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The Most Efficient Energy Star Appliances Of 2017

As a windows and doors company in Kitchener, Ontario that manufactures Energy Star products for your home, the team at Golden Windows is invested in energy efficient houses and the steps that families take to reduce their carbon footprint. Energy efficient windows and doors are a great way to save on your monthly bills, but they’re also not the only way.

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Five Window Styles Trending Now

The chance to build your dream home or finally start those renovations you’ve been imagining for years isn’t one that comes around often. If you’re going to do it right, you want to find out what’s on trend and what’s in style, so we’ve taken a look at five of the most popular window trends today.

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Cottage Window Designs That Make The Most Of The Lake

Building any kind of home can seem like an overwhelming task; from working with an architect and contractors to paying for materials and dealing with unexpected surprises, it might be enough to make you want to call it quits.

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Keeping Your Home Cool Without Air Conditioning

Though it’s been a wet and rainy spring in Canada this year, the long hot days of summer have finally arrived, and dealing with the sweltering days will be as simple as flipping a switch and turning on air conditioners or climate control systems.

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Maximize Your Home Value With Smart Investments

For years, London, Ontario has lagged behind the rest of the province when it comes to real estate values. The real estate market has been long undervalued, but that’s all changing, thanks to a red-hot market driven by GTA growth that’s now spreading province-wide.

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Three Trends In Doors And Windows You Need To Know

Doors and windows give a home its character, and that’s why it’s so important that you know where the industry is moving in terms of style and trends when you’re building a custom home or renovating your exterior.

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Hung Windows Are A Great Investment

Hung and double hung windows have been used in homes for centuries and contemporary versions are still popular options in homes.

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Are Casement Windows Right For Your Home

Casement windows are practically standard issue in modern homes in Ontario, especially in bedrooms, living rooms, and on second floors. Today, the casement window seems synonymous with the two-story, red brick-façade of suburban homes that are common in cities and towns across this province, but their history actually goes back quite a long way

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Installing A Skylight, Keep These Tips In Mind

When it comes to brightening up a dark room and giving it a more inviting feel, a skylight can go a long way. However, installing a skylight can be an involved and complex job and requires you to do your research.

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The Appeal Of Bay Windows And Why They Should Be Energy Efficient

There’s something whimsical about Bay windows that draw people to them; they make beautiful additions to many homes by providing a spacious and airy quality.

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How To Tell When It’s Time To Replace Your Entry Door

Quality doors are typically durable enough to last for decades, but if you’ve recently moved into a home, it is difficult to know precisely when they were last replaced.

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Lighting A Naturally Dark Home

You can look through a home all you want before you make an offer and pore over photos of the interior endlessly, you still never know exactly what you’re getting until you’re living there.

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How To Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

It was a strange winter in Southern Ontario this year, with spring weather creeping up over much of the province as early as February, but you can be sure that summer will be hot and uncomfortable.

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Window Treatment Ideas For Your New Windows

Every 15 to 20 years, it’s a good idea to change your windows, both for performance and the esthetics of your home. Home renovations can be a stressful time in your life, but it can also be a time when your imagination runs wild with design ideas and plans for the future.

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Enjoy Your Back Patio With Glass Sliding Doors

Whether you’re building a new home or thinking about some major renovations, installing glass sliding doors or terrace doors can prove to be a big improvement to your home

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Replacing Your Windows In A Heritage Home

Ontario has a rich architectural history, including everything from the Victorian farm- or townhouse, “in-town” Georgian homes, Arts and Crafts residences, Second Empire rowhouses, and Edwardian cottages quite common in cities and towns across the province which, while more common and not often thought of as “heritage,” still have many traditional charms.

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Why Kitchener Builders Are Using Energy Efficient Windows

Last year, home starts in Waterloo Region, including Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and townships, were up 27 percent to 4,074 units, according to The Record, in response to a combination of factors, including Ontario’s profitable real estate market, job growth and wage growth, and the region’s consistently strong population growth.

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Energy Efficient Windows Let You Choose Bigger And Bolder Designs

Building your home is a dream come true for many and an opportunity to make your residence a unique piece of contemporary architecture in the city or a suburban dream home built to accommodate your every desire.

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Selecting The Right Windows For Your Home

Whether you’re building a home or replacing the windows in your current residence, it helps to know what your options are before you settle on a final decision.

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Your Guide To Daylighting

Is there any feeling better than waking up on a Saturday morning, throwing open the curtains and letting all the morning sunlight on a beautiful day come streaming into the bedroom, kitchen, or living room?

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The Differences Between Vinyl, Wood And Aluminum Windows

Golden Windows is known as an energy efficient window and door manufacturer in Kitchener, Ontario, and we take pride in the high quality of our Low-E, argon gas-filled, custom windows.

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Our Commitment To Green Manufacturing

Energy efficient housing is catching on in Ontario as a new generation of homebuyers with environmental values enters the market and as builders move increasingly toward implementing efficient standards and materials.

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Upset About Hydro Rates, Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

Ontarians are up in arms over skyrocketing hydro rates and it seems that, despite promised rebates, real relief is a long way off – or may not come at all.

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Your Windows Should Save You Money

Hydro bills have been the focus of a lot of news in Ontario these past few weeks – the price of electricity to homeowners rears its head in the news cycle every now and then, especially as an election approaches.

