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Budgeting tips

November 9, 2009 at 2:38 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



•Do you think you have enough money to do the job? If not, can you take out a loan? If you are making improvements to the house, get a valuer to value your property along with the alterations that you are going to make, send it off to the bank and as you will be […]

Safety tips about cleaning the gutters

November 6, 2009 at 2:24 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



1. Before cleaning your gutters, make sure you have a secured means to access the roof – preferably with a ladder. Do not lean your ladder against the downspout or gutter, as they can easily bend or break. 2. Before cleaning your gutters, check to see that the roof is not slippery with water and […]

Be safe when shoveling

November 4, 2009 at 11:39 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Shovelling can be more than a simple annoyance. It’s extremely hard work that can even be dangerous for those who aren’t in great shape, have a history of health problems, or like most of us – haven’t done it for a while. Here’s some important information you need to have on a day where you’ll […]

How To Install Heat Tape

November 3, 2009 at 11:25 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Don’t run the risk of letting your water pipes freeze. It’s relatively easy to install heat tape and it’s a good way to prevent major damage to your manufactured home. If your freshwater pipes are already wrapped in heat tape, check that the heat tape was properly installed, and periodically check the heat tape to […]

weather striping

November 2, 2009 at 10:30 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Weather stripping around doors and windows can be a low-cost way to stop drafts and to cut down on heating and cooling loss. We’ll help you seal down the right choices Step 1 Understand different kinds of stripping: compression strips; tubular gaskets; adhesive-backed V strips that can be cut with scissors or a utility knife; […]

Installing laminate flooring

October 29, 2009 at 9:58 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Laminate flooring has become a remarkably popular flooring option for many homeowners not only because of its stylish finish but also because of its low maintenance quality. Laminate timber flooring is amazingly durable, is available in such a wide variety of styles, colours and finishes that it is easy to find one that suits any […]

LeafProof

October 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



I went to a prospective client’s house the other day to talk about replacing his siding. When I walked in the door I noticed he had a broken foot. Being the curious person I am I of course asked how? He explained how he was on the roof trying to clean out his gutters when […]

Different types of Siding

October 27, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Aluminum: One of the most popular ways to side a home, aluminum is resistant to rust and is very lightweight. Also, aluminum is very well-known insulator of heat and it is also water proof; there’s no painting required which also means relatively low maintenance. A negative though is that aluminum is subject to denting and […]

Focal Points

October 22, 2009 at 2:52 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Many focal points occur naturally in home architecture. Common ones include fireplaces, bookshelves, built-in cabinetry and picture windows—especially if they showcase a gorgeous view. These features draw the eye to them, giving a feeling of structure and balance to a room. Consider yourself fortunate if you have even one of these architectural focal points. These […]

Light

October 21, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



High ceilings tend to have a dulling effect of lighting for the ones you have on the ceiling rarely have the power to illuminate the whole space. For these types of spaces, it may be necessary to light from both above and below to create ample lighting that can easily be achieved by mood lights […]

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