Archives for Home Maintenance

Smart Homes – Risk & Reward

These days everything in your home can be controlled by a single voice command. Weigh the pros and cons before you follow the masses and purchase a smart home device. It’s better to be safe than sorry! Learn More
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Find a Good Contractor

Nobody likes being disappointed. Avoid the headache that comes with finding a reliable contractor to do renovations for your home. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you land a good one. Get Starter Now! 
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Protect Your Home From Melting Ice & Snow

  Melting ice and snow, especially with the fluctuating temperatures, can cause serious damage to your home. Left unchecked, it can lead to flooding and other damages to your property which can be very expensive to fix. However, if you focus on preventative measures to ensure that your home won’t become damaged, instead of spending money and time to fix it after the fact. Click here to prevent flooding from the melting snow and ice.  
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Forget Big Home Renos this Holiday Season

  This holiday season, focus your energies on the smaller, easy-to-fix projects, instead of large project with long timelines, to get your home prepped for holidays. When you take on large projects this time of year, you unfortunately open yourself up to facing big delays, big messes, half-done renos, and potential disasters. Your time would be better served by doing projects like making your fireplace safe and preventing slips and falls! You’ll not only have more time with friends and family, but you may even have time to relax. Click here for tips on home safety for the holidays.  
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Know an Avid DIYer? See These Great Tool kit Gift Ideas

  Do you have an avid DIYer in your life? Think about helping them build their tool kits with ergonomic tools, better safety and protective gear, and creative storage solutions. That is if you aren’t hoping they’ll hire a professional to do any future home renos! Check out these great gift ideas here.  
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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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