Anatomy of a Well Appointed Composite Deck – Part 2

In my previous post, Anatomy of a Well Appointed Composite Deck – Part 1, I discussed how to build a rock solid deck; emphasizing how the deck’s substructure plays a critical role in its overall structural safety and durability. I explained the importance of under deck preparation and choosing the best decking material. Though critical,

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Air Conditioner Maintenance

What can I do to keep my central air conditioner in good working condition? Tips from AmeriSpec of Canada on Maintaining Your Central Air Conditioner: Inspect and clean/replace the blower fan filter (usually located in the return air duct of the furnace) every two months or as recommended by the manufacturer. Vacuum or brush clean

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Backyard Living Expo

Backyard Living Expo is the ultimate and only backyard event of its kind in the GTA. Launching this year, the consumer show will exhibit quality products and services to best serve outdoor living spaces – the perfect spot to shop, taste and explore everything backyard living this spring. The Backyard Living Expo will take place

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Winners Drawn in AmeriSpec of Canada Contest

Three lucky entrants have been chosen in the ‘Breathe Better at Home’ Giveaway, courtesy of AmeriSpec of Canada. They have each won a Canary Indoor Air Quality Evaluation and Report. On average, Canadians spend 90% of their time indoors. Yet, we have no idea if our home’s indoor air contains anything harmful. The particles may

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Home Exterior Cost Guide

The following home exterior costs are intended as ball park estimates for repairs and/or improvements to a typical three bedroom home. The costs are based on information obtained in the Southern Ontario area. Our experience has shown that actual contractor quotations can vary by as much as 300%. Naturally, the quality of workmanship and materials

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7 Steps to Kill Household Mold

Have you noticed mold on your bathroom ceiling or is it growing around the edges of your windows due to wintertime condensation? No home is immune to mold growth. In this video Steve Maxwell shows you the 7 key steps to safely and effectively deal with mold growth whenever it appears in your home. Connect

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GTA Home & Reno Show Ticket Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the below 35 lucky winners of the GTA Home & Reno Show Ticket Giveaway courtesy of eRenovate. They have each won a pair of tickets to the 2017 GTA Home & Reno Show which takes place at The International Centre in Mississauga from Feb 17-20, 2017. Here are the Lucky 2017 GTA Home

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Water Elements in Home Decor

Waterfront property is a dream for many of us. Water generates a sense of creativity and play. It evokes pleasant memories of beach-side strolls and childhood summer vacations. It also generates a sense of calmness. For many, being close to a beach, river, lake or ocean produces an overwhelming sense of mental tranquility. All the

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