24 to -18 not over 25%
-18 to -12 not over 30%
-12 to – 6 not over 35%
-6 to 0 not over 40%

 

Controlling the Level of Humidity

Control of the level of humidity is aided if humidistats are used to control humidifiers. If the level of humidity becomes excessive the humidifiers should be switched off until the level of humidity is reduced to the correct level.

For normal day-to-day control of the level of relative humidity in the home the following steps should be considered:

  1. Water vapour is one of the products of combustion with natural gas stoves. Water vapour is also a by-product of cooking. The kitchen fan should be large enough to remove such vapour, or the kitchen door closed and a window opened for ventilation.
  2. Showers, especially, are a source of water vapour. The bathroom door should be kept closed and the room ventilated, using an exhaust fan, or by opening a window.
  3. Drying clothes on a line indoors and unvented dryers are sources of water vapour. The washing cycle is another source. When doing the laundry consider opening a window in the laundry room.
  4. Crawl spaces can be a source of water vapour if they have earthen floors which are not covered by plastic sheeting, or other waterproof membrane.
  5. Keep all rooms, even if unoccupied, heated to a minimum of 10°C (50°F) as condensation will occur in unheated rooms.
  6. As a general rule, long periods of background heating, plus topping-up during periods of occupancy, are more likely to prevent condensation than the same amount of heat introduced over a relatively short period.
  7. Open a window, or windows, for a brief period to ventilate the house each day.
  8. Leaving the damper open in a fireplace, or lighting a fire, will increase ventilation and assist the rate of air change.
  9. If you have a hot air furnace, install a direct fresh air intake.

Room-side glass temperatures – the room-side glass temperature plays an important role in occupant comfort in the home. With high room-side glass temperatures there is less likelihood of condensation forming, down-drafts are reduced making sitting nearer the patio door or window more comfortable, and maximum use can be made of floor space.
The thickness of the glass has little or no influence on room-side glass temperature. With double and triple-glazing units the width of the air space is an influence as is, in the case of Low-E, the layer of invisible “insulation” that has been added to the glass.

Sunview Windows and Doors are Trusted Saskatoon Window, Door & Sunroom pro’s

Don’t delay and get your windows installed before the winter comes.

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We build them – We install them – We stand behind them

 

 

Custom Windows from Sunview Windows Add A Unique Touch

Add A Creative Touch To Any Space

The interior and exterior of a home’s custom windows can add character and change the home’s style completely. Sunview Windows and Doors in Saskatoon provide new and replacement windows and doors to Saskatchewan. The company primarily makes windows but we also offer solariums (also called sunrooms), screen rooms, conservatories and patio covers through Sunview Solariums Ltd.   Sunview Windows are proud to have the ability to provide the option of financing to our valued clients.

Custom Windows from Sunview Windows

One of the most exciting benefits of custom windows is that almost anything goes. Consider voids and solid spaces on walls for installation of special shape windows to create an interesting look.

Custom Windows from Sunview WindowsThink about those certain areas, the unique spaces in your home where a custom window can be the perfect choice when it comes to adding a creative touch. Our special shape windows instantly add another dimension to your home. They come in many different choices some examples include elliptical,  half-circle, octagonal, triangular, quarter circle, pentagonal, partial chord, and partial arch head. There are numerous possibilities when it comes to special shape windows.

 

 

triange-window-custom-windowsTriangle Windows

Triangle custom windows are a great way to add a unique and modern architectural look to your home. With expansive fixed panes, triangle windows can add natural light to a stairway, bathroom, or closet. They can also add a unique decorative element and natural lighting to your home without added maintenance.

 

 

 

oval-window-custom-windowsOval Windows

Oval windows are a great way to add a unique architectural look to your home. With expansive fixed panes, oval windows can add natural light to a stairway, bathroom, or closet. They can also add a unique decorative element and natural lighting to your home.

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You can  work with Sunview to have a custom-designed special shape window fit a one-of-a-kind area in your home. Add a bright, distinct look to your kitchen or dining area.

