Keeping your lawn, flowerbeds and shrubs looking great enhances the “curb appeal” of your property. However, it can also be a lot of work! Here are some do-it-yourself tips for making these tasks easier and less time-consuming: Add mulch around trees and shrubs. That way, you won’t have to cut ...Continue Reading
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Spring cleaning can seem like a great idea until you actually get started. Then it often turns out to be more work than expected! The good news is, there are proven techniques to make the job easier so you can get it done faster. Before you begin the project, make ...Continue Reading
Wall cladding is the material or component of the wall assembly that forms the outer surface of the wall.
It’s the first line of protection from the exterior environment (sun, wind, rain, and temperature) and an important part of a building’s appearance. Check out this video with a checklist of common cladding maintenance items as well as action plan tips. Please contact Diana Dickey 604.618.7060 for the full report ...Continue Reading
Windows and exterior doors deteriorate over time due to age, usage, wear and tear, plus exposure to the weather.
A relatively small investment in maintenance will extend their lifespan as well as reduce heat loss and energy consumption. This bulletin presents information on inspection and maintenance to ensure good long-term performance of windows and exterior doors. Contact Diana for the full report from BC Housing! ...Continue Reading
Like other parts of your home or building, roofs require ongoing maintenance to prevent leaks, to identify minor problems before they become major costly problems, and to maximize the longevity of your roof. Check out this video for more tips on roof maintenance: ...Continue Reading
These days, just about everyone relies on the internet for work, school, entertainment, shopping, networking, you name it. So, speed and connectivity have become big issues. Ideally, you want a fast, reliable connection — consistently. If you have a router and connect with WIFI, here are some ways to boost ...Continue Reading
Whether you’re looking for your ‘forever’ home or already live there, adjusting its design will help make your life easier and safer. Safer living doesn’t have to mean your home has to look institutional. In fact, good design can incorporate safety and make your home look good at the same ...Continue Reading
Two of the biggest stressors for DIYers are projects that cost too much or take too long. Unfortunately, there’s no sure way to guarantee that one or the other (or both) won’t happen. But there is a lot you can do to minimize the probability. When budgeting, a big mistake ...Continue Reading