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Sep 18

2017

How to Wallpaper Around Windows and Doors


There are certain trends from the 90’s that were cool then, but you probably won’t see again in most contemporary homes.  Things like, carpeted bathroom floors, sponge painted walls, and painted fruit stencils around the border of the kitchen, but amongst these things, wallpaper is not one of them.   Some people still think of wallpaper as being outdated, with a faded floral print, or that fake wood pattern that they once seen in the waiting area of a dentist office when they were a kid.  On the contrary, there are the people who realize the the benefit of the variety…

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Sep 11

2017

What’s The Best Season To Replace My Windows And Doors?


For Canadians, it’s fairly obvious that the best time to get started with renovation jobs for your home is during the warmer months. Realistically, most tasks in general even as simple as grocery shopping is easier without ice covered grounds and freezing cold winds. There’s an old joke that goes, “there are only two seasons in Canada: Winter and construction”.  With our winter season here in Ontario getting some pretty extreme cold weather conditions, it would be a kind of hard justifying exposing your home in freezing cold weather to install replacement your windows and doors unless it was to…

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Sep 6

2017

DIY Repurpose Old Windows


Makers are taking social media outlets by storm with every other post being about creative people sharing stories of how their new crafty project is progressing along, followed by artfully styled photos of the finished product looking all sorts of amazing.  With this DIY fad in full swing, it becomes pretty difficult to resist the urge to try something crafty yourself.    Turning to Pinterest for some inspiration and ideas for your next mind blowing project, here’s what you’re likely to encounter: DIY bath bombs: Too many ingredients DIY acne gel:  Yikes DIY tension relief balm: Is there anything the…

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Jul 24

2017

10 Tips For Decorating Bow Windows


Bow windows installation is a great way to add character to your home while creating some extra space in your interior that is bathed in sunlight. But the large size and unique shape of this architectural feature often poses unique challenges for homeowners when it comes to decorating it. Bow windows are typically installed in the living room. The location of your windows will influence the type of decorations to use, but any of the options mentioned above will make your extra living space stand out. Rather than concealing the beauty of your bow windows with simple curtains, you can…

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Jul 17

2017

How Often Do You Need To Replace Your Windows?


When it comes to improving the performance and efficiency of existing windows, many homeowners and contractors have a range of options to consider. You can opt for simple, low budget DIY fixes such as replacing weatherstripping or installing window films, or more capital intensive solutions that require you to replace the entire window with a new one. Oftentimes, homeowners make their decision without necessarily understanding their options, evaluating the implications of the changes in terms of improved energy efficiency and cost savings, or even the age of the existing windows. Although you don’t necessarily have to wait for your windows…

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Jul 10

2017

3 Financial Benefits Of Energy Efficient Windows


Homeowners looking to upgrade the performance of their existing windows often opt for energy efficient window replacements. Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of the financial and environmental impact of their energy use. With new studies showing that residential buildings account for about 20 percent of total energy use and carbon dioxide emissions in the country, and that heating and cooling accounts for the largest energy use in single-family homes, consumers understand that upgrading their windows can have a huge effect on their home’s operational efficiency. Here are some of the financial benefits of installing energy efficient window replacements: Energy and…

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Jul 3

2017

Your Guide To Choosing The Best Window Style For Your Home


Window design and technology has come a long way in the last few years. The best new windows installation, for your new building or as a replacement for old windows, can dramatically improve the appearance of your home and reduce your energy costs. Windows let in the essentials of nature, namely fresh air, light, and warm sunrays, into your home. They also provide you and your loved ones with comfort and protection from the elements. But when it comes to installing new windows, the homeowner often opts to replace them with the same style as the existing ones. While a…

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Jun 28

2017

Should Your Windows Follow Your Roofline?


Your property’s roofline is one of those things that rarely come to mind when considering an energy-efficient windows replacement. However, the roofline, which comprises fascia boards, barge boards, soffits, and guttering, is constantly subjected to strong winds, rain, snow, and other forms of extreme weather. By keeping the roofline properly sealed, you can prevent interior water damage that may lead to rot and mould, and effectively direct water away from the roof, walls, and windows (through gutters). So, strategically positioning your windows in such a way that the roofline can keep harsh weather away from your window replacements can help…

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Jun 8

2017

3 Ways You Can Improve Ventilation In Your Basement


Unventilated basements seem to harbour the most unpleasantness compared to other rooms in your house, from moisture problems to foul smells to mould growth. This is partly because many households use their basements to store cleaning products, auto supplies, paints, solvents, and other chemicals that slowly release fumes into the air. And with no air circulation, these fumes build up to produce a highly polluted indoor environment. But improving your basement ventilation and making it healthier is still the more cost-effective option for adding space to your house compared to investing in a room addition. There are a few ways…

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