Summer-ize Your Doors & Windows This Year

Getting your windows or doors ready for winter is another matter, altogether. Cold temperatures, snow, salt and ice all conspire to do damage to them.  So many homeowners take great care to get them winterized. Because summer is all about sunshine and great weather, much thought doesn’t go into making sure your doors and windows … Continue reading Summer-ize Your Doors & Windows This Year

Vinyl Window Shopping Tips

Low-maintenance, available in numerous colours and designs and solidly built, vinyl windows seem like a simple, no-muss, no-fuss window option. Additionally, vinyl windows offer other benefits too, such as: Temperature comfort: Vinyl windows offer excellent year-round thermal performance Energy efficiency: A powerful insulator, vinyl helps keep your energy bills down Weatherproof: High-quality vinyl can stand … Continue reading Vinyl Window Shopping Tips

Why it’s important your door manufacturer has been around a while

A warranty is only as good as the company which stands behind it. Any company can offer a long-term warranty on their services, but if the company is out of business when a customer needs assistance, the warranty is worthless. If you are in the market for quality doors or windows for your home, it … Continue reading Why it’s important your door manufacturer has been around a while

What does “Builders Grade” mean? Why should I care?

The term builder grade can make it sound as if you are getting a great building product. This makes sense, since infusing the word “builder” into the phrase makes it sound as if you are getting a building product that contractors would die for. However, the exact opposite is true. Not only is a builder grade quality product not the … Continue reading What does “Builders Grade” mean? Why should I care?

How Will My Window Installation Work?

Installing some beautiful new, energy-efficient windows is a popular enhancement among homeowners. They increase home security, improve home resale value and sellability, and help you save money on your monthly utility bills. Replacing windows in your older home or upgrading the windows in your subdivision home is always a great move, but incorrect installation can … Continue reading How Will My Window Installation Work?

How to Decorate Your Home with Stained Glass

Adding a touch of colour or personality to any style home is easy with stained glass. Placed inside a door, window or other frame, stained glass instantly boosts the warmth and beauty of a room and is available in a handsome variety of patterns from simple to complex. However, while everyone knows stained glass is … Continue reading How to Decorate Your Home with Stained Glass

Using Shatterproof Glass at Home for Safety and Security

Shatterproof Glass for Safety and Security As construction technology continues to evolve and improve, better products become available for homeowners and builders. Shatterproof glass used to be a specialty item, only for particular purposes and rarely used in the average home. Now, the variety of glass types available for windows and doors allows homeowners to … Continue reading Using Shatterproof Glass at Home for Safety and Security