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.

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.

What's to know about Bay and Bow Windows

Bay vs Bow Windows
Beautiful inside and out, bay and bow windows add character, make a dramatic statement to the exterior and interior of a home and increase curb appeal. There are plenty of styles, features, benefits and options to choose from, but which ones are right for you? This article will help you decide.

What's to know about window jambs? That's jam"B", not jam!

Window Jam
Over the last 75 years or so, traditional wooden windows have been evolving in many directions including technology, materials, parts and even component names. The window jamb is still the backbone of a window but there are other related components that make a window more customizable and efficient.

This article will help you understand what a jamb, jamb liner and jamb extension are, and how today’s replacement windows have become more adaptive.

What's to know about window glass (infographic)

potential benefits of glass options infographic
Unfortunately, the average window buyer will often overlook the potential benefits of glass options - after all, glass is just glass right?