Clera Windows + Doors Blog

What is a Casement Window?

A casement window is a type of window that has the sash (or panel) attached to its frame by hinges installed on the side. This window type opens similarly to how hinged doors open. Casement windows were first used in the UK during the 18th century and were made with…
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Why Is It Better to Choose Patio Doors Over Garden Doors?

Outside doors are a major element in improving your home’s aesthetics and curb appeal. More importantly, outside doors play a pivotal role in ensuring your home is secure from intruders and external elements. Therefore, it’s no surprise that many homeowners spend considerable time choosing outside doors such as front doors…
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Affordable Home Renovation Ideas Using Your Tax Return

According to the Canada Revenue Agency, tax refunds are issued from 2 weeks to 16 weeks after filing a tax return, all depending on the type of return you filed. Electronically filed tax returns are usually granted the tax refund the fastest (around 2 weeks) while paper-filed returns take longer…
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6 Tips to Allergy-Proof Your Windows

With winter gone and spring in full effect, many residents are thrilled to open their windows once again and let in the gentle and fresh spring air. Birds are chirping, flowers are soon to blossom, and the temperature is much milder. It definitely smells like new beginnings — but alas,…
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DIY Tips: How to Repair a Door Jamb

Sometimes referred to as doorposts, door jambs are the legs of your doors. Their name even comes from the French word “jambe” which translates to “leg”. The jamb is the vertical area of the door frame and bears the weight of the door through the installed hinges.  When a door’s…
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What You Need to Know About Basement Window Installation

Do you have exciting plans for your basement renovation? Are you converting it into an extra bedroom for guests, a personal library, or an entertainment room? That definitely calls for spanking new basement windows. You may also want to replace basement windows because of observable wear and tear over the…
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The Best Spacer Bar for Residential Windows

It goes without saying that windows are vital components of a home, but did you know that the quality of your windows, including their spacer bars, can have a significant impact on their durability and functionality?  A window spacer bar, also known as a profile, is the continuous hollow frame…
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Can You Paint Vinyl Windows Yourself?

Vinyl windows reign supreme when it comes to quality, longevity, and cost-effectiveness. Thanks to their great insulation properties and durable structure, you can count on it that vinyl windows won’t cost you a lot of maintenance in the long run. They do all these things while making your home look…
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Window Replacement vs. Window Glass Replacement

Every window will face a certain amount of wear and tear that will prompt a homeowner to get replacement windows. Everyday wear and tear can result in damages as extensive as broken glass from accidental physical impact, or something as simple as a foggier appearance that is obstructing the view…
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How to Install a Window Air Conditioner

Installing a window air conditioner is one of the best ways to beat the heat during warmer seasons. Window air conditioning units (ACUs) are the most common type found in households across the world. This type of ACU has maintained its popularity even with the availability of other kinds of…
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