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As your trusted window replacement and installation specialists in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, RetroTeck Window Mfg. Ltd. enjoys educating customers through helpful tips and information in our blog. We encourage you to check this page often to see our latest blog posts.

  • 20/02/2018
    Tips for Do-it-Yourself Patio Door Repairs

    When something breaks around the house, it becomes very clear that there are two different kinds of people in the world: people who call “the guy” to have it repaired, and those who hunker down and get ready to get their hands dirty. We here at RetroTeck Window Mfg. Ltd. know what it takes to take it upon yourself to repair your patio doors. Let our team of trained experts walk you through the process of fixing and replacing your patio door in Vancouver.

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  • 15/01/2018
    4 Maintenance Tips for Aluminum Windows

    Aluminum windows are a great option for most homes. They’re light, durable, and easy to install. That doesn’t mean that they don’t require some maintenance every once in a while though. To keep your windows looking great and to extend their lives, proper cleaning is essential. Although cleaning your windows should be a part of your regular home-maintenance routine, at least once a year you should also do a deep clean to make sure there isn’t any lurking grime that will damage your window in the long run. If you have the kind of aluminum windows that can have a screen in the summer and window in the winter, doing a deep clean when you change is a great idea.

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  • 18/10/2017
    Benefits of Using a Professional for Window Installations

    DIY may be all the rage these days, but when it comes to window installations in Vancouver homes, you may want to think twice. Improperly installed windows may not be noticeable at first glance but they can lead to an assortment of problems that are costly to repair and inconvenient in a number of other ways. New windows are an investment, and as such they should be protected. Ensuring they’re properly installed is the first and most crucial way you can do so.

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  • 18/08/2017
    Tips for Measuring Your Windows Before Shopping for Replacements

    New windows are a smart investment for a number of reasons. They can keep out drafts, reduce your energy costs and improve the appearance of your home both inside and out. But before you start shopping around, it’s important to take careful measurements so your replacement windows will fit perfectly inside your home whether you’re in Vancouver, Victoria, Burnaby, Surrey or somewhere in between. Keep reading to learn more.

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  • 02/08/2017
    The Anatomy of a Window

    Windows are designed so that we’ll look right through them, without really noticing them at all. At least until it comes time to replace or repair them. It’s only then that you might stop to consider the anatomy of the windows inside your home or business.

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  • 24/07/2017
    What Are The Major Benefits of Using Aluminum Windows?

    Consumers in Vancouver are faced with more choice than ever before. People like to say that variety is the spice of life but the truth is, it can be overwhelming. And choosing your windows is no different. Do you go for aesthetics? Simple functionality? Why not both? Aluminum windows can help you strike a balance between beautiful design and pure functionality. Keep reading to learn more about all the benefits aluminum offers.

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  • 06/07/2017
    When to Use Vinyl Windows

    When it comes to your Vancouver home or business, you want to make sure you get everything just right. Choosing your windows is a decision that you’ll have to live with for a long time so it’s natural to want to select the right framing material for your needs. Maybe you’ve got your eye on vinyl windows but you’re not sure it’s the right choice. Keep reading to learn when vinyl is the best option.

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  • 30/06/2017
    Let Your Windows do the Talking with These Design Tips

    Windows are not simply functional aspects of your home. They’re an integral part of the decor, from the way they display the landscape to the light they bring into the house. If you have a decent view or a good source of natural light, consider making your window the focal point of your room.

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  • 20/06/2017
    5 DIY Cleaning Solutions You’ve Just Got to Try on Your Windows

    Whether you live in Burnaby, Victoria, Surrey, North Vancouver or somewhere in between, the clearer the windows the better the view! Keep your glass surfaces clean and spotless with these easy window sprays you can make at home with simple ingredients you probably already have around the house. Check out the recipes below and mix your way to brighter, clearer windows today.

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  • 02/06/2017
    ​How to Size Your Replacement Windows

    Whether it’s as part of a renovation project, or as a result of accidental damage, most homeowners in Vancouver will have to get replacement windows at some point or another. And you can view replacement windows as an unwanted expense or as the perfect opportunity to upgrade the look of your home. And anyone getting replacement windows in Vancouver has probably wondered, do they have to be the same size as the original windows? Keep reading to find out.

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  • 19/05/2017
    What To Do About Frost Inside Windows

    Is your home unable to keep the winter weather where it belongs—outside? If you often wake up to frost on the inside of your windows, you’ll want to keep reading!

