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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|

The Hole in the Wall Could Save You Money

Thinking about a renovation that includes a basement income suite? You should consider installing tilt-turn windows from GEM Windows & Doors, to allow light in, and people out, if there\'s a fire. The Hole in the Wall Could be Valuable Summer; the time for vacations, popsicles, road work, and renovations. With soaring GTA real estate [...]

February 23rd, 2017|

Is it worth it to Finance New Windows?

Windows are a vital component of your home’s overall aesthetic, creating greater curb appeal and improving the overall finish of interior spaces as well. Perhaps even more importantly, windows play an important role in determining your home’s energy efficiency and comfort level in extreme weather. In spite of their importance, however, windows are often overlooked [...]

February 23rd, 2017|

Frameless Nanawall Installation

Take a look at Canada's first 'frameless' Nanawall installation, with Spiros Christopoulos from GEM Windows. Nanawall window walls allow for a seamless integration between indoor and outdoor space.

February 23rd, 2017|

Outdoor Entertaining without the Bugs

Ontario summers are short. If you’re not still wearing a jacket and long pants on the May-2-4 weekend, it can come as a surprise, and by mid-September, outside temperatures are typically back down in the realm of discomfort, at least as far as outdoor dining is concerned. While not all of us have the time [...]

February 23rd, 2017|

Why Gem Windows & Doors

1961. Elvis was on top of the charts, John F. Kennedy becomes the youngest US President and Russia launches Sputnik into outer space. Back at home, John Christopoulos starts GEM Windows, to provide high-quality windows and doors to Toronto homeowners and builders. In an industry of fly-by-night businesses, GEM has a well-earned reputation as Toronto’s [...]

February 23rd, 2017|