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Some people are nervous about hiring home services, is this an okay time to bring someone into your home?

This is 100% understandable and not just applicable to homeowners but to our employees as well.  What is very important to understand is that the BC Health Office and WorksafeBC have provided guidelines for working in private residences safely, we can be very safe because we have full control of our surroundings.  Unlike certain situations like a grocery store where you cannot control the behaviour of another customer, we can be in full control of how we act and what we ask our customers to do.

What should Homeowners be asking the contractors on how they can be safe with homeowners and the workers?

It is important to know how much control the company you hired has over the installation crew.  In many situations, a company might use subcontractor installers that are paid per job.  One way to ensure that sufficient time is spent being safe is to use installers that are paid hourly as opposed to per window or per job.  COVID-19 has created many additional safety protocols that take more time to get the job done and it is important that the installer be allotted this time and be compensated for it. 

How have your safety policy changes because of COVID-19

Centra is BC’s only window company that is COR Certified by WorksafeBC.  We maintain this certification regardless of COVID-19 and it requires us to take extra safety precautions every day. With the recent difficult stretch, we incorporated social distancing guidelines, daily health screening, sanitizing of tools and materials, and new customer interaction procedures such as virtual appointments.  

What can people do to help support the BC economy?

Work with companies that have developed safe work procedures.  At Centra, we say we are BC’s safest window company and have the track record even before COVID-19 to back this up. 

Support local and buy BC.  Centra is a local BC window manufacture located in Langley and all our employees are hourly paid installers.  We offer one of the only true vertically integrated product and installation warranties in BC and we stand behind all our products and services. Support local BC businesses.

If you are going to help support the BC economy during this time, there is no better time to improve the comfort of your home.  Centra is here to help with your next project and we can get those old condensation, mildew windows out and upgraded to new energy-efficient windows to make your home more comfortable in both the winter and summer.

We are your certified Window Geeks

Centra Windows is not only the manufacturer but also the installer of its product, which enables us to offer a full warranty, eliminating any confusion between product performance and installation. We view the house as a system and understand how each of the elements must work correctly to maximize the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Contact our local Employee Owners at 1-888-534-3333 or send us an email at for more information about this topic and many more. You can also sign up for our biweekly newsletter for all the tips and tricks about the window industry.

Written by: Les Ferris , August 30, 2021
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