Choosing Windows for Utah's Climate
Posted on August 24, 2021 in Pella Windows & Doors of Western Washington
What makes one window different from another? You might be surprised to learn that there are significant differences that can impact the rest of your home. Windows play an important role in safeguarding your home from the elements, and choosing the right windows is critical for homeowners who live in a state like Utah, where the climate experiences plenty of change throughout the year. Find the windows that are going to keep your home comfortable.
Utah’s Climate Presents Homeowners with a Challenge
Every Utah homeowner is familiar with the four distinct seasons that the state cycles through each year as part of its semi-arid continental climate. The hot and dry summers and cold and snowy winters are separated only by a pair of transition periods where the state experiences modest to light rainfall. The Pacific Ocean makes its presence most known by sending storms during the spring, which is the wettest time of the year for Utah.
But the Pacific Ocean is not the only body of water that impacts the area. Salt Lake City residents, in particular, have learned not to underestimate the lake effect of the Great Salt Lake, which brings frequent snowfalls during the winter months as the temperature drops.
There’s never a dull moment with Utah’s climate, which is why it is critical that homeowners equip their homes with windows that can withstand the variety of weather conditions.
Finding the Right Windows for Utah’s Climate
Start with sliding windows, one of the most popular window styles in Salt Lake City and around the state of Utah. It’s not hard to understand the appeal of sliding windows. Sliding open horizontally, they are easy to use and provide convenient access to natural light and fresh air. When the weather has decided to cooperate, sliding windows allow you to invite it in. They have also remained popular because of their versatility, durability and scalability.
But as you well know, Utah’s climate is not always going to cooperate, and your primary concern becomes keeping the weather where it belongs: Outside.
Vinyl windows are a high-quality, low-maintenance solution to your climate concerns. Pella’s vinyl windows have cultivated a reputation for their energy-efficient features, with the Pella® 250 Series vinyl windows earning the distinction of the Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR® 2020. The secret to their success in allowing homeowners to maintain a more controlled climate is the triple-pane glass, insulating foam and insulating air chambers. By building a barrier between your home and the outdoors, you can live comfortably in a home climate of your choosing.
Additionally, vinyl windows are low-maintenance, capable of maintaining a great look for years without requiring painting, staining or refinishing.
Choose Pella Windows for Your Utah Home
As a Utah homeowner, you know what to expect from your climate. But there is a difference between knowing what to expect and being prepared for it. Sliding vinyl windows from Pella can help make sure your home is equipped for whatever the weather throws your way.
Ready to climate-proof your home? Visit your nearest showroom and our team can help you find the energy-efficient windows your home needs to keep Utah’s climate under control.