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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?

New Energy Efficiency Rebates: Could You Be Saving More on Your Renovations?

Thanks to energy efficiency incentive programs like the Home Improvement Rebate, it’s easier than ever to improve your home’s energy efficiency, reduce your carbon footprint at home, and save money on those energy bills. Homeowners can upgrade to  ENERGY STAR® windows and save up to $1,500 using available rebates. As a qualified, participating installer, Gienow [...]

2019-04-17T10:02:17-07:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Windows and Doors|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New Energy Efficiency Rebates: Could You Be Saving More on Your Renovations?

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

Calgary and Edmonton’s Secondary Suite Requirements

Legal Basement Suite Requirement Checklist These days, more people are looking for ways to offset the cost of home ownership. Not only does a basement suite help reduce mortgage payments, it can also give homeowners a chance to own and live in a neighbourhood that would otherwise be out of reach financially. On a community [...]

2018-12-12T15:33:08-07:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Windows and Doors|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Calgary and Edmonton’s Secondary Suite Requirements

How To Know If You Need New Windows In Your House

When to replace windows in your home Windows provide a much needed connection between our indoor sanctuary and the great outdoors — glimpses of green foliage, beams of cheerful sunlight, and gentle summer breezes help elevate our living spaces and add so much more than four walls and a roof! There comes a time, however, [...]

2019-02-24T14:03:57-07:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Windows and Doors|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How To Know If You Need New Windows In Your House