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Happy Holidays from the Fasada Family

From the entire team here at Fasada, we’d like to wish you all the best during the holidays.

Wherever you plan on celebrating the season, we hope it’s full of family, friends, and love.

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is coming to a close. It seems like only yesterday we published our first blog of the year.

So before saying goodbye to 2018 and welcoming 2019, let’s take a look back at the blogs which connected with our customers the most.

February: 2018 Windows and Door Trends

If you transformed your doors and windows in 2018, chances are you probably brought the year’s hottest décor trends to your home.

And for those of you who kept things the same, here’s a recap of what you missed:

  • Windows: It was all about modern and minimal. Ornate, fancy windows were replaced by a “back-to-basics” design that focused on sharp lines and black tones
  • Doors: Big, bold, brash, and statement-making. Brass finishes, larger-than-normal doors, and even smart locks to showcase a home’s personality before setting foot inside

In case you missed it the first time, take another look at 2018’s window and door trends.

Wondering what 2019 has in store for windows and doors? Here’s a sneak peek:

  • Blue (yes, blue) front doors
  • Blinds inspired by nature
  • Coloured windows

April: The Myths and Facts Behind Window Shutters

Since 1999, we’ve heard the same misconceptions when it comes to window shutters:

  • Anyone can install them without experience
  • They don’t allow much light to enter a room
  • They age the appearance of a home
  • They’re too expensive

In April, we separated fact from fiction when it comes to window shutters.

Nobody really knows where or how these myths came to be. But what’s for certain is many people believe them.

And if you happen to think the same way about window shutters, take a look at this helpful infographic to get the real scoop.

August: Bay vs. Bow Windows

It’s easy to confuse bay windows with bow windows (and vice versa) because they’re both:

  • Similar in name and appearance
  • Elegant
  • Stately
  • Great for letting in plenty of light

So in August, we explained the differences between the two.
In short:

  • Bay windows: Usually have 3-4 windows with a flat front that’s affixed in place, while the side windows are angled and can open up to a variety of angles
  • Bow windows: Can have 4, 5, or even 6 individual openings (called “lites”). These openings are curved; the same size, and operate the same way

If you’re thinking of updating your windows in 2019, compare bay windows vs. bow windows to help you get exactly what you want.

September: 5 Signs Your Sliding Patio Doors Need to Be Replaced

It’s December. It’s winter. One of the furthest things on your mind is the condition of your sliding patio doors.

Once spring rolls around, you may wonder if they need to be replaced. If you aren’t sure, these 5 signs can tell you:

  • Noisy operation
  • Moisture
  • Drafts
  • Difficult to open and close
  • Outdated appearance

Finally, here’s a snippet of what’s expected to be popular for sliding patio doors in 2019 based on trends from Rouge Lime Paris and Galesburg:

  • Floor-to-ceiling glass
  • Black frames
  • Bringing in maximum sunlight

November: Get Your Doors and Windows Ready for Winter

Although the first day of winter isn’t actually here, we’ve already had heavy snow and cold temperatures in Oakville and surrounding areas.

In case you missed it the first time, here are some easy-to-follow tips to ensure your doors and windows are ready for winter.

Even though it’s the busy holiday season, you don’t need to spend too much time or money on these winterization tasks.

Thanks for a Great 2018!

Thank you for choosing Fasada for all your door and window needs. From sales to service and installation, it’s been our privilege to serve you.

2019, marks our 20th anniversary and we can’t wait to see what the year brings!

Have a fantastic Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year’s celebration.

And remember, you can contact us anytime with your questions, comments, or to request a quote.

Come visit us in Oakville for windows and doors to make your home more attractive, functional, efficient and secure, and window coverings to make every room warmer and more comfortable.

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