Custom-made and sized to your home, special shape windows offer virtually endless design possibilities and let you achieve a custom look. Sizes and shapes of designs can vary from traditional to contemporary, and when combined with other window units, special shape windows can dramatically increase exposure to natural light and brighten up your home.

Regardless of the geometric style you choose, your home will become more energy efficient, as each of our special shaped windows is available with Low-E energy efficient glass, which can save you up to 24% on monthly energy costs!

Sunview Windows and Doors are Trusted Saskatoon Window, Door & Sunroom pro’s

Don’t delay and get your windows installed before the winter comes.

Contact us to book your appointment today!

We build them – We install them – We stand behind them

 

Sources: Pella,  Weather Shield, Window world

Tips on how to dress up your windows from Sunview

Here we share some tips on how to dress up your windows. Sunview Windows and Doors in Saskatoon provide new and replacement windows and doors to Saskatchewan. Featuring the worlds most energy efficient glass. We manufacture products that extend the comfort zone. The company primarily makes windows but we also offer solariums (also called sunrooms), screen rooms, conservatories and patio covers through Sunview Solariums Ltd. Sunview Windows and Doors are made in  Saskatchewan Made.  We care about our community. Sunview Windows are proud to have the ability to provide the option of financing to our valued clients.

10 Stylish Ways to Dress Your Windows

roman-shade- Dress up your windowsWindow treatments are necessary in every home for light control and privacy, but they’re also that perfect opportunity dress up your windows by introducing patterns, softness, and texture too! Fabric versions soften the harder edges of a space and pull colour and pattern into a room to complement the other decorative choices. Here’s a peek at the variety of styles available and the advantage each provides.Enjoy these tips on how to dress up your windows from Sunview,.

Roman Shades are an elegant choice constructed of fabric and a pulley mechanism – they fold up to bring in light and down to add privacy and can be mounted inside or outside the window frame.  Flat fold options offer clean lines whereas balloon or swag Roman shades introduce curved lines. 

Tip on how to dress up your windows from Sunview

 

 

 

Valances.  These are smaller fabric treatments, fixed above a window and mounted outside the frame with L shaped brackets. Other blind options can be added beneath it for privacy if necessary.  A valance can be styled in several ways, pleated, ruffled, scalloped, or swag.

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Fabric Window Panels. Long drapes of fabric that hang from rods are a timeless choice that give a room softness and height when suspended from ceiling to floor.  Window panels can be solids or patterns, casual or formal, and are hung with rings, grommets, or with a rod pocket.

 

 

 

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Sunview Windows and Doors are Trusted Saskatoon Window, Door & Sunroom pro’s

Don’t delay and get your windows installed before the winter comes.

Contact us to book your appointment today!

We build them – We install them – We stand behind them

Sunview Windows and Doors are made in Saskatchewan

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Sunview Windows and Doors provide new and replacement windows and doors to Saskatchewan. Featuring the worlds most energy efficient glass. We manufacture products that extend the comfort zone. The company primarily makes windows but we also offer solariums (also called sunrooms), screen rooms, conservatories and patio covers through Sunview Solariums Ltd. Sunview Windows and Doors are made in  Saskatchewan Made.  We care about our community. Sunview Windows are proud to have the ability to provide the option of Window and Door financing to our valued clients in Saskatchewan.

Don’t be fooled by the toll free phone number, Sunview Windows and Doors are made in Saskatchewan 

Windows and Doors are made in Saskatchewan

Sunview windows and Doors are Saskatchewan Made. In fact all of our product is, including our sunrooms. We started of in Saskatoon as a residential renovation in the 1980’s. Our crew traveled throughout Saskatchewan selling and installing windows and doing every type of renovation from vinyl siding to building decks and patios.

Over the years as our small business grew bigger so did our team. By 1988, we had about 15 sales people and about 35 installers on the road all over Saskatchewan.

Sunview Solariums moved to its current location in Saskatoon and expanded its product line by purchasing equipment to manufacture our own line of PVC Sunview Windows.

