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What Is The Energy Star Rating and Why Does It Matter?

Nowadays, having energy-efficient windows is crucial to lowering your bills, preventing drafts or air leakage, and helping you save the environment. Energy-efficient products have been helping Canadians save thousands of dollars for decades, and with new improvements to technology being made every year, this can only benefit more people in…
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What Is R-Value and Why Is It Important?

When it comes to buying new windows, what matters most to a lot of homeowners besides quality, safety, and aesthetic is energy-efficiency. So, while researching replacement windows, you’ve probably come across some unfamiliar terms that sound important, but you’re unsure of the meaning. Some of those terms might be the…
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A Homeowner’s Guide to Buying Windows

Replacing old, outdated, or damaged windows with newer replacements might not be on everyone’s priority list—but windows shield you, your family, and your interiors from extreme weather conditions. They are (quite literally) your first line of defence against the cold, rain, and heat. As a property owner, you should be…
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Vinyl vs Wood Windows: Which One Is Right for Your Home?

If you’ve found yourself searching for the pros and cons of wood vs vinyl windows, you’ve come to the right place.  One of the most important steps in selecting new windows for your home is examining the available materials for the renovation project. Vinyl and wood are two of the…
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What Are the Best Patio Doors for Canadian Winters?

Choosing the right patio door for the Canadian climate can be a challenge. With extreme highs and lows and an increase in more dangerous weather conditions, Canadians are looking to outfit their homes with the safest, most durable option when it comes to patio doors. In this article, we’ll dive…
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A Guide to Comparing Blinds vs. Shades vs. Shutters

Blinds, shades and shutters provide privacy and help control indoor lighting. Choosing among the three is usually a matter of taste, but it can be due to function and often budget as well. There are subtle differences among the three, and knowing them can help you better decide which one…
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How to Measure for Full Frame Replacement Windows

If you’re replacing old, faulty windows or are redesigning your home and want new windows to match your new design, you or your designer might opt for a full frame replacement. Getting full frame replacement windows means that instead of replacing just the panels or some parts, the entire window,…
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11 Ways to Protect Your Windows in the Winter

As outside temperatures plummet, it’s time to start thinking about how to reduce your heating bills. It is estimated that 25 percent of the heat in your home escapes through the windows, which means that protecting your windows is one of the best ways to save on energy. Drafty windows will not only result…
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Government Rebates for Replacement Windows in 2023

If you are pondering over replacing your windows with new and improved ones, then government window rebates would surely help, right? It can seem like a daunting task to go through each available program and figure out whether or not you are eligible for it. That’s why we’ve compiled this…
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What is an Egress Window Well?

An egress window well is specifically designed to let natural light into the lower spaces of a household. On top of that, they serve an even more important purpose as an emergency exit.  In the event that one would be needing a quick way out of the home, an egress…
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