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Your Guide To Window Grilles

Your windows are getting older, draftier, and maybe the seals are even letting in moisture between the panes, and you’re ready to renovate by upgrading with energy efficient technology.

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Growing Trends In Windows And Doors

As energy efficiency reduces the cost of installing additional windows and doors in homes, the construction industry has been seeing a number of changes in the way they source, design, and value entryways and windows.

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Window Ideas for Lakeside Houses

Southern Ontario is lucky to have plenty of gorgeous bodies of water, and waterfront properties are particularly coveted by home and condo buyers.

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Great Looks for Patio Windows and Doors

As glass technology and efficiency improve and become more capable of preventing heat loss during the winter, more people in colder climates are thinking about creating better indoor-outdoor connections in their new homes.

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Understanding Energy Star Participation

Golden Windows is proud to participate in Energy Star Canada, meaning all of our products are certified by an independent organization (Natural Resources Canada) and meet strict efficiency requirements.

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Windows and Doors Can Take a Home to New Heights of Luxury

Purchasing and renovating an older house is the preferred tactic for experienced home buyers. While it doesn’t offer the fresh start that building a structure from scratch does, it can be less expensive to carry out and is a wonderful opportunity to preserve the original look and feel of a heritage home.

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Our Beautiful Custom Doors and Windows Double as Money-Savers

Renovations are hard on everyone from homeowners to first-time buyers and beyond. Figuring out exactly what needs to be replaced in a housing structure requires you to measure, or least estimate, how well it’s performing, what kind of efficiency standards it is or isn’t meeting, and how profitable a high-performing replacement might be in the long term.

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Why Efficiency and Design Standards Are Evolving Hand-in-Hand

Past decades of home design have been largely geared to cater to a growing market for luxury and indulgence. With the arrival of the 21st century, however, awareness of the environmental damage that our lifestyles routinely inflict on the ecosystems of the earth have created the demand for a different kind of luxury.

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Premium Windows Change Homes and Buildings for the Better

Whether you’re a builder looking for the perfect windows to complete your project, or the owner of a home or business that needs aesthetic and efficiency upgrades, there are a few things you should be keeping in mind to find the ideal products.

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Change the Look and Feel of Your Interiors with One Renovation

What do most home buyers and interior designers think about when they walk into a space? Lighting. Big, beautiful windows translate into lots of great natural light, a good view, and the feeling of a larger, more open interior space.

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How to Make Sure Your Windows and Doors Will Last for Decades

When you invest your time and energy into a project, whether you’re a builder, a renovator, designer, architect, or simply a homeowner, you want to know that your work is going to live up to its potential.

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Window Renovations Are Crucial to Developing Passive Homes

Anyone who’s been through a painstakingly long and arduous home renovation knows what a toll they can take on a household.

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Unique & Well-Made Homes Deserve the Best Products Available

Choosing the right windows for any home may seem like a daunting task, especially given the vast variety of materials, styles and features available.

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Golden Windows Are Made by Professionals & for Professionals

Professionalism means a whole host of different things to different people. To some, it’s measured by either a cheap price or an exorbitant one, and to others it means proper service accompanied by experience and good advice.

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Versatility is Everything When It Comes to Premium Windows

Builders and contractors know that once the plans are drawn up, the foundation laid, and the scaffolding put in place, the design sensibility behind any given house-in-progress must begin to come more visibly through in the most visible surfaces.

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How to Find the Perfect Windows and Doors on the First Try

We know it’s difficult. There’s so much going on, and such a wide selection to choose from, that it can be tough to really feel like you know what you’re doing when you start shopping for windows and doors.

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Architects and Designers Can’t Get Enough of Golden Windows

Planning to build a home is an incredible task — it requires a deep reservoir of different kinds of knowledge, a great design sensibility, and planning instincts that leave time and space for very different elements and materials

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You’ll Never Run Out of Home Style and Design Options Again

At the finishing stages of building a home, frustration can climb to new levels. Too much hard work and too many resources have been invested to turn back now—and far too many things are still left to do.

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Energy Efficiency Does Not Have to Break a Homeowner’s Budget

Building a house is a balancing act of multiple forces. Science, technology, design, artistry, and craftsmanship must all share an equal measure in the construction so that the home serves not only as aesthetically pleasing but also a functional and convenient space to live in.

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Five Reasons Builders and Renovators Warn Against DIY

Thinking about fixing up or replacing that leaking window or weather-stripping on your patio door for next winter?

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Golden Windows & Habitat for Humanity

Golden Windows has been a long time supporter of the local Habitat for Humanity Restore in the region. ...

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Golden Windows Job Fair

Golden Windows is holding a Job Fair on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at our Kitchener Showroom (888 Guelph St., Kitchener) from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

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Saddened by the loss of Ray Caravaggio

It is with a deep sense of loss and sadness that we announce the passing of Ray Caravaggio on March 22, 2016.

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Welcome to our new website!

Our window and door sections feature information for homeowners and builders with an easy to use menu for each product line. If you already know what you are looking for, simply use our search...

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The Most Efficient Energy Star Appliances Of 2017

As a windows and doors company in Kitchener, Ontario that manufactures Energy Star products for your home, the team at Golden Windows is invested in energy efficient houses and the steps that families take to reduce their carbon footprint. Energy efficient windows and doors are a great way to save on your monthly bills, but they’re also not the only way.

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