basement egress windows Calgary

Egress Windows: Absolutely Everything You Will Ever Need to Know

Egress windows provide emergency exits to homeowners in case of fire or other life-threatening situation. While they are not a new concept, the standards and regulations associated with where they are needed and what sizes are required have changed. During our consultation appointments, we found that many window companies do not properly inform the homeowners about …

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British Columbia Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

As part of British Columbia’s commitment to energy efficiency, conservation, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, new Provincial rebate programs are in place to help homeowners save. What is Energy Efficiency British Columbia? Up to $10,000 in rebates are available for residential renovation projects that reduce energy costs and increase comfort all year. Qualifying upgrades include …

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Crucial Steps to Add a Window to Your House

We all love seeing natural light streaming in through our home’s newly washed windows. And that comfortable feeling we get as the morning sunlight filters through the window blinds and warms the room. But what if your place is dark and uninviting with only a few small openings to brighten the living spaces? Are you …

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Replacing Basement Windows With Egress Windows

Replacing Basement Windows With Egress Windows: What You Need to Know

You’ve decided to replace your basement windows. Basement window replacements are slightly different from windows in the house because they often need to be expanded to meet fire code (egress) requirements. If you are thinking about getting new basement windows, try to answer some of these questions: First off, do your windows need to meet egress …

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Standard Sizes for Canadian Windows and Doors

Understanding the options and choices when it comes to your custom windows can go a long way in helping you make the best choice for your home. In order to understand how different window parts come together in your replacement project, you may want to get a refresher on some window industry terminology. While different …

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Turning A Window Into A Patio Door: What You Should Know

Today, there are very few restrictions when it comes to getting exactly the kind of custom windows you want. Homeowners no longer settle for changing their old windows with the same kind, but let their imaginations fly to get the most comfort and convenience out of their replacement. That’s why projects like turning a window …

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reglazing vs retrofit replacement

Is It Worth It? Used Windows: Reglaze, Retrofit or Replace

Not all used window related problems require a full window replacement. For newer homes, well-maintained homes and those with relatively new windows, window replacement is usually the most expensive and unnecessary option. In case you are wondering when it comes to old or broken windows, you generally have the choice to Reglaze, Retrofit, or Replace. …

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Repair Or Replace Window

How To Know If You Need To Repair Or Get A Window Replacement

Not all used window related problems require a full window replacement. For newer homes, well-maintained homes and those with relatively new windows, window replacement is usually the most expensive and unnecessary option. How do you know if your windows need replacing? To better understand the current state of your existing window we compiled a list …

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retrofit vs full frame window replacement

Full Frame vs. Retrofit: Which One Is Right For Me?

Figuring out which installation type, full frame or retrofit, is right for your window replacement, is a major factor in determining the cost of your new windows, the longevity of your replacement, not to mention your happiness and sanity. But while many window companies will suggest one or the other, the installation type that is …

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new window permits in canada

New Window Permit Requirements: A Comprehensive Guide

Many homeowners may believe building permits are only required by their municipality if they’re altering the structural framework of their home and that replacing windows would not fall under that category. This is incorrect. As windows are a critical component of your home’s safety, performance and comfort, every Canadian city and township requires that building …

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