We know our Saskatchewan seasons and we build accordingly! Not all window glass is the same. In fact, selecting the right glass can make a big difference in the comfort of your home as well as the size of your energy bills. We build to keep you warmer in the -30 weather in the winter. While being able to stay cooler in the +30 weather in the summer.

Sunview Windows and Doors are made in Saskatchewan Don’t worry we won’t let it go to our head! We may be getting bigger, but we know where our roots are.  We are always looking for our next challenge.  We’ve already added doorssolariums (also called sunrooms), screen rooms, conservatories and patio covers through Sunview Solariums Ltd. We’re proud to say Sunview is Saskatchewan Made, and we think it shows in some of our reviews.

What people are saying about us:

“I called Sunview Windows and Doors toll free line today expecting to get a generic franchise call center. The receptionist who answered was friendly and chipper (NOT AUTOMATED!) Wanting to make sure I got all the proper answers to my questions, She said she was going to transfer me (Oh brother here we go with the inter department tranfers). She transfered me TO THE OWNER! Stunned as I was I managed to blurt out my questions which he answered for me.  Talk about good small town service!”. – Mrs. Spence, Regina Sk.

 

Sunview Windows and Doors was efficient, professional and did a beautiful job, our windows are everything we hoped for. We now have light in a rather dark area; they look good, and they give our family room a feeling of being extended. We’re very satisfied with the overall results aesthetically and financially. We can’t thank you enough for all your efforts and our Saskatoon windows.

Phil H, Regina, SK

 

Sunview Windows and Doors are Trusted Saskatoon Window, Door & Sunroom pro’s

Don’t delay and get your windows installed before the winter comes.

Contact us to book your appointment today!

We build them – We install them – We stand behind them

 

Why Buy Sunview Windows in Saskatoon?

At Sunview Windows and Doors in Saskatoon we provide new and replacement windows and doors. Featuring the worlds most energy efficient glass. We manufacture products that extend the comfort zone. Our company primarily makes windows but also offers solariums, sunrooms, screen rooms, conservatories and patio covers through Sunview Solariums Ltd.

We also offer Financing

Sunview Windows and Doors are Trusted Saskatoon Window, Door & Sunroom pro’s 

 

Why Buy Sunview Windows?

Advice From Your Trusted Saskatoon Window Manufacturer.

We have noticed recently that more window and door companies from out of Province are coming into the Saskatoon and Saskatchewan marketplace.  They are investing significantly in direct marketing to local consumers and promise significant discounts in their advertising.  We are strong believers in buying and supporting local businesses in Saskatchewan. We know from experience that dealing with locally owned and accountable businesses offers consumers many advantages.

 

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  1. Get Better Window Products: Locally owned businesses like Sunview Windows in Saskatoon survive because their customers are happy with their products. Our customers know exactly what they are getting. They also know where it is coming from! Our windows, doors and sunrooms are made in Saskatchewan and are made to withstand the Saskatchewan climate!

 

 

 

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2. Get Better Customer Service:  The Sunview Windows team have great knowledge of the products we are selling, as we manufacture the products right here in Saskatoon. We strive to provide better customer care by giving special attention to each customer we serve. In addition we are locally accountable. Most of us have had the frustration of dealing with a Head Office elsewhere when we have issues with product or services. Who hasn’t been passed from one department to another, spending hours to sort out the problem. At Sunview IF a problem arises we are here , you can speak to us or come and see us in person easily!

 

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3. Get a better response time: If your windows are fitted properly, great, but what if they aren’t and you don’t realize until its -40deg C ? What guarantee will you have from an out of province (or an out of country) window company that they will be there to fix it in a timely manner?

