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Noise 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 10-

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

Great 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

Windows add beauty to your house or building, but they are one of the least prioritized parts when it comes to cleaning and stain removal. Here are some practical tips that can help you to keep your windows clean:1. Eliminate streaks on glass.Window streaks are marks or lines that you often see in windows even after youve washed them. You can prevent streaks by using a squeegee with a soft and smooth rubber edge when washing your windows. When cleaning, you must leave a one-inch wide strip at

Toronto Windows from Encore Windows and Doors [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="800"] Toronto Windows - Vinyl Windows[/caption] With heating and cooling bills skyrocketing throughout the Toronto GTA, spring is a great time to upgrade your old and drafty windows and doors.  At Encore Windows & Doors we carry the most complete line of windows and doors in the industry.  Whether you need high-efficiency or noise reduction windows, Encore Windows has the best designs and

When was the last time you looked at your door locks? I mean really took a close look at the locks. We stick a key in the lock and it opens, but how many times do you think about your locks. I know that we are all very busy and thinking about locks is the last thing on our minds. But think about this, they are your first line of defense; they protect you and your family. They protect your "stuff" when you're not there. So maybe it is time to think about your locks.What do you look for and what

Windows Toronto The City of Toronto has initiated a new pilot program called HELP (Home Energy Loan Program) that offers very low interest loans for homeowners wishing to improve their home’s energy efficiency and save money.  The program includes updating your older windows with modern energy saving “low e” windows, which use the latest glass technology to save home-owners anywhere from 10-25% on their yearly energy bills.  Through HELP, the cost of window replacement can be spread

Noise (noise is unwanted sound), whether a loud burst or a steady irritation, is linked to everything from insomnia to irreversible hearing loss, higher stress levels and high blood pressure. These medical after-effects may creep up silently, but their consequences can be just as alarming as the wailing of an ambulance. Throbbing low-frequency noise, like that coming from air conditioners, factories or diesel trucks, is thought to be especially aggravating. Why is noise such a headache? Thank

Soundproof Windows Is noise pollution affecting your health?   Noise pollution could increase the risk of heart problems .... read moreTo find out more about soundproofing your home or installing soundproof windows in your home without having to rip out old windows or completely replacing them.  Please visit www.bquiet.ca. bquiet Windows is the result of a commitment by 3 entrepreneurs to provide homeowners and businesses with a healthy level of noise and sound reduction. After years of