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Building your own home? How to ensure your contractor is up to code

Building a new home, particularly a custom house, involves a major construction project, and it’s definitely not a task for the feint-hearted. The homebuyer/owner will need to wear multiple hats to see the project to completion which are not limited to but include financing, design approver, contractor, resource acquisition, labour management, legal, quality inspection, and more. No... [Continue Reading]

Top 5 Most Overlooked Babyproofing Measures

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, children from ages 0-4 have the highest risk of suffering from at home accidents. In some very unfortunate cases, these accidents can result in permanent disfigurement, disability, and even in death. Nearly all accidents that occur in the home and involve children can be prevented with the right care and precaution. Don't allow... [Continue Reading]

Best Types of Roofs for a Reindeer Landing

Each year around Christmastime, homeowners evaluate their roof to see if it is suitable for Santa and his reindeer to land on. In addition to preparing for the real Santa to land on the roof, there are other Christmas-related roof scenarios to evaluate. Whether you are expecting Santa, have extensive reindeer decorations on your rooftop or simply fear a snowy white Christmas, there is hope.... [Continue Reading]

Installing Gutter Guards

Many people dispute the efficacy of gutter guard installation when protecting one’s roofing from debris, litter, and clogging. Some say that it is not advisable to purchase gutter guards if it is possible because they will be spared of the taxing chore of having to clean gutters and downspouts altogether. The truth is that having a gutter guard would not entirely make the home’s... [Continue Reading]

Protecting your Home: Top Five Security Tips

Making your home as safe as possible doesn’t just mean that your possessions are secure, it also gives you that added peace of mind you need in order to proceed with your day worry-free. Unfortunately, burglaries do happen, and while statistics have shown a dramatic decrease over recent years – they do still occur. Optimising home security, then, is still vitally important. ... [Continue Reading]

Accurate Wire Stripping for Safe Electrical Connections

Every electrical connection depends on an uninterrupted source of electrons flowing down a wire. This electrical flow must be insulated from other wires and electricity sources to prevent fires and shorts. If you need to replace a hard-wired device, such as a ceiling light fixture, you may need to strip and connect wires accurately. Several key steps keep you and your project safe and powered... [Continue Reading]

5 Ways to Secure Your Home Against Intruders

All of us want to feel safe and secure in our homes. So it’s kind of surprising that so few people take the steps necessary to stop would-be home intruders. Sure, you put a deadbolt on your door, but do you use it consistently? Do you close and lock the windows at night or when you’re out of the house, even the upper floors? And if you’re missing these common-sense basics,... [Continue Reading]

5 Holiday Season Home Security Tips

The holidays are meant to be a time of joy and giving, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you want to provide burglars with open and unfettered access to your home and everything in it. Unfortunately, the holiday season tends to be the time of year when burglaries spike, thanks to families that travel, leaving their homes unattended, not to mention the glut of gifts sitting under the... [Continue Reading]

How the Masses Misuse Social Media (Infographic)

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5 Ways to Protect Your Home From Thieves

If someone were to ask you about the one place in the world where you feel the safest, we’re willing to bet that you will probably say your house. After all, it is where we spend a lot of our down time, where we rest our heads at night and where we feel comfortable inviting our family members and friends to hang out. In order to make sure that it remains a safe haven, we wanted to take... [Continue Reading]

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