Monthly Archives: November 2010

  • Replacement Window Questions

    Are your windows manufactured locally? Yes, the windows we install are made locally in Delta using one of the few systems that is extruded in Canada. Many of the local window manufacturers get their vinyl products from the US. Are …

  • Typical Questions About Long Life

    How long has Long Life been in business? Since 1989. And the partners who started Long Life already had many years experience in the home renovation industry. Is Long Life a member of the Better Business Bureau? Yes, Long Life …

  • About Your Home: Windows

    Windows provide natural light and ventilation, add to the character of a home, create pleasant interior spaces and offer outdoor views. The development of energy efficient windows means that windows can provide all these benefits as well as significant reductions …

  • Before You Start an Energy Efficient Retrofit – The Building Envelope

    An energy efficient home needs a sound and well sealed building envelope. The building envelope is the outer layer of the building that separates the living space from the outdoor environment, both above and below the ground. Many older homes …

  • About Your Home: Hiring A Contractor

    Choosing a contractor is a crucial decision and not something you should rush into. The right contractor will have the technical, business and interpersonal skills, the tools, and the experience needed to do the job you want done. Hire a …

  • About Your Home: Before You Start Your Window and Door Renovations

    Home renovations provide an ideal time to make your house healthier, for you, the community and the environment. The decisions you make are likely to affect your home’s energy efficiency, comfort and value for years to come. Asking yourself the …

  • About Your Home: Insulating Your Home

    The right home insulation system can save you money, reduce the amount of energy you use and make your home energy efficient, healthier, and more comfortable. This article describes some of the telltale signs that your insulation needs upgrading, as …

  • Comparing Heating Costs

    An energy efficient home is a comfortable, healthy, and less costly home to live in. One of the biggest energy efficiency factors for a Canadian home is space heating. But the best heating solution for one home is not necessarily …

  • Improving Window Energy Efficiency

    Windows can account for up to 25% of total home heat loss. Energy efficient windows will increase your comfort, help control condensation, save you money, improve indoor air quality, reduce the penetration of dust, insects and sound into your home, …

  • Air-Leakage in your Home

    Air leakage represents 25 – 40% of the heat lost from an older home. Air leakage can cause cold drafts, static electricity, dry throats and skin, mold and other moisture problems, costly heat loss in winter, heat gain in summer, …