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  • 05/05/2017
    6 Tips to Help You Prepare for the Installation of Replacement Windows

    Having new windows installed can be a major disruption. But it doesn’t have to be. Keep reading for six tips that will help you prepare your Vancouver home or business for the installation of replacement windows so you can have a pain-free appointment.

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  • 21/04/2017
    Eco-Friendly Windows for Your Vancouver Home

    Eco-friendly house care is becoming a preoccupation for many homeowners today. Harsh chemicals are not only a problem for the environment; they can also put your family’s health at risk.

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  • 31/03/2017
    Can windows crack from low temperatures?

    The Pacific Northwest offers some of the country’s most beautiful views, but its coastal climate can sometimes be unforgiving, particularly in the wintertime. Hail, freezing rain, fluctuating temperatures, etc., can all negatively impact the structural integrity of your windows. If you’re a homeowner in Vancouver, Victoria, Surrey, Burnaby or similar region, you’ll want to invest in windows that are large enough to admire those breathtaking vistas without compromising on durability.

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  • 23/03/2017
    How to Deal With Broken Windows

    When you come home to a broken window it’s important to take precautions. If you suspect that there may be an intruder inside your home, call the police right away and wait for help to arrive. No matter what the cause of the damage, you need to take steps to restore your home’s security as quickly as possible.

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  • 17/03/2017
    Commercial Windows in Vancouver

    Commercial window projects in Vancouver are not one-size-fits-all. Every building has its own unique requirements.

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  • 04/01/2017
    When it comes to new and replacement windows in Burnaby and the Lower Mainland, we have all your needs covered at RetroTeck Window

    Visit our RetroTeck Window showroom in Burnaby and let us help you find the perfect residential, office or commercial windows for your Burnaby and Lower Mainland project.

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  • 20/12/2016
    New Home Windows in Vancouver

    So, you’ve had your new home windows installed in Vancouver. 

    What better way to highlight them than to decorate them for the holiday season?

    It’s hard to imagine a cozier feeling than pulling into your driveway after a long day at work and having a warm holiday display greet you through your living room windows in Vancouver—or having joyful window decorations bring smiles to your guests’ faces at family gatherings. And the kids will love helping you put them together!

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  • 01/06/2016
    7 Tell-Tale Signs It Is Time to Replace Your Home Windows

    Windows are one of the most prominent features of every Vancouver home. They look out on the whole neighbourhood and are the first thing that people notice about your abode. The condition that they’re in speaks volumes. Keep reading for seven tell-tale signs that it’s time for some new home windows.

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  • 01/05/2016
    Come and Visit Our Brand New Showroom for Nanaimo Windows

    RetroTeck is proud to announce that our Nanaimo showroom is now open! You’ll discover a wide assortment of windows and doors for every style at our new location on 1622 Northfield Road in Nanaimo. Whether you need commercial windows, home windows or replacement windows, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at RetroTeck Nanaimo.

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  • 01/04/2016
    Why Choose French Doors For Your Home?

    Are you considering replacement doors in your home? Not sure what type to install? Whether you’re considering interior or exterior doors, the benefits of French doors are abundant.

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  • 01/04/2016
    How to Use Old Window Frames for DIY Home Décor

    Have you recently had replacement windows installed in your home? Don’t throw out those old window frames. They’re far from junk!

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  • 01/03/2016
    What Should You Look For When Buying New Commercial Glass Windows?

    Having new commercial windows installed for your business, high-rise, apartment or condo in Vancouver is a huge undertaking. That’s why choosing the right commercial window contractors is critical to achieve the longevity, cost effectiveness and quality you want from your investment.

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  • 01/03/2016
    Different Sliding Door Options For Your Patio

    When you’re looking for replacement doors for your patio the choices can seem a little overwhelming. The first thing you need to consider is the amount of space you have available. Can the room accommodate hinged doors that swing open?

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  • 01/02/2016
    How to Kid-Proof Your Windows in Surrey, British Columbia

    Modern suburbia comes with a plethora of comforts. You live in a safe area where your children can play in the backyard. You live near people who share your needs and experiences. You have a large, beautiful home with more than enough room for your treasures, living or otherwise.

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  • 01/01/2016
    Burglar Proof Your Glass Windows in Vancouver

    You installed large glass windows because they brought sunlight and visual appeal into your building. People within can enjoy the view, and they will feel happier because they get to soak up more vitamin D; making glass windows ideal for your home or business.

