How to Increase the Value of Your Home before Selling It
If you are considering putting your single-family detached or semi-detached home up for sale, there are several different things you can do to help boost its value and potentially sell it for more. Many of these things are not that expensive. In some cases, not only will you recover your entire investment costs, but also […]Read More
My Roof Was Supposed to Last 20 Years Why Didn’t It?
Even though most shingle roofing is designed to last on average around 20 years, this is not always the case. There are several factors that will determine how long the roof on your home will actually last. One of the most important factors is how often you inspection the roof. According to the NRCA (National […]Read More
Seven Affordable Spring Cleaning Tips to Spruce Up Your Home
Spring is in the air and now is a good time to spruce up your home to make some changes and improvements. Aside from detail cleaning your home from top to bottom, there are several affordable things you can do to update your home and give it a much needed makeover. 1. Clean out excess […]Read More
Spring Cleaning Tips: Don’t Forget Your Roof
As the snow melts away and the warmer temperatures of spring return, this is a great time to do some spring cleaning. As you are making out your “To Do” list of spring cleaning chores, remember to include your roof. Winter weather, snow, and ice can be your roof’s worst enemy, especially if there were […]Read More
Why Does My Attic Smell Musty?
Musty smelling attics are often an indication of moisture and improper attic venting. To ensure your roof lasts and performs for a long time, it is essential the ventilation of the attic and roof are sufficient. Ventilation is accomplished using a variety of different roofing material products. These air vents are installed at key locations […]Read More
Roofing Systems 101: An Introduction to Roofing System Basics
Most Canadian homeowners will only replace their roofing systems once or twice during the entire time they own their home. Of course severe storms, excess snowfalls and other such natural causes can result in having to have roofs replaced or repaired several times over the period you own your home. For most homeowners, understanding the […]Read More
Does Your Roof Have Problems with Ice Dams in the Winter?
Ice dams are a ridge of ice that forms along the edge of your roof during the winter typically after fairly decent snowfalls and long periods with temperatures remaining below freezing. Ice dams stop melting snow water from draining correctly off the roof into the gutters. Contrary to popular belief, having gutters does not cause […]Read More
What Does the R-Value of Insulation Mean?
The R-value of insulation is its ability to resist the transfer of heat through the insulation. Heat transfer is the loss of warm air from inside the home to the exterior. It also implies the transfer of heat during the warm summer months from outside into the home. So, insulation with high R-values resist heat […]Read More
Cellulose Insulation vs. Fibreglass Insulation
As you are getting ready for winter, you are probably thinking it would be worthwhile to get your attic insulation topped off. Adding additional insulation in your attic is a great way to help conserve energy and lower your heating costs. Two of the most common types of insulation people use to top off their […]Read More
Winter Is Coming: Is Your Attic Insulated Correctly?
Did you know that one of the reasons your hydro and energy bills can become exceptionally high and unpredictable in the winter is because your attic is not insulated correctly? The attic is part of your roofing system and requires proper insulation and venting for it to work correctly. However, most homes in the GTA […]Read More