The material that makes up the perimeter and surrounding frames of your windows determines the benefits your windows can bring to you as a homeowner, and the ways in which they can complement both your construction and the aesthetic appeal of your home. Window frames are usually primarily built from vinyl, aluminum, or wood, with each material offering its own contributions to the quality and energy efficiency of your windows.
Traditionally, throughout Canada and even North America as a whole, vinyl windows are considered to be one of the best choices you can make when it comes to planning your home renovation. Vinyl, short for Poly-Vinyl Chloride (PVC), was first developed as a window framing material in the 1970s as a way to combat the steeper prices of wooden windows dominating the market at the time. They are not only more durable and resistant to peeling, cracking, or fading and degradation from the sun than other window framing materials, but are also low maintenance and affordable as a framing material, allowing you to reap the benefits of your new window frames without any additional or unnecessary stress.
A vinyl window is typically also much more energy efficient than its aluminum or wooden counterparts, and easier to install in your home, as they are moulded into frames as opposed to cut and bent from larger pieces the way wood and aluminum frames require. Vinyl windows very rarely require painting or scraping, and are resistant to rot and fire damage, making them ideal for any climate.
Casement windows are attached to their frames by a series of hinges along the side, opening similarly to doors with the turn of a handle. The contoured profile adds an architectural element that will create a unique look for your home.
Casement fixed windows are simply casement windows that do not open, primarily installed for sunlight and aesthetics. High profile fixed windows create spectacular window effects in a home, create an elegant expanse of glass and achieve a higher level of architectural sophistication.
Single slider tilt windows feature a single glass panel that slides open horizontally along a sash, often next to a stationary pane. This window design is appropriate for the side of homes or for smaller rooms within the home, combining an appealing appearance with functionality.
Double slider tilt windows offer two glass panels, situated side by side, that slide open horizontally along sashes. Many homeowners like this window because of the simplicity of its styling and operation and its easy adaptability to so many home window applications.
Bay windows are a combination of three fixed and/or operating windows, joined together at either a 30° or 45° angle, projecting outward from the walls in order to form a bay within the room they occupy. Typically, in operable bay windows, the two along the sides can be moved, while the center panel remains fixed.
Similar to bay windows, each bow window is formed by joining together 4, 5 or more equal-sized windows, either in standard 10° or 15° angles to form the graceful curves.
With hinges along the top of the frame, awning windows open outward from the bottom, allowing for heightened ventilation, privacy, and protection from the elements. Awning windows provide functionality, yet they must also blend in flawlessly as a component of the home's overall architecture.
True to their name, architectural windows offer fixed windows available for installation in a wide and creative range of shapes and sizes in order to enhance the look of your home.
Sophisticated curves, arches, circles and other geometric shapes, plus a willingness to accommodate the creative demands of the most demanding home designers, keeps architects coming back consistently to Big City Window & Doors for installations that are more than just windows.
Slim fixed windows are low-profile, narrow windows that do not open. Our slim fixed windows are appreciated by architects and home renovators because of their design with narrow frames that enable viewing areas to be maximized.
Single hung tilt windows consist of two glass panels, the upper stationary and the lower opening inward vertically along a sash. This traditional window design has stood the test of time from the early days of North America to the present and is an excellent choice for historic homes where architectural or historical integrity must be maintained.
Double hung tilt windows feature two glass panels, stacked vertically, that can both open inward along fixed sashes. Our engineers created this double hung tilt window to satisfy sophisticated styling expectations while providing the maximum flexibility in ventilation options.
Whether or not you're a stickler for technicalities and/or materials used there can be the difference between a shoddy window that is susceptible to cracking, peeling, and fading in a couple of years and a resistant window that weathers the elements, impact, and protects your home for many years to come.
At Big City Windows & Doors, we are devoted to bringing our customers only the best when it comes to the quality of our products, a commitment which rings especially true for our selection of Ottawa vinyl windows. As an industry- leading window replacement company, all of our windows are Canadian-made, and we offer near-limitless choices for upgrading the windows in your homes, including double or triple-paned glass to maximize your heat retention and sound insulation, LoE coating to help you save on energy costs, sleek tuck-away handles for increased aesthetic appeal, and window grills to give your home a special, classy touch.
When working with us at Big City Windows & Doors, you can expect to choose your new windows from a selection of aesthetic design choices that will only impact your home's look and overall feel, along with its lighting, durability, and energy efficiency.
Big City Windows & Doors is always eager to cooperate with customers to get all the details cleared out of the way so that when finished, you receive exactly what you paid for and not a subpar shoddy replacement.
When looking for an Ottawa vinyl window replacement, you need something durable that fits with your interior and exterior design whilst also preventing freezing cold drafts in winter or sweltering hot drafts in summer from coming in.
Unlike a standard window model, a vinyl window replacement is designed to last for as long as you own the home, making them the ideal choice for Canadian homeowners searching to renovate their windows and upgrade their homes.
Big City's Vinyl-Pro windows are manufactured with a 100% uPVC powder compound which provides you with fading, discolouring, cracking, and peeling resistant windows, which also employ our warm edge technology to improve ventilation.
Whether it's a mid-January blizzard or a mid-July heatwave, our Ottawa windows have you covered. Our vinyl windows’ thermal efficiency keeps your home as insulated as possible while helping you save on energy costs by as much as 25% annually! As the winners of the HomeStars Best of Award for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, our vinyl windows have been serving Ottawa residents since 2000, with an A+ BBB rating and a lifetime transferable warranty to boot.
Requiring very little maintenance and no additional yearly sanding, scraping, or repainting, our windows are highly durable, and are made in Canada to offer you the best price guaranteed, along with financing options starting from $15.99/month with the added option of an interest-free loan of up to $40,000, or the ability to not pay until 2024.
At Big City Windows & Doors, we understand that every family comes to us with a different situation. One may come to fix a broken window; another may come for vinyl replacement windows for better insulation and yet another may come to improve the look and feel of their new home.
We understand the importance of versatility in our customization and product availability options, especially when it comes to serving our diverse Ottawa client base while proving only the best quality of products and services. We are devoted to helping you achieve the home of your dreams, and are here for you to answer all your questions and work with you to bring you the best windows you can imagine for your home.
As with everything, Big City Windows & Doors takes a pragmatic approach. Every home and every household is unique and thus requires a unique approach to window design.
Whether you prefer casement windows, sliding windows, architectural or bay and bow, each one comes with its unique formatting and specialization for your home.
Big City Windows & Doors will assign you a service representative with years of experience in the field of home improvement to ensure that the decision you make for your home is the best it can be. We do this by maximizing spacing, lighting, and energy efficiency with our window models whilst minimizing costs for you.
Here at Big City Windows & Doors, we believe in working with our customers in order to bring only the best to Canadian homeowners searching for vinyl windows and replacement vinyl window renovation services. We are dedicated to quality and versatility, and are here for you with any questions you may have about your dream project for your home.
If you're interested, don't hesitate to contact us at 613-706-6736 or at email@example.com today!
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