The Layman’s Guide to Choosing Your New Windows

The Layman’s Guide to Choosing Your New Windows

Looking for new windows for your home? With so many options available, you might find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer number of options. How do you make sure you get a window that best suits your needs? Here’s a basic guide to help you get started on your search.


Your windows play a big role in what your home will look like. That being said, this is the part where you choose a specific window type to install on your home. Choose between double-hung, casement, siding, bay, or even fixed and custom windows. After this, we get to the finer details.


Once you narrow down your list, you have to start looking into a window’s quality, starting with the operation. You have to be able to operate the window as smoothly as possible and preferably with minimal noises that could indicate unnecessary friction. Check for signs of problems on the locks, hinges, and the frame.


Check the windows’ ability to keep your home protected from the weather. Does the window form an airtight seal when it’s closed? Is it a multi-pane window or a single-pane one? Is the frame material solid and not likely to rust or rot? Also, keep an eye out for extra features like low-emissivity (low-E) glass panes and gas inserts.


Windows cost a lot so it’s wise to limit your choices to products that are protected by good product and service warranties. In most cases, warranties cover repairs only if the windows are installed by exteriors specialists so refrain from trying to DIY the installation process.

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Tips for Selecting Windows for Your Bathroom

Tips for Selecting Windows for Your Bathroom

It can be a challenge to pick windows for your bathroom. You want your space to be well-lit while still maintaining privacy. Proper ventilation also matters because excessive humidity can encourage mold growth, which can spread around your home.

So, what windows should you use in your bathroom?

Window Styles

With privacy glass, awning windows can still hide the inside view of your bathroom even if the windows are open. Operable windows like awnings are also more efficient than other styles. The compression seals form an airtight seal when the windows are shut, minimizing heat loss. You can also combine an awning window with a stationary window for more natural light.

Window Size 

The brighter your bathroom is, the more spacious it looks and feels. You can get more natural light with bigger windows, but privacy can be an issue. Consider installing multiple windows to brighten up your bathroom. An experienced window contractor or home exterior renovations expert can help you choose the right size windows for your space.

Glass Options  

There are various glass styles that are suitable for bathrooms. Stained glass would work well in older homes while frosted glass is ideal for modern bathrooms. If you have a vintage bathroom you may also consider seeded glass. Moreover, glass block windows can also give your home more character.


By placing windows higher on the wall, you can make your bathroom brighter while still maintaining privacy. You should also consider the shape of the window. A narrow window placed higher up will provide the same amount of light as a tall window placed in the lower part of the room.

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