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Great Windows And Doors Are Essential For Strong Security

Waking up in the middle of the night or coming home from vacation to see that your valuables have been stolen is an awful experience. Following the suggestions below will help bulk up the security around your home and hopefully deter others from entering uninvited.

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Tips For Keeping The Cold Outside When Temperatures Drop

Autumn is the opportune time for you to weatherproof your windows and block out the cold before the snow starts to fall. This chore will save you money, shrink your energy consumption and keep the rooms in your house comfortable even when the weather outside is grim.

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These Are Fixes That Will Make Your Garage Look Fantastic

The garage doesn’t have to be treated as an after-thought where you shove all of the stuff that doesn’t fit in your home. Garages offer incredible real estate that some buyers would empty their wallets to have — it provides shelter for parking, additional storage and has the potential to be another usable space. You can take advantage of this real estate perk by following these simple suggestions.

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Is This Decor Right For Your Home?

Any time you upgrade a home feature, you want it to fit with the rest of your interior design. If it doesn’t blend perfectly with the rest of the house it will stand out like a sore thumb. If you are a fan of Scandinavian home décor, follow these tips for picking out the right windows and doors to go with your sense of style.

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Make Sure Your House Is Safe for Children

Whether you have a child on the way or your little one is just starting to crawl, you should think about childproofing your home. Windows and entry doors are essential spots that you need to cover to keep your children safe.

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Why You Need More Windows In The Kitchen

Windows are wonderful to have in any room of the house, but they are especially important to have in your kitchen. Sets of brilliant windows will give you the illusion of additional square footage, improve the air circulation and encourage you to exercise your green thumb indoors.

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Windows That Will Keep You Cool And Safe

When the news reports warn you about impending heat waves, they recommend that you spend your time indoors until the weather outside becomes more bearable. The problem is that not every home is prepared to be a safe haven when the heat and humidity are so extreme. If you want to protect your house from the sweltering weather outside, you should insulate it with better windows and doors.

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What You Need To Know About Net Zero Homes

A net-zero home refers to a house that is designed to produce net-zero carbon emissions. It is built to create just as much energy as it consumes so that it effectively cancels out the possibility of energy waste. This type of construction is believed to be the way of the future because it incorporates eco-friendliness with extreme functionality.

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Mishaps That Will Ruin Your Curb Appeal

The term curb appeal means how attractive your house looks to people from a distance, either when they are walking or driving past. It’s an essential factor if you are planning on putting your house up for sale on the market. If you want to make a strong impression with potential buyers, you should be careful to avoid these popular curb appeal mistakes.

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The Best Renovating Advice For Bathrooms

The bathroom can be a difficult area to renovate because you will want to establish your sense of style while keeping the changes practical. If you want to end up with a makeover that feels fashionable and functional, follow these handy tips for revamping your bathroom windows.

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How To Be Smart About Staying Cool This Summer

All too often, homeowners waste energy and money by running their air conditioning night and day for the entirety of summer. The heat and humidity can be difficult to deal with, but there are a number of sensible ways that you can stay cool for the season.

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Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Windows

There are times that your windows simply need to be cleaned or given a bit of extra maintenance in order to look good as new. Sometimes the only way to have windows that are in tip-top shape is to get rid of your old ones and have newer, more efficient ones installed. To figure out if you only need to do a quick check-up or a complete overhaul, here are three common signs that your windows need replacing.

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The Greatest Way To Lighten Up A Cottage

People love heading to the cottage during the summer months to take in the gorgeous views of nature and soak up the sunshine. If you are one of those people, you should think about adding a sunroom to your cottage so that you can enjoy the surrounding views, even when you’re indoors.

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How To Optimize Your Air Conditioning

All too often, homeowners waste energy and money by running their air conditioning night and day for the entirety of summer. The heat and humidity can be difficult to deal with, but there are a number of sensible ways that you can stay cool for the season.

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The Window Solutions That You Need

Window renovations are more difficult to plan in certain rooms and spaces like attics, bathrooms and raised basements. You need to take elements like window size, style, placement and moisture-resistance into consideration when planning your build or renovation. If you want to know what installations will work best for the trickiest spots in a house, read these helpful tips.

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What Kind Of Windows Help Your Wallet?

Replacing your old windows with energy efficient windows is a wonderful way to put an end to cold drafts and overheated spaces so that you can keep your home’s temperature consistently comfortable. On average, ENERGY STAR certified windows, doors and skylights can reduce your household energy bills by an average of 12% nationwide. If you are curious about how these incredibly useful windows work and how they can save you money, read on for further explanation.

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All Of The Benefits Of Casement Windows

The ever-popular and timeless casement window is a style beloved by homeowners, renovators and builders alike. Casement windows add visual appeal, functionality and energy efficiency to your home. If you are considering casement windows for your next project, read on for a brief summary of their impressive qualities.

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How To Fit Windows With Your Home Design

Windows should match your interior design plan so that all of the elements of your home are harmonized. To help you avoid windows that clash with your property’s style, here is a brief list of options that could suit your particular vision.

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How Windows Can Help You Breathe Easy

It’s easy to appreciate windows for the gorgeous views, natural light and insulation that they bring to a property, but there is another element that is often taken for granted: air quality. High-quality windows can improve air ventilation and circulation so that the indoor air is fresh, healthy and clean. If you want to make sure that the air inside your home is safe to breathe, here is a list of windows to choose and why.

