Things to think about when choosing new windows


The glass in your windows is a critical factor in their effectiveness in maintaining a warm and comfortable home. Compared to the double-paned windows available at hardware stores, our double, triple and quad-paned windows offer superior thermal and sound insulation.


When it comes to window frame materials, there are several options to choose from, each with its own set of pros and cons. Let’s explore the most common materials: PVC, wood, aluminum, and aluminum-clad wood (aluclad). When selecting a window frame material, it’s essential to consider factors such as your climate, budget, maintenance preferences, and the overall style of your home. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages, and the best choice will depend on your specific needs and priorities. EcoWindows offers a range of high-quality window options, including PVC frames, which provide excellent thermal insulation, low maintenance, and durability. Our experienced team can help you select the most suitable material for your home, ensuring that you enjoy the benefits of superior windows for years to come.

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

  • Reduced visible glass area

    The wider frames and sashes required to support the heavier glass can slightly decrease the amount of visible glass, reducing the amount of natural light entering the room.

  • Wider frames and sashes

    Some customers prefer this look while others chose aluminum systems to avoid this aesthetic.



Aluminum-Clad Wood (Aluclad)

Insulation & Thermal Breaks

Our windows are engineered to provide superior warmth compared to most windows available on the market. Our proprietary frame design features a wider pocket, allowing for increased space between the glass panes. We then fill this space with argon gas, which is denser than air. The combination of these innovative techniques enables our windows to deliver exceptionally high levels of thermal and noise insulation.

R-value Performance

R-value is the industry-standard measurement of insulation effectiveness, assessing how well various parts of a house, such as walls and roof, prevent heat transfer. Our windows boast a higher R-value than conventional windows, instilling confidence in your home’s ability to withstand Alaska’s harsh winters and potentially increasing your home’s resale value.


When it comes to ensuring the security of your home, windows play a crucial role. Two key factors to consider are the type of glass and the locking mechanisms. Laminated and tempered glass are two popular options that offer enhanced safety and security features. 



Laminated glass consists of two or more panes of glass bonded together with a strong interlayer, making it difficult to break through. If shattered, the glass remains intact, held together by the interlayer. Tempered glass, on the other hand, is heat-treated to increase its strength and durability. When broken, tempered glass shatters into small, relatively harmless pieces, reducing the risk of injury. European windows, known for their superior craftsmanship and attention to detail, often incorporate multi-point locking systems. These locks secure the window at multiple points along the frame, rather than just at the center, providing a much stronger barrier against forced entry. The combination of laminated or tempered glass and multi-point locking systems in European windows offers a high level of security, giving homeowners peace of mind and protecting their loved ones and valuables from potential intruders.

Customization Options

We offer a range of customization options to suit your needs, including fixed, tilt, tilt and turn, handle position on the left or right, and handle height and position. Our windows can be designed to open in or out, and we can accommodate unique shapes and sizes.

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