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3 Tips to Get the Right Window Wall for Your Custom Home

jerrimae gutierrez

    Jun 3, 2022

    11 min

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In a place where you can access the beautiful sight of nature, know what type of window can be best paired with your home to maximize the view.

Known for its beautiful outdoor views, the presence of homes with large, floor-to-ceiling windows in the Tricity (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody) cannot be questioned anymore. Single family dwellers love to have window walls because they provide unobstructed views of the beautiful sky, bring in loads of natural light and provide a greater connection with nature without compromising indoor comfort. Because of these benefits, the number of home buyers who prefer window walls for their custom homes has grown significantly over the past years. 

Considering these changes, we at Lucullan Properties prepared 3 tips that homeowners can review to choose the right window wall for their custom home in the Tricity. 

1. Determine the best material to use based on your climate. 

Last year, some parts of British Columbia were at the epicenter of two top-end weather extremes within a few months (Euronews). According to Environment Canada, the previous extreme weather conditions that the region suffered were mainly caused by climate change. With this in mind, if you’re currently planning to convert your traditional concrete walls into glasses, you must ensure you get the best for your custom home. The brand, Innotech from Surrey, BC, could help you avail the suitable materials for your window walls. Innotech offers different types of windows based on your preferences. In particular, they offer “Picture Windows,” which features a defender hardware system with multipoint locking hardware, steel reinforcement, and welded frame and sash construction that work together to defend your home from Mother Nature and casual intruders (Innotech). Tap the link to know more about the feature of Picture Windows from Innotech.

2. Inspect the features of the glass wall

Once you know the type of glass window to install, the next step is to inspect its accessories–the threshold and the hardware and finishes. 

Threshold

A flush threshold is usually the most recommended when it comes to wall systems that utilize glass because it is known for its seamless transitions from indoor to outdoor or from room to room. It cannot only provide a smooth indoor-outdoor experience, but most importantly, it could protect your custom home from external and uncontrollable particles that may enter.  

In cases where flush thresholds are not available, simply make sure to choose a weather-resistant threshold for protection, especially during unprecedented typhoons. Get the advice of your contractor or your most trusted glass wall supplier for more tips. 

Hardware and finishes

Aside from the threshold, another feature that should be considered is the hardware and finishes that will be installed on your window wall. Take note that aesthetics are not the only thing to consider but the long-term functionality of every feature that makes up your window wall. 

Always test the durability of the hardware and finishes and the availability of it in the market in case it was destroyed unexpectedly. 

3. Review how you want your custom home to be set up

Once you identify the material that you think will be best for your window wall and inspect its features, the last thing you need to do is review the room layout. 

Will there be furniture or appliances beside the window wall?

These are very important so you can avoid unnecessary home setup revision, especially when you’re planning to put a glass door beside your window wall, particularly the folding doors, because it may require you to completely take out any furniture near it as they may obstruct or get in the way of the folding door. To prevent this problem in the future, review your setup now, or you may want to adjust the type of door you’ll buy so the home setup you have in mind will not be compromised. 

This article was last updated on Dec 8, 2022

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