Tips

  • How to Remove and Install Window Screens

    Do you want to remove your screens to clean them so they look shiny and new or remove them for the winter months to let in more light? We’ve created videos to show you exactly how to do so without damaging …

  • Energy Efficiency Government Rebates and Promotions

    Rebates are back, baby!   The government is offering between $50 – $100 per window/door and at Long Life Windows & Doors we’re matching it! If you’ve been thinking about replacing your old windows and doors with new, energy efficient windows and …

  • Understanding Vancouver’s New Window Code

    We have been getting a lot of questions about Vancouver’s latest code designed to help our homes use less energy. We wanted to break it down for you so that you can easily understand what is required to achieve the new code …

  • Window Safety Education For Our Loyal Customers

    Ensuring that our customers are up to speed on window safety is extremely important to us and our community. This is why, we have decided to include the article write up below, written by Angela Dickson from windowanddoor.com , to ensure …

  • Attraction Is Better Than Promotion

    I really wanted the heading to read:  Attraction Trumps Promotion; but with all the rhetoric south of our border, the word ‘trump’ now has an unintended meaning. Many years ago my good friend and original business partner, Peter Nugent, made …

  • Moisture on the Outside of Your Windows?

    Every year at this time we receive calls from homeowners about moisture appearing on the outside of their windows, often when the sky is clear but the humid fall air is cooler.  The information below is courtesy of Cardinal Glass, …

  • How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Windows By Guest Blogger: Kaitlin Krull

    If you’re a homeowner, you know that a house is like a living thing: it needs regular care and attention to keep it at its very best. While this theory applies to just about every area of your home, at …

  • A Short History of Windows

    In the beginning, a window was merely an opening in a roof or wall that allowed light and air to enter a room. The old Norse word actually meant ‘wind eye’. Wooden shutters to keep out the weather and intruders …

  • Spring is Here! So Welcome the Sunshine

    Several years ago I was driving through the British Properties in West Vancouver on my way to see a client early in the afternoon. It was a lovely, sunny spring day, and most of the homes in this area have great views …

  • Things to know about Wintertime and your Windows

    Every year at this time we receive several calls from homeowners concerned about their cold, wet windows. They are understandably nervous that water is damaging the structure of exterior walls, or rooms are difficult to keep comfortably warm, or both. It …