The Risks and Realities of Radon

I’ve heard about radon gas recently and that it could be a health issue. What is radon and should I be concerned? There has been a lot of discussion recently in Canada about Radon Gas. One of the reasons that it has become newsworthy is because Health Canada has reduced the acceptable limit to a

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Types of Home Inspections

Whether you want to repair your home to continue living in it, or to sell it, a home inspection is a must. Pre Purchase Inspection This is necessary when you are looking to purchase a resale home. An inspector will find out whether the home is structurally sound, and identify potential areas of repairs or

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AmeriSpec App Organizes the House Hunting Process

AmeriSpec’s new HomeScore app allows homebuyers to rate, organize and compare homes on the market. AmeriSpec, Canada’s leading home inspection company, has taken another step to demonstrating why it’s first in the home inspection category. The company has developed a web app that will change the way homebuyers view a potential home on the market.

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High Efficiency Water Heating

It’s time to go tankless with the award-winning* Greentherm 9000 Tankless Water Heater. The Greentherm 9000 removes the barriers to upgrading to an energy efficient tankless water heater with innovative top connections for water, unsurpassed efficiency and state-of-the-art technology for reliability and long-life. An Ideal Solution for Energy Efficient Hot Water The Greentherm 9000 offers

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Elegant Kitchen Reno

Lesley and Carolyn chose a 13-year-old home in a leafy neighbourhood to call their own. “The house had good bones. We bought it with the intention of renovating,” says Lesley. “The home was a blank canvas,” Lesley recalls. Renovations on the two-story, four bedroom and 3 ½ bath home took four months. “We wanted to

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Energy Efficient Retrofits Report

I was recently on the Project Advisory Committee and participated in the report Incenting Energy Efficient Retrofits: Risks and Opportunities for Consumers which was prepared by the Consumers Council of Canada; a non-profit, voluntary organization, working towards an improved marketplace for consumers in Canada. Governments and utilities across all provinces in Canada offer financial help

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Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to the Winner of the eRenovate Gift Card Giveaway. They have WON a $100 Lowe’s Canada Gift Card; the perfect prize to kick-start any home improvement project. Lowe’s Canada offers a wide array of quality products for your Bathroom, Flooring, Home Decor, Kitchen and Outdoor home improvement projects. And the Lucky Lowes Gift Card

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Kitchen Deconstruction

Watch Habitat ReStore’s Deconstruction Team and DIY expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault tackle a full kitchen Deconstruction.   Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area is a non-profit housing organization working with communities to build homes for working, low-income families in need of safe, decent, affordable housing. By offering zero down payment, no-interest mortgages capped at 30

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Building Permits Needed During Home Renovating

Like most homeowners, you may not be familiar with building permits or the reason why you need a permit for your home renovation. The following information may be useful. Why you need a building permit A permit is the item that ensures that your home renovation or repair process complies with the basic health, safety

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