Vinyl Windows in Highrise Buildings


Is it possible to use vinyl windows in highrise construction? The answer is yes, but it’s not as straightforward as working with single-family homes or smaller multi-family complexes.

Window Safety Tips during the Summer Season


The heat of the summer has arrived and that means families are looking for ways to keep cool at home. In 2020, 14 children aged 16 and younger were treated at BC Children's Emergency Department for falls from high elevations, such as windows and balconies.

The house-as-a-system: Use the Step Code to your advantage


The ‘house-as-a-system’ is a concept we Window Geeks can talk about all day long. At its core, this is all about connection.

Victoria Complex inspired by 90's sitcom Friends


A stunning new complex in Victoria is making headlines and it features brand new ColourShield Centra Windows.

Window performance in a West Coast climate


Strong storms that bring heavy rain and gusty winds are a reality of West Coast living. Our latest segment with CTV explores tips on dealing with leaks and the effectiveness of windows during a winter cold snap.

Strata complexes need to consider warranty and hourly paid installers


“The most important factor when deciding to go with Centra Windows is their warranty and their installers are hired by the company, they are not subcontractors.”

Victoria Strata completes a renovation overhaul


The Centra Windows team is proud to be wrapping up yet another successful Multifamily Strata restoration project in Victoria.

Do you know who your Window Expert is?


 

What if you had someone in a position that could offer expertise at no cost to you? 

We all know the importance of expertise in a field or subject.  Having the ability to involve experts from different sections of a project from the launch allows for more educated and informed decision making.  

How to interpret the word “OR” in the BC Building Code


Windows and Doors have been exposed to the NAFS standard since 2012.  As time has passed, we have seen a few code changes and alterations in the code language that is used around NAFS. 

Saving Money through the Step Code


Municipalities such as Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, North and Centra Saanich, View Royal, and Colwood are all raising the bar and adopting part of the voluntary BC Step Code.

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