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What is Low-E Glass?

The Lowdown on Low-E Glass: What Is It and How Does It Work? Ever wondered how energy efficient windows actually work? For example, how is it possible that a few panes of glass can actually block out furniture-fading rays, keep your home warm in winter but cool in summer, and let in bright sunshine to [...]

2019-07-10T13:36:28-07:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Siding|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What is Low-E Glass?

What is an Egress Window? | Gienow Renovations

What is an Egress Window? The word egress actually refers to the action of exiting or leaving a place, which makes sense because egress windows are quite simply windows that are large enough and can be fully opened. The purpose of this type of window is to be used as an emergency exit, should the [...]

2019-02-05T10:41:17-07:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Windows and Doors|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What is an Egress Window? | Gienow Renovations

Does Window Film Work and Other DIY Myths

Window Insulation: Does Window Film Work and Other DIY Myths From cellular blinds to shrink-wrap window insulation film, there are a number of DIY window insulation tips meant to help take the chill out of drafty windows during the winter months. Window replacement is a big investment up front, so we understand the appeal [...]

2019-01-29T16:28:30-07:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Windows and Doors|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Does Window Film Work and Other DIY Myths

Windows Can Help You Prepare for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Did you know that on the shortest day of the year (winter solstice), Edmonton and Calgary get less than eight hours of daylight? While Albertans manage to keep a stiff—likely frozen—upper lip when facing the snow and frosty temperatures, the lack of daylight during the coldest winter months can be especially draining. There are [...]

2019-02-24T13:25:17-07:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Windows and Doors|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Windows Can Help You Prepare for Seasonal Affective Disorder

How to Stop Condensation on Your Windows in Winter

Being warm and safe inside your home is comforting when the weather turns cold and snowy. But what if steamy, foggy windows have you feeling like you’re stuck inside a tropical storm? Read on to learn more about wintertime window condensation, when to call an expert, and how to reduce it! Common causes of window [...]

2019-05-24T10:28:38-07:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Windows and Doors|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How to Stop Condensation on Your Windows in Winter