Should you change the swing of your entrance door?

Suppose you're thinking of replacing the front door of your home. Did you know you have an option to choose whether the door swings into (inswing) or out of (outswing) the home? Most people don't, but they do have the option, and there are plenty of reasons to choose one over another.

It's always nice when someone else toots our horn!

Bayview Windows is not about making a fast buck. We are not about trying to rush our installations as quickly as possible so that they can move on to the next job (we pay by the hour, not by the job). We are not about trying to monopolise the Ottawa window industry, and we are not about compromising quality for profit. So what are we about? One of our customers says it best!

What makes a window much more energy efficient?

Windows are an important consideration in the passive solar management of a home, potentially providing free heating, free cooling, and free lighting. Window manufacturers and installers strive to offer energy efficient window solutions that will help you save on energy costs. This infographic explains 8 areas that manufacturers and installers focus on to make windows more energy efficient.

Waterproofing your windows starts with the flashing

window flashing
Most window leaks are a result of incorrect flashing installation. New window installations and replacements should take this into consideration.

Windows Guide - Learn more about windows

Everything You Need to Know About Windows Guide
So, you are thinking about buying replacement windows? Funny how a simple thing like buying a window has become such a complicated ordeal. To help you trudge through the options that will get you the exact results you are looking for, we’ve just updated our Bayview Windows “Everything you need to know about windows” 2021 Guide in PDF format. 30 pages of information, diagrams and advice to help get you started.

Energy-efficient doors reduce energy costs and increase comfort

Energy-efficient doors increase comfort and reduce energy costs. With environmental concerns and sky-rocketing fuel costs, more and more homeowners are opting for insulated front doors, but which door material will produce the best result? Read on to find out, then compare the Energy Star® ratings of the products you may be considering.

Anatomy of a garden door - A classic look outside

anatomy of a garden door
Whether you are looking at a steel, fiberglass or wooden door, the basic parts and terms used have a long historical foundation that goes back hundreds of years.

Everything you need to know about external doors

With so many door options to choose from, buying an external door can be quite overwhelming - Our booklet "Everything you need to know about doors" will help you get started with some of the more important things you'll need to think about.

The wizardry of turning a window into a door.

More homeowners are looking for new solutions that surpass simple window replacements. Window-to-door conversion projects can completely change the function and look of a space. This month's article covers everything you need to know about converting a window into a door.

How to choose the best replacement window

The Best Window for Me
Not everyone is looking for a BEST replacement window scenario and even though BEST often implies a premium price, that is not always the case. BEST does not always mean the most expensive or highest quality, there’s always a personal subjective side to it.