Pat’s Tips

Pat AlexanderHi, I’m Pat. After years of experience in the replacement window and door business, I’m familiar with the kinds of information people need in order to make the best choices for their home. Here are some of the tips I’ve gathered over the years, and some of the questions people ask.

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Pat's Tips

  • 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 …

Pat's News

  • 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 …