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Safeguard your home’s exterior to prepare for the cold months ahead

 


POPULAR GUIDES

5 ways to prep your exterior for winter

INSTALL HEATING CABLES

REPAIR LOOSE SHINGLES

PREP YOUR EAVESTROUGHS

CAULK WINDOWS AND DOORS

TURN OFF EXTERIOR FAUCETS

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How To Prep Your Home For Winter: Exterior

Proper maintenance of your windows, doors and roofing can help you prevent damage to your home this winter by protecting it against the elements.

 

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GUTTER MAINTENANCE

Clear leaves and debris from your gutters with a small garden trowel to ensure proper drainage for when snow or freezing rain hits.

 

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STORAGE

Be prepared to move garden tools, outdoor décor and other outdoor items into safe keeping during the colder months to avoid weather damage or rusting.

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How to Install Door Weatherstripping

Sealing drafty windows and doors with weatherstripping can reduce your annual energy costs and eliminate uncomfortable drafts in your home.

DID YOU KNOW?

Fibreglass doors insulate 5 times better than wood exterior doors.

 

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Exterior Doors

A new exterior door will not only boost your curb appeal, but will help insulate your home, and increase your homes energy efficiency and safety.

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Winter ahead!

Prepare for the first snowfall by maintaining your snowblower.

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HOW TO SEAL YOUR DRIVEWAY

Repairing and sealing your driveway is a great way to extend the life of your asphalt, while boosting the curb appeal of your home. Here’s how you can do it.

 

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DRIvEwAY REPAIR

Think ahead! Ensure your driveway is in top condition before the show hits. The best time to repair a driveway is on a warm, sunny day, with temperatures no lower than 10 degrees Celsius.

DID YOU KNOW?

Sealing drafty windows and doors with weather-stripping can reduce your annual energy costs.

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DECK BOX: An outdoor storage solution

Need to clear some space in your garage? Add some more storage to your outdoor space with this great storage solution. It even doubles as extra seating!

8 STEPS TO CLOSING OUT YOUR POOL

  1. Clean the bottom with a pool vacuum hose.
  2. Use a net to remove floating debris and leaves.
  3. Balance the water chemistry.
  4. Shock your pool and add an algaecide.
  5. Lower the water level to 4-6 inches below the skimmer and close valves
  6. Drain the lines and plug them with winterizing plugs.
  7. Fill the skimmer line with antifreeze and place a skimmer guard in the skimmer to prevent costly damage from ice forming.
  8. Protect your pool with a winter cover
 

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9 signs you need a new roof before winter hits:

  1. Algae build-up on shingles 
  2. Interior ceiling stains 
  3. Curled shingles 
  4. Damaged or loose flashing 
  5. Cracked or rotted shingles 
  6. Missing granules 
  7. Loosing or missing shingles 
  8. Rotting plywood deck 
  9. Rotting wood fascia behind the eavestrough

DID YOU KNOW?

Proper siding will prevent water from entering the foundation of your home, and is a quick and affordable installation to keep the cold out.

LIGHT UP YOUR OUTDOORS

As the days get shorter, you’ll need proper exterior lighting to illuminate your outdoors, and ensure your safety along walkways and steps.

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LET US TACKLE FALL PROJECTS FOR YOU!

Our expert installation services professionals can assist with all of your outdoor fall projects, including roof replacement, eavestrough installation, and more.

 
 

DON'T FORGET

FALL STORAGE CHECKLIST

FALL STORAGE TIPS

1

Install shelving, hooks and hangers in your shed or garage to store seasonal power tools, equipment and accessories.


2

Add storage cabinets in your garage to organize small to mid-sized objects.


3

Add a rolling island in your garage for mobile storage. It could also serve as a handy workbench.


4

Use totes with lids in your shed or garage to keep patio furniture cushions and accessories dust and moisture-free during the winter season.


5

Install lighting to improve visibility in larger sheds.
 


6

If you are building a new shed:
a)
Determine the type of shed that best suits your storage needs.
b)
Check with your local building codes before pouring a concrete pad foundation.
c)
Build a subfloor for your shed.