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Leaking Windows When It Rains: What To Look Out For

When you hear that there’s rain in the forecast, do you excitedly anticipate a relaxing day indoors as a gentle shower traces a path down the outside of your windows? Or, do you start to round up the buckets and towels to mop up the water that will inevitably leak inside? No matter the season, …

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Replacement Windows and Broken Stucco

Cracks? Chips? Holes? These stucco problems are quite common when replacing old units with new vinyl windows. But the bigger part of the problem might be the condition of the stucco itself and how it was applied in the first place. Stucco also has to be applied directly onto the black construction paper. Often in …

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How Often Should You Replace Windows In Your House

Whether you are buying, selling, or simply looking to renovate your house, window replacement is one upgrade that always comes up in conversations about older homes. A lot of times sellers will replace the windows to upgrade the look of the house and get a better price. Similarly, new homeowners consider replacing their windows for …

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Windows Losing Heat. Why It Happens, and How to Stop It

Heat loss, or preventing heat loss, is one of the main reasons homeowners look to get replacement windows. But can heat loss be reduced, or even eliminated without having to splurge on a new window? As with most situations in the window replacement industry, it depends greatly on the kind of windows you have, the …

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Service: Cracked Vinyl Windows

One of the big advantages of vinyl windows is in the sturdiness and longevity of the PVC material. When properly installed, vinyl frames, jambs, and brickmoulds can last well over twenty-five years. Yet, we sometimes get window service requests from our customers for cracks in vinyl components. How come? A crack in the frame usually …

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Window Service: Problems With Entry doors

Entry doors are often replaced at the same time as the windows around the house. So naturally for many people the efficiency and performance quality of the doors is almost an afterthought – they just assume it will be the same as the windows. Yet that isn’t always the case. Because replacement entry doors are …

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Window Service: Sealed Unit Failure

When designing windows for a harsh Canadian climate, engineers have to consider not only how well they perform under cold or hot temperatures, but also how well these windows are able to withstand the change from one extreme to the other. In vinyl windows, the duress of temperature change is most often placed on the …

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Window Service: Warped Window Sashes

A great feature of vinyl windows is the longevity and sturdiness of the material. Unlike wooden windows, it doesn’t deteriorate or rot and doesn’t need to be painted after a few years. But there is one weakness vinyl components have, which presents itself in very specific circumstances. As you have probably guessed, we’re going to …

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