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When buying new windows, should you install them yourself or get a professional installation team to help you out? It really depends on your skill level and how much experience you have. While a DIY window installation can save you some money, a poor installation can cost you a whole lot more than the initial […]

The “smart home” is everywhere we look; from in-home assistants by Amazon, Apple and Google; to smart thermostats from Nest, connected light bulbs from Phillips, and almost every appliance can include a touch screen. I mean, how else would we know how fresh the milk is if our smart fridge didn’t tell us! With all […]

One of the biggest debates you’ll find in any home owner’s forum is the debate between casement and double hung windows. Which window looks better? Which one is more energy efficient? Which one will last longer? The truth is that both windows have some great features, but we’re never one to shy away from a […]

How to Fix a Window Scratch

June 30th, 2021

At Euroclad Windows and Doors, we build beautiful products that we hope will look great forever, but we know there are times when a window scratch may not be avoidable. If you have a tree branch brushing against the window, or a dog that enjoys your company so much it keeps jumping up on the […]

We hate to say it, but winter is just around the corner. All the leaves are off the trees and Ski hills are getting ready to open. At Euroclad Windows and Doors, we know just about everything there is to know about windows, and that includes how difficult they are to keep clean over winter. […]

Being a custom door and window manufacturer means Euroclad can pretty much design any door you can dream up. Whether you’re looking for a metal door, fiberglass door, or a full wooden door, we can build it all. A big part of your custom door build is the hardware you choose to attach to the […]

Euroclad Windows and Doors works with a lot of home builders to install our products in their client’s future home. If you can name a home builder in the Okanagan region, chances are we’ve installed windows in one of their construction projects. The truth about home construction is that very few homeowners build their own […]

Euroclad Windows and Doors will help you build a custom entryway using the latest technology, and one of the options is a highly efficient Fiberglass Door. When you’re looking to choose a new front door, you may want the look of wood, or the durability of steel, and fiberglass can often be the best of […]

At Euroclad Windows and Doors, we’re a custom window and door manufacturer, and we often get asked what the difference is between a standard door, and a custom door. Generally speaking, a standard door is a mass produced, off-the-shelf solution. A standard door is very generic, and unless your house is completely generic in door […]

There are a number of reasons a door or window may not open and close properly, and the best way to properly fix a door or window that’s sticking is to know what’s causing the issue. There’s almost no reason why a door or window will stick that can’t be fixed. Be very careful about […]

When building a new home, it’s extremely easy to add a window to your home, even once construction has started. But what if your home is already complete, or even a decade or two old? How hard is it to add a new window to a current home? The good news is that adding a […]

When shopping for windows, some of the materials and terminology can be a little confusing. For example: what’s the difference between a vinyl window and a wood window with vinyl cladding? Is one better than other? What about cost? We’ll answer a few of those questions here. The first thing to understand is exactly what […]

Whether you’re renovating your current home, or building a brand new one, having a usable indoor-outdoor space can add plenty of real value to your home. A glass wall system, like our Overture Glass Wall System and our Villenew Glass Wall System, can really open up a whole new living area, and is highly desirable […]

Many people are surprised to find out that a house must have a certain number of windows. Some of your window will have size requirements, and your home won’t pass a building inspection without them! You cannot legally build a home without windows, and really, why would you want to? In this article, we’re not […]

We’ve discussed fiberglass doors on our blog before, specifically when comparing them to metal doors. In that article, we compared the construction of a fiberglass door to that of a boat hull, which demonstrates the strength you get from these doors. However, there’s a lot more that goes into these doors, and we’re going to […]

Wood Door Maintenance Tips

January 13th, 2021

You’ve probably heard that wood doors require a little more maintenance than fiberglass or metal doors. We’ve even mentioned it in several articles, including How To Choose a New Front Door. So why do people buy wood doors when there are lower maintenance options? Well, their beauty just can’t be matched. Some people will tell […]

How Long Should New Windows Last?

