If it’s time to replace your windows, there are many different options available to you. You can choose a brand-new window style, or you can even go with a different type of window frame to provide more aesthetic appeal. Below, you will learn more about the different types of replacement windows in Ottawa, which will help you make better decisions about your new windows. We provide these options and more at Canadian Choice Windows & Doors™.
One of the biggest considerations when choosing replacement windows in Ottawa is the window style. There are numerous options with different features, but they fall into five major categories.
- Hung – Hung replacement windows in Ottawa are quite popular, and for good reason. They come with single, double, or triple pane glass. Both sashes may be adjustable, or you might choose an option with only one adjustable sash. Some options have windows that tilt inward for easier cleaning and maintenance, too.
- Slider – Slider windows are not as popular as hung windows, but they can provide a unique flair. Rather than moving upward or downward, these windows slide from side to side along a track. Like hung windows, you might opt for both sashes to move, or for one to remain stationary. You might even choose a window with more than two sashes with the center sash stationary and the two to the left and right adjustable.
- Casement – Casement windows are some of the most popular replacement windows in Ottawa because they provide a great balance between affordability, energy conservation, and ease of operation. A casement window swings outward via a crank and is hinged on the right side, the left side, or on both sides. If the window has two sashes, you might opt for one of these to remain stationary. An awning window is much the same, but it is hinged at the top, instead, and opens outward to resemble an awning. These windows are phenomenal for allowing excellent ventilation while blocking rainfall.
- Bay & Bow – Bay and bow windows offer phenomenal lighting and ventilation by jutting out beyond the exterior of your home. Many homeowners make use of the extra space by turning it into a seating area with storage below. Bay windows have three sashes, and you can choose which are adjustable and which are stationary. Bow windows have more than three sashes (five is the most common) and again, you can have any combination of stationary or adjustable sashes.
Other Considerations for Replacement Windows in Ottawa
Though the style of your replacement windows is vital to your home’s appearance and your preferences, there are other things to think about, too. For example, double-pane or triple-pane glass provides more insulation than a single pane, but at a higher cost. Frame materials are also important considerations. Wood is one of the most expensive materials, but with proper maintenance, it can last for decades. If you are more budget-conscious, then vinyl may be a better choice. It is easy to clean and maintain, but it is notorious for becoming weak and brittle with time due to Ottawa’s freeze/thaw cycles.
When choosing from the many types of replacement windows in Ottawa, these are all things you should keep in mind. Think about how the windows upon, how much insulation they will provide, whether they will be easy to clean, and even the aesthetic appeal the frames will provide for your home. If you still have questions, or if you would like to see the window options for yourself, we have a huge gallery and many options from which to choose here at Canadian Choice™.
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