Windows 101

This is the educational area where we aim to help you make an informed decision. It will be broken up into separate articles of varying subject matter, and we hope you find it a valuable resource. If you want to improve your chances of being happy at the end of your renovation project, then this is the section for you. Check back often as we will be continually adding content to this area.


Are all installations the same?

Well the answer to this question is an obvious, no. But how do they differ?There are essentially two different categories of windows. There are windows intended for new construction, often referred to simply as… read more


How do I know what type of window I’ve been given a quote for?

Well, the easiest way to find out is to ask. “Does the window you will be installing have a reno-flange or a nailing fin?” The sales person will know exactly what you’re asking about, and if he or she doesn’t you might as well… read more


Adoption of NAFS

For those who are starting new construction or renovation projects, you are probably aware that there are new performance requirements for fenestration products. As a builder it is important that you are aware of the compliance deadline, and whether or not the products to be used meet the new standard… read more


Window and Door Basics (video)

An informative video courtesy of the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association (CWDMA). Basics of window and door terminology, components and styles. Watch video


The Re-Introduction of the PST

How will it affect my window and door purchase? For the last 2 ½ years, window and door purchases were taxed at a rate of 12% under the HST. That has now changed. As of April 1st 2013, a distinction is made between purchases of windows including installation, and the purchase of windows without installation (supply only)… read more