December 30th, 2020

One of the questions we get asked all the time is “how long will my new windows last?” This question is no surprise because installing a new set of windows is an investment in your home, and you want to make sure it’s going to pay off. You don’t want to be re-installing new windows […]

It’s easy to think about your front door or entry way as just the door. In reality, most front doors we install today are so much more. The area around and and above the door are often used to enhance not only the exterior look, but the interior look as well. Transoms and sidelights are […]

If you’re considering building a new home, you may be a little overwhelmed with all the steps involved to take you from buying a completely vacant lot up to the day you move in. One of the questions we often receive is “When should I start looking for doors and windows? Should I have plans […]

Entry doors have come a long way over the last few decades, and the number of door choices can be a little overwhelming. As a custom window and door manufacturer, a variety of choice is a great thing, but we also want to help you understand what door is right for you. For many home […]

Whether you purchase new windows, or are just looking to ensure you get the most out of your current ones, proper maintenance is vital to longevity. Even with low-maintenance windows, the set-it-and-forget-it method is still not recommended, as you’ll see below. (Read our article about how to tell when it’s time to replace your windows.) […]

Energy efficient windows are more important than ever. Not only to help save your pocket book from rising energy costs, but using less energy is just great for the planet in general. As climate scientists predict hotter summers and cooler winters over the coming decades, energy saving windows can make a big difference and help […]

Your front door is usually the main entry point to your home, which means it can take a lot of abuse. Constant opening and closing, sometimes with your foot or that box your holding, can take a toll over time. Luckily most doors from quality door manufacturers (like us!) are built to last a really […]

Patio doors have come a long way from the simple sliding doors of the 1960’s. Today’s patio doors can be a more modern version of those sliding doors with better insulation and UV protection, to full glass wall systems that bring indoor-outdoor living to a whole new level. If you’re shopping for a new patio […]

How To Choose a New Front Door

September 9th, 2020

Choosing a new front door should be an enjoyable process. There’s nothing quite like updating the look of your home with a new entry door. Plus, think about all the energy you’ll save! When looking for a new front door, there’s a few things you’ll want to consider. Not all front doors are created equal, […]

You’ve probably heard a lot about the energy savings of new windows and doors over the years, and how much money it can save you, especially if you were a homeowner during late 1990’s early 2000’s. Most of this is due to the creation of the Energy Star program in the United States back in […]

There’s nothing more attractive than a set of french doors that open onto a beautiful vista, but are french doors right for you? Choosing to install french doors is one choice you shouldn’t rush into. You want to make sure that the type of door you choose is going to work best for your home […]

Even though high quality windows and doors can last you more than 20 years, wndows and doors are eventually going to need replacement. In the Okanagan, we’re lucky enough to have a climate that doesn’t face too many extremes. Other than the sun, we don’t face a lot of severe weather, which helps our windows […]

After last week’s article about how much replacement windows cost, we’ve received a few questions asking what factors will affect your exterior door cost. If you read our article on windows, you may have already guessed that the cost of an exterior door can vary wildly depending on a variety of options. Before looking at […]

When it comes time to replace your windows, one of the first things you’ll probably want to know is how much do replacement windows cost? Well, unfortunately, there’s no easy answer to this question. There are so many variables, one those being the wide selection of windows Euroclad offers. We’d love to give you an […]

We’re a custom window and door manufacturer – and it’s the custom part that makes our products truly unique. With our custom work, we’re able to offer patented maintenance free aluminum frame system that you won’t find anywhere else. Aluminum Frame System This unique framing system means we’re able to produce superior quality exterior/entry door frame systems including a […]

If you’re currently stuck at home and need a fun activity for the kids we are here to help!  We found some super fun crafts and activities that utilize your windows and doors.  The great thing about windows is that they are large, easy to clean and have lots of natural back light. All those […]

Custom projects have various meanings depending where you are looking.  To the Euroclad Team, custom means options, options, options! Our ingenuity allows us to plan out and design your dream projects, and our qualified team of craftsmen have the talent and resources to bring them to life!  There are a few levels of custom we […]

Spring has sprung! The flowers are starting to bloom, buds are forming on trees and birds have started singing. These small wonders of life should be taken in with all they are worth! The mornings are still cold, so we understand wanting to enjoy the outdoors from the indoors through your windows. When it warms […]

Happy April Fools! Our Commitment To You Is No Joke The Euroclad Team is devoted to giving you the best possible experience when buying your windows and doors. All of our departments work together and are vital to our operations. From the sales associates ensuring that you get the custom product of your dreams, to […]

It’s the topic that’s on everyone’s mind (and social media page!): CLIMATE CHANGE. You might be thinking “What can I do to help the environment?” well, you’re in luck! Upgrading your home to make it more energy efficient is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, and you can even get awesome rebates when […]

