Are your windows getting more and more difficult to open and close? Are you noticing your energy bill each month is getting more and more expensive without an obvious cause? Do you look at your exterior windows and think you could use a change? Maybe it's time to replace your windows.
Choosing new windows and doors is less like a chore and more like a creative, customizable experience. Some window replacement companies only offer a few design selections and drastically limit their custom options. A reputable windows company sees the value in customizing your Ottawa windows, so not only do you get the exact window you're looking for, but the window's function and design is the best window for your unique home needs. Replacing windows isn't a mystery, but it pays to be prepared before seeking out a window replacement company.
Replacement Windows What to Look for?
Whether you're seeking a home window replacement or new windows and doors, not every window is made the same. When looking at windows replacements themselves, there are a few things to look out for to ensure you're getting the highest quality windows available.
- Energy Efficiency
One thing to look out for is energy efficiency. This means that when looking for your new windows and doors make sure it will have a tight seal. Sometimes air can escape through window cracks, but if your window or door is sealed tight enough, it will prevent air loss and make for a greener, more energy efficient home. This will lower your energy bills and make your home more comfortable and temperature regulated.
You should also be sure that the Ottawa window company you choose offers a customizable process. In order to ensure you are getting the best replacement window for your home, the company making your window replacement should be able to provide you with enough options to suit your needs.
- Easy to maintain
Ask yourself whether this windows replacement will last long-term and if it will be easy to clean and maintain. If you want a low maintenance option, some of the best replacement windows out there are vinyl windows. This material comes in an array of designs and colors, is energy efficient, cost-efficient and easy to maintain.
When to Replace Windows?
It's not always easy to tell exactly when you need a window replacement but these few tips should clear up some of the guesswork.
- Heating Bills are More Expensive
If your heating bills have gone up in the past few months, that is a sign you may need a window replacement. The cracks present in the caulking or frames around windows and doors can allow air to seep out, which then causes your heating system to over-compensate, resulting in a higher energy bill. Getting a window replacement will ensure that these cracks are thoroughly sealed and so will keep warm air in and cold air out.
- Excess Sound Permeability
Beyond this sign, you may also notice excess sound permeability, which is when you can hear louder street noises coming through your windows and doors. Once you install a window that is properly sealed, you will notice a reduction in excess noise.
- Physical Damages
On top of that, if you notice visible damages like chipping, stains or rust; if your window style is outdated, or if you notice color fading, it may be time to consider vinyl replacement windows.
- Difficult to Open and Close Windows
Another tell-tale sign for replacing windows is when you notice it's difficult to open and close your windows. Windows should open easily and smoothly without any excess effort needed.
Many people don't realize that by simply replacing windows, your house looks more refreshed and inviting than before. Our sleek Ottawa replacement window designs are made to be both functional, and fashionable.
How to Choose Replacement Windows?
Choosing the best replacement window will largely depend on your current home measurements and design. Luckily at Big City Windows, we will custom cut your window to a variety of sizes in order to fit into your window opening, leaving lots of design options and window styles to choose from.
It's important to consider your own personal needs and preferences when thinking of your window replacement.
- Is Price a Priority? Consider crank or fixed windows for a low budget option.
- Looking for an eye-catching design? Focus on bow or bay windows, which not only let in lots of light but look great with any home set up.
- Want to up the resale value of your house? Consider bay windows, they are one of the most attractive window types both on the exterior and interior. They also add to the square footage of your home, creating a more spacious indoor environment.
- Concerned about security? Replacement windows come with double paned glass that will postpone or completely prevent any break in or threat to your home. In addition, our singe sliding windows are very popular and are perfect for patios.
- Worried it won't match your exterior design of your home? Big City W&D offers a lot of design and color options that will match your outdoor home design. Our windows are custom cut to fit your specific window opening and will go with numerous home dwellings. Whether your home is a ranch style farmhouse or a 19th-century cottage, we have the materials and expertise to create the window you desire.
We are often asked: "What is the best replacement window?" As much as you want there to be, an answer to this question doesn't exist. It really depends on your individual needs, preferences and budget.
No matter how many questions you may have about window production, Big City Windows is willing and happy to explain what we do and have you be apart of the process. Our team of designers, builders, and customer service reps are there to help you every step of the way in creating your perfect window.
