How to Brighten Your Deck

Mold, rain and sunlight do more than anything else to make outdoor wood look tired and old. In this video I show you the easiest way I know of to make an old wood deck look new again.   Visit Concrobium to learn more about Mold Stain Eraser. Need a new deck? Connect with Verified

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Financial Incentives for Insulation

Canadian governments, utilities and even banks across all provinces offer financial help for homeowners, business owners and industry to increase energy efficiency. The challenge is finding the details. It’s not that easy to see what’s available where you live, when the programs are active, and how to apply for grants and assistance. In this 2

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Top 3 Roofing Options

There are more ways to put a new roof on your house than ever before. What you’ll find here is a quick overview of the three most common roofing options: asphalt, metal and tiles. Need a New Roof? Here’s an Overview of the 3 Most Common Roofing Options. 1. Asphalt Shingles This is my favorite

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Feel Right Renovations

Ever notice how some indoor spaces feel great and others make you feel lousy? The difference comes down to a handful of things that aren’t immediately obvious, not even to some Renovation Professionals. That’s where knowing about four simple design strategies pay off. These strategies have helped me create a number of feel-good spaces over

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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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10 Home Energy Upgrades

There’s nothing like pain in the pocketbook to encourage your clients to take energy efficiency seriously. Here are ten real-world tactics for reducing the energy consumption of the projects you build, while looking like a genius in the process. 1.  Upgrade Loose-Fill Attic Insulation Sounds lame, but more loose-fill often yields the best bang for

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How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Painting outdated kitchen cabinets is a cost effective, quick way to transform your kitchen into a bright, modern space. The key is to prepare the old surface properly before painting, use a high quality primer and choose the right type of paint. In this video Steve Maxwell shows you how to make old kitchen cabinetry

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Window Insulation Matters

Steve Maxwell explains how the insulating value of a window is directly related to the tendency of  the window to form wintertime condensation. Do you need to install new energy efficient windows? Connect with Verified by eRenovate™ Window and Door Contractors by using the eRenovate Post My Project tool or the eRenovate App. Steve Maxwell

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Spray Foam Insulation

The first time I saw spray foam insulation in action was in the winter of 1988, while working as a carpenter on a commercial construction site. I’ve been impressed with this stuff ever since. Over the years spray foam has slowly earned growing acceptance in more and more residential projects and there are good reasons

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