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Home Break-ins and auto thefts are at record high levels.  No one is safe in their home.  Living anywhere in the Toronto GTA puts you and your family at risk. Break-ins for both personal theft and vehicle thefts are alarming and dangerous.  With limited resources, the police can only do so much.  We need to take our own individual steps to keep our family safe.  This includes installing alarms, increased lighting security cameras, and neighborhood watches.  These

REASONS WHY YOU NEED YOUR WINDOWS AND DOORS INSTALLED BY A CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL  Compare  A poorly installed window or door: Will void the manufacturer's warranty.  Will not operate properly. Will not last as long Will leak drafts, water, bugs, heat, and cold. Will not look good. Will not increase the value of your home or possibly even de-value it. Will require expensive service repairs. A properly installed window or door: Will provide you with a long and

There is no definitive answer to which type of windows are best for the Canadian climate, as different regions have different weather conditions and people have different styles and design preferences. However, some general factors to consider when choosing windows for your home are the frame material, the type of glass, the design, and the installation. According to many sources, the best windows in the world for Canadian winters are made right here in the GTA.  These windows are

In today's world, we evaluate the performance of various products, from cars' gas consumption to appliances' electricity usage. For homeowners, Energy Star ratings are trusted guides for making informed purchases. One significant source of energy loss in homes is through windows and doors. Understanding their Energy Ratings is crucial. But what do these terms mean? What is a thermal window? A thermal window comprises two separate glass pieces, sealed with a spacer bar, fitting into a window

Encore Windows and Doors is proud to receive special recognition from SAWDAC Canada for 20 years of Guaranteed Certified Window Installations. There are very few Window Wise Certified dealers in Canada and even less than a handful that have been Certified for over 20 Years. Window Wise independently audits and certifies installers and window manufacturers.  Window Wise conducts comprehensive window installation training for installers before they can become certified. This ensures

 All vinyl windows are created equal Although many vinyl windows look similar from afar there are significant differences in quality and performance if you look closer.  Premium vinyl windows are built using thicker vinyl and re-enforced inside the chambers.  This provides a much stronger window which will perform significantly better.  The energy efficiency will also be much higher.  Lastly, the premium windows will last much longer saving you a lot of money in the

  Most people buy windows only once or twice in a lifetime so where do we go for advice. The best place to start in the GTA Canada is Window Wise. Window Wise is independently run by SAWDAC and provides a third-party guarantee on both the windows and the installation. Everyone wants to purchase energy efficient premium vinyl windows that will last a very long time with little or no service. Since most vinyl windows look the same to the untrained eye, it is difficult for a consumer to

Over the last 10 years, we have seen a great increase in demand for casement windows. Currently, our most popular selling window is the casement window. For past years operating windows such as a hung or sliding window have dominated the market. In the last decade, homeowners have demanded more energy-efficient products. Hung or sliding windows are good for allowing airflow into the home however these windows are outperformed by the casement window in regards to energy efficiency and

Most homeowners will usually spend a significant amount to repaint their windows if they see that the paint inside or outside their windows is faded or peeling.   A better option is usually to replace these old wood windows with new energy efficient vinyl windows which are virtually maintenance-free. PVC or commonly referred to vinyl is one of the most recommended materials for windows you should consider today if you want to replace your current ones. They offer a variety of benefits

If you can’t remember when the windows in your home were replaced, it may be time to order new ones. Here are five signs that it might be time to look into new replacement windows. You Need Plenty of Elbow Grease to Open and Close Your Windows. It’s a chore just to open your windows. Over time, wear and tear causes a breakdown of the window's mechanical components, which can make using them a challenge. Windows that often get stuck indicate a hardware or balance problem, which means that