To make simple to build, proven zero-energy home plans available to mainstream builders world-wide.
Windows are one of the most important components of a low energy or zero-energy home. Getting the right windows with the right glass combination in the correct orientations is critical to the performance of your home. Your specific climate zone will place different demands on your windows than you would find in other areas.
Zero-Energy Plans has searched the world for the best, most affordable windows, and we seem to keep coming back to one company: Vinyltek, out of Delta, British Columbia. Their unique combination of narrow, well-designed frames, optimal spacing between the panes, and every possible glass combination for the different climate zones gives them a distinct advantage over any other window we have found.
Add to that their superior quality and attention to detail, their full wood interior option, or their many exterior trim and color options, and you truly have the best of all possible worlds.
If you are already one of our plans customers, getting a quote is as easy as adding windows to a shopping cart and checking out (you will not beilled). Please be sure to include the specific orientation of each window, and your Zip Code or Postal Code. We use these codes not only for shipping, but also to look up the pertinent climate information.
Vinyltek's commitment to quality can be found in everything from the premium uPVC we choose for our window frames, to the protective film we apply to every pane of glass. Contact a Vinyltek representative to help you choose a window that will add style, function and comfort to any room in your home.
Awning windows are hinged at the top of the frame and tilt out for ventilation. Add them above or below picture windows to create beautiful spaces. Available in crank or push out technologies.
These styles feature multiple windows that are mulled together and project out from the exterior wall. Combine fixed and opening windows to form a bay or bow window that allows in light and ventilates.
The elegant casement windows are hinged on the side of the frame and open outwards. Casement windows are often used in combination with fixed windows. Available in crank or push out technologies.
Vinyltek’s traditional single hung windows slide vertically. Ideal for small spaces or combine them with a picture window for greater impact.
On the versatile double hung window both sashes slide vertically. The tilt-in sashes also allow both windows within the frame to tilt inwards for easy cleaning inside and out.
Also known as a fixed window, this window is made to let in light. As it does not open or vent, it is ideal to use in higher spaces or in combination with windows that open.
On the popular single slider windows, the removable sash slides horizontally on nylon glides, an "easy clean" alternative to standard roller systems.
On double slider windows both removable sashes slide horizontally providing ventilation at either end. The double slider also uses nylon glides.
Choose your windows, add them to your shopping cart and checkout. We'll then contact you with the cost and more details.
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