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The Only Replacement Window Buying Guide You Need

August 27, 2020 0

You can’t ignore the signs any longer. It’s time to replace the windows in your home.

It’s understandable that you’ve just opened the window to a world of questions. Finding the right replacement window retailer and right replacement window can be confusing, or overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together the only replacement window buying guide you’ll need in 2020.

(Not positive it’s time? Here’s how you tell!)

Below, find our roundup of content that will help you through the initial decision making and buying process all the way to installation and beyond. It’s time to open those windows and get a breath of fresh air. Let’s boost your health and curb appeal in a few easy steps.


The Only Replacement Window Buying Guide You Need


Opening with an overview


Let’s start with three things to know before getting replacement windows for your home.

  1. What window styles are best for your home?
  2. What are the maintenance requirements?
  3. Who is going to install them?


Once you’ve got that sorted, we can take a look at how to keep it a hassle free replacement.

  1. Mind your windows, including your window treatments
  2. Mind your walls
  3. Mind your furniture


Now that we’ve got the preparations out of the way, let’s dive into some windows.


The Only Replacement Window Buying Guide You Need


We’re here to help you with all things windows


Researching an industry you’re unfamiliar with can be daunting, especially when the websites and other resources are filled with terms you have never heard before. Luckily, we’ve put together an extensive glossary to help you when (literal) window shopping. Once you catch up on your vocabulary lesson, it’s time to start shopping.


Check out our list of replacement window terminology here!


Let’s look at the specs


The brochures are usually very comprehensive and they’re full of features too. Windows boast a surprising amount of cool things to consider. A few feature highlights of you absolutely should know about are:

  • Double pane windows
  • Inert gas
  • Low-E coated glass
  • Frame materials


Once we look beyond these basic features, you could consider your needs such as condensation prevention, or safety benefits of window replacement. However, none of this tells you what type of window to get. Don’t worry, we’ve got that covered too!


The Only Replacement Window Buying Guide You Need


These windows are my type


It’s not all about the money; the best deal might not suit your home. There are many different types of windows out there, and they all serve their own unique purpose. Some examples of window types you might come across are:

  • Single & Double Hung
  • Awning
  • Casement
  • Picture
  • Bay & Bow

Luckily for you, we have a wealth of resources available to figure out what type of window is right for the replacement we have in mind including consulting experts at a window retailer, observing windows in the wild, or doing an in-depth online search. It doesn’t end here though. Once you sort out which type of window you’re looking for, you’re going to want to know all about your materials.


There are three standard replacement window materials:

  1. Vinyl
  2. Wood
  3. Fiberglass

What you choose can vary depending on your home and your needs, but do take longevity into consideration when doing your research. 


Are you tired yet? That was a lot of information! Don’t worry, you’re on the right track. You’ve figured out you need new windows and made the leap. You’ve done your research and picked your make and model. What’s next? Well, you’ve got to install it — better yet, it’s time to get a professional to install it. 


The Only Replacement Window Buying Guide You Need


The installation game, the professional way


Are you thinking of installing these replacement windows yourself? This isn’t any old hammer and nail job. There are a few things to keep in mind about the installation process when replacing windows:

  • It’s can be a messy job
  • Beware of children and pets
  • Prepare for the unexpected

What we’re getting at is that it might not be sunshine and rainbows if you’re looking for a nice springtime DIY project. It’s not the best idea to try to save a few bucks and do it by yourself. That means you’re going to have to find the right company to both source your windows and get that professional installation completed.


At Brock Doors and Windows, our experts help you through every step of your window replacement. From browsing through different styles, all the way to installation and maintenance, there are many great reasons to hire a professional. To make your window replacement a breeze, we offer in-home consultations, and you’ll always have an expert on hand to ask the difficult questions. Furthermore, you know it’s going to be done right because we’ve done over 90,000 quality installations across Ontario. 


So which way is the right way to install a replacement window? Here’s how it goes.

  1. Preparation, including clearing obstructions
  2. Removing the old window(s)
  3. Insulation & sealing
  4. Clean up – please, they’re professionals, they won’t leave a mess behind!


As you can tell, for a professional team with the right tools and training, a window replacement is a smooth process. They are prepared to tackle even the oddest things that may pop up on occasion.


The Only Replacement Window Buying Guide You Need


Time to soak up the sun


With your new replacement windows installed, it’s finally time to sit back and reflect on that wild ride. In the end, consulting the professionals was the right choice, wasn’t it? The experts at Brock Doors and Windows are here to support you every step of the way, from understanding the terminology and uses for different window types or materials, to the complete installation and clean up. 


Let Brock help you select and install your replacement windows today. Our guarantee: it’s Brock solid.





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