 

 

 

 


4. Reduce Environmental Impact: Our window and door product isn’t shipped from ‘ somewhere else’ , it is made in Saskatchewan and we are proud of our environmental record.  We strive to always purchase our supplies locally and to use local businesses ourselves. This results in less travel and reduced air pollutants. If the window company you are considering is not a local manufacturer it means product has to travel to reach you…so if the quote is cheaper than a local manufacturer like Sunview, you should ask why? What corners are getting cut?  Why Buy Windows Locally

 

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5. Create More Saskatoon Jobs – Local business like Sunview Windows & Doors provide jobs for Saskatchewan people. Local independent businesses like us are one of the largest employers nationwide

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6. Buy Local – Support Yourself: Local business strengthens the economic base of every community. A good deal of the dollars spent with local Saskatoon businesses are used to make purchases from other local Saskatoon companies. This creates a domino affect that can preserve a neighbourhood and a city even in an economic slow down. Canadian research on spending, shows that for every $1 spent with a small or medium-sized business $0.63 stayed in the local economy.  In comparison to $0.40 with a larger business. If you are choosing window companies in Alberta or Ontario, then Alberta & Ontario are benefitting not Saskatchewan!

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Here at Sunview Windows and Doors we are skilled professionals. Our goal is to provide the best possible experience from beginning to end! Contact us today to start planning your Sunview window, door or a Sunview sunroom installation today!

We build them – We install them – We stand behind them!

Sunview Windows and Doors shares a tip on cleaning windows

Sunview Windows and Doors provide new and replacement windows and doors to Saskatchewan. Featuring the worlds most energy efficient glass. We manufacture products that extend the comfort zone. The company primarily makes windows but we also offer solariums (also called sunrooms), screen rooms, conservatories and patio covers through Sunview Solariums Ltd. We are a local company that manufactures our product right here in Saskatchewan & we care about our community. We spotted this tip online recently and wanted to share!! 

Cleaning Hack: How to Have Spotless Windows for Months

Spotless Windows usually do not last very long… until now!

I have been blessed with a husband who is a perfectionist. I am not a perfectionist.

One way this has really been benefited me is that my husband, Seth, notices dirty windows. Me… yeah, not so much. So once or twice a year my wonderful, perfectionist of a husband drags out the ladder and cleans the outside of our windows. (I clean the bathroom once a week so I’ll call that even!)

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This spring he cleaned the windows a little differently. Isn’t it funny how men can think of things so differently? I would never have thought to clean a window with anything other than a window cleaner. But Seth values productivity and was trying to make our clean windows last longer than the first rain storm.

He used Rain-X 2-In-1 Glass Cleaner Plus Rain Repellent on our living room and dining room windows. But he cleaned the bedroom windows with normal window cleaner.

It’s so simple! It’s so obvious! I never would have thought of this myself!

 

 

Check out what our windows look like today–3 months later! Yeah! The last time these windows were cleaned was in April!

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I know a picture of a window doesn’t really show how clean it is but trust me these windows are spotless! Plus, last night we got 3 inches of rain. It has stormed every day this past week and now we are under a flood advisory! It has been crazy how much rain we have had this past month! But that really proves how well this Rain-X can work–not only your vehicles, but also on your home windows and even on your shower doors!

These windows are also facing West, which is the direction all the weather comes from.

Oh, and the windows that were cleaned the normal way–not with Rain-X– they are covered in water spots.

FYI: Rain-X is NOT sponsoring this post! We received our can of Rain-X as a Christmas gift with a bunch of other car cleaning things from a family member. Seth just got this idea one day that it would work on house windows to keep them spotless and it did work! We have not tried other brands or products of Rain-X, but if you do would you please let me know how they work!

To find this product click on this link to Rain-X Glass Treatment. 

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A NEW WEBSITE FOR SUNVIEW WINDOWS AND DOORS

Welcome to the new website

Rod, Michael and the Sunview team are thrilled to launch a new website for sunview windows and doors

The Sunview Windows & Doors website

We wanted to create a new website that is consumer focused, a resource and one stop shop for all your window and door needs.

Please check out the site and enjoy the new and improved features, including this blog!

 

A new website for sunview windows and doors

 

Please let us know how you like the new look, it was designed and built for us by Trusted Marketing Services and we think it reflects our personality and is a great resource for Saskatoon, Regina and surrounding areas !