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Roofing Material Maintenance: What Every Homeowner Needs to KnowRoofing maintenance is important for maximizing a roof's service life. Different types of roofing materials are maintained in different ways. Here are different roofing materials and how to maintain them for a longer life, as well as general tips to put your roof in a good spot to last a while.

Metal Roofs

Metal roofs are often among the easiest-to-maintain types of roofing material. Metal roofs are smooth so that leaves, pine needles and organic debris often roll off the roof into the gutters. Gutters for metal roofs need to be cleaned regularly because they can fill easily. Low-slope metal roofs may need to be cleaned periodically. Homeowners with a metal roof should have their roof inspected once every two years to ensure that the screws that

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Tools Homeowners Should PurchaseIn the midst of buying a new home, many buyers will start to make plans for home improvements. These plans usually require a lot of DIY work. To get the work done, homeowners must have tools. These tools are critical for the first year of homeownership.

Hammer and Nails

Hammer and nails are truly the most essential of all the tools. Without a hammer and nails, a new homeowner may find it impossible to do even the most basic tasks, like putting up pictures on the wall. Hammer and nails will be useful when installing decorations, putting up shelves and putting together furniture in the new house.

Nails come in various sizes, and homeowners who want to be prepared must have nails of all sizes on hand. Over time, many homeowners accumulate more

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Tips for Resolving Home Roofing ProblemsHome roofing damage can present many concerns, and some are far more serious than others. However, resolving home roofing problems immediately is often essential to protecting the structural soundness of the home in addition to interior spaces, as well as helping to sell the home. Here are some common issues and a few roof damage tips to get homeowners started.

Missing or Damaged Shingles

Missing, torn, or broken shingles are typically obvious upon a quick visual inspection. However, some other types of shingle damage may require a more keep eye to detect. Both asphalt and wood shingles eventually wear down due to natural forces such as hail, wind damage, and falling debris. Signs can include balding asphalt shingles and residual granule

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Replacing Your Siding? Check Out These 4 Must-See OptionsHomes have many different parts: the roof, appliances, walls and siding. And in today's homes, new building technologies are also playing a larger role. However, one important part of a home is its siding. No matter how well a home is built or how durable the materials, parts will need to be replaced eventually, and a home's siding is no exception.

When a home's siding begins to break down, it can allow a lot of damage to the home's structure by weather and insects, so it's important for homeowners to make sure that it's ready to stand up to the elements to protect the home. When it comes time to replace the siding, there are quite a few different materials that homeowners can choose from that all have their advantages and disadvantages. Here are

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5 Home Security System TipsEnsuring the security of one's Canadian home is an important goal for homeowners, whether they're caring for a vacation home or their primary residence. It can be difficult to choose between all the options available, though. Security systems can be wired or wireless and range from cameras to alarms. These tips help people determine which home security system will be right for them.

Make a List of Needs

Home security systems offer a variety of protections available for homeowners. People will have an easier time sorting through what is possible if they first create a list of what they expect from a home security system. Homeowners should walk through their day and identify moments when they need security most, including:

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Home Improvement Mistakes to AvoidRenovating a home is like going on a journey – one that can lead to joy and satisfaction or pitfalls and regret. It's important to do your research beforehand so you don't end up in the latter category, making costly mistakes. From not having a clear plan to underestimating costs and failing to research contractors, these missteps can easily derail your renovation experience. Let us guide you through the common home remodeling mistakes so you can set off with confidence on your journey towards creating the perfect living space for you and your family.

Poor Preparation for Your Remodeling Project

A proper renovation takes preparation - lots of it. A detailed plan will help keep you on budget and on time. Set out a very specific agreement with your

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5 Essential Tips For Purchasing a New Construction HomeBuying any type of home is a big investment that shouldn’t be made lightly, but when it comes to purchasing a new construction home, there are additional steps to the process the buyer should consider making in order to make sure their new home is up to snuff. Here are 5 tips all home buyers should think about when purchasing new construction homes.

Work With an Agent

When looking to buy any home, whether it’s already been lived in or a new construction, it’s important to work with an experienced agent. The agent will be able to help make negotiations with the building company, make sure the home buyer is getting the best deal possible, and of course, purchase the home. Hiring a real estate agent is one of the best things a home buyer can do

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How to Paint the Exterior of a HomeWhen it comes to selling your home, first impressions matter. The exterior of your property is the first thing potential buyers see, and it sets the tone for their entire viewing experience. One cost-effective and impactful way to enhance your home's curb appeal is through a fresh coat of paint. The exterior paint not only serves to protect your property from the elements but also plays a pivotal role in captivating buyers' attention and pique their interest. Whether you're a seasoned homeowner or a first-time seller, read on to discover how painting your home can make all the difference in achieving a successful sale.

Know the Signs That It's Time To Paint

Painting the home is a big job, so it's not something most homeowners do unless

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How to Prepare for Natural DisastersHaving a well-stocked emergency supplies list is essential for homeowners to be prepared in the event of a natural disaster. Disasters can strike at any moment, and being ready with essential items can make all the difference in keeping your family safe.

Here are some common types of natural disasters that commonly occur in Canada, as well as guidance on what to include in an emergency supplies list. Learn how to prepare your home for a natural disaster, as well as what to include in an emergency kit and how best to store your emergency supplies so they are easily accessible when needed.

Common Types of Natural Disasters in Canada

Canada is no stranger to natural disasters, with a variety of events impacting homes and communities across the

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How to Deal with a Termite Infestation in the HomeTermites are pesky little critters. Despite their variety and widespread existence throughout the world, you might never see them until they have caused extensive damage to your home.

There are more than 2,000 distinct species, but only about 50 of them are found in the North America. Termites of one kind or another, however, are found in all 50 states (except Alaska) and many of the coastal provinces in Canada. Damage figures vary greatly, but it is estimated that termites cost homeowners between $1-7 million each year. Typically, a homeowner who discovers termite damage will spend approximately $3,000 for treatment and repair. Here are the pest control tips you need to deal with termites.

Termites 101

As odd as it may seem, termites "in

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