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What You Need To Know About Awning Windows

Builders and homeowners should know of the window styles that exist on the market so that they can be mindful of their options when planning a new home construction or renovation. Learning about the available window styles will help homeowners better imagine what their dream home will look like and how it will function. One of the styles that builders and homeowners should know more about are awning windows.

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How To Pick The Right Frame For Your Window

There are a number of window styles that a homeowner or builder can choose from when building a home. However, the shape and style are not the only qualities that affect the look and functionality of a window — the frame is an incredibly important part that needs to be thoughtfully considered.

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How To Prepare For A Window Installation

If you are renovating your home and replacing your windows, your installation can happen with minimal impact so long as you take the right steps to prepare ahead of time. Hiring trained professionals, scheduling your installation in advance and clearing the area will help your window installation run smoothly.

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The Trendiest Windows Of The Year

The home design and décor trends of the year are already being talked about in industry magazines and popping up across social media platforms. Soon enough, these hot looks will show up in renovated living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens and bathrooms everywhere. If you want to know what this year has in store for window renovations and décor, here are the biggest trends of 2018.

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How To Get The Perfect Window Installation

After you decide on what kind of windows you want, there is still a major hurdle to face — who is going to install them? The installation doesn’t have to be a long, difficult or stressful obstacle as long as you follow these helpful suggestions.

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The Amazing Perks When You Fix Up Your Garage

If you are lucky enough to have a garage on your property, it would be wise invest time and effort so that it remains in excellent condition. If your garage seems unimportant in comparison to the rest of your property, know that fixing up your garage comes with a number of pleasant perks.

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How To Spruce Up Your Log Home With Wonderful Windows

If you are planning to renovate your log home, you will want windows that suit the rustic atmosphere and natural beauty of your surroundings. Golden Windows offers their GoldenWood® and GoldenClad® collections, which feature natural wood options and can be customized to fit your renovations needs. Before you start your renovation, here is a list of design options that you should think about.

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What You Need To Know About Double Hung Windows

Even though you must have noticed sets of double hung windows in your neighbourhood, you may not know why so many people are interested in this particular style. If you are a homeowner looking for a renovation or a professional looking to expand their knowledge, here is a quick run-down of what you need to know about double hung windows.

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Curb Appeal Tips For Every Season

If you plan on putting your house up on the market, you will need to entice as many potential buyers as possible with curb appeal. A home’s curb appeal is the attraction and interest it generates to a passerby — it’s the first impression that a house makes before someone even enters the front door.

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How To Prepare A Home For Seasonal Problems

There are many home improvements that should be completed in order to protect a house from specific seasonal problems.

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Helpful Tips For Maintaining Your Home In The Winter

Wind, ice, snow and the persistent cold can cause plenty of issues to the interior and exterior of your Ontario property during the winter. To help your house survive the season, you will need to do routine inspections and maintenance to keep those pesky problem areas in check.

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Encourage Homeowners To Make Their Houses Energy Efficient

If you are a project manager or contractor leading a homeowner’s renovation, you should use your expertise and industry knowledge to help them make the smartest decisions for their property.

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What Types Of Specialty Windows To Choose For A Renovation

Homeowners may not know the full range of window possibilities when undergoing a home improvement.

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Four Tips For Starting A Home Renovation

Undergoing a big renovation can be stressful and overwhelming for a homeowner, especially when you have never taken on such a large project before.

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How You Can Keep Winter Out Of Your Home

As a window and door company working in various Ontario locations, we understand that Canadian winters can be long and frigid.

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5 Interior Design Tips For New Windows

When you get new windows, you will have the perfect opportunity to flex your interior design skills and decorate your space.

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Choosing the Right Door for Your Home

Consider your door as the first impression of your property — the front door will be one of the first things that a visitor will see as they walk up to your front pathway. The exterior of your home should feel warm and inviting, welcoming people to come over for a quick visit. To give the entrance of your home more allure, install a new high-quality door.

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Why You Should Shop Local

People are usually encouraged to shop for groceries at local businesses instead of larger chains because it has a positive impact on the community. In the same vein, people can also benefit from supporting local businesses for other products, like windows and doors.

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Golden Windows Doors Are Great For Fall Renovations

Choosing a replacement door for your home can be one of the most exciting and fun parts of a home renovation – or it can lead to agonizing over the decision. After all, it’s not only a big part of your home’s first impression, you also need it to withstand the elements and your need it for security.

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How To Save Money and Stay Warm In Your London Home This Fall

The summer heat is fading which sadly means that you will soon be putting away the barbeque and covering up the swimming pool. But the loss of outdoor barbeques and pool parties is not your biggest problem.

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Five Reasons To Choose Bay Windows

If you are looking for inspiration to spruce up your house, look no further: bay windows may be the perfect solution for you. Bay windows are three or more sided windows that protrude from the exterior wall of your house, offering a panoramic view of the outside world.

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Windows Are Home Renovations That Pay Back

Are you renovating your home in Kitchener, London, Ottawa, or anywhere in Southwestern or Eastern Ontario? Not all renovations are created equal, and not all deliver equal results. If you’re building a new kitchen because it’s a new kitchen you want, then take the path that will give you a more livable, beloved home.

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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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Great Windows And Doors Are Essential For Strong Security

Waking up in the middle of the night or coming home from vacation to see that your valuables have been stolen is an awful experience. Following the suggestions below will help bulk up the security around your home and hopefully deter others from entering uninvited.

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