Replacing Your Roof? 3 Product Upgrades That Might Preserve Your Investment

After spotting a ceiling discolored by rainwater or finding mildew in your attic, you might be faced with replacing your entire roof. Although you might be tempted to ask your roofing contractor for the cheapest materials, the fact of the matter is that unless you take the right precautions, you could end up with the same problems later. Here are three great product upgrades that might preserve your investment. 1: Reflective Materials Read More 

What Are You Washing Down The Drain? 3 Things That Clog Up The Waterworks

Is your tub, bathroom sink, or kitchen sink constantly clogging and needing a plumber? Even if you have good pipes, it doesn't mean you can just pour anything down the drain. Take a look at 5 things that can ruin your pipes and alternative options of disposal. 1. Grease and Oil You've probably heard that you're not supposed to pour any cooking oils down the drain, but did you ever think about greasy ingredients like mayonnaise, sour cream, or butter? Read More 

Can It Wear Out? And Other Interesting Facts About Insulation!

Some of the most important components used for building or renovating our homes are often the ones we know the least about. A prime example of this is the class of building materials typically referred to as insulation. Even though there are now several forms of insulation available and most homeowners are able to recognize it when they see it in the attic or crawlspace, most still know little else about it other than the fact that it is needed to keep homes warm in winter and cool in summer. Read More 

Three Tips For Ensuring The Safety Of Your Well Water

Some Canadians living in rural areas get their water not from a municipal water supply, but from private wells. Typically, groundwater is safe to drink and free from contaminants, since the many layers of soil through which it passes before settling beneath the Earth's surface act as filters. However, well water can become contaminated by pollutants and micro-organisms that enter the well from its top or sides. If you're having a well drilled, or are moving to a home that has a well, follow these tips to ensure that your well water is safe to consume. Read More 

How To Prep Kitchen Cabinets For Painting

Are you tired of your drab kitchen? A kitchen renovation is an excellent way to give your home a fresh, updated feel, but unfortunately, it's one of the most expensive rooms to change. One of the largest expenses is the cabinets. And while you may not have the budget for brand new cabinets, you can get the look of new ones with some elbow grease and paint. Painting cabinets isn't for the faint of heart, though. Read More