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Window Works is dedicated to providing quality windows for your space. We are good at what we do. Having been in the industry for over 34 years, we have provided our clients with beautiful windows, reducing their energy costs and adding elegance to their homes. We offer products from top manufacturers like Marvin. If you want quality windows in Ottawa, visit our showroom today. Our showroom provides a full display of our products and will allow you to get a realistic understanding of what it is you are looking for. Walk in today.

Types of Windows

Explore the different options available below:


Awning windows:

  • They are hinged at the top and open outward from the bottom.

  • They provide excellent ventilation while protecting the interior from rain.

  • Commonly used in bathrooms and kitchens.


Bay and bow windows:

  • These comprise three or more windows projecting outward, creating a small alcove or shelf inside the room. Bow windows are similar but typically consist of four or more windows, creating a gentle curve. These windows add architectural interest and extra interior space.


Casement windows:

  • Casement windows are hinged on one side and swing open like a door. They offer good ventilation and a clear view when fully opened. Commonly used in living rooms and bedrooms.


Corner windows:

  • Corner windows are designed to wrap around the corner of a building, offering panoramic views and enhancing natural light.


Double-hung windows:

  • Double-hung windows have two vertically sliding sashes that can move up and down independently. They are versatile and can provide both top and bottom ventilation.


Picture windows:

  • Picture windows are large, fixed windows that do not open. They are used primarily to frame a picturesque view and allow abundant natural light.


Specialty shape windows:

  • Specialty shape windows come in various unique shapes and designs, such as octagonal, circular, or custom geometrical forms. They are often used as decorative accents or focal points.


Single-hung windows:

  • Single-hung windows have two sashes, but only the bottom sash can be moved up and down.

  • These windows are cost-effective and popular in many homes.


Sliding windows:

  • Sliding windows have one fixed sash and one that slides horizontally. They are easy to operate and ideal for spaces with inconvenient projecting windows.


Each type of window offers distinct advantages and is chosen based on factors such as aesthetics, functionality, energy efficiency, and the specific requirements of the room or building. Your window type choice can significantly impact your space's appearance and functionality.

Types of Window Materials

Windows are available in a variety of materials, each with its own set of characteristics and benefits. Here are some common types of window materials:



  • Wood windows offer a timeless and classic look. They provide excellent insulation and energy efficiency. Wood can be stained/painted to match the interior and exterior decor.

  • Regular maintenance is required to prevent rot, warping, and insect damage.



  • Vinyl windows are affordable and low maintenance. They are highly resistant to moisture and do not require painting. Vinyl windows are energy-efficient and provide good insulation. They come in a variety of colours and styles.



  • Aluminum windows are lightweight and durable. They are resistant to corrosion and need minimal maintenance. Aluminum is often used in commercial buildings and modern home designs. They are less energy-efficient than other materials and may conduct heat or cold.



  • Fiberglass windows are strong, durable, and have excellent insulation properties that reduces energy costs. Fiberglass resists swelling, warping, and rot. These windows are available in various finishes and can mimic the look of wood.



  • Composite windows combine materials like wood fibres and resin.

  • They offer the strength and durability of materials like fibreglass.

  • Composite windows can be customized to match various architectural styles.



  • Clad-wood windows have a wood interior for aesthetic appeal and an exterior cladding of materials like aluminum or vinyl for weather resistance.

  • They offer the warmth of wood on the inside and low maintenance on the outside.

  • Clad-wood windows are energy-efficient and durable.



  • Steel windows are exceptionally strong and secure.

  • They are often used in commercial and industrial settings.

  • Steel is less common in residential applications due to its weight and cost.


Framing material (e.g., PVC):

  • Some windows use alternative framing materials like PVC (polyvinyl chloride) for added durability and insulation.


The choice of window material depends on factors such as budget, style preferences, energy efficiency, climate, and maintenance considerations. Each material has advantages and drawbacks, so it's important to carefully assess your needs and priorities when selecting windows for your home or building.


Made with ease and efficiency in mind, our showroom's wide range of windows is designed by architectural powerhouses such as Marvin, Lepage Millwork and Velux. We have a line-up of elegant, innovative, and energy-saving windows, from simple to one-of-a-kind masterpieces.


Beauty, quality, and efficiency come together only in a well-planned home. Our windows meet all of these requirements. We serve Ottawa and Nepean, Kanata, Gloucester, Rockcliffe Park, Vanier and Cumberland, West Carleton, Osgoode, Rideau and Goulbourn.

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We are the perfect place to select windows for your residential or commercial space.

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