Innovation: The Future of Windows
Looking back 20 years, it is remarkable to note the innovations that have transformed how we live in our homes and how they’re constructed. Looking forward, one has to wonder – what’s next?
Keep the Noise Out
If you live on a quiet street or in a farmhouse in the country, reducing exterior noise isn’t likely to be a priority when purchasing windows. But with over 80% of Canadians now living in urban areas, sound-blocking glass is a practical option that is also a growing trend.
When it comes to household chores, the self-cleaning oven is a blessing! And thankfully, defrosting the fridge is a thing of the past. The reality is that, as a homeowner, you have less time to invest in maintaining and cleaning your home, and even if you did, would it be worth the sacrifice of your quality time? Self-cleaning glass is another window innovation that has evolved with convenience in mind.
Decipher the Ratings: A Guide to Energy Star®
Shopping for windows and doors is easy if you select a product that is Energy Star®-qualified. The products are clearly marked with standardized labels identifying which climate zones they are suited to. Read on to understand what the individual ratings mean and how the Energy Star® program works.
Safe and Secure: Burglar-Resistant Glass
Windows are a common entry point into the home for thieves and while locking devices are secure, the glass is obviously vulnerable. Taking the extra precaution to secure your home against theft protects not only your valuables, but also your sense of security.
Energy Efficient Windows: Understand the Parts
It’s easy to say that a product is energy-efficient, but the real question is: why? An energy-efficient window is not one component but rather, the sum of its parts. So why are some windows more efficient than others?
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