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7 common window styles and where to use them

Stay ahead of the winter rush by upgrading your windows this summer
Consulting a window and door expert can help you decide which window styles are right for you home.

With the season of renovations upon us, the clock is ticking to have your home's windows replaced with new, stylish and energy-efficient options.

Window replacement not only reduces drafts, improves energy efficiency and the overall aesthetics of your home, it can also help increase your home's resale value and curb appeal.

Deciding what type of windows are right for your B.C. home can be challenging with so many styles to choose from. Consulting a window and door replacement expert can help you narrow your choices and make an informed decision. The window and door experts at Ecoline Windows share insight on the seven most common styles of windows and why they might be a good fit for your home.

  1. Casement and awning: Ensuring maximum energy efficiency, ventilation, and easy maintenance, casement and awning windows are a safe, stylish and secure option.
  2. Hung: Offering homes a classic style that suits the exterior and interior design of most homes seamlessly. Hung windows are also easy to operate and provide reliable ventilation.
  3. Fixed and custom shape: If your goal is adding more natural light to a space and/or customizable style, then fixed and custom-shaped windows can help you achieve exactly the look you desire.
  4. Bay and bow: Another classic and elegant addition to any home. Bay and bow windows cantilever outside the footprint of a room to create more natural light and even extra seating or storage space.
  5. Sliding: A modern design that creates an unobstructed view, plenty of natural light, and ample airflow.
  6. Hopper: A potential option as an egress (emergency exit) window thanks to its unique free-flowing swing-open design.
  7. Fixed picture: Available as a high-profile statement piece with a thicker profile and intricate detail, or low-profile with the thinnest possible frame to create a near-invisible expansive viewpoint. Don’t miss out on current rebate programs! 

Don’t miss out on current rebate programs!

Window and door rebate programs are intended to motivate homeowners to upgrade their homes to be more energy efficient.

  • Residents in B.C. may be eligible for provincial window rebates like the CleanBC Income Qualified Rebate, which offers up to $9,500 per home or $950 per window and/or door. 
  • B.C. residents might also qualify for the B.C. Energy Efficiency Rebate, offering up to $2,000 to replace up to 20 windows and/or doors, roughly $100 per unit. To qualify, residents must reside outside of Vancouver and have a residential utility account with FortisBC, BC Hydro, or a municipal utility. The new windows and doors must be installed by a licensed contractor with a GST number, a valid B.C. business license, and have a U-factor of 1.22 (W/m2-k) or lower.
  • Ecoline Windows is currently offering a third option to homeowners. The Ecoline Green Grant was created to provide more support and encouragement for B.C. residents to create a cleaner, greener B.C. for everyone. The Ecoline Green Grant provides up to $3,750 for window and exterior door replacement.

Unlike traditional grant programs, the Ecoline Green Grant offers significant freedom and flexibility to homeowners. Choose from a wide range of Ecoline products without restrictions on R-values or glass types. Whether you’re upgrading your primary residence, mobile home, rental property, or undertaking new construction, the Ecoline Green Grant provides financial support to offset the costs of window and door replacements.

Discover which Ecoline products are the perfect fit for your home's unique needs. Get expert insight on design, energy efficiency, and cost breakdown from a trusted Ecoline Window and Door expert and get your free quote today.

Ecoline's hassle-free warranty

Ecoline Windows has been committed to providing Canadian homeowners with durable, high-quality products for over 15 years. Ensuring client satisfaction is always a top priority, and that's why all their windows come with a 25-year manufacturer warranty, that includes vinyl frames, seal failures, hardware, and more!

Ecoline Windows offers exterior door and window replacement in Burns Lake as well as several other communities throughout Western Canada! Find more information about their services and your eligibility for rebate and grant programs online today at or by calling 778-400-2063.