The Best Windows for Extreme Climates


There are several different factors to consider when deciding on new windows for your home. So many in fact that it could make the decision altogether overwhelming. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all window type that works best in every home. However, knowing what type of style you’re looking for and what purpose your windows will serve is the best place to start.

Selecting the Best Window for your Desert Home

When choosing the best windows for your home, the most important element to consider is the type of weather your home’s exposed to. Since not all windows are made the same, the type of window that should be installed on the side of the house that gets more sun won’t be the same as the side that gets more shade.

So, what’s the best window for extreme climates? Of the four main types of window materials – aluminum, vinyl, wood or fiberglass – there are advantages and disadvantages to all when compared under extreme weather conditions. The best option will truly vary from home to home but when looking solely at the pros and cons, fiberglass is the best.

Advantages of Fiberglass Windows:

  • Energy-efficient
  • Stronger than aluminum, vinyl or wood
  • Paintable
  • Impervious to insects
  • Greatest resistance from seal failure
  • Multiple gird options
  • Least environmental Impact

The only real disadvantage is that they are more expensive than aluminum or vinyl. But when looking at cost alone, it’s usually more advantageous to invest in something that’s durable and requires less maintenance as it’ll cost you less in the long run. To be 100% sure, it’s best to consult with a window installation company first before making any final purchasing decisions.

Here at California Window & Door, our door and window experts take the time to assist our customers in choosing doors and windows that are of the best design and performance options to meet any budget. With more than 25 years in the door and window industry, we pride ourselves on providing quality installation services as well as top notch consulting.

We’ll work with you from the design process through the installation process to ensure that your home has some of the best doors and windows throughout Southern California. Change your outlook and contact our experts today to request a quote.

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