The following newsletter, directed to WETT wood heating professionals, provides some very sound advice regarding snow loads and chimney bracing.
(NC) While most people associate allergy season with the warmer months, many don’t realize that allergy symptoms and triggers can be even more prevalent as the weather cools. Colder weather means more time spent indoors, and therefore increased exposed to the number one cause of allergies in the home: household dust.
(NC) One of the biggest sources of confusion among owners of newly built homes is their warranty coverage.
Five things every buyer of a new build needs to know
(NC) Sooner or later, every furnace dies. Ideally, you don't want to wait for the unfixable breakdown to happen in the dead of winter before shopping for a replacement.
Home inspections are still a good idea, even after closing.
(NC) Sooner or later every home needs new windows, and it's important to choose well. With many manufacturers and installers out there, you need to make an informed decision. Here are some tips to help you out:
(NC) - For many of us, our home will be our most significant asset. Therefore, it makes sense to employ the services of top-notch professionals when setting out to buy. Referrals from friends, family, or other housing professionals are always a good place to start looking for these key players:
Knob and tube, aka “open wiring” or “K&T”, was installed in most homes up to 1950.
HOM-IMPROV-20: Staying home during COVID-19 has given rise to a different kind of virus. Thousands of homeowners and renters as well, have turned to cleaning, organizing and painting to make use of otherwise idle time.
Gil Strachan is a professional home inspector, representing Electrospec Home Inspection Services in east-central Ontario since 1994.