Anatomy of a garage door - interior view

Anatomy of a window - interior view
Although at first glance a garage door seems like a relatively simple concept. For the purposes of describing the individual components, a garage door can become a complex grouping of whatchamacallits and thingamajigs that make it impossible to convey to others.

What causes window condensation?

Condensation is a visible condition that can be characterized by fogging and ice formation on the inside of windows. In Ontario, we most often see condensation on windows in extreme temperatures during the winter months.

Will new windows solve your condensation problems?

If you've taken the recommended steps to reduce the humidity in your home and continue to experience condensation problems, other problems may exist.

Ideal in-home temperature & humidity levels for winter

thermo-hygrometer
Home interior temperature and relative humidity is often a matter of personal preference, however, exceeding recommended levels can lead to health issues in your home.

Why it's important to take condensation seriously

Ice buildup on patio door due to condensation - hard wood floor damage
It's easy to ignore the effects of condensation on windows, after all what's a little water? Although sometimes it looks like nothing is happening, it is only a matter of time before the compounding little droplets of water make their way into places you cannot see.

How to prevent condensation problems

Three steps that you can take to try prevent condensation issues from occurring in your home.

It's not always your window's fault.

Window & door finishing options

Trim, capping, cladding, brickmold, flushmount & nail fins
There are many ways of finishing the exterior of a window or door and it's a good idea to understand what your finishing options are. It could make a huge difference in how satisfied you will be with the final outcome.

Self-cleaning windows

Dirty windows can have a profoundly negative effect on your mood, and your outlook. Everything's so much more invigorating through clean windows! And it doesn't have to be a chore to keep them that way!

Basement windows!

Basement windows are often the last windows to be considered when thinking about replacement windows. Today's question is, can basement windows actually improve the air quality and comfort in your home?

Patio doors vs Garden doors

Pros and cons of Sliding patio doors vs Garden doors
When it comes to making a choice between swinging garden doors or sliding patio doors, its a personal choice. However, knowing the pros and cons of each may curb your decision.