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Bathroom windows 101: What you need to know from the experts at Ecoline Windows

Save money on your bathroom window replacements with the Ecoline Green Grant
Find the perfect fit for your bathroom with help from Ecoline Windows and Doors! - Photo courtesy of Ecoline Windows.

Replacing a bathroom window might seem like an afterthought compared to getting new windows for the entire house. However, bathroom windows require a specific approach due to their unique needs for ventilation, privacy, and energy efficiency. The window and door experts at Ecoline Windows share insights on what you need to know before replacing the bathroom windows in your Mission home.

What Makes Bathroom Windows Different from Other Windows?

Bathrooms have higher humidity and moisture levels than other rooms, making it crucial for windows to provide proper airflow and prevent water infiltration. Unlike windows in other parts of the house, bathroom windows must handle moisture from both the inside and outside. Quality bathroom windows can help prevent mould and maintain a healthy environment.

How to choose the right bathroom windows for your home in three steps

  1. Pick a style: Operable windows are generally recommended for natural humidity control and fresh air circulation. Popular types of operable windows for bathrooms are crank windows (casement and awning) or sliding and hung windows. Crank windows have a compression seal, making them highly efficient and airtight. Sliding or hung windows are less efficient due to the use of weather stripping, which can pose more issues with moisture and freezing, but they are typically more affordable. Skylights are also popular in bathrooms, providing natural light while maintaining privacy and enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom.
  2. Pick the right frame material: For bathroom windows, vinyl is the preferred material due to its moisture resistance and energy efficiency. Wood absorbs moisture, leading to damage, while aluminum can cause freezing problems in colder months. Vinyl windows with vinyl casing are ideal for bathrooms, as they prevent water seepage and require less maintenance.
  3. Look at current trends: Modern bathroom design trends can increase your home’s resale value. Frosted or textured glass, operable windows, coloured windows, decorative shutters, and skylights are all popular design choices for homeowners currently.
  4. Consider your privacy: Privacy is a significant concern for bathroom windows. Privacy glass, which is tinted or patterned, provides an easy solution for most window sizes. However, privacy glass cannot always be manufactured for small or large window replacements. Vinyl blinds are also a good option for maintaining privacy and durability.

Bathroom window selection requires a little more care then selecting windows for other areas of your home. - Photo courtesy of Ecoline Windows and Doors.

Installing new bathroom windows is more affordable with the Ecoline Green Grant!

Available directly from Ecoline Windows, the Ecoline Green Grant provides homeowners with more support and encouragement to create a cleaner, greener B.C. for everyone. The Ecoline Green Grant offers up to $3,750 for window and exterior door replacement. Unlike traditional grant programs, it offers freedom and flexibility to homeowners. Choose from a wide range of Ecoline products without restrictions on R-values, glass types, or income caps. 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 for B.C. residents.

Bathroom windows require a different approach compared to other windows in your home, but it does not have to be complicated. Opt for operable crank vinyl windows for the best performance and efficiency. Ensure your bathroom’s ventilation system is in good working order to balance humidity, reduce condensation, and prevent mould growth. Quality bathroom windows, combined with proper ventilation, will keep your bathroom comfortable and healthy for years to come.

Consulting and working with a reputable company with strong reviews and recommendations from past clients can also help ensure that you are making the right choice for your home and your lifestyle. Feel confident when replacing the bathroom windows in your home or rental property by consulting the window and door experts at Ecoline Windows.

Ecoline Windows offers exterior door and window replacement throughout Mission and the Lower Mainland 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.