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November 30, 2016 BUILDWIRE

Why more and more contractors are building with JELD-WEN


With a wide range of ENERGY STAR certified products, and their recent energy awards and initiatives, JELD-WEN has positioned itself as the forward-thinking window and door manufacturer that contractors seek. JELD-WEN and ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR is a volunteer program

November 16, 2016 BUILDWIRE

Reasons to Renovate: Winter Windows Edition


Winter is coming. For some, this catch phrase may inspire excitement about a certain hit TV series. For homeowners, it means hunkering down and getting their houses prepared for cold winds, low temperatures and the necessity of an efficient heating

November 3, 2016 BUILDWIRE

Is electrical roof de-icing a good idea for your clients?

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Kits are available for various types of roofs

November 1, 2016 BUILDWIRE

DeWalt’s upcoming ‘Tale of the Tape’ is measured in toughness

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Scheduled for unveiling at the STAFDA’s 40th Annual Convention & Trade Show next week in Atlanta, (and available for purchase in spring 2017), DeWalt’s latest tape measure technology promises to go the extra mile. Using DeWalt’s patented dual-spring technology, the

October 24, 2016 BUILDWIRE

The Art of Sound Reduction


Whether you live in a busy household, have an apartment in a noisy downtown neighbourhood or next to someone who practices bagpipes on their deck, sound reduction means getting the peace and quiet you need to relax in your living

October 20, 2016 BUILDWIRE

Owens Corning focuses on developing building solutions for energy-efficient homes…

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Introducing the Owens Corning ComfortCertified™ Program

October 13, 2016 BUILDWIRE

CertainTeed MemBrain™ receives stamp of approval from the Canadian Construction Materials Centre

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Company expects the ‘smart’ vapour barrier to be part of the 2018 National Building Code

October 11, 2016 BUILDWIRE

5 Fall Renovation Ideas from JELD-WEN


With summer coming to an end, the heat and humidity has at last begun to subside. This makes for an ideal climate for completing home renovations and upgrades. Here are five excellent project ideas for the autumn season. 1. Replace

September 27, 2016 BUILDWIRE

5 Reasons to Replace your Windows


Homeowners often ask, when is it time to replace the windows in their home? Here are some tips on window replacement to help guide the decision making process. 1. Leaks and Drafts One symptom of older or ill-functioning windows is

September 21, 2016 BUILDWIRE

Reasons to Renovate: Doors Edition


Homeowners often ask the question, which areas of my home should I invest in? There isn’t always a straightforward answer. If your windows are old and leaky, then a window replacement is an excellent way to increase your home’s energy

August 24, 2016 BUILDWIRE

LP CanExel Prefinished Siding redesigned website benefits homebuilders, contractors

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Go to for an engaging experience the next time you or your homeowner client need to choose siding

August 16, 2016 BUILDWIRE

What is the value in choosing JELD-WEN?


Here are five reasons to choose JELD-WEN windows and doors

July 27, 2016 BUILDWIRE

JELD-WEN and Net Zero Energy Homes


JELD-WEN was chosen as a technology partner to consult and provide their industry leading products to help build Net-Zero energy-efficient homes across Canada.

July 19, 2016 BUILDWIRE

Home to Win: Season 1 Wrap-Up of the HGTV Canada show


If you haven’t seen this great new HGTV show yet, you can stream the episodes at

June 23, 2016 BUILDWIRE

Slide, Fold and Swing: Tips for choosing the right patio door


Patio doors are a popular summer upgrade option, especially if they are being installed along with a newly renovated porch, deck or outdoor patio. One decision homeowners have to face, is whether they want a sliding, swinging or folding patio

June 13, 2016 BUILDWIRE

5 Reasons to Renovate During Summer


For a useful project planning tool, visit the JELD-WEN app at

May 26, 2016 BUILDWIRE

ENERGY STAR Canada names JELD-WEN of Canada Manufacturer of the year – windows and doors – 2016.


JELD-WEN increased its amount of ENERGY STAR certified models by 89 per cent in just one year

May 11, 2016 BUILDWIRE

JELD-WEN: The Consumer-Centric Choice


JELD-WEN has launched digital marketing materials that can help contractors to break the ice with homeowners