How to Replace Vinyl Windows?
A great window replacement option is using vinyl replacement windows. In fact, contractors working in the Ottawa windows industry have reported that their customers prefer vinyl replacement windows over the regular material used for window replacement. Why is this?
- Cost Efficient
Part of the reason why Ottawa windows customers prefer vinyl is because it's marginally less expensive to produce and install vinyl replacement windows than a regular residential window replacement.
- It's Versatile
Many Ottawa windows companies choose to work with vinyl because it is so versatile, it can fit into virtually any style of home and will install seamlessly no matter the home setup.
- Beautiful Colors
Vinyl is special because as opposed to setting the color application on top of the material, the color is set into the vinyl, so it won't fade as much as regular material.
- It's Durable
Vinyl will not warp, crack or produce drafts in your home, which means it will keep warm air in and cold air out.
- Easy to Maintain
Most Ottawa replacement window companies also find vinyl to be very easy to maintain. As opposed to cleaning a wooden window frame which can require extra paint and scraping, vinyl windows simply need a quick wipe of a cloth and they’re good as new.
How Much is it to Replace Windows in Your House?
Most Ottawa replacement window companies also find vinyl to be very easy to maintain. As opposed to cleaning a wooden window frame which can require extra paint and scraping, vinyl windows simply need a quick wipe of a cloth and they're good as new.
Depending on the type of window you choose will determine the price range of production and services.
- Budget-Friendly Options
If you're looking to buy replacement windows, but are operating on a budget, slim fixed windows are a great choice. Casement windows are another window replacement option for those on a budget. With the addition of a crank, casement windows allow for easy ventilation on hot days, but also effectively keep your house insulated with their tight seal. Sliding windows are also not as expensive as you might imagine, and can suit a variety of home setups.
- Invest in Professional Installation
Big City W&D not only offers budget-friendly window replacements but we also provides an installation service at a great value. It's recommended to take advantage of professional installation when you purchase your house window replacement because, without professional installation, you're risking future degradation of the integrity of your windows. To maintain the best replacement windows long term, be sure to find professional installation services.
- Vinyl Windows
In addition to catering to many different cost requirements, window replacement companies use vinyl replacement windows for many of our designs. Using vinyl helps keep the cost down and allows for a budget-friendly custom window replacement experience.
Where to Buy Windows?
What is the most reputable place to purchase windows for home or buy a window replacement? A quick search will give you many window replacement companies, but which one is the best replacement window company for you?
- Offers lots of Design and Color Options
Often, Ottawa window manufacturers offer up some option-based windows replacement services, but not a full customization experience. The truth is, every home is unique and requires different window styles, sizes, and designs. Choosing a windows company that will be able to cater to your unique needs is important to ensure you are getting the best replacement windows that are tailor-made for your home.
- Competitive Prices
When you're seeking out these window replacement companies, be certain that their prices are competitive and that they offer products for all budgets. It's easy to let pricing scare you away from getting the right window for your home, but with the right staff and expertise, finding a budget-friendly custom window should not be a problem.
- Industry Experience
Find out how long this window replacement company has been in the business and how much experience they can really lend you. Checking online reviews and ratings is also helpful to decide which window company you should truly put your trust in.
- Locally Sourced
Finally, it's useful to find out if the window replacement company makes their own product, and if not, where do they source it from? The source of their materials should be local and should be durable and made using engineered processes.
Buying replacement windows Ottawa shouldn't have to be a guessing game. As the customer, you have a good idea what you want in a replacement window and going the custom route will allow for maximum options and maximum creative freedom when choosing your window. Big City W&D only works with the best, most durable materials that create our functional designs.
In addition to offering a variety of designs and colors to compliment your windows, we offer professional installation right on site. There are many window replacement companies in Ottawa that offer windows for sale, but not every company is as deeply invested in producing and servicing the finest windows possible.
How to Contact Big City Windows & Doors?
With our many years of expertise and passionate staff, we are the best option for a completely custom window experience. Now that you know what to expect and what to look for when seeking out a replacement window Ottawa, you can feel more confident about creating the custom window you desire for your home. Our professional team is always ready to help you choose the right windows type, material or design. Call us for a free consultation or contact us at the following addresses:
+1 (613) 707-9008
+1 (514) 688-1348