Archives for Home Maintenance

Insulating a Garage Door and Getting Weed-Free Flagstones

Your questions on insulating garage doors to make the garage a warmer place in your home and obtaining weed-free flagstones answered! Making sure you take the time to properly plan out your projects, and using the proper materials are important to success. For answers and tips, click here.  
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Maintained fences make happy homeownwers and neighbours

NationalPost.com, Maintained fences make happy homeownwers and neighbours by Mike Holmes. October 9th, 2018. Your outdoor structures need as much preventive maintenance and care as the rest of your home does. Many homeowners think of structures like fences and sheds as replaceable, when they are anything but. You need to maintain them. Any structures that fall into a state of disrepair aren’t just an eye sore, they could be a safety hazard! On the positive side, well-maintained outdoor structures can provide overall value to your home, so it pays to do the upkeep. Your fence works overtime: it provides privacy
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Safety Tool kit for DIY Renovation Projects

Tackling a DIY home renovation or project? Being prepared and having the proper protective gear is the first place to start. No matter the project size, you should always be wearing the appropriate protective gear! Click here for a safety tool kit for your DIY projects.  
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Keys to a high-performance home

  A high performance home isn’t just energy efficient. It provides a healthier environment for you and your family. Turn your attention to durability, value and health. But how is this done? When the home is built to be air tight, you need a method of cycling in fresh outdoor air, while exhausting the warm, moist air generated in your home by living in it (especially in kitchens and bathrooms). Enter the Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) which adjusts the temperature of the outdoor air to match your home, while expelling the moist indoor air. An HRV doesn’t perform the function
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Getting Your Pool Ready for the Summer

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get your pool ready, if you haven’t yet! From opening your pool for the season to monthly pool maintenance, you’re covered with this checklist. Click here for the Pool Maintenance Guide.  
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Wiring work requires connection with electrical experts

If your home needs electrical work it’s best to call on a professional to get things done. Inspecting and preforming wiring on your own can be quite dangerous. Though bringing in a licensed electrician comes with a bit of a price tag, it will give you peace of mind regarding the safety of you and your home. Click here to learn more.   
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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring is finally here and that means there’s some work to be done to the interior and exterior of your home! Making sure your roof, windows, chimney, foundation and walls are in good condition and haven’t been damaged during the winter season is very important. Click here for Spring Home Maintenance tips.  
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Spring is here, bring on the Mudroom!

Though the people of Ottawa are thrilled to see the beginnings of a sleepy Spring take place (and the snow melt), they are less thrilled with the mess it brings into their homes. A well-designed mudroom can help limit the slushy, muddy mess and keep your home cleaner and fresher. Click here for tips on creating a high-functioning mudroom.  
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