• The Four Different Garage Door Materials To Choose From

    27 January 2015

    When you are considering installing a new garage door for your home, you want to be sure that you are aware of all your options. There are pros and cons to all options, which is why comparing all options is important. Here are the four material choices you have for overhead doors: Steel: Steel is the most popular garage door material to choose from. This is probably because it is the most affordable and has a number of pros behind it.

  • Beautiful Burrowers: Landscaping To Attract Burrowing Owls

    27 January 2015

    Canada boasts some of the most amazing scenery anywhere in the world, but the breathtaking beauty of the countryside often overshadows some of the ecological disasters occurring right under the noses of the very people who live there. One species in particular, the Burrowing Owl, is disappearing at an alarming rate. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife listed the Burrowing Owl as endangered in 1995, and that status was re-confirmed both in 2000 and in 2006.

  • Chasing Unwanted Vermin From Your Roof: How Roofing Companies Can Pest-Proof Your Home

    22 January 2015

    In Canada, it is common to have squirrels, racoons, mice and birds trying to get in and roost in homes over the winter. Sometimes you might even have an unwanted opossum or feral cat trying to make your home theirs. Their favorite access points are always near the roof of your home. If you want to discourage Canada's many furry inhabitants from moving in, here are a few things you can do.

  • To Repair Or To Replace, That Is The Question

    21 January 2015

    When you buy a house, you should ask how old the furnace is and how much the owners typically pay to keep their home warm. High heating costs are a legitimate concern since they can really put a pinch on your budget. If you have an older house, your furnace could be as little as 55% efficient, which means you will end up paying double what you should to heat your home.

  • Fixing Soil Damage After A Construction Project

    12 January 2015

    Construction projects, no matter how small, can cause lasting damage to the soil in your yard or garden if you don't take the right repair steps. Excavating for a new foundation, whether for a home, shed or a patio, disturbs the topsoil, while heavy equipment compacts the soil so plants have trouble taking root. Clear the Site A common mistake whenever excavation takes place is the use of the wrong fill materials.