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Selecting Energy-Efficient Windows for Cold weather

Choosing the right windows can significantly impact energy bills and the overall well-being of residents during harsh winter conditions. In this blog, we'll explore various window options that excel in cold climates, focusing on factors such as insulation, durability, and overall performance.

by Kelsi Waible | January 23, 2024 | Windows

1. Double or Triple Pane Windows:

Double and triple pane windows are designed with multiple layers of glass separated by insulating air spaces or inert gases. This construction enhances thermal insulation, preventing heat loss and cold air infiltration. The additional layers also contribute to noise reduction and condensation control. In cold weather, double or triple pane windows are essential for maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature and reducing energy consumption.

2. Low-E Coatings:

Low-emissivity (Low-E) coatings are thin layers applied to window glass to reduce heat transfer. These coatings allow sunlight to enter while reflecting heat back into the home during the winter months. In cold weather, Low-E windows help keep interiors warmer by maximizing natural light and minimizing heat loss. This technology is a valuable addition to energy-efficient windows, contributing to overall comfort and energy savings.

3. Gas-Filled Windows:

Some energy-efficient windows feature gas fills between the glass panes, commonly using argon or krypton gases. These gases provide better insulation than regular air, further reducing heat transfer. Gas-filled windows are particularly effective in cold weather, creating a thermal barrier that helps maintain a consistent indoor temperature and reduces the need for heating.

4. Insulated Window Frames:

In addition to the glass, the window frame plays a significant role in insulation. Opt for windows with insulated frames, such as those made of vinyl, fiberglass, or wood with thermal breaks. These materials help minimize heat transfer through the frame, contributing to the overall energy efficiency of the window. Insulated frames are crucial in preventing cold air infiltration and improving the performance of windows in colder times of the year.

5. Storm Windows:

Installing storm windows is an effective way to enhance the energy efficiency of existing windows. Storm windows act as an additional barrier against cold air, wind, and moisture. They can be installed on the interior or exterior of existing windows, providing an extra layer of insulation. Storm windows are a cost-effective solution for improving the thermal performance of windows in cold weather.


Selecting energy-efficient windows for cold weather involves considering factors such as multiple panes, Low-E coatings, gas fills, insulated frames, and storm windows. Homeowners should assess their specific needs, budget constraints, and the climate of their region to make an informed decision. Investing in high-quality, energy-efficient windows not only enhances the comfort of a home but also contributes to significant energy savings and a reduced environmental impact.

why choose us for your next window installation?

At Journeyman Exteriors, we understand the significance of choosing the right windows for your home, especially in cold weather. Our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction sets us apart as the preferred choice for window installations. Here are compelling reasons to choose us for your next window installation:

  • Expertise and Experience: With years of experience in the industry, our team brings unparalleled expertise to every window installation project. We have successfully served numerous homeowners in cold weather, ensuring they benefit from energy-efficient and durable window solutions.

  • Customized Solutions: We recognize that each home is unique, and so are the needs of our clients. Our approach involves providing customized solutions tailored to your specific requirements. Whether you prioritize energy efficiency, aesthetics, or budget considerations, we have the expertise to meet your expectations.

  • High-Quality Window Products: Your satisfaction is our top priority, and that begins with offering high-quality window products. We collaborate with reputable manufacturers to source windows that excel in cold weather, incorporating features like double or triple panes, Low-E coatings, and durable frames.

  • Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings: Our energy-efficient window installations not only contribute to a comfortable living environment but also lead to significant cost savings on your energy bills. We prioritize solutions that maximize insulation, reduce heat loss, and enhance the overall energy efficiency of your home.

  • Professional Installation Services: Our team of skilled and certified professionals ensures that your window installation is executed with precision and attention to detail. From accurate measurements to flawless installations, we take pride in delivering results that exceed expectations.

  • Transparent Pricing and Financing Options: We believe in transparent pricing to provide our clients with a clear understanding of the costs involved. Additionally, we offer flexible financing options to make your window installation project more accessible and manageable within your budget.

  • Customer Satisfaction Guarantee: Your satisfaction is our success. We stand by the quality of our work and offer a customer satisfaction guarantee. If you encounter any issues post-installation, our responsive and dedicated customer service team is ready to address your concerns promptly.

  • Local Reputation and Trust: Journeyman Exteriors has built a strong reputation within the local community for delivering reliable and top-notch window installation services. Our satisfied customers are a testament to our commitment to quality craftsmanship and customer care.

When you choose Journeyman Exteriors for your next window installation, you're choosing a partner dedicated to enhancing the comfort, energy efficiency, and aesthetics of your home. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward upgrading your windows for the challenges of cold climates. Call: (360) 241-6050 or email us at:

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