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  • A Long Life Holiday Season Story

    Several years ago we acquired an old hot tub and installed it on our back patio.  It’s not fancy, but it works well and we use it enough to justify its monthly portion of our electrical bill.  We keep it …

  • What Will Tomorrow’s Windows Be Like?

      Every year we attend industry trade shows in order to stay abreast of new products and the latest installation methods.  Recently I was in Atlanta for Glassbuild, the annual glazing industry show, which was well attended now that the …

  • The Birds and Bees Story…Some Humorous Tales from our First 25 Years

    Long Life began in September, 1989; as a partnership of two home improvement professionals who pooled their complimentary talents and put into practice the best lessons they had learned in their years working for larger companies in this industry.  We …

  • Upside Down Homes

    Sometimes it may feel like your house is upside down, but what if it was literally built that way? Check out this gallery of upside down houses from all over the world. It’s fascinating to the the creativity involved in …

  • Maintaining a local treasure: Vancouver’s Hobbit House

    There are four houses in the lower mainland that all stand out for the same reason; their look is rare and straight out of a fairytale. Built by Brenton Lea and designed by architect Ross Lort, these houses were fashioned …

  • April Charity Spotlight – Youth Unlimited

    We’re proud to be a locally owned business, and we believe in the spirit of our community. Every month we’re going to shine a spotlight and raise funds for one of the many amazing charities in our city.  This month, …

  • Eco-Friendly Renovations

    According to the Appraisal Institute of Canada, energy-efficient upgrades lead the pack among overall home renovations when it comes to adding to the resale value of a home. A recent survey rated windows, insulation, and heating system type and efficiency among the top …

  • NEVER pay a Deposit!

    No matter how large or small, standard or custom your job is, you pay absolutely nothing until all the work is complete, ensuring you are completely satisfied! Since 1989 we have heard far too many horror stories about renovations. Companies …

  • Understanding Long Life’s Total Comfort Promise

    At Long Life we don’t believe doing renovations should be like going to the dentist: “You know you have to do it, and it’s going to hurt”.  We try to make it an enjoyable experience, this starts from our initial …

  • A Special Thank-You

    A special thank-you to our 2010 customers from the CKNW Orphan’s Fund. Our annual donation on behalf of our customers’ was processed at the end of the year, and we now have mailed out all of the charitable receipts in …