Solid wood interior mouldings enhances your regular PVC windows without losing any energy performance. This is a hybrid system that combines a PVC exterior frame with your choice of real wood for the interior. Your homes exterior appearance remains consistent between all Prestige window series.
The awning window opens from the bottom of the sash. It’s superior in providing thermal protection and ventilation. A unique characteristic of the awning style window is it can be left slightly opened to allow for some air flow but because the way it opens would prevent rain from entering the room. The awning can be combined with other Prestige window styles to create different designs that fit the look and needs of the building.
Awning windows are models of contemporary style and convenience. They feature one hinged sash that swings out, welcoming the breeze in. Most common in newer homes, awning windows are coveted for their clear, uncluttered views and effortless operation.
The Low-E glass difference. Low-E stands for “low emissivity” and is designed to improve thermal performance.
Energy effcient Low-E (low-emissivity) glass is simply the way to go. Choosing Low-E glass makes a dramatic difference in savings and comfort for the lifetime of your windows. These windows have a transparent micro-metallic coating and are flled with non-toxic argon gas that blocks out harmful ultraviolet energy and provides superior insulation.
The higher the solar heat gain coeffcient, the more natural energy is transmitted through the glass. Although glazing technologies have vastly improved in the last 10 years, some of the oldest Low-E technologies perform best in Canadian climates. Since Canadians spend more money heating their homes in the winter than cooling them in the summer, high solar heat gain coeffcients are important to harness solar energy during the winter months. This soft coat Low-E with its solar blocking capabilities is remains a popular choice.
Triple & double paned windows feature two or three panes of glass respectively separated by a layer of gas. This design helps to reduce sound transmission and keeps the home more comfortable than old-fashioned single-paned windows. It is benefcial to consider how they compare with each other in terms of effciency, sound transmission and cost. IGU’s can be made up of various types of glass including LowE, Laminated, Toughened, Tinted or reflective glass.
Obscure glass provides privacy while still letting in sunlight. Obscure glass is particularly useful for areas that require privacy such as bathrooms or along open walkways.
Grilles add a decorative element to windows and truly offer the perfect accent. Internal grilles are available in every Prestige window type to add a traditional, contemporary or elegant look to your house. These grilles are located securely
between the glass panes which, in addition to adding character and beauty, are completely maintenance-free.
Our window grilles are offered in the following standard colours:
Tinted glass absorbs and re-radiates solar energy reducing heat and in can provide cost efficient climate control. Tinted glass also reduces sun glare and is aesthetically appealing.
During the manufacturing process a metallic coating is applied which creates a highly reflective appearance. Reflective Glass achieves greater solar control than standard tinted float glass and can be used to create a specific visual appearance in a building.
Clear Float Glass is a visually colourless and distortion free glass providing high light transmission (daylight) and clarity.