Is it time to replace your windows?

Understanding windows - Is it time to replace your windows?
In the last 15 years, window technology has advanced dramatically offering energy efficiencies that can save heating & cooling COSTS and increase the year-round comfort level within the home. If big energy is running off with your money, maybe its time for a change?

Everything you need to know about windows

Everything you need to know about windows PDF
Considering replacing the windows in your home? Protect your investment before you make the purchase. Our informative complimentary guide will help you get the most out of your window purchase.

What's to know about windows

If you are in the market for windows, perhaps for the first time ever, or new to it within the last 10 years, then you'll want to take look at our "What's to know about windows" info-graphic.

Choosing a window type, a practical guide

Ottawa, Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick Window Types
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.

The Bayview Windows colour picker tool

Sample from our colour options 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.

Typical window installation

David Fenn, give thumbs up to completed window installation
Considering window replacement in the Ottawa area. Here's a short video that shows some of the steps. From the removal of an old window to the installation and finishing of the new North Star vinyl casement window.

Anatomy of a window - interior view

Anatomy of a window - interior view
Although at first glance a window seems like a relatively simple concept when breaking it down for the purposes of describing the individual components, a window can become a complex grouping of whatchamacallits and thingamajigs that make it impossible to convey to others.

Anatomy of a window - exterior view

anatomy of and exterior window.
When looking at the exterior of a window, there are more parts than you’d probably care to remember, and to make things more confusing, there are multiple terms that can be used to describe the same components. This diagram labels the most common terms.

Professional Window Installation, does it matter?

This is definitely the era of the do-it-yourselfers. With online videos, tutorials and step-by-step installations that guide you every step of the way, it's hard not to consider taking tools into your own hands. After all, in theory, how hard can it be?

The do's and don'ts of vinyl window cleaning

Window cleaning tips
There's a right way and a wrong way to do anything, even cleaning vinyl windows. Here are a few non-obvious tips that could help make your window cleaning easier, more efficient and safer.