Here at Marlboro Windows and Doors in Ottawa, we’re big fans of the sunlight. Summertime is our busy season and we relish in the summers we get to spend in Ottawa. One of the major benefits of the warm weather is all the natural light that filters into your home through your windows. Optimizing this natural light can even save you in energy costs because you can rely on it rather than turning on the lights in your home! Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to use your home’s natural light to your advantage.
Here are the top 5 ways to optimize the natural lighting in your home this summer:
1) Paint your walls a light-reflecting colour
The key to optimizing ...
While there’s no doubt that we all love summertime in Ottawa, we certainly don’t love the air conditioning bill that comes along with it. The only thing worse than a hefty energy bill due to overreliance on air conditioning, is an unbearably hot house to live in during the summer months.
Fortunately, Marlboro can help! Windows have a lot to do with your home’s energy efficiency and temperature. Here are some eco-friendly and money-saving tips to help you beat the summer heat – without turning on your cooling system.
1) Be a smooth (window) operator
There’s a common misconception that open windows, no matter the time of day, ...
Knowing when your home needs new windows isn’t always clear (pun intended). When was your house built? Have your windows been replaced since? Where were they manufactured in the first place? These questions can guide you in the right direction, but fortunately there’s an easier way to decide if it’s time for new windows in your home.
Your windows may be giving you hints they need to be replaced, but those hints can be easy to miss. Keep reading to find out which 4 telltale signs mean your home needs new windows:
1. Your windows just don’t look as great as they once did
The appearance of your home’s windows can affect ...
Cottage season in Ottawa and the surrounding area is just around the corner. But are your cottage windows ready for the long, hot summer? Without the proper precautions, cottage windows can wear faster than regular windows because of weather conditions, lack of care, and seasonality.
Do you need new windows for your cottage this summer? Contact Marlboro Windows & Doors today!
At Marlboro Windows, we get a lot of questions about window installation and servicing in Ottawa and the surrounding cottage country. To the north, we service the areas of Gatineau, Hull, Aylmer, Chelsea, and Cantley and Bourget, Clarence Creek, and Rockland to the east. To the sou...
If you’re thinking about buying new windows for your home this year, you’re probably doing some homework to see which type of windows will provide the best quality at the best price. Although some customers have inquired about triple pane windows to reduce home heating and cooling bills, Marlboro Windows & Doors recommends against them and offers double pane windows instead. Here’s why.
New windows play a significant role when it comes to energy efficiency in the home. In terms of reducing costs – both at the time of purchase/install and when it comes to paying energy bills – double pane windows are more cost-effective. Tri-pane windows ...
When you tackle your spring cleaning this season, don't forget about your windows! With the proper care, they'll save you money on energy costs in the upcoming summer months. Follow these simple steps to get your windows ready for a hot Ottawa summer!
Check for damages: If you have older windows in your home, inspect them to make sure they weren't damaged over the harsh Ottawa winter. Start outside and check for damaged windowpanes, screens, and trim. Check the caulking around your windows to see if it’s cracked, as this can cause water leakages and an entrance for unwanted houseguests. Next, head inside and make sure your windows still slide/crank open smoothly.
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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