Even the biggest fans of crisp winter weather want to keep that brisk air where it belongs – outside! If you live in an area that has cold winters, like
Best Window Styles for Cold Climates
The two best styles of windows when it comes to insulation are double hung and casement windows. Because casement windows have fewer openings and no sash, they are slightly better insulators. However, if you live in an area that has both hot and cold temperatures, it’s important to note that casement windows cannot support a window unit air conditioner.
Best Window Material for Cold Climates
If you’re in a cold climate, the material you choose for your windows can make a big difference in your heating bill. Both vinyl and wood windows have good insulative properties, though vinyl is much easier to maintain. And, people who live areas with harsh winters are advised to avoid aluminum windows at all costs – they’re terrible insulators.
Thermal Window Options
In cold climates, it’s a good idea to use thermal windows, also known as insulated windows. Special gases are used to fill the space between double pane windows, giving the window a better insulating factor than if
Argon is the most common gas used in insulated windows and it’s ideal for window panes that are ½” apart.
Krypton is the more expensive of the two gases and functions only slightly better. Krypton works best in windows with panes that are 3/8” apart.
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