Category: Windows & Doors

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Basement Waterproofing to Protect Your Home

Effective basement waterproofing is essential for the health of your home and your family. Without it, rainwater and/or sewage can wreak havoc in two very different ways: 1) A flood is an emergency that must be fixed ASAP as it can cause immediate property damage to fixtures and furniture, or...

/ February 20, 2017

Average Costs Of Keeping Your Home Warm

Oh Canada! While there are many advantages to being a small, nordic country, one disadvantage is the constant battle to keep heat inside and cold outside of one’s home. The majority of Canadian homes are heated by furnaces with the exception of Quebec, where the majority of homeowners use electric, baseboard...

/ November 24, 2016

Window Treatments: Problems & Solutions

Curtains were first invented out of necessity rather than for fashion or pulling a room together. The first curtains were made out of animal hides and used primarily to keep rooms warm before central heating was created. We’ve certainly come a long way from hanging animal hides on hooks. Today,...

/ October 17, 2016
New windows by Windowtech

10 Most Popular HomeStars Pins in September

Each month we round up the top pins saved from HomeStars reviews. We love seeing completed projects and it’s great seeing those images inspiring others for their home projects. This month the majority of our top pins focused on bright windows and chic coverings. Check out our top pins in...

/ October 7, 2016
Back deck French doors by Long Life Windows & Doors Ltd.

Top 5 Door Replacement Questions Asked By Homeowners

In addition to windows, replacing doors is one of the best ways to spend money on your home. New doors can add value to your home, increase curb appeal, and saves you financially on heating and cooling costs. More importantly, doors provide necessary security and, in turn, make your home comfortable...

/ June 21, 2016
Before and after door replacement

Best of HomeStars Awards – Window and Door Installation

When considering replacing or retro-fitting your windows, there are many things to take into consideration. Energy efficiency, style, appearance, features, cost and return on investment will all play a part in your decision making. According to Natural Resources Canada, windows and doors that are leaky and inefficient can account for as much as...

/ June 14, 2016
New window by Consumers Choice Home Improvement

HomeStars U: Window Replacement 101

In the latest installment of HomeStars U,  Anthony Gucciardi from Encore Home Improvements gives us the lowdown on the two methods of window installation. Full-Tear Out Of Your Windows The entire window is removed and damaged wood is replaced. The installer reinsulates the interior frame and a new window is installed. The interior...

/ June 13, 2016

HomeStars announces Giving Back Award winners

HomeStars created the Giving Back Awards to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015. We received over 200 entries and selected the 78 most deserving companies listed below, who went ‘above and beyond’ in giving back to their communities. The winning companies listed below...

/ February 16, 2016
Roy Inch and Sons Service Experts Giving Back

GBA Winner: Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts

  HomeStars would like to congratulate Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of Peter Inch, “We have a program called “Hugs” where we give product or services to families in need. This year, we gave a full furnace to a local...

/ February 16, 2016
Shower door of Canada project

GBA Winner: Shower Door of Canada

HomeStars would like to congratulate Shower Door of Canada for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of owner Tony Katz, “For the past 5 years, our company have sponsored a team in the Scotiabank Pro-Am in support of Alzheimer’s Research and Care at Baycrest Hospital. We have a...

/ February 16, 2016