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Behind the Sales Pitch

Behind the sales pitch... what are the real differences that a homeowner needs to consider! Joe had been selling windows for years, ever since he moved on from selling vacuum cleaners. He considered himself to be a professional salesman, even though he would be hard pressed to explain anything substantial about the windows he [...]

April 11th, 2018|

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22nd!

Earth Day (Sunday April 22) is quickly approaching. What better way to help protect the planet than with ENERGY STAR? At GEM we’re pleased to offer ENERGY STAR certified windows to our customers to save energy, save money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere– ultimately helping make the Earth a healthier home for [...]

April 11th, 2018|

Transitional Living

“Transitional Living” is the emerging lifestyle for today’s new home buyers! Custom home builders are breaking down the barriers between the inside and the outside with thermally efficient aluminum windows and doors!! This includes ‘Lift and Slide’ patio doors, ‘Stacking Doors’ as well as ‘Bi-folding Doors’. Of course, traditional sliding patio doors continue to be [...]

April 11th, 2018|

Understanding the GreenON Rebate Program for homeowner’s

Canada fights climate change! Canada is part of some of the leading nations committed to helping the environment and fighting climate change. Building envelopes (walls, floors, roofs, windows, and doors) are a major contributor to wasted energy and have been targeted as an area where Canada can significantly upgrade its performance. Organizations such as Natural [...]

February 2nd, 2018|

Selling Your Home? Make Sure Your Front Door Helps

People appreciate quality, and the first thing most people see or touch when they visit your home is your front door. Make sure it's a good one. Even in a competitive real estate market like Toronto, buying temperature still matters. While general listing scarcity may help most properties sell quickly, it’s a buyer’s emotional connection [...]

February 23rd, 2017|

SPARTAN Screen Installation

A couple of weeks ago we showed you our new SPARTAN screen, that lets fresh air in but keeps bugs out. Here's an installation. We have a great customer who lives near the lake. After replacing all of the windows and doors on his home last year, he asked us about how to make his [...]

February 23rd, 2017|

Awnings Make The Most of a Short Season

People in the GTA love the summer, but with the temperature hovering in the 40s with the humidex, being out in the sun can be uncomfortable. A retractable awning from GEM Windows & Doors can help you enjoy the summer heat without the sunburn. It’s fair to say that the weather in Toronto is perfect [...]

February 23rd, 2017|

Window Materials: What’s Right for You?

GEM Windows and Doors offers a huge variety of windows in several different materials; wood, vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum. Which one is right for you? After a gloriously warm summer, people from around the GTA are returning to the city and getting ready to go back to work or school. September is also the start [...]

February 23rd, 2017|

When Life Gives You a Window, Consider Turning it into a Door

When radio host Todd Shaprio wanted more light in his bedroom with easier access to his balcony, he called GEM Windows and Doors. We turned two windows into a big, beautiful door. As you might already know, most windows are not load bearing structures in residential construction. Regardless of how strong and durable a set [...]

February 23rd, 2017|
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