When you’re used to seeing something all the time, it can be difficult to recognize that it needs replacing. A good example of this is windows. When they don’t appear old, you probably don’t think much about getting new ones, even though they could actually be burning a hole in your pocket or causing potential safety risks!
To avoid turning a blind eye, here are a few tell-tale signs that your windows probably need to be replaced:
1. Your energy bills are way too high! Old windows can be a huge money gouger. Older windows are significantly less effective in keeping your house the ideal temperature for any season. By upgrading your windows, it ...
Labour Day weekend – it’s bittersweet. An extra day off… but the end of summer (and the end of wearing white).
Ready or not, the weekend is coming up quickly, so to make it more sweet than bitter here’s everything you and your family should take advantage of in the Capital.
Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival August 31 – Sept 4
Take a drive to the wild side – and by wild side, we mean Gatineau, Quebec! From August 31 – Sept 4th there’s an incredible display of hot air balloons, and for brave souls, rides as well. Bring your friends and family to see the spectacular shows, amusement parks, graffiti contests, and more.
Deciding on new windows? While many people focus on aesthetics or coating, there’s a lot more to consider. Windows are investments and when you purchase the right type for your home, they can actually save you money in the future.
You don’t need to be a window specialist to choose a window with the highest return for your house, but to make an informed decision, you should understand the jargon of the industry.
Here are 4 key terms you should know before choosing new windows.
Operable and Fixed Windows
Do you want windows that open? Understanding the difference between operable and fixed windows is a crucial first step when choosing new windows.
Any upgrade to your house is exciting, but there can be headaches along the way. If you’re installing new windows and trying to decide if bay windows are right for you, you’ve come to the right place.
We know making any decision can be stressful, especially when it comes to your home! With dozens of styles, knowing which one is right for you can be difficult. Luckily, we’ve done all the research for you! With our experience and expertise, you’ll understand all the benefits and cons of bay windows to help you make the right choice for your home.
Space! By adding a bay window, it increases the space in your home so you can do mor...
To keep things simple, a home is more or less a synonym for an investment.
Yet, as houses age, there can be a lot of upkeep and unexpected expenses put into maintaining them – especially if you’re considering a move into the market. Home building is an acquired skill and building your home up from its initial foundation by knowing what renovations actually matter can be hard to determine. But does replacing your windows actually add value to your home?
Yes! Replacing old windows is always going to increase the value of your home if done correctly. Even if you’re not selling your home, home improvement projects should be carried out strategically to i...
It’s time to get even more patriotic than usual Ottawa. This July 1st marks 150 years since the colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick came together to form the Canadian Confederation in 1867. Happy birthday Canada!
If you haven’t gotten the chance to celebrate the nation’s milestone birthday yet – not to worry! Here are 4 exciting Canada 150 events happening in the nation’s capital throughout the rest of the year:
1. Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show
Running from July 11 to September 16, this unforgettable event will take place on Parliament Hill. This journey of sound and light will explore the nation’s physical, h...
Marlboro has been making quality windows and doors for more than 35 years.
Located in Ottawa, Canada, our modern 40,000-square-foot manufacturing plant produces a full range of competitively priced custom-built vinyl, aluminum, hybrid windows and doors that will enhance the look of any home.
A family-owned business now in its third generation, Marlboro’s commitment is to provide exceptional customer service and to make windows and doors that meet the highest standards of quality, design, durability and energy efficiency.
2370 Stevenage DR. Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 3W3
Thinking About Replacement Windows and Doors?
Don’t pay a middleman to make some windows and doors fit!
Enjoy Marlboro Custom Windows, we manufacture your windows in Ottawa, to perfectly match the materials and compliment the style of your home.