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Not only can new windows give a house a whole new look, but there are also specific benefits that make this home improvement project well worth the time and effort. After finishing the replacement, many people are pleasantly surprised by the money they save in a variety of ways.

Low Maintenance Older windows typically involve significant maintenance to keep them attractive and in good working order. This necessary maintenance may involve upkeep of the interior and exterior wood, such as

In the lastest installment of HomeStars U, Anthony Gucciardi from Encore Home Improvements gives us the basics on the two methods of window installation options.  Please watch our video before you begin to shop for windows and doors.  Window Installation 101 | HomeStars - News and Updates

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Front Door1. Replace Your Front Door This might seem like a fairly minor home improvement, but, replacing your front door has been shown time and time again to bring an amazing return. A new steel door averaged a 98% return. When looking at cost versus value, a new door is the top of the list. Why? Put yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer. You pull up to a house you are interested in. You see the landscape, the trees, the shrubs. All fixable. Then you walk up to the house. The front door is old

Home owners are investing in their homes once again, according to recent industry surveys that point to a strong rebound taking hold in home remodeling. Home owners also may be seeing higher gains from some of these remodeling projects at resale, according to the most recent Cost vs. Value Report, which reviews the top remodeling projects that offer the highest returns at resale. The Cost vs. Value Report is conducted each year by Remodeling Magazine, in conjunction with REALTOR(R)

Anthony easily convinced me that I was dealing with a reliable and knowledgeable person. I wanted to replace our 70 year old leaded glass windows but keep the look. He educated me about my options and I felt that he knew exactly what I wanted and he would deliver it. He more than met my expectations with the fantastic quality and elegant final product. The pattern is perfectly duplicated to the original look. Last, the installation went beautifully - the wood trim on the interior wasn't

Image result for toronto city downtown congestionAs you travel in and around the Toronto GTA in the last decade, have you noticed subdivisions that weren’t there a year prior? New residences in areas that you thought were previously zoned industrial or parkland. Have you noticed that sidewalks have shrunk; some new houses are  only a few feet from the street.

What about all the cranes in the air? You have noticed all the new condominiums’ being built. House lots where a single dwelling existed are being converted to multi town houses and row

Image result for low emissivity glassAs the sun rays pass through glass what exactly happens?  and how do we harness its power when we need it and keep it out when we don’t need it. It’s called low emissity glass or low e for short. If you have ever spoken to anyone about windows or have done any research, the term low E glass has come up.

So what exactly is Low e glass? It is a coating applied to the glass that allows the sun’s rays to pass through; sunlight rays are short wavelengths and usually drawn as straight lines.  Once

Image result for city noise reductionNoise pollution is defined as human-created noise harmful to our health and welfare. Transportation vehicles are the worst offenders. Airplanes, trains, trucks, buses and cars, all continuously produce excessive noise.  There are also many secondary sources of City noise.  Due to the rapid and massive growth of our cities, we are consistently being bombarded by noise and now we cannot escape it anymore.

Noise intensity is measured in decibel units. The decibel scale is logarithmic; each

There are various reasons that you might find yourself considering soundproofing, ether for your home or place of work. Commercial spaces and environments used by the general public often experience sound issues that, if not deal with, can be detrimental in ways you might not expect. By the same token, if you are experiencing noise problems at home as well then this can affect you in other ways, specifically leading to increased feelings of stress and tiredness.

For example, an education

Sill to SashGreat news if you are planning to buy new replacement windows and doors in the Toronto GTA or anywhere in Canada.  You have an unbiased extremely valuable source of information to help you make an educated decision.  Encore Windows and doors  encourages you to review this site before, during and after contacting any window and door companies. This website contains over 500 pages of copy, drawings and graphs describing windows, doors and skylights and all the factors relating to choosing a