Check out our articles on how to prepare your home properly for winter or spring as well as how to maintain your front door, patio door and windows all year long. Because we know there is nothing like good maintenance to prolong the life cycle of these products (and also get rid of annoying ladybugs).

Cleaning the windows in your home

Cleaning the windows in your home

Cleaning and maintaining windows can become a real chore when the opening and closing mechanism is complex. At Vaillancourt Doors and Windows, our windows are designed to make life easy for you; regardless of the window type, manoeuvring panels is a breeze! By maintaining your windows on a regular basis, you’ll prolong their life and ensure they remain sparkling and beautiful for many years to come.

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Securing Your Doors and Windows

Securing Your Doors and Windows

Ah, summer vacation… Who doesn’t get excited at the prospect of getting away from it all and exploring the rest of Quebec, Canada or even the world? However, returning home only to discover that you were the victim of a break-in or theft while you were away can bring a quick end to the joys of vacation. It only takes a few seconds for a burglar to gain access to your home. Doors and windows are the usual targets: all it takes is a crowbar or screwdriver and one person with bad intentions. If you are looking to secure all entry points into your house, the main objective is to place more barriers to slow a person down: when breaking in, time is of the essence, and a door or window that is difficult to open can be enough to dissuade a would-be intruder. The following are some tips for securing your doors and windows before you head off on vacation.

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3 reasons to perform window maintenance

3 reasons to perform window maintenance

Replacing your windows is a major investment in your home. To get the most out of this investment over time, it’s important to keep up when it comes to window maintenance: experts recommend performing maintenance on your windows at least twice a year. Proper maintenance not only ensures that you continue enjoying your beautiful view, it keeps your windows operating properly and extends their useful life.

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4 maintenance tips for extending the life of your doors and windows

4 maintenance tips for extending the life of your doors and windows

Under normal conditions, the lifespan of your doors and windows—depending on the materials used—can be upwards of 20 years or even longer. Realistically, the average consumer will therefore purchase new doors and windows once or twice during their lifetime. This makes it important to choose a manufacturer that offers quality products that are durable and energy efficient and come with an appropriate warranty reflecting their long lifespan. Keeping them clean and performing basic maintenance also helps to extend their useful life. Here are four valuable tips covering the tasks we recommend incorporating into your annual routine.

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Ladybugs: Welcome guests or annoying pests?

Ladybugs: Welcome guests or annoying pests?

Every spring and fall, ladybugs become a topic of conversation. This is because they can amass by the hundreds on the walls, doors and windows of our homes. Some of them even find their way indoors. Why are they there, and how do we get rid of them?

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Getting your home ready for spring

Getting your home ready for spring

As spring puts out its feelers, many of us start watching our yards excitedly for the patches of green that inevitably appear as the snow begins to retreat. However, this can also lead to disappointment when we see any damage caused by the snow and cold. No need to panic! Your property can be restored to its usual springtime splendour within a single weekend. And the sooner you roll up your sleeves, the more time you’ll have later to enjoy the beautiful weather!

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Three ways to maintain your front and patio doors

Three ways to maintain your front and patio doors

We use them at least twice a day, which is reason enough to make sure they stay in good working conditions for as long as possible. Whether it’s your patio door or your front door, maintenance is quite simple. Follow these tips based on the kind of door you need to maintain.

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Get your doors and windows ready for winter

Get your doors and windows ready for winter

Winter is even lovelier when you can count on the heat and comfort of your home. But to ensure your well-being throughout the cold season, some preparations are essential. Follow our advice to take advantage of the effectiveness of your doors and windows!

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