Grant Update - 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.
How garden patio doors can transform your home
There's something magical about the way a well-kept garden can breathe life and tranquility into your home. The vibrant colors of blooming flowers, the soothing rustle of leaves in the breeze, and the melodious chirping of birds—all these elements contribute to the beauty of your outdoor space. But have you ever considered how garden patio doors can enhance your connection to this natural paradise?
19 things to know about entrance doors before you shop
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:
Infographic - What's there to know about windows
If you’re in the market for new windows, this infographic covers some of the basics that might help you maximize your choices, increase home comfort, and get you a bigger bang for your dollar.
Infographic - ENERGY STAR labels & specifications
In Canada window certified energy-efficient windows start with ENERGY STAR certification. ENERGY STAR-certified windows meet or exceed high-efficiency standards and are in the top 15 to 30 percent of their class for energy performance. Temporary ENERGY STAR Certification labels are always affixed to certified products and contain various ratings to help suppliers and consumers know what they are purchasing or installing.
Infographic - What's to know about
When we talk about window style, we are referring to the operable style of the window (how it operates - casement, awning, hung...), as opposed to the aesthetic style (look - Colonial, Victorian, modern...), or the window type (material - vinyl, wood, clad, Aluminum ...).
The ultimate window decision: 20 keys to optimal outcomes
Buying replacement windows can be a complex process if you want to ensure you are getting the best product, price and value available. There are lots of ways a window company can make the deal they offer you look great! But how do you know if you are actually getting a great deal?
Condensation's year-round semblance - Unmasking a mystery
Have you ever wondered why your windows get all fogged up or drippy? It's not just a winter thing! From humid summers to chilly winters, condensation can form on your windows any time of the year.
New windows: a condensation solution?
If you've diligently followed recommendations to decrease humidity in your home but still find yourself grappling with persistent condensation issues, there might be underlying problems at play.
Winter humidity and temperature guidelines
As the winter chill settles in Ottawa, maintaining a cosy and healthy indoor environment becomes paramount. Your home's temperature and relative humidity are not just matters of personal preference; they play crucial roles in both your well-being and the integrity of your living space.
Understanding what causes window condensation
In Ontario, winter can bring beautiful sights, but not when it comes to the condensation and ice that forms on your windows. This visible issue can be uncomfortable and even harmful to your home's energy efficiency. Let's explore the common causes of this problem and learn how to prevent it with our expert advice.
Why should you take condensation seriously?
It's tempting to downplay the effects of window condensation as just a small amount of water, isn't it? However, in reality, these seemingly trivial water droplets can slowly seep into hidden spaces, where they can wreak havoc that may lead to home damage and health issues over time.
How to prevent condensation problems
Condensation on windows is a common problem that many homeowners face, especially during extreme temperatures. Not only can it be unsightly, but it can also cause damage to your home over time. In this article, we will discuss the causes of condensation and provide you with tips on how to prevent and manage it in your home.
Today’s window technology fights the climate
Windows are an important element in the passive solar management of your home, potentially providing heating, cooling, and lighting. How efficiently they do this can have a profound effect on your home energy costs. There are a lot of things a window manufacturer can do to make windows more efficient, but it's up to you to decide which ones are worth the cost.
Infographic - Window Cleaning