Posts Categorized: Tips

Innovative Solar Products to Consider for Your Home

Converting your home to solar power is an easy and responsible way to reduce your carbon footprint and, more importantly, slash your energy costs. There are even programs in place where Alberta homeowners can actually make money back by converting to solar! Solar conversion has come a long way, and there are several innovative options… Read more »

Three Surefire Signs Your Floors Need Replacing

Your floors might not be the first thing people notice when they walk into your home, but they are more than likely the first thing you notice. Your floors take a brutal daily beating from rambunctious children, energetic pets, spills, dirt, and more. If you’re feeling like it’s time for a home floor replacement, it… Read more »

Five Summer Threats to Your Home

Tree Root Clogging Pipe

Summer is a time for vacations, family barbecues and other fun outdoor activities. Unfortunately, despite the seasonal fun, summer weather can also bring some unique problems for homeowners. Let’s explore five summertime threats to your home that you may want to keep watch on this season. Excessive Heat Summer heat may do more than burn… Read more »

Hail and Homes: What to Be Aware of With Summer Storms

Hail Damage to Roof

Summer hailstorms often make a big impression when they hit. Whether a minor dusting of small ice pellets or a severe storm with large hailstones, large hail is an infrequent occurrence here in Calgary, but it does happen. In fact, just last fall, a hailstorm smashed car windshields all throughout the northeast side of the… Read more »

Filters, Energy Efficiency and Fires

If you’ve ever had trouble with one of your favorite kitchen appliances, like your dishwasher, only to learn that it needs to have a filter cleaned or replaced, you might know the importance of changing filters first hand. But did you know that this also applies to lots of other areas in your home, and… Read more »

Preparing Your Roof for Fall

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, we are looking to come into a cold and snowy winter, and although you may be used to this kind of extreme weather, your roof may not be up to the challenge. The fact is that if you have even slight or moderate damage to your roof, it could mean… Read more »

Fun Household Tips for Spring

With winter winding down, that means spring – and of course, spring cleaning – isn’t too far away. While it’s no secret that spring cleaning can be mundane, you can spice things up a bit with a few games for you and your family to play that will add some fun into your home maintenance…. Read more »

Understanding Freezing Pipes

With winter now here to stay for the next couple months, cold weather-related issues such as frozen pipes are back as well. However, most people are under the impression that simply keeping the home heated during the winter is enough to prevent issues like frozen pipes from happening, but this isn’t entirely true. There are… Read more »

Window Condensation in the Winter and What to Do About It

It seems like with our varying cold climate here in Calgary that window condensation in the winter is purely unavoidable. When you do notice a bit of condensation forming in the winter, you have a few options: cross your fingers that damage will not be done, accept your fate and let the damage happen or… Read more »

Get Your House Ready for Autumn

The crisp, cool temperatures of fall are settling in, so it’s time to prep your home for the autumn season – and the winter months ahead. Here are some tips to keep in mind as the thermometer falls to ensure your home is ready for the season ahead! Caulk the Corners Now is the best… Read more »