Windows are an important part of our home, they act as a defence against unwanted guests, they protect against the elements, and help enhance your home’s aesthetic appeal. So, when it comes time for a window replacement knowing what to look for and selecting the right windows for your home and your needs is crucial.

Windows can differ greatly from one manufacturer to another and from one windows and doors contractor to another. Things such as construction, materials used, energy efficiency ratings, features and the quality of the installation.

To help you make the best decision for your next window replacement, we outline below what you should look for.

Quality Matters

When it comes to buying replacement windows, you normally get what you pay for. So, if you are out looking for the lowest price window replacement, chances are you are sacrificing quality of the windows or quality of the installation and both of these can have serious negative effects on your windows down the road. A high-quality window will last for at least 20 – 25 years minimum when installed properly.

Energy Efficient

If you are in the market for new windows, chances are you have heard the term energy efficient quite a lot. Energy efficiency of windows is spoken about and advertised often, because it is important. New energy efficient windows will help regulate your home temperature as there is less heat loss/gain, meaning you can reduce your reliance on your heating and air conditioning systems, which leads to lower energy bills.


There are a variety of different window styles available for your window replacement. You can choose between, casement, double hung, picture or any other window style you wish. Take into consideration how you plan on using your windows, the amount of ventilation required and the space available before choosing your window style.

Window Colour

Even though it is important to have a high-quality, energy efficient window, it is still important to have a window that is aesthetically pleasing. Many window companies now offer their clients the ability to customize their window colour. You can choose from a list of colour options for the exterior and interior of your home, and even choose a woodgrain look frame.

The above are some of the more things to consider when looking for replacement windows. Remember when it comes to windows, both form and function are important, don’t skimp on quality or energy efficiency options for the sake of a cheaper deal. Investing in high-quality windows today will continue to provide benefits for years to come.