Category Archives: Winterizing Homes

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

Door Problems and Fixes During Winter

Male handyman carpenter at interior wood door lock installation

Your door goes through so much in wintertime – the surface that faces out has to battle with the harsh temperature drop. If it’s made of wood, it could soak up water from humidity. Aside from the material itself, door parts like the frame, hinges, jam and hardware, all get affected by the extreme cold. … Read More

Ways to Extend Your Roof Life

Roofing - construction worker standing on a roof covering it with tiles

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home that need not be ignored. Just imagine, your roof is taking up abuse that Mother Nature must throw at us. Whether it be snow, rain or even the sun can create devastating effects on your roof over time especially if we neglect to … Read More

Replacing Old Drafty Windows to Keep Warm This Winter

Are drafts bothering you? The temperature outside is dropping, and having leaky windows means you should be prepared to have the interior of your home freezing, as well. Aside from that, that only means you’re wasting a lot of your money intended for heating when heat is obviously seeping out from your home. So what … Read More

Mistakes Homeowners Commit Every Fall

Man cleaning the gutter from autumn leaves

As the nights become longer and all you crave for is a relaxing weekend when you can just sit by the fireplace and enjoy a hot cup of something sweet, it is very easy to forget that your home, too, needs some TLC before winter really kicks in. Taking care of necessary maintenance jobs while … Read More

Exterior Siding: What You Need to Know

Contractor fixing vinyl siding for customer.

As the colder weather returns, homeowners begin to consider home improvement projects that have something to do with their family’s safety and comfort. Now weekend plans include repair work for roofing, insulation, and you guessed it, house siding. If you are not sure whether you should add siding or not, here are some things you … Read More

Roofing Maintenance Tips for the Fall

Marple leaves in gutter, fall time

Before heavy winter ice and snow kick in, it is important that you are assured of the safety of your family. One of the things you can do is to check the state of your roof.  Doing some maintenance work during the fall is a great way to keep it in top condition.   Here … Read More

Ways Your DIY Fixes Do More Harm Than Good

Woman throwing up her hands in defeat

Most homeowners try the DIY approach when it comes to home improvement projects or they want to fix things immediately. While it is true that a lot of home maintenance projects are not cheap, sometimes, in your attempt to repair something that is way beyond your skills or knowledge, you end up doing more harm … Read More

Upgrade Your Home With Storm Doors

Given Canada’s long winter months, homeowners can benefit immensely from installing storm doors – from promoting energy efficiency to providing added home security. Storm doors have relatively low initial costs and can last a pretty long time. Deciding on whether storm doors are for you can be intimidating for some, that is why we have … Read More