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How to avoid damaging water infiltration
Water damage can easily turn into a terrible nightmare like this: Melanie Smith of Toronto says she woke up one morning to an inch of water across her basement floor. This catastrophe was not part of her weekend plans, nor were the hours of clean-up and repair that were needed. Many of her treasured possessions could not be replaced. Some of the risks of water infiltration, however, can be prevented. Regular inspection and rigourous maintenance of the roof, gutters and foundation will give you the best protection since problems usually start in those areas. Read More...
How to avoid expensive roof repairs
Canada's harsh weather can take its toll on your home. Year after year, the wind, rain, snow, ice and blistering sun take years off your home's life. It's no wonder that the aging process is most noticeable and expensive on the area that suffers the most – your roof. Read More...
Renovations for home energy savings
There is an ever growing importance of sustainable living due to the harsh realities being experienced by our planet earth. For those who dream of a greener home to help save costs and the earth, the solution is not far away. Homeowners can turn their current home into an ideal energy efficient, utility saving, sustainable haven with some smart renovations. Read More...
5 benefits of adding a skylight to your home
Of all the nations in the world, Canadians should be especially in love with skylights. Confined as we are to our buildings for so many months of the year, we rarely get enough sunshine and fresh air in our lives. Skylights offer a variety of benefits to both your home and your health. Not only do they add an impressive focal element to a room and brightness to your home, but they can improve energy efficiency and even have a positive physical and psychological impact. Read More...
Optimize Your Air Conditioning System
Switching your thermostat from “heat” to “cool” is usually a sign that summer is fast approaching and it is time to start thinking about your central air conditioning system. While a yearly check-up is best left to a qualified contractor, there are some things homeowners can do to avoid an ill–timed malfunction of their central air conditioning system... Read More...
Keep the spring thaw outside where it belongs
After winter's long deep freeze, most of us look forward to warmer spring weather and longer hours of sunshine. But not all aspects of spring are as pleasant. Melting snow can spell trouble, leading to leaky roofs and ice build-up. Read More...
How to reap the benefits of an energy-efficient home
Did you know that you're just an afternoon away from saving money on your utility bills? Take on a few easy DIY projects this weekend and you'll get immediate savings, while making your home more comfortable and environmentally friendly for the long term. Now is the perfect time to improve your home's energy efficiency for a warm and comfortable winter inside. Read More...
Is it Time For a Roof Replacement? What to look for...
Most homeowners hate when it comes time to spend the money and replace their roof... Most of us would rather splurge on new floors or a bathroom reno, something we can "ooh" and "aah" at the sight of. But, the fact is, your roof is Read More...