Windows play a crucial role in any home, they keep us safe, offer ventilation, improve your home’s aesthetic appeal and provide us with an unobstructed view of your home’s external environment. When planning your home’s window replacement, it can be somewhat challenging to select from the different types and style available. The last thing any homeowner wants is to invest their money in windows that don’t suit their needs.

We polled our team of window consultants and asked them to share what clients should look for in replacement windows, below is what they shared;

Energy Efficient

Some of the top questions clients have about their replacement windows revolve around energy efficiency. After all, the more efficient their new windows are, the more money they will save on their energy bills. Questions include what is the difference between triple pane and double pane windows? What is a Low-E coating? And What benefit does Argon gas offer?


Replacement windows are available in a wide range of styles, and each one comes with its own advantages and potential downsides. So, you will want to choose replacement windows that are style-appropriate. Some of the more popular options include side-hung, double-hung, sliders, bay, bow, casement, and awning windows. It’s best to choose a style that complements your home’s architectural style.
You can opt to have your replacement windows custom-made to combine various styles to suit your unique needs.


The cost of replacement windows is a major consideration for most homeowners, as they are looking to stay within budget and still be able to find the best replacement windows for their home. Some of the factors that may affect the cost of your replacement windows include brand, energy efficiency options, material, size and any customizations such as colour.

Framing Material

When choosing replacement windows for your home, it’s advisable to determine the frame material that would best suit your needs. The common framing materials to choose from include wood, fiberglass, vinyl, and aluminum. Each of these various framing materials for replacement windows differ in durability, appearance, insulation qualities, and other aspects.

Wood frames are known for their natural beauty, but do require some effort to maintain. Fiberglass frames are extremely durable and weather resistant but come at a slightly hire cost. Vinyl frames offer excellent insulation and are fairly maintenance free.

Keeping the above considerations in mind when choosing windows for your next replacement project will help you make an informed decision.

If you are in need of high-quality window replacement services in London or the surrounding areas, contact Riverbend Windows & Doors at 226-688-8652.