Choosing a window type, a practical guide
So you’ve finally decided to replace the windows in your home. Often existing windows types are placed in your home based on a generic architectural plan that may not provide you with optimal home functionality.
Vinyl window colour, there is a difference!
If you are considering the purchase of exterior colour vinyl windows, not all window manufacturers use the same process, and there could be a trade-off - broad colour selection vs durability.
The Bayview Windows colour picker tool
Sometimes it takes a little more than a colour swab to spark the imagination.
Check out the Bayview Windows colour picker tool.
Shaping up your windows - typical custom window shapes
Most window manufacturers offer a plethora of custom window shapes (architectural windows) to replace existing windows or accommodate new home window installations. Check out our window shape diagram.
What is an Energy Star Energy Rating?
Although windows and doors do not consume energy, they can be a significant source of energy loss. If you are buying windows with energy efficiency in mind, then the ER will help you make standardized window product comparisons.
Having trouble reading window ratings?
Reading window and glass ratings are easily confusing, sometimes the high number is better and sometimes the lower number is better. Here are a few tips to help you out.
What are Energy Star climate zones
ENERGY STAR qualified products in Canada can be classified into 3 climate zones. To qualify for a zone, a product must meet a minimum set of specifications. But to maximize energy cost-saving efficiency, there are other factors to consider.
Balancing energy costs and comfort - 3 Scenerios
Windows provide light, warmth and ventilation, but they also decrease home energy-efficiency and can affect the comfort in your home. Choosing the right glass option will allow you to find a balance between energy costs and the desired level of home comfort.
What is a window U-factor
In Ottawa, our windows lose heat to the outside during the colder months and gain heat from the outside during the warmer months. U-factors allow consumers to compare the insulating properties of different window products in order to optimize home comfort.
Understanding the R-value
The R-value which has actually been around for some time now has become an increasingly popular measurement for the use in window sales. How come?