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Carpenter ants are no laughing matter

Did you know that carpenter ants can cost thousands of dollars worth of damage to your biggest asset? Don’t fall victim to these pests.  Spring and summer is the time when they’re most active.  Look for piles of frass (sawdust…

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Snow Safety Tips to Survive the Winter Weather

The cold winter weather shouldn’t limit time enjoyed working on the home outdoors. Before venturing outside, ensure proper safety precautions are taken to avoid an accident or injury. Consider the following snow safety tips from The Home Depot Canada to…

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Roofing

Home improvements increase your home enjoyment, but they also affect your home’s value – roofing repairs yield a 50 to 80% return on investment at resale*.  These tips will help you plan for your roofing improvement needs with a focus…

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Hiring a Contractor

Whether building a new home or renovating an old one, choose your contractor carefully. Start by writing your project down, including a floor-plan sketch. Ask friends, family and neighbours about good and bad contractors. Select several contractors and arrange to…

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Landscaping

Home improvements increase your home enjoyment, but they also affect your home’s value – a properly installed and maintained landscape will yield a 100 to 200% return on investment at resale*.  These tips will help you plan for your landscaping…

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Dealing With Dampness in Your Home

When it comes to your home, a musty smell of dampness is definitely undesirable.  Dampness can produce mold on hard surfaces, mildew on soft surfaces, and potentially even lead to health or safety issues.  But before dampness in your home…

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