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  • 01/12/2015
    Dress Up Your Home with 9 DIY Holiday Window Décor Ideas

    Don’t you love this time of year? People all over Burnaby start to get festive and decorate their homes in anticipation of the holiday season. Aluminum windows, replacement windows, retrofit windows, vinyl windows…all windows like to get dressed up for the holidays! Get into the holiday spirit with these ideas for festive window décor.

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  • 01/11/2015
    Save Energy (and $$$) This Winter with Retrofit Replacement Windows

    Do you need to get replacement windows before winter comes to Victoria? Are you losing heat to a draft because your windows don’t close properly or need replacing? Don’t wait until spring if it means that you are going to suffer all winter. Keep reading to learn how replacement windows can benefit you!

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  • 01/11/2015
    How to Use Your Windows as a Fire Escape Route in North Vancouver, British Columbia

    When you have children, protecting your family from danger becomes one of your top priorities. From encouraging your child to wear a bike helmet to discussing the importance of wearing a seatbelt, you likely do a lot to keep your child safe. But are you prepared for a fire?

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  • 01/10/2015
    13 Home Upgrades that Reward You in the Long Run

    Do you want to make your home more beautiful and functional than it’s ever been? Do you plan on selling your home sometime in the future? Think about making some upgrades around your home. You will have the opportunity to enjoy it more now, while making it more appealing to potential buyers.

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  • 01/09/2015
    Insider Tips on Choosing the Right Replacement Windows and Doors

    When you're tired of putting up with old, foggy, inefficient windows at home or in your office, you begin to investigate your options more seriously. The same goes for warped, unattractive doors. But with all the products and manufacturers out there, what should you look for? How can you know you're getting a product that lasts?

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  • 01/09/2015
    Through the Looking Glass: The Benefits of Sliding Glass Doors

    Sometimes it might be nice to bring the outdoors in. Whether you’re looking to increase your home’s value or enjoy a better view of the great outdoors, a sliding glass door could be a good solution to your problem.

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  • 01/08/2015
    5 Easy Tips for Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

    If you’re like most of us, your bill tends to spiral upwards during the dead of winter or in the middle of a heat wave each summer. Fortunately, a few simple steps can help you lower those bills each month and eliminate the potential for power bill shock.

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  • 01/08/2015
    Announcing Our New Victoria, BC Showroom!

    RetroTeck is excited to announce the recent opening of our new Victoria, BC showroom, our third convenient location for showcasing our retrofit windows and doors. Our Vancouver Island customers will now have the opportunity to stop in and see the style, finishes, and features of our windows and doors firsthand. The new showroom is conveniently located at #2 - 616 Hillside Avenue, close to Highway 1, offering customers a central location near the heart of Victoria.

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  • 01/07/2015
    Burglar Proof Glass Doors

    You installed sliding glass doors because they brought sunlight and visual appeal into your building. People within can enjoy the view, and they’ll feel happier because they get to soak up more vitamin D; making glass doors ideal for your home or business.

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  • 01/06/2015
    Typecasting Your Windows in Vancouver, British Columbia: How to Know Which Type and Style Suits Your Home

    Typecasting can factor into window choices. Do you find yourself drawn to a particular style and model of window over and over? When you drive through the neighbourhood, do you admire casement windows but find single-hung windows less interesting? If so, you are typecasting your style preference.

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  • 01/05/2015
    Hello Patio: Make the Most of Your Yard this Summer

    The best part of summer is spending time outdoors and enjoying the warm weather with family and friends. When the summer sun calls your name, you can answer it on your own backyard patio.

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  • 01/04/2015
    Window Trim Tips and Tricks: Enhance Your Windows to Beautify Your Room

    When it comes to decorating and designing a home, window trim is often overlooked. Window trim does more than just hide the sides of the windows; it can have a dramatic effect on how the room looks and feels.

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Retroteck Window is your trusted Vancouver area window company specializing in replacement windows, patio doors, aluminum windows, vinyl windows & more. Retroteck Window offers a large selection of quality windows and doors that are all backed by one of the best warranties in the window industry. Choosing replacement windows and doors for your home is a significant investment and we are fully committed to ensuring you receive top quality advice and a seamless installation. We have three convenient showrooms in Burnaby, Nanaimo and Victoria and serve the communities of Surrey, North Vancouver and more. Contact us today online or by phone: 1-866-291-6751.

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