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Window Condensation

Window condensation on the interior of your window is never a good thing. It is a message that there is something wrong in your home, however, contrary to what is usually a first assumption, it is not necessarily something wrong with your windows. The water you see running off your windows can cause rot to [...]

2018-08-20T07:07:02+00:00 July 10th, 2018|

Trying to Put a Square Window in a Round Rough Opening

Ok, the title of this blog is not exactly serious, but it is a metaphor for a problem many homeowners have making decisions regarding styles when it comes to putting new windows in their home. Here is the most common example in a sub-division home that has aged to the point where it will benefit [...]

2018-08-20T07:07:05+00:00 July 5th, 2018|

Benefits of Natural Daylight

While “seasonal effective disorder” is generally associated with extended periods of darkness, the amount of light able to access your home, or lack thereof, can also be a contributory factor. Typical of seasonal effective disorder is a loss of energy and an enhanced sense of sadness. People automatically seek out sunlit places and enjoy spending [...]

2018-08-20T07:12:51+00:00 June 29th, 2018|

After GreenON, what incentives are left for homeowners?

The victory of the provincial conservative party in the June 2018 election has resulted in the cancellation of the GreenON rebate program for windows, doors and a host of other potentially energy saving products. However, many homeowners assumed the program would run a full course ending in April 2019 and didn’t hurry to apply for [...]

2018-08-20T07:13:41+00:00 June 29th, 2018|

Storstac Installs Hamilton Shipping Container House

Storstac is excited to announce that we have successfully fabricated and installed the Downtown Hamilton Shipping Container House. This precedent setting build nicknamed the Hamilton Shipping Container House was installed in just EIGHT HOURS and consists of eight 40′ high cube shipping containers sitting on top of a solid concrete foundation. Designed by Toronto Architect [...]

2018-08-20T07:25:54+00:00 June 19th, 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 [...]

2018-08-20T07:16:42+00:00 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 [...]

2018-08-20T07:24:10+00:00 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 [...]

2018-08-20T07:23:29+00:00 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. [...]

2018-08-20T07:32:44+00:00 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 [...]

2018-08-20T07:32:57+00:00 April 11th, 2018|