4 Tips to Choose the Right Replacement Windows

Written by  //  July 18, 2016  //  Doors and Windows  //  1 Comment

If you have decided to renovate your home this summer, then one of the must-dos in such projects is to replace your old windows. The market of windows in Ottawa is simply huge, so if you need some expert tips you have found the right article. Read below about the factors influencing performance of new windows and make your choice wisely.

1) By the Numbers

All manufacturers today try to add some special features to their windows. According to experts at windows replacement in Calgary, before you head to the store, you have to understand basics of these features and numbers. Here are three most common and important of them.

  • U-Factor shows insulating capabilities of a window. The lower number of the U-Factor you see in the window description, the better performance the window has.
  • Visible Transmittance (VT) explains how much natural light comes through the glass. The higher the number, the better.
  • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) measures how well a window can stop the sun’s heat from getting into the house.

The lower the number, the better.

2) Function

Think about what your windows will have to offer your space at home and write down your preferences. As a rule, when you yourself understand the function of new windows, you can choose the right styles and shapes of new replacement windows for your project. Think of whether you need more light or air, or both; how you want your windows to operate, and what technical characteristics are needed. Make sure to write everything down to discuss the details with experts.

3) Consider UV Protection

Every house has its sunny and shady sides which influence the choice of windows you need to make. For example, for the sunny side in Ottawa you will need replacement windows that will reflect the sun heat away from the home to save the energy inside of the house; the contrary situation will be at the shady side of the house. Professionals in windows replacement in Calgary also advise installing additional UV-coatings to protect your home and stuff inside from prolonged sun exposure throughout the day.


4) Consult the Experts

And the final tip about windows replacement is to always consult professionals about everything. You can reference windows Ottawa and read about everything you need. You can choose everything yourself, but make sure that you consult windows experts before you place the final order. Experts will help you choose better fitting windows or units that can match your home best. They will also help you choose the right coatings for the windows in different parts of the hose to make them more efficient. But the most important thing about cooperation with replacement windows professional is installation process. Keep in mind that even the most expensive and best quality windows can lose all their positive qualities and characteristics if installed in a wrong way. So even if you decide to choose you new windows without pro help, always hire experts to install them!

Canadian Choice Windows Replacement Ottawa
343 Preston St, 11th floor,
T2P 2V7,
(613) 771-9011

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  1. Heather July 6, 2017 at 11:58 am ·

    These are all great tips! Your windows are a big investment. Different styles and features can have a big impact on cost and it’s best to have experts guide you.

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