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Lake-Effect Weather & Your Cleveland Home

posted by Becca Cornell on November 06, 2020 in Cleveland

If you live in or around Cleveland, you’re probably familiar with lake-effect snow. Locals experience everything from sudden snowstorms to an extra five inches of the white stuff. While lake-effect snow can have a major impact on your home, lake-effect wind can have an equally large influence, sometimes without us even realizing it. Cleveland home covered in lake effect snow

It's essential to consider wind when thinking about protecting your home's exterior and maintaining energy efficiency. If you’re experiencing drafts, notice your windows and siding wearing down faster than normal or you live near a lake, it might be time to think about upgrading your windows.

What Window is Best for Lake-Effect Snow?

You shouldn’t just upgrade to any window. If you live on or around Lake Erie, or in what’s considered the Snowbelt, updating your home to vinyl might not be the answer you’re looking for. For long-lasting durability and low maintenance, even in extreme conditions, we recommend a material such as fiberglass.

Fiberglass windows can hold up in harsh winds and are less likely to wear down, dent or fade than alternative materials. Fiberglass is also less likely to shrink and expand in extremely cold or warm weather. This means your seal will hold strong, delivering better energy efficiency while preventing strong lake winds from coming into your home. 

Our fiberglass window line, Impervia®, offers homeowners a variety of style and color options. You'll never have to sacrifice your home's look for energy efficiency.

What Are My Pella Impervia® Fiberglass Window Options? 

Pella Impervia windows come in 5 different window styles: Awning, Casement, Double-Hung, Single-Hung and Sliding. They also come in both solid and dual-color frames. Dual-color frames allow you to have one exterior color and a different interior color. You can choose from five different colors including white, tan, morning sky gray, brown and black.

Pella Impervia fiberglass windows can be a great solution for any home, but for homes that experience extreme weather conditions, like ones in the Snowbelt and surrounding the Great Lakes, they can solve a lot of homeowners' weather worries. 

Becca Cornell

About The Author

Becca joined the Gunton and Pella Digital Marketing team nearly a year ago and she likes to think it’s been a whirlwind of a digital adventure ever since. When she’s not creating content for Gunton and Pella’s website or social media pages she’s actively trying to convince her office that everyday should be “bring your dog to work day”. She’s a  graduate of Lake Erie College with an English and Communications Bachelor’s degree and resides in Painesville Ohio, with her boyfriend and their dog, Mason.

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*Based on a 2020 survey of leading window brands among homeowners.