The Importance of Window Glass


One of the main reasons people replace their windows is to improve energy efficiency, resulting in lower heating and cooling costs and more comfortable living year-round.

You might have been sold the wrong glass


Stop using Energy Star as the basis for selecting windows and start asking how a window will perform all year round.  

 Did you replace your windows in hopes that both your heating and cooling costs would go down and your home would be more comfortable all year round?  Is your home hotter in the summer than it was before you replaced your windows with what you thought were Energy Star High Efficient windows? 

What is U-Value and why is it important?


Have you ever wanted to know what makes a window U value what it is? 

This is Part 1 of a 2 part series on window U values. 

Let’s first begin with understanding what a window U value actually is. Like the R value is the thermal resistance of a wall, the U value is the thermal resistance of a component such as a window. Technically they are the same thing, however, the U value is the inverse of the R value. 

House As A System


There Are Several Elements That Work Together To Keep Your Home’s Energy Efficiency At Its Best – This Concept Is Your “House As A System”.

How To Soundproof Your Home


Centra Estimator Brad Dalzell from Vancouver, BC talks about how vinyl windows with laminated glass can soundproof your home.

As the amount of traffic increases and as homes are being built closer and closer together, the demand for better soundproofing in homes is growing. As a home owner, I’ve researched some simple options you can choose when renovating your home or building a new one.

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