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Selecting New Windows


Whether you are building a new home or replacing the old, cold, and drafty windows in your existing one, there are a number of important things to consider before signing on the dotted line.

Rapid advances in window technology & innovative manufacturing processes have made a wide range of window options available for today’s builders & homeowners. Selecting the best window for a specific home requires careful consideration relating to appearance, function, energy performance, and cost.

Benefits of Windows

Windows are one of the most important architectural and functional elements of your home and provide outdoor views, ventilation, fresh air, and natural daylight. They also have a major impact on the comfort, energy consumption, maintenance requirements & costs of your home. 

Cost is certainly an important factor in any selection process. Cost however does not simply relate to the initial purchase price. Consideration should be given to overall operating costs incurred to provide a desired level of comfort within your home during the hot summer days and cold winter nights. Energy costs are continually on the rise and it makes sense to consider thermally efficient options for your windows.

Window Coatings

The need for natural daylight, outside views and ventilation is prevalent in our province, which is why large windows are desired. However large windows can be seen as a major contributor to driving up the cost of heating or cooling your home. By using high-performance windows with spectrally selective coatings, you as a homeowner will benefit from substantial savings in the amount of energy needed to keep your home comfortable during the cold winter and hot summer months. In many cases, by using better-performing windows you can have three times as much glazing with no energy penalty.

We understand what you expect for your home. As well as energy efficiency, you want windows that look great and offer curb appeal. They also should be smooth and easy to operate, virtually maintenance-free, offer thermally advanced performance, security, and will last for years to come. Functionality is essential and the right type of windows should be easy to operate and virtually maintenance-free. Reliability is crucial when it comes to your investment and the right product will not only look great but will stand the test of time.

Have the Experts at Your Side

With over 35 years of experience, our Employee Owners are eager to share the latest innovations in glazing and window technology so we can help you choose the right window package for your home. We want to ensure that your windows do not become a thermal liability. Our Window Geeks are always looking for new innovations, constantly monitoring and testing our windows to ensure our product provides the best value for you, our customer. Our approach is to ensure that your home is “comfort engineered” on a window-by-window basis. This customized approach provides the desired aesthetics to suit your architectural style. This approach also provides added comfort, energy efficiency, natural lighting, outside views, sound control, safety, and ventilation that fits your budget.

We are your certified Window Geeks

Centra Windows is not only the manufacturer but also the installer of its product, which enables us to offer a full warranty, eliminating any confusion between product performance and installation. We view the house as a system and understand how each of the elements must work correctly to maximize the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Contact our local Employee Owners at 1-888-534-3333 or send us an email at for more information about this topic and many more. You can also sign up for our biweekly newsletter for all the tips and tricks about the window industry.

Written by: Les Ferris , August 10, 2021
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