Posts Categorized: Tips

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 »

Get Ready for Winter this Fall

Now that we’ve moved into September, full-blown fall is just around the corner, with the flurries of winter lurking just beyond the foliage, hopefully without another Snowtember event. With that in mind, now is the time to make sure that your home is prepared for the colder months ahead. Here are five areas to check… Read more »

Spotting Water Damage At Your Home

Water is an incredibly powerful source of corrosion. Over time, even a small leak can lead to major problems. With pipes generally hidden behind walls and beneath floors, it’s not always obvious you have a problem until it’s too late. Here are some tips and warning signs to keep in mind to stop water before… Read more »

Steps to Take to Improve Your Energy Efficiency

Adding Insulation

Heating, cooling and lighting your home are difficult enough without the extra expenses from your energy bills. All homes, and older homes, in particular, can be susceptible to minor problems or wear and tear that can leave them less efficient at using energy. By taking a few proactive steps to inspect and update your home,… Read more »

Prepare Your Gutters for Spring!

One thing that homeowners need to think about as the seasons begin to change is their gutters. Between the fall and winter seasons, there are probably a lot of leaves and other debris in there that should be cleaned out if you live in an older neighborhood. Doing this regularly can not only make your… Read more »

Achieving a Good Mindset for your Home Inspection

For some, the process of home buying and home inspection is usually described as overwhelming, tedious and stressful. It is very rare that you hear someone say that their home inspection was filled of endless peace and tranquility. However, with the right inspector and a clear understanding of the process, a level of Zen can… Read more »

The Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

Most of us are familiar with the storage tank style of water heaters, which have been around for almost 100 years. Many homes and businesses still have these kinds of water heaters, but they are prone to problems and can be very inefficient at times. In recent years, the tankless water heater has been developed,… Read more »

Why Do I Need Porch and Deck Inspections?

A porch and deck are important exterior structures of a home that deserve care. Not keeping an eye on the structure can limit the years of enjoyment as well as become a safety hazard.   For existing porches and decks, winter months can definitely wreak havoc on the structure. Strong winds and heavy snow piles… Read more »

Tips for Having Your Vinyl Siding Inspected

The use of vinyl siding on the exterior of residential and commercial buildings is the leading cladding material for exterior surfaces. Vinyl siding is cost effective, appealing, easy to install, and when installed correctly, easy to maintain.   Vinyl siding can definitely add to the value of a home because it drastically enhances the outside… Read more »