Category Archives: Home Maintenance

What Are Energy-Efficient Windows?

Since the public has become more environmentally aware in recent years, it has put a lot of attention to energy usage throughout the world. One of the areas where energy usage has been thoroughly examined is in the common household. We already knew that a large portion of heat loss was due to insufficient insulation … Read More

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Replace Insulation?

Everyone in colder climates knows how important having insulation is to keep a house at a comfortable temperature all year round, without sending your heating bill through the roof. However, some people are not aware that simply having insulation is not a guarantee that it is going to do a good job retaining a high … Read More

How to Lower Heating Costs with the Right Insulation

Unfortunately, a common issue that many homeowners face is a high heating bill in an effort to keep their house at a comfortable temperature. Or, they end up living through cold winter nights as they try to keep their heating bill down to a reasonable price. Luckily, there is a simple solution to this which … Read More

Which Siding Is Right for You?

The siding of your home does more than just sit there and look nice, it also serves many helpful functions. But what it is capable of doing is largely affected by the type of siding that you choose. While there are no options that you absolutely need to stay away from, there are types of … Read More

Keep Birds Out of Your Gutters with These Tips

It is quite common to see birds nesting inside dryer vents nowadays. While this has become a typical issue, from our experience as homeowners, it is not the only spot where these pesky birds manage to nest. Their other favourite spot that you should be aware of is gutters. Almost all types of birds, including … Read More

Make Your Gutters More Secure from Birds – Here’s How

Rock Pigeon standing in the gutter.

Birds cannot survive extremely cold climates that is why they are well-known to fly south every winter season. They will constantly seek for warmer climates, and as winter comes closer, there is no doubt that they can settle inside the parts of your roof as it retains all of the heat they need. However, as … Read More

Important Questions You Should Ask Before a Roof Inspection

Insurance adjuster figuring hail damge done to insureds roof.

As a homeowner, you might want to have your house inspected as frequently as possible. Simply by doing this, you can have peace knowing that your house can continue to keep your family safe during a natural disaster. From time to time, you will require an expert to stop by and assess your heating system … Read More

Updating Your Doors and Windows – Why You Should Do It

Interior of apartment during construction, remodeling, renovation, extension, restoration and reconstruction - ladder and construction materials in the room.

A home requires constant care and maintenance. Responsible homeowners should make sure that everything is running smoothly at home. Many homeowners, however, only deal with certain issues when seen as emergencies such as faulty electrical wiring or a leaky pipe. There are also other parts of the home that need to be taken care of … Read More

A Quick Guide to Maintaining Your Residential Roof

Construction workers putting shingles on the roof of a house.

Strong winds, rains, storms, hail and other factors (both related and unrelated to weather) will play a role in the wear and tear of residential roofs. However, with the right steps, you can delay or prevent the deterioration of your roof. Let us tell you how – continue reading this blog!   Remember, the biggest … Read More

Leaky Roofs – What Can be Causing Them?

Worried Woman Holding Bucket While Water Droplets Leak From Ceiling In Kitchen

Having a durable roof is one of the most important things when you have a home, right after a strong and sturdy foundation. Just like it is necessary to fix cracks in a foundation to make sure that the rest of your home is not affected from the ground up, it is also important to … Read More