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

  • 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 …

Pat's News

  • 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 …

  • 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 …