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Archive for June 2011

Dressing windows: what to avoid

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Because of the wide variety of windows and doors now available on the market, they have become a central part of our decor and provide a cachet and style that reflect our personalities.

What to avoid…

– Vertical blinds

– Short curtains that end at the window frame

– Ruffled curtains

– Cascade curtains

– Valances with overflowing fabric

“Dressing windows is a bit like extending your decor. A sober dressing is timeless and places the emphasis on the the room itself. There are many classic styles which are always excellent choices such as French pleats and inverted pleats. As for material, you can always find something that reflects your personality.  There are many new types of fabric on the market that are made from natural fibres and there are now wooden blinds with solvent-free, eco-friendly stains.  These products meets the environmental needs of our clientèle and are becoming increasingly popular” adds Ms. Marie-Eve Raymond, interior designer.

Marie-Eve Raymond has hosted conferences at the Salon National de l’Habitation over the past few years; she is always on the cutting edge of trends and knows how to communicate her passion to others. Since 1999, Ms. Raymond has held a Bachelor’s degree in Visual arts as well as several professional accreditations.



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EcoENERGY: Renovation of your home

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This week, Finance Minister Flaherty unveiled the 2011 budget for Stephen Harper’s Government. This budget allocated 400 million dollars to the 2011-2012 ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program. This program was designed to help homeowners increase the energy efficiency of their homes by reducing the burden of energy costs.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) will announce the admissibility criteria and the other terms of the program in the coming weeks, once the 2011 budget has been adopted by Parliament.

Our team will be keeping an eye on any new developments and will keep you updated via our blog.

While you wait, here are a few interesting links:

Site to keep you updated on any changes to the program:
http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/residential/personal/grants.cfm?attr=4

To read the 2011 budget:
http://www.budget.gc.ca/2011/home-accueil-eng.html

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It’s Canadian Environment Week!

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Did you know that June 5 was World Environment Day?  This day, designated by the United Nations in 1972, was appointed to encourage positive, proactive action for the environment and to empower people in the protection of their natural surroundings.

In concert, Canada declared June 5 to 11, the 40th annual Canadian Environment Week. Since 2011 has been named the International Year of Forests by the UN, the theme for Canadian Environment Week this year is “Preserving our Forests, Protecting our Future”.

Our environmental footprint:  steps with impact!


To find out about all the daily things we can do to help the environment, Environment Canada has made a list of 40 tips we can all add to our day-to-day routine and habits.

Geocaching Contest

Environment Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, is organising an activity for the whole family—a Geocaching Contest across Canada. You can find all the details on the Environment Canada site.

To find out more, visit Canadian Environment Week .

Happy Canadian Environment Week everyone!

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Have your say!

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When it comes to shopping for a new product, there’s nothing more helpful or credible than the comments of customers who have chosen the same product. Testimonials are a great way to learn from the unsolicited opinions of people who explain why they ended their search at one product or another, and how they benefitted by doing so.

For this reason, we have decided to offer you a selection of comments about JELD-WEN windows and doors, posted on social media.

Facebook and Twitter are some of the better sites for sharing opinions with or asking questions of the JELD-WEN community. We invite you to send your comments, questions or suggestions using these platforms. They are also sites that we use to issue information and news related to the window and door industry, to be viewed at your convenience.

«Here’s to your great products!»    Nathalie Harton

«Your products seem very interesting.»   Michelle St-Georges

-«Well done, JELD-WEN. Your windows are the best. I used them in my second home, where they had been needed for 150 years!»   Annie Légaré

«I am very proud to have the JELD-WEN name on my house.»    Manon Gladu

«JELD-WEN Canada is a world leader, and one of the most important producers of windows and doors on the international market. »   Real Paige

«This company has great products!»  Jungle Jim Shier

«My family has been looking to replace our old wooden casements. After looking at all the brands, we decided to go with the best… JELD-WEN. We now have them ordered and can’t wait to get them installed… » Juanita Pope

«I have the best sliding patio doors… THANKS to JELD-WEN!»    Patricia Johnston

«JELD-WEN provides quality products for Canadian home owners. » Louise de Pape

«Right now, these are the best-made windows with the largest choice of finishes – which is something to consider.»    Benny Boutin

«JELD-WEN windows and doors are the best products that I have ever used and will recommend them to anyone that is doing the replacements in their home.»  Brenda White.

We look forward to reading your comments! Thanks, everyone!

Source: JELD-WEN Canada Facebook pages

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