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How to Bring Natural Light to Your Basement with Small Windows

For centuries, Canadian basements have had a reputation for being dark, cold and dreary places. Finding a basement with no windows at all was common too. However, with the housing market exploding and people actively trying to maximize their spaces, basement renovations have been more popular than ever.  Nowadays, the…
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Muntin vs Mullion: What’s the Difference?

The main difference between a muntin and mullion is where they are placed on a window unit and what their purpose is. Mullions are vertical shafts located in between windows. These elements offer structural support for the windows. Meanwhile, muntins are found on the window glass itself. They are vertical…
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5 Shutter Ideas for Windows

Looking for more privacy and controlled sunlight in your home? Window shutters might just be the ultimate solution! Many people view window shutters as just another window treatment. There is also the perception that window shutters do not aesthetically suit modern homes.  To set the record straight, there are a…
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How to Childproof Your Windows in 9 Steps

Each year, Canada reports over 420 children are brought to emergency rooms because they’ve fallen from home windows. Many of which involved window screens. This is because screens create an illusion of safety for both the parents and the children themselves. It’s important to note that these are designed to…
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The Benefits of Window Awnings for Your Home

A window awning is a common sight in storefronts, restaurants, offices and some homes. These external fixtures function as a mini roof over a window or a door to keep excessive sunlight and precipitation away.  In today’s market, you’ll be able to find them in various shapes, sizes and materials,…
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The Barndominium: 4 Canadian Examples

Is it a barn? Is it a warehouse? No, it’s a barndominium! But what is a barndominium exactly?  Fondly called “barndo,” it is typically a large metal structure that is supported by a concrete slab. Just like other types of homes, barndominium interiors feature a comfortable living space inside and…
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How to Add Modern Farmhouse Aesthetics to Your Home

The modern farmhouse style is one of the most sought-after aesthetics in architecture today. You’re bound to have been captivated by the articles and social media posts showcasing the beauty of their distinct features, like farmhouse windows, shiplap panelling, industrial fixtures, exposed roof beams, white walls, wooden accents, and so…
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What is Window Glazing and Why Is It Important?

When it comes to increasing energy-efficiency in the home, “window glazing” is important to consider. However, this term can mean two different things. The process of fitting new window glass may come to mind, which is usually done with a special putty called a “glazing compound.” However, this is not…
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7 Reasons Why Your Windows Are Leaking

In homes with windows that have been in place for more than 30 years, leaky windows is not unusual. When you have windows leaking, whether it’s because of wear and tear or poor window installation, you will face issues such as:  Conditioned air leaks; Heat loss or unwanted heat infiltration;…
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How to Repair a Broken Seal on a Window

When talking about window seals, most people think about three things:  The caulking around the window frame (i.e. silicone seal); The weatherstripping on the window itself; and The seal of the insulated glass unit (IGU) with two or more panes. In a sense, all three of these are, in fact,…
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