The sun is shinning, the birds are chirping, and we are so excited for spring! It’s a wonderful time of year to get the house cleaned up, the yard back in order, and to get ready for any summer projects you’d like to tackle. The best way to ensure you achieve your summer goals is to […]

The days are getting longer, and after a long winter the snow is melting – which means spring cleaning is on the way! Spring is a very important time for your windows and doors, and what you do in spring can add years of life to them. Whether it’s the cold weather, the snow, or […]

Make Your Home Irish Green

March 6th, 2020

Net Zero Homes of the Future When we talk green, we’re talking energy efficiency.  On this St. Patricks day, we are encouraging everyone to do more than dress green, but also take a moment to think about how you can live a greener life through your windows and doors! Curious how can you make that […]

Visit the Showhome at 3354 McKinley Beach Drive, BC. V1V 3G1 A Sustainable Future McKinley Beach is an ever growing community built with sustainability and coexistence with nature as it’s cornerstone principles. With beautiful lake views, plenty of nearby, amenities and of course gorgeous homes it is the pinnacle of Okanagan life that we are […]

At Euroclad we take your requirements for custom windows and doors very seriously, which is why almost all of our windows and doors are built for an easy entrance and exit for Santa. Not only is this convenient, it has actually become quite necessary. Over the last several decades, fireplaces (and therefore chimneys) have been […]

It’s that time of year again! Frost is starting to gather in the morning, the forecast changes daily on whether or not it will snow, and people have started putting on “All I Want For Christmas Is You” on repeat. It seems everyone is getting ready for the winter season. With all the incoming cold […]

DIY Friday: Fall Wreath Ideas

September 23rd, 2019

Most people associate front door wreaths with Christmas – but who’s to say you can only jazz up your front door 1 season of the year? Front doors are meant to be spiced up! From the front door itself, to the matched hardware, to the decorations you add around it – all is important to […]

Now that we’ve hit the end of August, fall is just a few weeks away. As much as it pains us to point this out, winter won’t be far behind. With the change in seasons, also comes a change in weather. There’s no better time to get to work on making sure your windows and […]

The average home will lose about 30% of its heating and cooling due to air leaks in their windows and doors. Air leaks are simply areas that are not sealed well enough, and allow air to move from the inside of your house to the outside, or vice versa. Once you add hot or cold […]

Summer is in the final stages, and in just a few weeks, the kids will be back to school. Unfortunately for the Okanagan, some of our hottest days are still to come. Depending on which way your house faces, you may be getting scorched by the sun in the late morning or mid-afternoon as it […]

Last week we explored the basic ideas behind selection, pricing and value in Buying Windows and Doors from a Big Box Store: Part One. Have a read to catch up of you haven’t read that article already. There are many differences between shopping at a big box store and Euroclad Windows and Doors. This week, […]

At Euroclad Windows and Doors, we see this question pop up everywhere. Believe or not, we use the internet too! In home improvement forums across the globe, we often see people wondering if they can, or should, buy windows and doors from a big box home improvement store. Let’s get this out of the way […]

The Okanagan is a beautiful place, and it’s also home to an extremely unique climate in Canada. It’s not usual to experience extremely dry and hot days during the summer, just like you’d find in a desert. In the winter, snowfall can blanket the area much like it does everywhere else in Canada, especially in […]

With summer in full swing, you may be tired of your patio doors, want a larger opening, or just want a better view. If you’re thinking about it, you’re probably wondering what should you expect to pay for new patio doors? Oh boy – this is a big one. We’ll just get this out of […]

It could be that the neighbourhood kids were playing baseball, perhaps you were moving some heavy furniture, or maybe a big storm put an object in your window that shouldn’t be there – either way, you now have a broken window! The repair will vary depending on the age of your window, but we’re going […]

At Euroclad Windows and Doors we talk a lot about improving your entryway with a big beautiful front door focal point. What we don’t often talk about is one of the many reasons you have a door on your home in the first place: security. Undeniably an exterior door on your home has many benefits; […]

Euroclad is a custom window and door manufacturer, and we get a lot of questions about wood and vinyl windows. Do wood or vinyl windows last longer? Which one will match the look of the house better? And most often, which one offers the best price or value? Euroclad has supplied windows for almost every […]

If you’ve been door shopping, or if you’re considering it, you probably know there are a variety of options available to you. Most people will focus on the type of door, like a wood, metal or fiberglass material. Others will concern themselves with choosing the right transoms and sidelights. Many people don’t consider whether they […]

