For several decades now, environmental advocates have wished Canadians would spend more on their windows. But the math hasn’t worked out for homeowners. Now, the question of how to move the market upstream has gained new urgency.
A polar vortex brought bitterly cold temperatures to the Pacific Northwest this week, but thanks to the sunny weather through this cold snap, Darryl Zubot of Alberta, Canada was cosy and warm inside his house without needing to fire up a furnace.
The Best Practice Window Replacement Guide applies current building science and best practices to the replacement of windows and doors in wood-frame residential buildings.
Many of us wish we could have a do-over of 2020. It was a doozy. However, as British Columbians look to rebuild the economy and tackle the climate emergency in 2021, we can draw on a few lessons from the past year.
In the face of the pandemic, B.C. businesses have been nimble and innovative (think online sales, curbside pick-up, retooling to address essential needs).
At Westeck, we are very proud of our high performing products and our quality of customer service. We are always delighted when our customers take the time to let us know that we’ve gone above and beyond and exceeded their expectations.
Complex projects — such as deep retrofits of multi-unit residential buildings — can be even more challenging, often resulting in delays and frustration for everyone involved.
Kootenay Boundary regional district launches Build Energy Smart program with new building energy codes becoming mandatory in 2022
The Federal Government’s economic update delivered Monday offers insight into anticipated stimulus spending to address Covid-19 and a green economic recovery.
Another summer in the books. Without a doubt the most unique summer any of us have ever experienced. Finding our way through all the difficulties faced by our industry, and by so many others, has taken a toll on everyone. I have tried to take a break from the news, social media, and the ever present “so how are you managing COVID?” question
Westeck manufactured what it says is the first and only swing solid wood casement Passive House certified window in North America. The company could not reach the final values with solid wood, but found cork to be the “silver bullet.” The author says cork is an excellent insulator and was readily available in the compressed shapes needed and, once laid into the frame and sash, allowed Westeck to achieve Passive House numbers.