The decision to replace old windows is a big one it can be daunting and exciting. With Pella, you are choosing the best replacement windows for your Winnipeg home. The right windows can give your home a host of benefits:
- Enhance curb appeal
- Increase value
- Insulate against outside noise
- Improve comfort during harsh weather
- Keep your utility costs down
So, when you’re in the market for new windows, it pays to consider the available options. Smart homeowners select a brand that provides superior performance and long-lasting quality.
Why Winnipeg Homeowners Prefer Pella Replacement Windows
Pella is a popular window brand among homeowners all across North America and has been for nearly 100 years. In Winnipeg, homeowners have been using Pella windows since the 1960’s.
With our challenging climate Winnipeg homeowners need three things:
- quality construction that can withstand extreme weather for more than a handful of seasons,
- energy efficient designs to ensure indoor comfort and keep energy costs down, and
- a top rated warranty to provide a lifetime’s peace of mind
Quality: Pella offers unique features such as: seamless vinyl corners, steel reinforced frames, the strongest fiberglass composite in the industry, proprietary weather resistant vinyl formulations and exclusive wood protection. All products are tested beyond requirements, which results in the best windows as rated by homeowners year in and year out.
Efficiency: A leader in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®), Pella has one of the best product development programs in the industry. Triple pane windows, low e-insulating gas, foam insulated frames and more – Pella provides energy star rated products and one of the few window lines that can truly stand up to the challenging demands of Winnipeg’s extreme weather.
Warranty: The #1 rated limited lifetime warranty in the industry will give you peace of mind. In the unlikely event that anything goes wrong with your windows Pella factory replacement parts and factory authorized installers are available to repair or replace your windows. That’s the benefit of dealing with one of the oldest and best window manufacturers in the industry.
Also, with a wide variety of styles, colors and innovative options, there is a Pella window to match every home and budget. Its no wonder that Pella has been a top window choice for Winnipeg homeowners for over 50 years.
Factors to Consider Before Replacing Your Windows in Winnipeg
There are many factors to weigh as you consider which type of windows are most appropriate for your home. However, the two basic factors all decisions must start with are the framing material and type of window.
1. Framing Material
When it comes to choosing windows for your home, the first thing to determine is which frame material would best suit your needs. There are many factors to consider with each material, such as the appearance, cost, durability and insulation qualities. Overall, you have three framing materials to choose from when you select a set of windows:
- Wood: Some of the best windows for home installations are made with wooden frames, which provide a natural look most homeowners prefer. As a natural material that has been used in architecture for centuries, wood frames provide insulation and usually last through several generations of occupants at a given property. You can either paint or varnish wood, therefore making it applicable to a wide array of color schemes and interior styles. Windows are the most expensive option but high quality, wood framed windows can add value to your home.
- Fiberglass: One of the newer options on the market for window frames is fiberglass, which is a strong and visually diverse material. Many modern homeowners favor fiberglass because of its ability to mimic the appearance of other materials, including wood. Frames made of fiberglass are weather-resistant and generally offer good insulation in a variety of climates.
- Vinyl: Homeowners who favor a sleek, look for their window frames often choose vinyl, which is typically seen around the window panes of newer homes and buildings. As with fiberglass, vinyl does not need to be painted, coated or maintained in any way. Many residents also favor vinyl due to its insulating qualities, which allow them to save on energy.
2. Window Type
The next thing to look for when buying windows is the style. Different styles of windows provide varying degrees of natural light and ventilation. Overall, windows come in styles that slide either vertically or horizontally, or that tilt outward from the top, bottom or side. Typical options include:
Casement: Casement windows swing out to the side. This allows the window to be constructed of solid glass and offers a less obstructed view overall. A casement window usually comes with one venting window pane on the left and one fixed pane on the right (or vice versa). These windows provide the tightest seal against wind and air drafts and are the best choice for keeping out the elements in tough climate like Winnipeg.
Awning: An awning consists of a horizontal window that opens outward along the bottom. The awning is hinged along the top frame. Awnings are often above vertical windows for added ventilation. Awning windows are ideal for climates with a lot of rain, thanks to the way the window creates a water-resistant awning when they are open. Like casement windows they provide a tight seal against winds and draft and are an excellent choice for Winnipeg homes.
Sliding: Sliding windows consist of two and sometimes three vertical sashes. The sash that opens moves from side to side, rather than up or down. In sets with two sashes, the right sash opens leftward internally in front of the stationary left sash. In sets with three sashes, the two end sashes may open in front of the stationary center sash.
Single (Double)-Hung: Single-hung consist of two horizontal sashes, with or without grilles. The bottom sash opens while the upper sash remains fixed. A double-hung is similar to a single hung window however both the lower sash as well as the upper sash can move up and down and usually tilt out for easy cleaning and maintenance in this common window type. Double-hung windows are one of the most common replacement windows in upscale heritage homes when the homeowner is trying to preserve the original architectural character of the home. In some Winnipeg neighborhoods double hung windows are best choice for the charm and character they provide.
Picture(fixed): A picture window is one that does not open. Most fixed windows are decorative, such as the round, triangular or rectangular windows that are sometimes seen above doors and regular window sets. Fixed windows are generally used for additional natural light and are most common in homes with high ceilings.
Bay: The bay window is a protruding set that consists of three horizontal windows, each with or without grilles. The two side windows protrude from the exterior of the house at 45-degree angles while the center window aligns parallel to the wall, effectively forming a half-relieved hexagon. The side windows open to an outward tilt with the use of a crank handle, while the center window remains stationary.
Bow: The bow window is much like the bay, only rounded. A bow assembly will typically consist of four or five horizontal windows to achieve the more oval shape. The two outer windows are usually equipped to open outward. As with the bay window, the bow protrudes outward from a home’s exterior and creates additional interior space.
Your Pella Winnipeg Window Specialist
We here at MarKey Windows and Doors feel very strongly that Pella products are the finest available anywhere in the world. MarKey is proud to be your local expert for Pella windows and doors in Winnipeg, Kenora and surrounding areas.
We have been supplying and installing quality Pella products in local homes and cottages for over 20 years!
Schedule a free consultation with our team to learn more about how we can assist you with your home window replacement needs.