Sunview Windows Home Measuring Guide

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Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and concerns about close contact, some people are apprehensive about having contractors, workers, really ANYBODY in their home. And rightly so, as limiting contact seems to be the best way to slow down, and hopefully stop this disease, at least until the helpful folks at the UofS develop a vaccine!

But self isolating doesn’t mean shutting down the entire world. People still need food, medicine, and a warm bed with a roof over their head. And all of those components need other industries to keep functioning as well.  What I’m trying to say is, don’t let your home fall into disrepair under the guise of “self-isolating”. Famously said by many through history when things looked the most dire; “This too shall pass”.

If you have been thinking about renovating, don’t toss everything aside. Now is the time (especially if you have some spare time) to prepare, so when things turn around you are ready to hit the ground running. A lot of renos can’t start tomorrow, even if you are ready, unless you have prepared and ordered ahead of time.

At Sunview Windows, we custom manufacture our windows in Saskatoon to fit your home, so we are generally looking at ~4 weeks (up to 8 weeks on specialty products) before we can install. Rather than wait for everything to blow over, get a jump on it by getting a quote today. 

Now, I know I said that people are being told to limit contact with others, so Sunview has developed a handy window measuring guide to allow you to start the process in getting your windows replaced. Download the guide, fill out the form, and send it in for your free estimate!  You can also see examples of the types of windows, colours, and options by going to

If you have any questions, we are here to help. Just give us a call at 306-934-2870, or email at

We will get through this. Until then, support local business, the life-blood of our economy, and happy renovating!

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

Don’t delay and get your windows installed during our biggest sale of the year!

Contact us to book your appointment today!

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Sunview Summer Draw

Sunview Windows Saskatoon 2018 Summer Draw!

Sunview Windows Saskatoon 2018 Summer Draw!

Sunview Windows and Doors are your Trusted Saskatoon source for new and replacement windows and doors custom build right here in Saskatoon. In celebration of summer in Saskatoon, 4 lucky people will win prizes to some great Saskatoon businesses!

Sunview Windows Saskatoon 2018 Summer Draw


Simply fill out the form below to enter, and let us know which Sunview products you are interested in finding more about.  

The 4 winners will be drawn on August 15th and they will be announced on our Sunview Facebook Page Here . 

4 Awesome Prizes

Prize #1 The Prairie Lily Riverboat Cruise – 2 passes

Cruising on the Prairie Lily you’ll see the natural beauty of the Meewasin Valley, the welcoming of our downtown, the friendliness of River Landing and the personality of our living river. They look forward to welcoming passengers for a cruise, dinner or brunch during the summer. 

Prize # 2 & 3 The Rook and Raven Pub – 2 x $25 gift cards

A comfortable atmosphere, casual “walk-in” service, fair prices, and quality ingredients. Well thought out food and drink menus executed by professionals, make for a quick business lunch, happy hour pints with co-workers, cocktails and shareable snacks with friends, or full course meals with that special someone. 

Prize # 4 Sunsera Salon – 1 x $50 gift card

Sunsera Salons is a full-service beauty salon, day spa and tanning salon offering the finest in haircuts and colours, hair removal, facials, hand and foot care, massage, body treatments and tanning.



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

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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.



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.

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


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.


Why Buy Windows Locally

Why Buy Windows Locally


  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!


Why Buy Sunview Windows

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


Why Buy Windows Locally


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


Why Buy Windows Locally


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!

 windows bay bow window Why Buy Sunview Windows?

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!

Energy Loss through windows explained by Sunview team

Sunview Windows and Doors provide new and replacement windows and doors. 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 are Trusted Window, Door & Sunroom Experts 

Energy Loss through windows explained by Sunview team

Windows and doors are often a major factor in energy loss in your home. Single paned windows that have metal frames are not well insulated and do not keep the heat in or out very well. The edges of doors and windows account for a large amount of air leakage.  Energy loss through windows is the largest and most variable loss in buildings and has major  implications on energy consumption and peak heating and  cooling loads.

Types of Windows


Windows only take up between 5-10% of a homes total surface area that is exposed to outside temperatures but account for as much as 53% of the heat lost in a home. Older homes are more susceptible to heat loss because of the structure of the windows. Your options to fix these heat losses are to either purchase new windows or to try some low cost efforts to repair the window. The idea is to purchase the most energy efficient windows possible given your budget and your specific needs. Double and Triple Paned Windows are designed with a trapped air space about a half an inch thick, which functions as an insulator. It works by restricting the amount of air movement, slowing down the heat loss through windows. Low Emissivity Windows have a clear coating on the window to reduce the heat loss or gain. This is an almost invisible coat of semi-conductor or metal oxide film that is applied directly to the glass or on a plastic film that is placed between the two windowpanes. There are two different types of Low-E coatings, hard coats and soft coats. Soft coats are the most effective at reflecting heat and are better insulators of heat. The hard coat is incorporated directly into the surface of the glass and is less likely to be mechanically damaged, so in most cases they are used in single pane storm windows. Windows that are made with low-E films are usually approximately 15-25% more costly than regular double glazed windows. They will also reduce energy loss by around 30-50%. The energy savings will pay for the higher cost of the windows in around 10 years. Argon Gas is a motionless gas that manufacturers use to fill the space between the panes of glass to reduce the heat loss. Argon gas is often used because it is a better insulator than air and has a relatively low cost compared to the alternatives. Low-conductivity spacers separate two pieces of glass when making an insulated glass unit.

Window frame

SLIDE1The way that the window frame is put together has a great impact on the required maintenance and life span of the window. Aluminium frames require little to no maintenance and generally have a long life span. Fibreglass frames are not very available but are high in energy efficiency. Some of these models are filled with a foam insulator to better insulate heat. Vinyl frames require no maintenance and perform well thermally. Wood frames insulate well and have a long life span but they need to be protected from the weather. U-values let you know how much heat is getting through your window. Low U-values mean that there is very little heat getting through the window. Solar heat gain coefficients (SHGC) let you know how much of the sun’s energy is being transferred through the window frame. Ensure that your window is installed properly by getting a professional to install it; a poorly installed window will not work as efficiently.

How to stop energy loss through windows you already have

If you are unable to replace your current windows, there are other ways to improve efficiency and reduce energy loss. You should install storm windows. You can install these windows on the inside or the outside. Your insulation will improve by the dead air that is trapped between the windows. There are a few different types of storm windows such as rigid plastic storm windows, which are attached to the window with a mounting strip. There are the single pane storm windows, which are to be installed each fall and removed each spring. There are the permanent storm windows, which are more convenient than the removable type and have both screening and glass in the same unit. Temporary storm windows are plastic and are attached to the frame with tightly shrunken two-sided tape. Lastly there are window coverings such as blinds and curtains that can help lower the possibility of heat loss especially at night. Make sure that your window covering does not restrict the movement of air because it can cause the window to sweat.

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