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Tarion: How to protect your home from the elements this spring

Beautiful new home built in Milton
Beautiful new home built in Milton

Even though your home braved the cold this winter, you should still be protecting it against the elements as the weather warms up. The ice storm in December has opened our eyes to the need to prepare our homes, and ourselves, for extreme weather events. Draining and shutting off water pipes to prevent freezing and bursting during a power outage in winter is a good example, as well as keeping a supply of emergency essentials on hand. However, there are many Spring home maintenance tasks that can protect your home during the thaw this season.

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Wisdom to Help Your Relationship Survive a Remodel

Slotegraaf recently renovated the main floor of this home.  The couple lived in the home during the renovation which can be trying but also exciting as you get to see your dreams become reality each step of the way.
Slotegraaf recently renovated the main floor of this home. The couple lived in the home during the renovation which can be trying but also exciting as you get to see your dreams become reality each step of the way.

Recently I came across this blog written by Mitchell Parker, Houzz Editorial Staff. It touches on the emotional struggles couples feel during renovating – choices, decisions, needs, wants. It reinforces why so many people hire us to help, because it is our mission to make renovations a time of excitement, creativity and improvement, and that’s the experience they want. Something you look forward to, enjoy, and talk about with your friends.

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LED Lights - Energy efficiency brighter than ever!

For a number of years, I have inquired with our electricians about the possibility of using LED lights throughout the home. This was mostly due to my love of the environment; an LED bulb takes a fraction of the power to run than other types of lights.

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Slotegraaf specializes in ICF foundations for additions and homes

ICF forms around the perimeter of the home
ICF forms around the perimeter of the home

Slotegraaf now specializes in building custom homes and additions with insulated concrete forms (ICF) foundation construction method. Because of the green benefits and quality of the product, ICF forms have been increasing in popularity over the past number of years.

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