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  • 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 …

  • The Top Factors to Consider When Purchasing New Windows

    Let us, for a second, think of life’s most perfect pairs. A ying to a yang, where one simply cannot be without the other. A hammer and a nail? Certainly! A tasty peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Yum. How about …

  • Windows That Require the Least Maintenance

    Blog contributed by: Modernize.com If you are a homeowner living on the west coast who is planning to replace the windows in your home, there are many window options to choose from. Not only are there countless design options, but …

  • 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. …