5 simple ways to boost your home’s curb appeal

If you’re thinking about updating the look of your home or putting it on the market you’re probably worried about how much curb appeal it has. You might also be worried about how much your home renovations are going to cost you. Here are five quick exterior fixes that can boost your home’s curb appeal for the market in London, Ontario without breaking the bank. Keep reading to learn more.

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Spring is the best time to deal with your exterior renovation projects!

Once the winter weather breaks home owners around the London area emerge from their winter hibernation to find that their homes could us a little bit of work. High winds can pull off siding and shutters. Icicles and ice build up from improperly vented soffit can lead to fallen or damaged eaves trough, split down pipes and rotted fascia boards. This ice build up can even cause damage to your doors and windows if not properly dealt with by professionals. Keep reading to learn more.

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Why do people replace their Entry Doors?

If you own a home, you have a front door. Most older exterior doors in London are either hollow core or solid wood doors and as long as they aren’t falling apart, most homeowners leave them alone. The main problem with these older entry doors is that they are not energy efficient. Compared to modern steel and fiberglass doors, they are often 30% less energy efficient! Furthermore, if your door is drafty or doesn’t seal properly, this percentage can be even worse. But this isn’t the only reason to replace your entry doors! Keep reading to learn more.

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Great reasons to upgrade to vinyl windows

From afar, wooden windows have a lovely old world charm about them. The bloom begins to fade if you’re constantly repairing frames or sweltering behind closed windows. They require a lot of TLC. If you aren’t a DIYer, it’s also expensive. How do you decide if you need replacement windows for your London home? Consider these questions. Keep reading to learn more.

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Tips for Living in you home During Renovations

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You’ve probably heard the adage that “the ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but still hold hands.” Well, if you decide to live in your home while you renovate, you will have plenty of opportunities to test that aphorism.

Without a doubt, trying to maintain some kind of levelheadedness during a lengthy renovation—during which time basic amenities may not be available, everything is coated with an interminable layer of dust and construction materials and tools fill every nook of the home—is a herculean task. But it is possible! Keep reading to learn more.

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Window Condensation: Why it Happens and How to Stop It

Do you ever notice that condensation seems to build up on your windows of your home during the winter time? Every year when it starts getting colder, homeowners ask McCallum Aluminum Limited why window condensation occurs and if it can have negative consequences.

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Surprisingly enough, the fact that new builds and home renovations in London, Ontario focus on energy efficiency is turning window condensation into a growing problem. Homes that are better sealed against air leakage and air exchange with the outside also tend to have higher humidity levels. Keep reading to learn more.

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Home Energy Tips: How to Keep Your Home Energy Bill Down

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The world’s environment and economy seem to be out of control lately with homeowners picking up the tab for both. With little return available from savings in our low interest rate economy, coupled with soaring energy cost, many homeowners are doubling down by investing in environmentally sustainable initiatives that improve both the energy efficiency as well as the aesthetics of their home that can actually increase its value. Keep reading to learn more.

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Window Maintenance Tips

Extending the lifespan of your windows by employing basic maintenance measures is easy. Modern vinyl windows such as those manufactured by Northstar and Gentek are famed for requiring only a minimal amount of upkeep to both function and look as good as the day they were first installed. Treat your windows with a little TLC and you’re sure keep them for a lifetime or longer.

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Entry Doors: Steel or Fibreglass?

Need a new entry door? The entrance ways to your home or commercial property says a lot about you, your personal style, and the image you are looking to reflect. Today, those needs are greater than ever before along with seeking the best value, there are the additional needs for security and energy efficiency. Because of these additional requirements, and to avoid the ongoing maintenance required and lack the endurance with wood doors, more and more homeowners and commercial property owners are turning to either fiberglass or steel entry doors – but which is right for you and your needs?

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