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Understanding Humidity in Your New Home

Posted by Jennifer G. on Fri, Dec 9, 2016

understanding-humidity-in-new-home-featured-image.pngThe Alberta winter is here. From a builder perspective, one of the biggest challenges we face is helping our customers understand humidity in the winter inside a brand new home.  New homes have freshly poured concrete that needs time to cure. The wood products used to build your home also expel moisture into the air in your home. This increases the humidity inside the home and is difficult to control over the first year or two. The condensation on windows will decrease as years pass.

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Topics: home maintenance, seasonal

Did You Know Home Improvements Can Void Your New Home Warranty?

Posted by Shelly W. on Thu, May 19, 2016

home-improvements-void-home-warranty-image.pngYou have a brand new home. You have a warranty on your home. Did you know that changes or even improvements made on your home can nullify a warranty? 

Many hands are involved in the construction of a home. The trades and technicians take pride in their work and will complete repairs to anything that has gone wrong during specified warranty periods. The warranties provided are in effect as long as the installation is not altered.

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Topics: home maintenance, alberta new home warranty program

Tips For Selling Your House For Maximum Profit

Posted by Will Murray on Tue, Mar 22, 2016

selling-your-house-profit-featured-image.pngEverybody wants to make sure their home sells at a price that makes their original purchase a good investment. If you want to maximize your potential profit, it is so important for you to understand that the sale can take a little longer.

The more money, time, and effort you invest when selling your house, the more profit you will see.

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Topics: home maintenance, tips & tricks

It's Time for Spring Cleaning Again

Posted by Will Murray on Tue, Mar 17, 2015

time-for-spring-cleaning-womanIT’S SPRING! Well, almost. What does that mean? Does it mean that it’s time to go outside? Is it time for vacation? Time to relax? NO! Even better than that, it's time for spring cleaning! Yes, that’s right loyal reader, it’s spring cleaning time, which means it’s time to start fresh, get rid of the clutter and revitalize your life by restoring order to that place you currently think of as your hibernation den. What follows are some tips to help you keep your home smelling and looking clean. 

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Topics: home maintenance, seasonal, tips & tricks

Why is Humidity Control Important?

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Dec 11, 2014

humidity-control-kristana-main-floorIt's that time of year - you start seeing the condensation build-up on windows. This is usually caused by a couple of things: the humidity levels in your home aren't balanced, and science! When warm air in your homes meets the cold window, condensation will form. We talked about this last year in more detail (get a refresher here) but today we want to talk to you about the humidity in your home.

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Topics: home maintenance, seasonal, tips & tricks

Getting Your Home Ready for Winter

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Nov 13, 2014

home-ready-for-winter-gutter-1Winter has arrived in full force, and the last thing you want to be is cold inside your own home! Here are some ways you can winterize your home to maximize your comfort and lower your utility bills.

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Topics: home maintenance, seasonal

Basic Babyproofing Tips for Your Home

Posted by Jennifer G. on Tue, Sep 23, 2014

babyproofing-tips-plug-inHaving a baby is a game changer when it comes to home safety. Even a seemingly small oversight can result in an injury if left unchecked, not to mention potential damage to personal goods. While you might think it makes more sense to wait until your little bundle becomes mobile, it's better to get proactive about the safety issues before crawling begins. Otherwise, it may occur unexpectedly and you’ll quickly learn the new found skills he or she can do as they're pulling a table cloth covered with plates to the floor.

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Topics: home maintenance, tips & tricks

5 Useful Tips for Home Energy Efficiency

Posted by Jennifer G. on Tue, Sep 16, 2014

tips-for-home-energy-efficiency-warm-house-scarfLeaving a light on while you're at work or keeping your thermostat cranked, no big deal right? Wrong! Energy efficiency tips for your home are designed to make sure your house has a comfortable temperature and adequate lighting, all while lowering your energy bills. So what changes can you make to your home to make it more energy efficient and environmentally friendly?

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Topics: home maintenance, tips & tricks

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