Bow windows are more than just windows. They are combinations of windows that reach out into the world. Even with limited space, a bay or bow window allows you to have more windows to capture the view of outside scenery.
The bow window is a bank of 4 to 6 window frames joined together in an arc. Both unique window styles are available with a head and seat board as well as an exterior roof and base if required.
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.