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  • Modern Glass Technology is Really Cool!

    I’m writing this article near the end of June while Vancouver is experiencing a heat wave after several weeks of above average temperatures, clear blue skies, and record amounts of sunshine.  It’s the weekend, and I was out picking up …

  • Vancouver Gardening Tips by My Garden Footprint

      It’s that time of year! We’re constantly dreaming of fresh flowers and fresh food and growing them in our own backyard. Our friend Jackson Friesen at My Garden Footprint was kind enough to answer our gardening questions and we …

  • Foggy Glass Unit in your Existing Window?

        Double glazing of windows has been around for many, many decades; the idea is even older than I am!  Originally, windows were a single piece of glass that worked well to let in light and keep out the …

  • The 3 Most Common Types of Window Flanges Explained

    Mr. and Mrs. Homeowner walked into our showroom last week feeling fairly confident that they knew quite a bit about windows and wanted to talk to someone about pricing.  They explained that their project required renovation windows so we shouldn’t …

  • Home Improvements Should Grow Home Equity

                                  Most of us that own a home have read with interest the articles that show up as regular as the crows this time of year. …

  • How Do Window Installers Learn Their Trade?

    So, if you or someone you know has decided to look into becoming a professional window installer, the best choice forward at this time is to contact a reliable firm in the industry and ask if there is an opening as a helper on a crew. The industry certainly needs to add many young hands to the workforce.

  • New Homes Always Have Top Quality Windows, Right?

    Many people assume that a newly built home will incorporate the very latest components available because the builder must adhere to the current building code requirements. This is not always the case, and although a new home will have to pass inspections plus meet code specifications, this is often a minimum standard and allows builders to choose a range of quality for the components they utilize.

  • Could Your Windows Be More Energy Efficient?

    If you were looking to purchase a new home, and were planning to live in it for the foreseeable future, you would probably be aware that certain components would need to be replaced over time.  Most homeowners know that items …

  • New Windows Should Make a Design Statement

    What options are available to ensure your new windows add a design style that suits your home?  Most home owners are initially driven to upgrade their older windows because they want to make their home more comfortable.  While comfort and …

  • Why New Windows Add Value To Your Home

    From landscaping to indoor upgrades, there are plenty of ways to add value to your home. One of the most effective changes you can make is replacing old, leaky windows with energy-efficient windows. Not only will new windows provide a …