Energy efficiency - breaking down energy ratings

Energy Rating Example
Navigating window and glass ratings can be perplexing, as higher numbers are preferred in some cases while lower numbers are preferred in others. To assist you, here are some helpful tips.

Keeping your energy costs down and comfort level up

Window Optimization - Maximizing comfort and energy efficiency
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.

Today’s window technology fights the climate in every season!

What does it take in today’s window technology to become a climate fighter?
In today's fight against climate change, your home's windows are more than just a source of natural light — they are key players in energy efficiency. Modern window technology can significantly reduce your energy bills by optimizing solar heat gain in the winter and minimizing it in the summer.

Winter humidity and temperature guidelines

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As the winter chill settles in Ottawa, maintaining a cosy and healthy indoor environment becomes paramount. Your home's temperature and relative humidity are not just matters of personal preference; they play crucial roles in both your well-being and the integrity of your living space.

Understanding what causes window condensation

Winter in Ontario brings picturesque cityscapes, but it also brings an unwelcome guest: window condensation. This pesky issue can disrupt your comfort and harm your home's energy efficiency. Explore the common causes of this problem and learn how to prevent it.

Why should you take condensation seriously?

Ice buildup on patio door due to condensation - hard wood floor damage
It's easy to dismiss window condensation as just a bit of harmless moisture. However, these seemingly trivial water droplets can seep into hidden spaces, causing significant home damage and health issues over time.

How to prevent condensation problems

Condensation on windows is a common problem that many homeowners face, especially during extreme temperatures. Not only can it be unsightly, but it can also cause damage to your home over time. In this article, we will discuss the causes of condensation and provide you with tips on how to prevent and manage it in your home.

New windows: a condensation solution?

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If you've diligently followed recommendations to decrease humidity in your home but still find yourself grappling with persistent condensation issues, there might be underlying problems at play.

Condensation's year-round semblance - Unmasking a mystery

4 Seasons of condensation
Have you ever wondered why your windows get all fogged up or drippy? It's not just a winter thing! From humid summers to chilly winters, condensation can form on your windows any time of the year. This can lead to potential damage to windows and home interiors, and affect energy efficiency.

Window replacement - During the Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 has transformed so many aspects of our day-to-day life - what we do - what we don’t do - what we can do. And for many of us, we’ve pondered the question of what we should do with all the money that we would normally spend on vacations, restaurants, sports events...

Infographic - Window installation - What to expect

Buying windows is not always an easy decision… and what should be a very simple process, can be more complicated than most of us would care to deal with. To help put your mind at ease, and so you know what to expect, you’ll find the typical steps and procedures that are required to get you through the entire process.

Video - Typical door Installation

Considering door replacement in the Ottawa area? Here's a short video that shows some of the installation steps from the removal of an old door to the installation and finishing of a new steel Dimensions Doors entrance door.

Video - Typical 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.

Does professional window installation really 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 think about taking tools into your own hands. After all, in theory, how hard can it be?

Bayview Windows - Small Business Week Award

Bayview Windows Receives Small Business Award
From October 20th to October 26th, 2019, thousands of Canadian small business owners came together to celebrate, learn, and network with other entrepreneurs. As part of the celebration, the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade took a day to celebrate the little guys by sponsoring Ottawa’s inaugural Small Business Awards - honouring companies in the Ottawa area with fewer than 10 employees and a success story to tell.