Renovation Rescue


After it wrapped up, I had an unobstructed view of the home and I just stood & stared for 15 minutes. It was an amazing feeling.

When Terry Lanktree decided to replace his existing windows, he didn’t realize that simple choice would end up transforming the look and feel of his home. Thanks to the Centra team out in Victoria, Terry and his family now have a refreshing design that improves their homes safety, comfort, curb appeal, and overall experience.

Imperial Towers: Managing a Project with 208 Homeowners


How Centra Construction Group Soared 26-Storeys above the Competition

When you think of a high-rise building in Downtown Vancouver, especially overlooking English Bay, you can’t help but think about the gorgeous views of the beach, the water and the mountains.  This is exactly what the tenants of the 26-storey, Imperial Tower building see every time they look out their newly installed vinyl windows and patio doors.  The project was managed by the Centra Construction Ltd.

For the first time ever in BC, Vinyl Frame windows are used on a 26-storey high rise building


Do you know that Centra is installing vinyl frame windows in a 26 storey high rise building in downtown Vancouver? Yes, that’s right.  Vinyl framed windows, not aluminum framed as most would think is required. 

How is this possible?

5 Tips for Making Your Home More Energy Efficient


Homeowners around the world are constantly looking for ways to make their home more energy-efficient. Not only is it a great way to cut down on your energy bill spending and overall living costs, but it is also part of being environmentally responsible.

A green home is an energy efficient home that consumes less energy through a number of cross functional areas, proper installation, being one of them. Smart weatherization results in a home that is warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, using far less energy to run a heat pump or air conditioner.

Case Study: How New Centra Windows meant Hydro Bill Savings for a Centra Customer


We recently replaced 17 new windows in a home in Victoria with our Centra windows. This customer relies on electric heating to keep their home warm. The only change the homeowner made to their home was upgrading their windows with Centra.

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. 

New Year Renovations: Exterior and Yard


New Year Renovations: Exterior and Yard

Welcome to the finale of our three part blog series on New Year Renovation inspiration and ideas.

In part one we covered Living Spaces and Bathrooms, and in part two we had some fun with Kitchen renovation ideas.

New Year Renovations: Kitchens


New Year Renovations: Kitchens

We are back for the second post of our three part blog series on New Year Renovations inspiration and ideas. If you happened to miss last week’s blog post on Living Room and Bathrooms, you should head over there and read it. It does a great job of explaining why you should be thinking about home renovations when making your New Year’s goals and resolutions.

New Year Renovations: Living Spaces and Bathrooms


 

The beginning of January is a unique time of year. It is the time of year when people step back from their lives and reflect on what they have accomplished in the previous year, and what they would like to achieve in the upcoming year.

3 Reasons to Buy Windows In Winter


There are many misconceptions about installing windows and doors during the winter months. As you can imagine, the first thought that comes to mind in this weather is – who wants to work outside in the rain, snow and freezing temperatures. At Centra we work in any weather condition, and do it with a smile! We take the utmost care to ensure that our installers are quick and efficient while installing during the wet & cold months.

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