9 basics to consider before shopping for a new door

a brown front door with side lite
Doors, an ancient symbol of security and hospitality, have gracefully evolved over centuries, adapting to changing aesthetics and technological advancements. Today, replacing your entrance door is not merely a functional upgrade but an opportunity to infuse your home with a renewed personality.

The true meaning of BEST in replacement windows

The Best Window for Me
The true meaning of 'BEST' in replacement windows goes beyond a mere premium price tag. BEST doesn't always translate to the most expensive or highest quality; it involves a personal, subjective aspect.

From comfort to efficiency - The art of window shopping

If you are contemplating the purchase of new windows for your existing home, navigating through the myriad of window companies requires a thoughtful approach. Here are some expanded tips to ensure you make a well-informed and future-proof choice.

Window maintenance - Winter screen removal & cleaning

Winter Screen Storage
Proper maintenance of your windows is essential for ensuring their optimal performance and longevity. One crucial aspect of this maintenance routine is the seasonal removal of window screens, offering a chance to inspect and address potential issues in the Fall and Spring.

Grant Update - The Greener Homes Initiative

Canada Greener Homes Initiative
Are you tired of high energy bills and feeling guilty about your carbon footprint? Well, the Canadian government is here to help! They're on a mission to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the country, and they're offering some amazing advice and incentives to qualifying homeowners.

CDN Energy Star climate zones (as of 2022)

Canada Window Energy Star climate zones for windows
Even though windows do not consume energy, they can be a significant source of heat loss in a home. ENERGY STAR qualified windows will save you money by reducing the overall annual energy costs. ENERGY STAR windows will also help keep your home more comfortable all-year-round and may have less condensation in cold weather compared with a conventional non-certified product.

Energy Star ratings - whats all the fuss about?

The higher the ER rating number, the more energy-efficient the window or door.
Although windows and doors do not consume energy, they can be a significant source of energy loss. If you are buying windows with energy efficiency in mind, then the ER will help you make standardized window product comparisons.

e-book - The ULTIMATE Window Cleaning Guide

Window cleaning might not seem challenging, but achieving optimal results requires precision. For the best outcomes on your next window cleaning task, explore our 9-page ULTIMATE window cleaning guide.

Unlocking the secrets of front doors: 19 essential insights

Inside view of double entrance door
Residential entrance doors, also known as front doors or entry doors, play a crucial role in enhancing the aesthetic appeal, security, and energy efficiency of a home. They are the primary point of entry and exit for residents and visitors, making them an essential component of any house. Here are some key points about residential entrance doors:

Compare doors - Wood, Fibreglass, Metal

If you are in the market for a new residential exterior entrance door, there are three general types of materials available - wood, fibreglass and metal.

Door replacement - Reduce energy costs and increase comfort levels

Energy-efficient doors increase comfort and reduce energy costs. With environmental concerns and sky-rocketing fuel costs, more and more homeowners are opting for insulated front doors, but which door material will produce the best result? Read on to find out, then compare the Energy Star® ratings of the products you may be considering.

What your entrance door colour choice suggests

Replacing your front entrance door is an exciting endeavor, filled with numerous factors to ponder. From the selection of the ideal material and prioritizing efficiency to contemplating options like glass or no-glass, sidelites, door handles, and ensuring privacy, there's much to delve into. However, amidst all these considerations, one question stands out: What colour should you choose for your door? Beyond its aesthetic appeal, your colour choice holds the power to convey a message about your unique personality or even make a statement about your home. So, let's explore the captivating realm of colour and unravel the intriguing impression it can make.

What way should your entrance door swing?

Suppose you're thinking of replacing the front door of your home. Did you know you have an option to choose whether the door swings into (inswing) or out of (outswing) the home? Most people don't, but they do have the option, and there are plenty of reasons to choose one over another.

The wizardry of turning a window into a door.

In the quest for innovative home solutions, homeowners are seeking more than just simple window replacements. Enter the realm of window-to-door conversions, where the function and aesthetics of a space can be completely transformed. In this month's article, we'll cover everything you need to know about converting a window into a door, opening up new possibilities for your home.

Weatherstripping (doors), locking that nasty draft out!