Vacation season is also one of the busiest time for burglaries. Houses are empty, the residents are on vacation and mailboxes are overflowing. Add a poorly lit property or keys under the doormat and breaking in becomes child’s play. Secure windows and doors can make a big difference. To ensure you can go worry free into your next vacation we have put together a few ways to keep your home safe:
Over 40 % of burglaries fail due to added security measures. If a thief is unable to enter your home within the first 3- 5 minutes they will give up and move on.
Contact HELT to review your security options on your windows and doors at 905-397-5050
Aluminium is gaining popularity across all areas in residential home construction in part to new innovations. One of these areas is garage doors and the reasons for it are obvious :
The most popular version at HELT are aluminium garage doors as roller doors. This technology is similar to roll-up shutters and a popular style from Europe. The benefit of a roller door is that it takes up a lot less ceiling space in your garage. The entire door rolls into a box that is mounted right above the opening on either the outside or inside of your garage, which gives it a clean and elegant look. This technology also reduces the noise significantly as the door rolls up into the box.
Thinking of a Roller Door for your Garage? Then contact HELT for your free estimate at
Strength, Style and Security
Aluminium Windows have only recently found their way into the residential housing market and they are here to stay. Thanks to innovative technology that now makes aluminium frames at times more energy efficient than other types of windows, aluminium products are gaining massive popularity.
But what makes aluminium windows so unique and are they right for you home ?
Size does matter
Thanks to their strength aluminium windows and doors are perfect for oversized openings. If you can dream it, it can be build. With their strength they don’t need reinforcement thus their frames are typically thinner, giving it a cleaner more modern look.
Keeping it warm
Modern aluminium frames are thermally broken with vinyl, making them energy efficient. Some companies, including HELT, offer aluminium frames that also have a foam insulation injected into the thermal break. This drastically reduces heat-loss creating an energy efficient window that can even be used in a net-zero or ICF home.
All the colour of the Rainbow
HELT aluminium window and door frames have a powder-coated finish and are available in every RAL colour on the market. On top of that you can choose from glossy to fine structured finishes. The powder-coating process offers several outstanding results to the finished product. It makes the colours fade-resistant, robust, highly weather-resistant and easy to clean.
Clear lines and white cubes - the new trend in living is simpler. Architecture shows itself clearer and geometric. Windows and entrance doors become an integral part of the design.
Compared to the colonial or traditional style, there is less attention to colours, details and decorations in minimalism. Both the interior and exterior follow a more clear line and are reduced to the basic. With a sensory overload through social media, smartphones and advertisements in our daily lives, we long for peace and clarity when coming home. But even in minimalism it is important not to forget to infuse it with your own style.
Large glass surfaces and and smooth facades
Simple and clean architecture is the main feature. Large window systems are used deliberately to extend the living space outward. Here innovative and high-quality windows give you the option to use oversized window fronts and lift and slide patio systems without impacting the energy efficiency of your home. Expansive living spaces are considered a luxury these days, however with the targeted use of glass you can at least create an expended illusion.
The entrance door becomes a design element
Clear form, simple colours like black, white or grey and the use of high-quality materials are also a popular option with entrance doors. However some other important factors to consider when finding the right door are security, energy efficiency and sound insulation. As with interior doors the trend is more towards smooth, full doors with a bigger sidelight. A frameless side especially, integrates nicely into the facade of the house while underlining the clearness of the architecture.
Finding your own style
At first sight these guidelines may seem strict, it is still important to find and express your own individuality. Although simple colours like beige, grey, white or black may be the front runners when it comes to simpler design, there is nothing that speaks against adding individual colour accents. The same goes for adding furniture. You want to keep clarity and openness throughout the space but does not mean you have to forgo the use of decorative pieces.
The only rule to remember is: Less is more.
Good ventilation in your home is good for both your house and your health both during summer and winter. It doesn’t hurt to have the right technique for the best effect. So here are three tips to air out your home effectively.
1. Did you know that a 3 person household can collect up to 10 Litres of humidity. To remove humidity it’s recommended to air out your home at least 3 times per day. You should ventilate your bedroom right after waking up in the morning. This will help remove humidity that has collected over night in your air, furniture and walls. Also don’t forget to ventilate after a shower, bath, cooking or washing your floors.
2. Keep your doors to cooler rooms like your basement closed. This way you avoid warm and humid air from settling down on cold walls and windows and creating mildew.
3. The most effective way to air out your home is to open windows on opposing ends of your house to create a draft and let the air move easily through your entire home. In the winter time 5 minutes three times a day is enough.