Benefits of Window Retrofits

Fiberglass Innovation

Better Windows. Better Buildings.

We say ‘Better Windows. Better Buildings.’ because it’s true. Traditional windows currently account for anywhere between 30-50% of the heating and cooling energy loss in a building, with older aluminum windows potentially performing even worse.

While this poor performance impacts your heating and cooling costs, it also impacts the comfort of your home. Draughts, cold spots, and window condensation/mold are all a result of poor-performing windows.

But fortunately, there’s an alternative that can replace those old windows—high-performance fiberglass windows.

Why Fiberglass?
Long-Term Value

Out with the Old, In with High-performance

Replacing old, failing windows is no small undertaking and can be particularly stressful for strata owners facing a special assessment to fund the project. That's why it's important to upgrade your windows—not just replace—and to deliver long-term value for money spent.

Fortunately, fiberglass windows offer substantial long-term value. The slight price premium over low-quality windows is more than offset through lower operating costs and a longer serviceable lifespan—modeled to between 50-80 years—not to mention a more comfortable home.

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Cost Optimizing Fiberglass Windows
Optimizing for Cost & Performance

Maximizing Natural Light

Offering industry leading thermal performance isn't the only benefit of Cascadia's Universal Series™—the innovative frame profile also optimizes large vision glazing areas.

Maximizing glazing area and natural light directly benefits occupants and creates a more livable building, while at the same time reducing square foot costs of the windows and increasing overall thermal performance.

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Easy-to-Install High-Performance

Single Profile. Limitless Applications.

A perfect solution for retrofits, upgrades and rehabilitation projects, the Universal Series™ windows are custom configured and built to meet project requirements, including color matching to existing materials.

Available with various double and triple-glazed Low-E glass—as well as Passive House certified configurations—the Universal Series™ frame design translates into lower heating and cooling costs, as well as a more comfortable and resilient building.

  • Strap anchoring system allows for easy installation from the interior or exterior of the building
  • Free spanning (free standing) jams for both strip windows and window wall saves structural costs
  • Integral couplers allow for smaller individual windows to be coupled on-site, saving labor costs
  • Fiberglass is nearly 10x stiffer than traditional vinyl, allowing for larger window spans and increased views
  • Optional Neat+ glass coating can reduce dust and dirt on windows by 40%, reducing cleaning costs
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