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.

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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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Sunview shares some Saskatoon Entry Door design ideas

Saskatoon Entry Door design ideas

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.  Enjoy our latest article on Saskatoon Entry Door design ideas

Make Your Grand Entrance.

Madero Entry doors

 

While any old door will provide passage to and from your home, high-style doors can make a great first impression and offer a peek at your home’s interior decor. Browse photos of distinctive doors in our Door Gallery  to get ideas for your own home.

The Handcrafted, refined. Traditional beauty in revolutionary products offered by Madero in their new fibreglass series . Looking for a high quality, complete door and hardware package for your home? Contact us , we offer  a wide array of door designs.  You will be amazed by the configurations with highly customizable glass. We have hardware options suitable for both interior and exterior applications.

 

 

 

Coloured Doors your thing?

Feng Shui Front Doors

Saskatoon Entry Door design ideas

A red front door is thought to invite good energy in Feng Shui. Unique details, such as a sleek handle actually designed for an appliance, make this custom wood-and-glass door catch the eye.

Hello Yellow

Saskatoon Entry DoorWhen paired with blue siding and white moulding, this vibrant yellow door becomes a bright focal point that sets a cheerful tone before one even enters this home.

 

What ever option you prefer the look of, you need to ensure that it will work for your family. Thats where we come in!

The Sunview Windows and Doors team are skilled professionals. Our goal is to provide the best possible experience from beginning to end!

Contact us today to start planning your patio door dreams! 

Sunview Windows and Doors Community Involvement – Trusted rebuild of Janice’s home.

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 offers 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.

Sunview Windows and Doors Community Involvement.

Janice Braden had no idea what to do after her home renovation job went badly off the rails. Janice had hired a local contractor, to whom she paid $20,000 in insurance claim money, but then left her house in shambles.

Sunview Windows & Doors Community Involvement

Janice Brayden stands in what’s left of the attic of her Saskatoon home. (CBC)

The single mom said she and a few friends arranged some work bees to do what they could, but she was mostly feeling lost.

Then she got a surprise knock at the door and a woman she didn’t know offered her help. “I was ready to say I’m sorry I can’t afford anything,” Braden recalled. “And she says, ‘No really, I’m here to help.’”

It was Sara Wheelwright at the door, the owner of TrustedSaskatoon. com.  It’s a Saskatchewan organization that partners with various businesses, which it has first vetted to ensure they are qualified and ethical.  They are also heavily invested in the community. Sara learned of Braden’s situation at her child’s hockey game. Wheelwright said she was a single mom at the time too, so she could empathize.

“When I heard the story I knew I could do something to help,” Wheelwright said.

Sara Wheelwright owns Trusted, a ‘ different kind of advertising and marketing company / organization’ that partners with businesses to ensure they are qualified, professional and ethical.  Sunview Windows and Doors is a proud member of the Trusted community and we are featured on both TrustedSaskatoon.com as Trusted window & door professionals. The Trusted team approached Sunview, along with other Trusted businesses, and told them Janice’s story. They asked for donations of time and materials.Sunview was happy to be able to help out.
It soon became apparent that Janice’s issues were not window or door related, so instead, we donated cash to the project.
When the project was complete in 2015, Janice was kind enough to thank each contributor individually – we are proud to share the video below . In it she speaks about Sunview,  and where the money went that we donated.  At Sunview Windows and Doors Community Involvement is part of who we are and what we do!

If you are considering new windows, doors or a sunroom for you home – choose to deal with a local business you can Trust! Contact us today to arrange your free consultation!

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 !