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Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Home Windows and Doors

Once you start looking into getting new windows and doors, you’re sure to find a dizzying array of options. What initially looked like a relatively simple job – upgrade your old, worn-down fixtures – has suddenly morphed into a much more difficult task. How do you know what’s best for your home?

Let’s examine the most important factors when looking for new windows and doors.


The doors and windows you choose should be flexible and versatile enough to accommodate the range of temperatures we experience in Canada. But have you considered the microclimates in your home? You likely have a room that gets much colder – or warmer – than the rest of your house.

At Torwin, our high quality, energy-efficient windows and doors will already help regulate the temperature in your home (reducing your heating and energy bills). But we can also help you optimize and improve any trouble spots by recommending a combination of products and features. For instance, our LoE366 glass package helps block heat transfer – a great option if your doors/windows are south-facing and are exposed to more heat. Alternatively, our LoE180 glass does the opposite – preventing heat loss to help warm cool rooms.


Do you want your replacement windows to be operable or static? Do you like casement windows or sliding windows? Would you like a single or double door, with or without sidelites? These are just some of the decisions you’ll have to make. Your answers will inform the selection you have to work with.

For example, if you’re thinking of the tall, floor-to-ceiling window types, you’ll likely have to opt for a material that can physically support a large pane of glass, like fiberglass.

Similarly, if you’re looking for sound reduction qualities, you may opt for triple-pane windows and doors. If you want the best value in glass and practicality for your needs, one of our experts at Torwin will be happy to assist you! Let us know what you have in mind, and we can provide some top-notch suggestions.

Aesthetics and Style

Of course, one of the best parts of door and window replacement is the aesthetic impact of installing the new ones. Instead of rusty and dated fixtures, your home will instantly look refreshed and modern with updated options.

At Torwin, we’ve got trendy, timeless, classic and avant-garde models for you. If you don’t have a natural eye for style, we can help you with some solid recommendations. All our products are customizable, so you can combine different colours, hardware, glass and frame/slab designs.

If you’re looking for energy-efficient doors and windows for homes with a turnkey installation service, contact us at Torwin! There might be many factors to consider, but we can help you choose the best type of window or door for your home. Our experts will consider it from every perspective and ensure the final product will elevate your home from the outside while making it comfortable and cozy on the inside.

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