POSSESSION DAY CHECKLIST
Your home inspection is a snapshot in time and conditions in a home can change. We have put together a list of things to check on possession day and we hope you find them useful. They will guide you through any further process should it be necessary. Check all all windows and doors by opening/closing […]
Natural Gas Safety
Kick Out Flashings Are Essential
Kickout flashing is one of the most important flashing details as it diverts rainwater away from the exterior cladding, preventing water damage to the building envelope. Simply installed, it will provide a means to divert water out and away into the gutter system. Without kickout flashing moisture damage and vulnerable areas behind the cladding will […]
Why Perform Home Maintenance?
Protecting and managing your biggest investment is the best way to keep your household maintenance budget under control. Owning a home also requires time, labour to ensure your home is safe for you and your family to enjoy. In order to be efficient and get all tasks done you may want to consider a maintenance […]
What is “Attic Rain” and Tips to Avoid It
Have you noticed any ball-shaped frozen water droplets, frost on your attic sheathing ceiling? If you have you are most likely experiencing a condition known as ‘attic rain’. This is the difference between the internal/external temperatures what we see due to rapid cooling and heating we typically experience in Alberta. Attic Rain happens when moisture […]
Mold What Is It?
Mold It grows inside ceilings, walls, carpets, kitchens, bathrooms and also behind tiles in the shower area. How do you know it’s there and what can be do about it? Will it damage your home? What health implications are there? What is Mold? Mold is a type of fungi or fungus. Molds are the most […]
Winter Maintenance Tips!
With high efficiency hot water tanks and furnaces these days the venting configuration venting has a setup similar to this picture (see photo) that typically draws fresh air in and also expels warm exhaust out the side of the home. In winter months when the weather dips down and we experience significant amounts of snow, […]