Home Improvement Blogs – Airdrie

Home improvement advice for Airdrie, Alberta residents by Justin Havre & Associates.

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5 Signs of Roof DamageThe roof is a major part of the home, and can sustain expensive damage if homeowners do not take quick action. This guide identifies the most common kinds of roof damage, and what people can do to fix it.

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Many problems with the roof start with the gutters. These simple pieces of equipment that are often made out of a thin plastic carry dirt, leaves, and water off the roof. They need clear downspouts that point away from the home's foundation to eliminate this waste. If gutters get clogged and are not cleaned out regularly, they can fill up with debris and water. In winter, this could create icicles more than a meter long. Cleaning the gutters at least once a year, and replacing broken gutters as needed, should take care of the

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Flooring Materials That Fit Your LifestyleFlooring affects the way a home looks and how it is maintained. When a homeowner changes the type of flooring materials in their house, it's important to consider factors like appearance, comfort, maintenance and value. Performing research about the various types of flooring and considering lifestyle factors can help homeowners choose a type of flooring that they can enjoy for many years to come.

Carpeting: Comfortable and High Maintenance

Carpeting is plush, soft and warm. For Windsong homeowners who don't like to have cold feet, carpeting can be ideal. Because it's padded, carpeting is comfortable under foot and safer in a fall. For this reason, carpeting is often the preferred flooring material for homes with household members not

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Why Get Residential Solar PanelsMany homeowners have decided that it is time to reduce their energy costs and have turned to a clean energy source to meet their energy needs. Solar panels for houses are an affordable option that many homeowners now use. The technology has advanced to a level for homeowners to produce and store enough energy to become completely self-reliant when it comes to generating sufficient energy for their home. Is solar power worth it? There are many reasons why homeowners are adding residential solar panels to their home.

It has become a common sight for homeowners to see residential solar panel systems on homes in communities. Canadians are in good company as this technology is widely implemented in many first-world nations. Germany, China, Japan, the

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Which Energy Upgrades Have the Highest Returns?There's been a lot of talk about how homeowners can do their part when it comes to saving the environment, and yet not every homeowner feels equipped to get started with this popular revolution. Solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, and water-saving plumbing can all carry some very hefty price tags for owners who are watching their budget. For those who don't have a lot of capital to invest or just aren't sure how long they'll stay in their home, it's time to consider which energy efficient upgrades will net the best paybacks depending on the circumstances.

Start with an Audit

If you're wondering how to make your home more energy efficient, start with an audit. Committing to energy efficient upgrades may mean shelling out some cash

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