Your Home is Your Castle

Tips and Recommendations for your Exterior Windows, Doors, Siding and Accessories


Whoever came up with the line “your home is your castle,” (which dates back to English law from the 1600s) certainly had it right. For most of us our home is a place of pride and peace, a sanctuary where we can raise our families and live our lives in warmth and comfort.

More than that, our homes are often our biggest investment and our biggest financial asset. To the best of our income and ability we want to preserve, protect and enhance our dwellings, both for current comfort and future profit.

Here at Gentek, we’ve spent nearly 50 years manufacturing and distributing  windows, doors, siding and accessories — critical components in a well-maintained home. We’re meticulous about the quality and performance of the products we make and we’re very selective about the people we entrust to install them in your home.

We understand that purchasing our products represents a significant investment, and one you may make only a few times in your life.

You can’t be expected to be an expert on windows and siding, but we want to do everything we can to ensure you make a wise decision when the time is right. That’s why we’re introducing this monthly blog, which will explore a range of need-to-know issues from selecting the right contractor to choosing colours for your home’s window frames, siding and trim.

We hope you will find the information we provide to be valuable, and we welcome your feedback anytime. This blog isn’t our only way of reaching out.

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Thanks for reading, and check back soon for our next blog posting, full of tips on finding the right contractor for your individual needs.