November 2, 2021

So, you’ve decided it’s time to replace the windows in your home…now what? The first step to any home renovation project is to set up a budget. When it comes to picking your windows, there are many things to consider: energy-efficiency, window material, and customization. Here are the top factors that will affect the cost of your new windows.

1. Energy-Efficiency

side view of window panes of glass

It is important to consider the types of window glazing that a window offers. The types of glazing vary depending on the brand, but it plays an important role in the overall efficiency of your windows.

Generally, types of glazing fall into three categories:

  1. Double glazing: Two panes of glass creating more insulation and a reduced glare.
  2. Double glazing on low-e glass: Multiple coatings to help prevent heat loss, solar gain, and UV light.
  3. Triple glazing on low e-glass: Three layers of glass, similar to double glazing, but also helps prevent heat loss, solar gain, and UV light.

Window Material

While there are plenty of options on the market, we suggest using vinyl, wood, or hybrid material. These will provide the best quality for you. Let’s compare the three!

Vinyl Windows

white vinyl windows

  • Generally a less expensive option
  • Available in a wide range of colours, sizes and styles
  • Offers built-in UV stabilizers to prevent the colour from fading and the material from breaking down
  • Easy to clean and does not require any painting or staining
  • Provides good moisture resistance

Wood Windows

wood windows

  • Customizable sizes
  • Customizable colours to complement both your interior and exterior style, as the inside and outside of the windows can be painted or stained differently
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Durable
  • High curb appeal
  • Can be maintenance-free with a prefinished extruded aluminum exterior

Fibreglass hybrid and vinyl hybrid windows

fibreglass kitchen windows

  • Customizable on the interior and exterior
    • Options for maintenance free exterior with paintable interior to freshen your space when you wish
  • Durable exterior
  • Energy efficient
  • Low maintenance

Customization

Whether you are looking to replace existing windows or are building your dream home, your windows will make a statement. When determining how much you would like to spend or what will affect the cost of your windows, it’s important to know what customizations you would like to make, as well as the types and the numbers of windows you’d like installed. The team at Bavarian is here to help you with all your window questions so you can get the perfect windows for your home. Contact us to request a quote today.

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