Tag: windows

Energy Efficient Windows

It may feel like Old Man Winter is finally loosening his grip – but installing energy-efficient windows will save you money year-round. Simply put, older windows can cause heat loss in winter and heat absorption in summer that increases the cost of air conditioning. In winter, energy-efficient windows reduce heat...

/ March 11, 2017

Spring Cleaning Checklist

March 20th marks the first official day of Spring, which means it’s time to get ready for Spring Cleaning. It’s always good to be prepared, so this year instead of scrambling once the first sight of spring is here, start booking your spring time jobs now. We’ve put together a...

/ February 27, 2017

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
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
Photo taken from Rent WOW!!! Furniture for Home Stagings HomeStars profile

Different Exterior Window Finishes

If you’re having trouble figuring out if there’s really a snow storm out there or if it’s only your windows frosting over, or if your windows are sealed shut by ice, or they’re just not providing much of a barrier between you and the wintery weather, it’s probably time to start thinking about replacing your windows....

/ December 8, 2008

Winter Window Woes

Winter Window Woes By  Graham Clarke, VP Engineering, Carson Dunlop. Did you know that extreme winter cold can place undue stress on your house? Consider your windows. A graphic example of the effects of extreme cold can be seen on the old single-glazed, metal-framed windows in many older homes. Over...

/ November 20, 2008