There’s a lot to keep in mind when purchasing new windows and patio doors, so we’ve compiled a list of commonly asked questions you might have. If you need more information, please contact a North Star dealer near you. Keep reading to learn more.
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During the winter season, we at McCallum Aluminum Limited sometime receive calls regarding the problem of water collecting on window surfaces (know as condensation) on their new windows once the furnace begins operating. This is due to moisture that used to escape around their old windows that is now contained within the envelope of their house. Callers recognize that this condensation results in obstructed visibility, reduction in the intensity of natural lighting and most importantly deterioration of interior finishes (rings, stains, peeling paint) and mould growth. Keep reading to learn more.
If you’re thinking about updating the look of your home or putting it on the market you’re probably worried about how much curb appeal it has. You might also be worried about how much your home renovations are going to cost you. Here are five quick exterior fixes that can boost your home’s curb appeal for the market in London, Ontario without breaking the bank. Keep reading to learn more.
Once the winter weather breaks home owners around the London area emerge from their winter hibernation to find that their homes could us a little bit of work. High winds can pull off siding and shutters. Icicles and ice build up from improperly vented soffit can lead to fallen or damaged eaves trough, split down pipes and rotted fascia boards. This ice build up can even cause damage to your doors and windows if not properly dealt with by professionals. Keep reading to learn more.
If you own a home, you have a front door. Most older exterior doors in London are either hollow core or solid wood doors and as long as they aren’t falling apart, most homeowners leave them alone. The main problem with these older entry doors is that they are not energy efficient. Compared to modern steel and fiberglass doors, they are often 30% less energy efficient! Furthermore, if your door is drafty or doesn’t seal properly, this percentage can be even worse. But this isn’t the only reason to replace your entry doors! Keep reading to learn more.
From afar, wooden windows have a lovely old world charm about them. The bloom begins to fade if you’re constantly repairing frames or sweltering behind closed windows. They require a lot of TLC. If you aren’t a DIYer, it’s also expensive. How do you decide if you need replacement windows for your London home? Consider these questions. Keep reading to learn more.
You’ve probably heard the adage that “the ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but still hold hands.” Well, if you decide to live in your home while you renovate, you will have plenty of opportunities to test that aphorism.
Without a doubt, trying to maintain some kind of levelheadedness during a lengthy renovation—during which time basic amenities may not be available, everything is coated with an interminable layer of dust and construction materials and tools fill every nook of the home—is a herculean task. But it is possible! Keep reading to learn more.
Do you ever notice that condensation seems to build up on your windows of your home during the winter time? Every year when it starts getting colder, homeowners ask McCallum Aluminum Limited why window condensation occurs and if it can have negative consequences.
Surprisingly enough, the fact that new builds and home renovations in London, Ontario focus on energy efficiency is turning window condensation into a growing problem. Homes that are better sealed against air leakage and air exchange with the outside also tend to have higher humidity levels. Keep reading to learn more.
The world’s environment and economy seem to be out of control lately with homeowners picking up the tab for both. With little return available from savings in our low interest rate economy, coupled with soaring energy cost, many homeowners are doubling down by investing in environmentally sustainable initiatives that improve both the energy efficiency as well as the aesthetics of their home that can actually increase its value. Keep reading to learn more.