It’s time to face facts…winter is on its way. The last thing you want is cold air (and even snow) getting into your home. Are your windows in tip-top shape? Can they survive the elements? Maybe it’s time to replace them.
1. It’s drafty in your home
With a drafty window, not only is cold air getting in, but warm air is escaping. This makes it uncomfortable in your home and also takes a toll on the cost of heating.
How to spot it: Close all your windows. Light a match. If it seems like the flame is being interrupted by air, you’ve got drafty windows.
3. You’re turning your thermostat up higher than usual
Are you a 68 degree person...
We know you hear it all the time – to make sure that you “buy local.” But with Ottawa’s growing population and changing landscape, buying locally has never been more important! Buying local, whether it be buying produce from a nearby farm, furniture from a local carpenter, or windows from a close-by manufacturer, means that you’re investing in your community. Read on to find out the top 4 reasons to buy locally – and that goes for your windows, too!
1) Buy local, invest in the community
When you buy local, you’re investing in your community by putting money into local business, as opposed to sending money out of your communit...
It’s that time of year again, Ottawa! Halloween is fast approaching and you need to get your home looking as spooktacular as possible. Do you need some easy ways to make your home ready for the trick-or-treaters? Follow these tips for a simple and spooky home exterior that will be sure to scare the neighbours!
1) Work the falling leaves to your advantage
In the weeks leading up to Halloween, don’t rake your leaves. Let them accumulate on the front lawn so you can maximize the creepy-crunchy leaves effect. If you have enough leaves, be sure to put them in a pile with fake feet or shoes peeking out underneath!
2) Decorate your windows in the spookiest way a...
Fall is such a beautiful season in Ottawa and we love all of the activities that the colder weather brings! The only downside of the dropping temperatures is the cost of heating soars in the wintertime. But there’s no need to worry – we put together a list of tips for you to keep your home toasty for when the thermometer drops! Read on for our 4 simple ways to keep your home warm this fall.
1. Use thick curtains, but still let the sun in
Thick curtains are a cost-effective way to keep the cold out of your home! The majority of heat in your home will escape through your windows if they are old or in need of repair. Thick curtains work as a...
Windows are a big purchase for your home and we want to make sure that you get the most out of them – for as long as you can! Good quality windows that are custom-manufactured, such as ours are in Ottawa, can provide your home with physical security by protecting you and your family from intruders. They can also last for decades if they are well-made and well taken care of, therefore providing you with financial security as well. Make your windows last by following these three simple tips!
1) Make regular inspections
When you make regular inspections on your windows, you’ll know when they need maintenance and proper upkeep will help make them ...
Do-it-yourself home repair projects can be fun and can save you money – when you know what you’re doing! Many people attempt to fix or install their windows themselves and unless you’re an experienced professional, this often leads to a big mess. With something as important and expensive as the windows on your home, it’s best to trust the experts. Here are a few reasons why!
1) You need the proper equipment
While you may have some tools around the house, window installation requires professional equipment that you might not have access to. Although you could go out and buy some of the tools for installing windows, it would be quite costly...
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.
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