July 15th, 2022 by Eco Choice
Choosing the Right Window for Your New Home | Window Shopping Guide 
Windows are the eyes to the soul of every home. The outside track? Whether traditional, contemporary, rustic, Art Deco, or urban modern, windows are designed to complement, accentuate and enhance the look and feel of a home. They are the link between outside and inside, providing public or private viewing and protection from weather and uninvited guests.
The inside track? Windows add character and personality to the exterior while creating fresh and unique looks to the interior. Adding a focal point to each room, windows also create the illusion of having more space. And if home improvements are in the forecast to upsell your home, new windows give it curb appeal and boost its value—the ultimate goal before that FOR SALE sign gets staked into the ground.
According to Canadian Home Builder Magazine, with energy prices on the rise, homes with new, updated windows sell for more money. Hence, new windows, whether traditional or trendy, will be an attractive highlight for sellers, buyers, home stagers and agents.
For many homeowners, choosing the right type of windows for your new home can be challenging. You need to consider the style and aesthetics to match the architecture of your home, along with the features that are necessary for your location, lifestyle, and climate. Aside from adding aesthetic and monetary value to any home, windows are functional and perform in different ways. If you’re stuck with choosing the right window for your new home, here are a few of the popular selections among homeowners and how they might benefit your home.
Casement windows are a popular choice among homeowners due to the ease of opening and closing at a 90-degree angle. Casement windows are made from vinyl, which makes them weather-tight with high thermal performance so there’s no need to worry about drafts getting inside. With a hinge placed on one side, these windows open in a similar fashion to a door and provide excellent ventilation.
- allows for full ventilation from top to bottom of the window; attached to its frame by one or more hinges; hinged at the side, at the top (called awning windows), or at the bottom (called hoppers).
This versatile window design is easy to maintain and it takes no effort to open and close. This design opens from the bottom outward, which allows maximum airflow inside and helps keep any rain outside. These windows are a great fit in the kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom.
Double Slider Windows
These double sliders do exactly that – they slide in from both sides to open. They can also tilt to provide more airflow, and are a great choice that will blend well with other windows. These are easy to clean and are Energy Star® certified in recognition of their exceptional energy performance in independent laboratory testing.
Looking for a picture-perfect window? This style window is for those who aren’t interested in opening or closing the window. These are great for locations where ventilation won’t be necessary. Picture windows provide ample light and are an excellent choice if you’re eager to improve your energy consumption since they have the highest energy-efficiency rating.
Single Hung Windows
Single hung designs incorporate a sash, which refers to the bottom panel of the window that moves up and down vertically or side to side, in addition to a stationary panel. This design has become a popular choice among new homes today, and it’s what many homeowners prefer when taking on a renovation since they are simple and well priced. If you’re in search of a simple replacement window that is economical and energy-efficient, this is a great option to consider.
- the top sash does not move or tilt in; the bottom sash is operable.
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Double Hung Windows
Similar to the single-hung design, double hung windows have two panels that will open and close vertically with a tilt. This gives you more ventilation and is a perfect choice for areas like the patio or veranda.
- a traditional but popular choice; both sashes in the window frame move up and down and tilt in for easy cleaning.
Shaped windows provide some extra flair over your standard window design. And with over 20 different varieties of shaped windows offered by Eco Choice Windows & Doors, we’re sure that you’ll find one that you love. From arching curves to rectangular – these window designs can add to the architectural style of your home.
Bay windows exude luxury and add so much character to a home. Plus, they can increase the space of the room. With a bay window, you can get creative and add seating beneath it to lounge on, or simply leave it be to let in all of that natural light. These windows are usually designed with fixed panes in the center and operable panes that can be opened on either side. These also come with an Energy Star stamp of approval for energy efficiency.
Slider Vinyl Windows
We also offer easy-to-use slider vinyl windows, which can be opened by simply moving the sashes from left to right. We offer both the single and double slider options for you to choose from with fully customizable designs.
European Tilt and Turn Windows
Nothing beats a little European charm, and with these unique tilt and turn window designs, you can add that special touch to your home. These windows swing inward when opened in the turn position. You can also open the bottom inward at the top to create excellent ventilation. So if you have egress window requirements, these are a perfect choice.
- European styling and craftsmanship; two distinct functions: swing it in like a door or tilt the top of the sash into your room for ventilation; one handle controls both operations; allows air to flow; easy to clean; ideal for controlled ventilation or access.
Energy Efficient windows maintain the flow of hot and cold air; allow heating and cooling systems to work more efficiently.
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In addition to optimal airflow, these windows provide enhanced security for your home since there’s virtually no way to enter them. And with fully lockable handles and specialty glass, you can rest easy. They also provide optimal sound insulation and an air-tight seal for noise reduction and energy efficiency.
Selecting windows for a new home or even replacement ones for a renovation project can seem tedious and frustrating. But if you’re struggling with the window selection for your new home, we’re here to help! Eco Choice provides anything and everything you need in relation to windows and doors. We pride ourselves on superior products, quality installation, and customer service that is second to none. From that first initial meeting where we discuss design through to installation and years down the road if you need any help or have any questions, we’re by your side all the way. Contact us today for GTA window replacement! Our expert staff can help you make this process a breeze.
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