Insulation is extremely important when it comes to keeping homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It acts as a barrier between the home’s interior and the weather outside, and it can be made from many different materials. Some work better than others, and some are more environmentally friendly, so there’s a lot that homeowners need to take into account when choosing the type that they’re going to buy. Good insulation is also a great selling point when people sell their homes. Here are some of the different types of insulation and what makes them unique.
1. Fiberglass Insulation
Most people are familiar with fluffy pink insulation made of fiberglass. Fiberglass insulation is extremely common, affordable, and it’s difficult to find a
With so much beautiful wildlife in Canada, it's only ‘natural' that some of those creatures will be more pesky than others. In particular, we're talking about eradicating pests from the home—a process that can be fairly challenging depending on the type and amount of critters to be dealt with. It's no secret that common pests here are cockroaches, fleas, rodents, mites and bedbugs that can cause illness and skin irritation. For the safety of occupants, home pest remediation is a must, so here's a quick guide for conventional and natural eradication methods.
Conventional Pest Remediation for Homes
Conventional pest control methods have been around for decades, and these are often administered via sprays, bombs, traps, powders and other
With the arrival of our welcome warm spring weather, the market has heated up and real estate signs are popping up along with the spring flowers.
Sales increased 52% in March to 640 sales from just 421 sales in our cold and snowy February, but still down 7% from 688 sales in March of 2018.
The number of listings actively available for sale rose another 14% from 2,131 at the end of February to 2,435 at the end of March and up 38% from the 1,766 available at the end of March 2018. While the supply has increased substantially, it still lags below the 10 year average of 3,403.
Overall with a ratio of 1 sale to 4 listings in March, a 4 month supply, we are experiencing a balanced market. As is normally the case, there are different…
Centrally located on a quiet tree-lined street in Saanich West, sits this 3 bed 2 bath half duplex.
The main level entry features a front foyer with a two piece washroom, a separate dining area, laundry and storage areas, as well as a galley kitchen leading to your large living room with a wood burning fireplace.
There's also access to a fully fenced backyard with both fruit and mature trees as well as parking.
Upstairs has three good sized bedrooms and a four piece bathroom and, enjoy the bonus of a large additional space in what used to be the attic, but is now a fantastic art, games or media room with two skylights for plenty of natural light.
Everyone wants to make sure their home is safe, but there’s a lot of different ways homeowners can go about improving their home’s security. Even homeowners who have just purchased a new construction home should also be interested in the security of the home. From getting new locks to changing the spare key’s hiding spot, homeowners can take simple measures, but that isn’t the extent of what they can do.
Homeowners can purchase a home security system to give them some peace of mind, but there are different types of systems that are each suited to different types of homes. Here are the three main system types and how they operate.
Highest Security: Wireless Alarm Systems
For homeowners who want the most security for their home and want to
A home may seem like static structures in a person's life, but the trained eye knows that it changes constantly. From major events to everyday wear and tear, what was safe yesterday may not be safe today. Understanding the safety hazards of a home may mean having to consider some fairly unpleasant scenarios, but it's better to imagine the worst than for it to actually occur. To prevent property damage or bodily injury, here are five hazards that everyone should watch for.
Falling on a slippery floor is more common than many people realize. In fact, millions of people fall in their homes every year. One in five falls will result in a serious injury, such as a bone break. And while it's more likely to happen to the elderly,