Blog > Category Post > Posted: 2022-Mar-22, Updated: 2022-Jun-26

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.

Buying windows can be a tricky endeavour, there are so many brands, so many options, so many window installation companies. This guide will help you get a better understanding of the options available and some of the pitfalls to watch out for when shopping for new or replacement windows - so that you can find an outstanding window solution that provides optimal performance and future proof protection.

Imagine all the possibilities - everything from energy-saving efficiencies to self-cleaning glass - pick a style to match your home and your personality, make informed decisions to maximize your options and suit your budget, decrease your energy costs - feel confident you’ve made the right choices.

Here’s what’s in our booklete:



  • Interior Anatomy
  • Exterior Anatomy
  • Exterior Finishing
  • Types of Windows
  • Custom Window Shapes
  • Window Flashing
  • Frame Materials
  • The Sash
  • Hardware


  • Glass - Technology
  • Glass - Glazing
  • Glass - Spacers
  • Glass - Gas Fills
  • Glass - Coatings
  • Glass - Tints
  • Glass - Privacy Solutions
  • Glass - Grills


  • Energy Star Climate Zones
  • Understanding Ratings & Values
  • Efficiency by Window Type


  • Condensation
  • Condensation - The Variables
  • Where’s the Sun?


  • Full-frame vs Pocket
  • Professional vs DIY
  • What to Expect
  • Finding the Right Warranty
  • Window Company Check List


  • Best Value & Price