Euroclad is a custom window and door manufacturer, and we talk a lot about exterior products on our website, but the truth is you spend most of your time looking at our interior products. When you think about it, you may only have a few exterior doors but you could have a dozen or more […]

When looking for the perfect window and door replacement for your home, you’ll probably be looking at local window and door companies in Kelowna. Once you find these companies, what should you be looking for? What makes a good replacement? Fear not! Whether you choose Euroclad Windows and Doors or another quality manufacturer, we want […]

Buying a brand new set of custom windows is a great feeling. Once you have them all installed, you may think they’re a little naked without some window coverings. Or perhaps you didn’t get new windows, but you’d like to freshen up the ones you have. Window coverings not only help you control the amount […]

New windows, especially well-built and great looking windows, are going to cost a few dollars to buy and install. We’ve covered the topic in various ways before, including in our article How Much Do Replacement Windows Cost. We’ve also explored how energy efficient windows can affect the price, and the different type of window cladding […]

There’s nothing more annoying than a door that just doesn’t close properly. Usually the trouble will lead to doors getting slammed, locks not working properly, or damage to the locking mechanism trying to force things to work. The good news is that the door itself is rarely the problem. Most of the issues are hardware […]

  At Euroclad Windows and Doors, we get a lot of questions about our products, and especially what’s possible in relation to our products and your home. We love the questions, because it gives us a chance to really show you how beautiful and flexible our products are. We can do just about anything, and […]

Finding the perfect window for each room can be difficult. Should you put in a big bay window, or something with a little more privacy? Will a casement window work better than a double hung – or should the window even open at all? When looking at the type of windows you need, it’s important […]

One of the worst things that can happen to a homeowner is to find out there’s water getting in to your home through doors, windows, walls, or the foundation. The unwanted water can cause panic, fear, and the realization that an expensive fix may be needed. First, don’t panic. Although it’s easy to think the […]

Your main entry door is so much more than just a way to get in and out of your house, your door is also a major part of your home’s curb appeal. The obvious way to get more out of your entryway is to install a glorious new door that fits your homes style and […]

When it comes time to update your sliding patio doors, you may be wondering if you can do something just a little bit different, or if you’re stuck with simply replacing sliding doors. While sliding doors are the most popular type of patio door, this is mostly due to their price and availability, as they […]

When purchasing new windows and doors, the products will often come with some type of warranty. Warranties can be very confusing about what they cover, and what they don’t. It would be amazing if there was a simple, easy to understand warranty that covered everything, but it most cases it’s a little more complicated. Even […]

When purchasing new windows or replacement windows for you home, you may be looking to save as much money as possible. You may even be considering the cheapest possible option for new windows and what that would look like for your home. Cheapest usually means the lowest possible price for a product, and this is […]

Wooden windows may sound like a relic of the past, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Just because wooden windows are timeless doesn’t mean they’re stuck in time. Today’s wooden windows can have a modern look, a classic look, and anything in between. If you’re considering new windows for your home, there are […]

When buying a quality new door, whether it’s a beautiful new exterior door or a more modest interior bedroom door, there are a few things that can happen during installation that can cause problems. However, by planning carefully and following the manufacturers directions, your install should go smoothly. If you’re looking to go the easy […]

It may be hard to see it right now, but spring is just around the corner – and that means the time for having guests over on your patio isn’t far away either. If you’re considering sprucing up your outdoor space, you’ll want to check out the different types of patio doors available today. A […]

When it comes to the windows and doors in your home, your choice can greatly impact how your home looks. Many people only consider architecture, stonework, or siding when thinking about the look of their home, but windows and doors are just as vital. There’s a big difference between a modern looking door, a classic […]

Insulation of your house is a key component to keeping the right temperature in your home. You may already know that how well something will insulate is generally measured in r-value, and that most objects in your home that stand between you and the great outdoors have an r-value assigned to them. Windows are no […]

Window screens are a part of your windows that you may not think about until you need to use or replace them. Window screens can be made of many different materials, colours, and they can function completely differently depending on the type of window you have! Screens are vital for letting fresh air in your […]

Dormer windows are quite popular in many homes. Dormers can be used to add some living space to your attic floor, but sometimes they’re used to just dress up the exterior of the home. When they’re simply added for visuals but they don’t actually add space, they’re called “false dormers”. Even if they’re just for […]

Which Way Should a Door Swing?

