For many, window blind and window grid installation has become a necessity in the years since the recession.
But the technology has evolved since then and the industry is now adapting to the changing landscape.
“We’ve gone from having windows that were just hanging in our living rooms to being able to have windows that are at least a couple of feet from our front doors,” said Paul LeBlanc, a retired air-conditioning technician in Edmonton.
“In the last 10 to 15 years, you can do more than one of them.”
The industry has made a lot of progress in the last few years and LeBlan says he’s never seen anything like the success he has.
“This is just a phenomenal opportunity to have a full-fledged multi-use indoor environment, and you can go from there to be able to go to work in the office, go to the gym, go back to the backyard and do a lot more outdoor activities,” he said.
In many ways, window grid systems are a modern evolution of what was done in the 1800s and ’20s.
“It’s about being able take your space, your time, your privacy, and put it on your wall,” said LeBlanch.
“And I think that’s something that a lot people have been missing.”
“Window blinds were the way to go”For the last decade or so, the industry has been slowly transitioning from a closed system where windows were closed at night, to having windows open at night,” said Tim Kocher, the vice-president of business development at LeBlanco Systems Inc. in Toronto.”
You could have a window blind, and that was pretty much a closed door, or you could have windows on either side, and then there was a window grid,” he explained.”
Then you could move to a window that was open during the day, and on a window wall, and so on.
“But in the past, that’s not always the case.”
Kocher said he’s seen a lot in the industry of people saying, ‘we’ll never go back, we’ll never use windows,’ but they’re not really thinking through what it is that they’re doing.””
It was very much a way of allowing people to be their own space.”
Kocher said he’s seen a lot in the industry of people saying, ‘we’ll never go back, we’ll never use windows,’ but they’re not really thinking through what it is that they’re doing.
“A lot of times when people say, ‘I’ve never used windows,’ they’re actually using windows that have been left in their homes,” he added.
“And in that case, they’re leaving those windows in their home, because they don’t know if they can use them at night.
And they can’t see what they’re going to be seeing.”
Koskinen, the former owner of the Canadian Tire Centre, said it was only a matter of time before people were willing to take a window into their own home, and he’s glad they’re finally starting to see the benefits of using windows to open and close.
“People are taking advantage of it,” he told CBC News.
“They are opening windows, opening them during the night and closing them during day.
It’s not just an old-fashioned window that’s going to keep it shut.””
I think it’s going from being a tool of the elite to being a real asset to the public,” said Kochel.
“So, the next time you have a problem that you want to solve, it’s really important to have the ability to make that solution yourself.”
Kohl, who works for a commercial real estate agency in Toronto, says people are starting to look at the advantages of using window blinders as a last resort in their own homes.
“There’s some advantages that come with it,” she said.
“You have to have those windows open, you have to be out at least three times a day, you need to have these things.”
“You can have your privacy back, you get a good night’s sleep, and at the end of the day you can have the best of both worlds.”
The window grid system can be found at many different hardware stores, including Home Depot, Home Depot Supercenters, and Home Depot Express, according to the company’s website.
For more information on the technology, check out this guide to windows.