Lower Energy Bills
North Star’s high-performance windows and doors are designed to hold in those comfortable inside temperatures your family enjoys, keeping out the cold, wet and summer’s heat. And while you are enjoying your home, your new North Star windows and doors will help you to save money. To increase the efficiency of our windows and doors, North Star uses energy-saving Low-E glass that features a near-invisible coating that reduces the amount of heat lost while letting in maximum light.
Use the sun’s natural heating and cooling abilities to go green and help your energy bills. North Star offers several unique glass coating types which help to keep your home warm in the winter and cooler in the summer. These special coatings reflect heat back to its source, whether the sun or your furnace. And they are near-invisible—letting in maximum light while saving the most energy.
Peace & Quiet
Whether you live on a quiet street or near a busy intersection, sometimes you want to keep the outdoors out and the indoors in. Our easy to close windows can help to block out unwanted noises—your neighbour’s boisterous backyard barbeque, too early in the morning construction or barking dogs.
With North Star’s innovative E-Z Screen, cleaning your windows is a breeze. Featuring a completely hidden retention system, the E-Z screen has smooth edges that won’t snag on draperies and is incredibly easy to use. Simply push down on the screen and it will pull out with ease. Putting your screen back in is just as easy. Simply snug it back in and it will seamlessly and securely pop into place.
You won’t need two hands to close your new North Star Windows. Our nesting folding handles allows for smooth and easy movement.
North Star’s innovative low profile nesting folding handles tuck out of the way and give our variety of window styles a sleek, elegant look. Several hardware finishes are available for all hardware options.
Match your Décor
Make your house a home and a work of art. At North Star all of our windows are custom-built not only for the perfect fit but also to suit your style. We build windows in custom shapes, colors and grilles to enhance your home’s appearance—inside and out. To compliment your home’s unique style, there are seven exterior colors available. And for the interior trim, you can choose either standard white or enjoy the warmth of an oak finish, which comes in two tones.
The type of glass used will have a direct effect on the energy efficiency of your windows and doors.Glass Options
The type of glass used will have a direct effect on the energy efficiency of your windows and doors.
Argon Gas Filled
Thermal performance is improved by replacing the air between the panes of a window with Argon gas, an inert, slow-moving gas. Argon gas helps prevent heat loss to improve energy efficiency.
Glass that features a bronze tint can cut down on the amount of glare and heat entering a building.
Krypton Gas Filled
Krypton gas is an inert, slow-moving gas that improves thermal performance. Denser than Argon, Krypton gas does an excellent job of preventing heat loss. Available exclusively in North Star triple-glazed windows.
LoE 366 (Cardinal)
LoE 366 is recommended when cooling costs outweigh heating costs, or where summer discomfort from heat build-up is a concern. It has a lower Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and a very high reflection rate in order to minimize radiant outside heat, preventing heat gain in the summer while still retaining radiant heat in the winter. LoE 366 is the best glass for areas of direct sunlight and most applications in a southern climate.
LOF (Libby Owens Ford) / Pilkington Energy Advantage
LOF – Pilkington Energy Advantage Low-E is the best glass for most applications in a northern climate. It has a very high retention rate of the heat in your home in winter and prevents heat gain from outside in summer. Energy Advantage Glass has a higher Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) than Low-E glass designed for more southern climates, providing free winter heat for your home. Since as much as 95% of your energy expense for heating and cooling combined is for heating, this glass is more cost effective than glass without a high SHGC.
Obscure glass provides an effective shield without shutting out the sun. Obscure glass is particularly useful for bathrooms, basements or along walkways. North Star offers obscure glass in pebbled or glue chip pattern.Self-Cleaning Glass
A unique treatment that allows the glass to break down organic dirt that collects on the surface. Dirt washes away with the next rain, leaving no streaks or spots. Pilkington Activ™ Self-Cleaning Glass is available in every North Star window.
Tempered glass offers added strength that is up to four times greater than conventional glass so that when shattered, it breaks into small pieces. It is required as safety glazing in patio doors, entrance doors, and side lights.
Triple-glazed windows utilize three panes of glass to dramatically reduce condensation and thermal transfer while insulating as much as 60% better than double-glazed windows. North Star’s optional triple-glazed windows offer incredible energy efficiency.
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