January 11th, 2019

Most people don’t think about which way a door should swing, unless it was installed wrong. After all, doors usually just work and you don’t need to think much about them. At Euroclad windows and doors, we spend a lot of time thinking about which way a door will swing, as it can greatly affect […]

Happy new year! It’s 2019, and as we look forward to the new year ahead, you may have made a few resolutions you’re going to try and work at. Some of these resolutions may be to save money, help with climate change, take better care of your family, or to simply promise to take better […]

At Euroclad Windows and Doors we’re proud to work with local home builders to provide them with a quality product that will last for decades. We often ask our customers what we can do to serve them better, as we know we can always continually improve our products and experience. Okanagan Glacier Homes, one of […]

When looking to protect your business and employees, hollow metal fire-rated doors can often be the difference between a small inconvenience, and one that gets out of hand quickly. Not only are these doors extremely practical, in most cases they’re actually required. We’ve discussed how complicated and wide-ranging various building codes are previously, so we […]

Hydraulic Server Windows are an easy way to create a large open space without removing an entire wall. These windows are perfect for residential and commercial applications where you need a large area to open easily and beautifully. At Euroclad Windows and Doors we’re happy to offer many different solutions to our clients so they […]

The best part about Euroclad being a custom window and door manufacturer, is that we see a lot of different homes and businesses that require all kinds of solutions. Sometimes the solution is just one that is designed to add beauty, other times is absolutely necessary to function as required. Oversized swing doors fit into […]

At Euroclad, we’re proud to offer some of the most beautiful custom windows and doors for our residential clients. Our reputation has long been built on providing a quality product that looks great and performs even better. If you’re curious about our work, check out our Facebook page for some of the latest custom products […]

Server-Folding Window This beautiful server-folding window is custom built in our production facility at Euroclad Windows & Doors in Kelowna. Euroclad is proud to offer many custom variations; including (but not limited to!) the types of glass, the hardware, the frame, the number of folding panels and even the wood used to build the panels. Not […]

All doors are not created equal. You probably know you generally get what you pay for, but what you may not be aware of is that the top exterior door manufacturers are putting together some really solid products at prices that will work for any budget. At Euroclad, we build custom doors and windows, and […]

  Server-Awning Window This beautiful server-awing window is custom built in our production facility at Euroclad Windows & Doors in Kelowna. Euroclad is proud to offer many custom variations; including (but not limited to!) the types of glass, the hardware, the frame and even the wood. Not only are the window variations endless, but the install […]

Euroclad Folding Wall System The dynamic Euroclad Folding Wall system allows you to easily bring the outdoors in effortlessly combining your living spaces.  The Euroclad Folding Wall is custom designed to meet each design need, contact our Sales Representative to create your own vision.       

Housing starts building momentum – Kelowna News – Housing starts building momentum by Contributed – Story: 73732 Apr 11, 2012 / 9:11 am Housing starts were up in Kelowna for March compared to the same month last year. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) reports 44 Kelowna area housing starts for March compared to […]

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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release 2011ENER0010-000348 April 6, 2011 Ministry of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Housing Increased home efficiency rebates help families save VICTORIA – In partnership with BC Hydro and FortisBC, the Province of British Columbia is extending and improving its popular LiveSmart BC: Efficiency Incentive Program, where homeowners can receive […]

Westbank & District Chamber of Commerce – Key Business Awards Key Business Awards Finalists SUPPORT AND HELPS TO CELEBRATE THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY !! Lake Okanagan Resort, West Kelowna, March 5, 2011 And the Finalists are….. Business Beautification – Bylands Garden CentreMetallic GardensMission Hill Family Estate WineryRCMP Building Community Social Development – CIBCBonfire […]

Real Estate forecast by Contributed – Story: 60362 Feb 25, 2011 / 5:00 am Real Estate forecast for 2011 revised upward Sales expected to rebound in 2012 – prices continue to rise. There are good things on the horizon for the Canadian real estate market. At least, so say the latest industry forecasts, which […]

Housing market trending upward in 2011 – Kelowna News – by Castanet Staff – Story: 58249Nov 15, 2010 / 5:30 pm Kelowna area housing starts and sales of existing homes are forecast to move higher in 2011, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) Fall 2010 Kelowna Housing Market Outlook Report. “Demand for […]