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Provincial Government to help you pay for super-windows

Up to $5,000.00 from the Provincial Government to help you pay for super-windows! So, why is the Provincial Government offering to give some homeowners a large check to change their windows? Some will say this is a pre-election stunt to get votes. It is more than that and for many homeowners is a great deal! [...]

June 12th, 2018|

Beyond locking your doors!

If you turn on your TV (Not Netflix!) you’ll see advert for high tech home security systems based on inexpensive mini-cameras hooked up to your devices or even an alarm monitoring system. These can be great, but not all solutions should be high tech. No one breaks in through a wall. Your doors and [...]

May 25th, 2018|

Protecting the family jewels!

There was going to have a picture of a child climbing through a window, but it is too horrific an image. These words from Eric Clapton say it all. There is nothing more precious than our children. The saddest moment possible in a parents life would be the moment of learning that their child [...]

May 25th, 2018|

GEM Windows & Doors named ENERGY STAR® Canada Retailer of the Year

TORONTO, ON, May 8, 2018/ - GEM Aluminum Manufacturing Company was started in 1961 by John Christopoulos, an immigrant with a dream to provide his family with an opportunity. 57 years later, GEM is managed by John’s two sons, who have brought the business to new opportunities. We’re proud to announce that GEM has been awarded [...]

May 9th, 2018|

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 sold. [...]

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|
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