Tips for Cleaning Your Vinyl Siding

A low maintenance and durable material, vinyl siding is an increasingly popular home exterior. Even though it is a low maintenance material, you will still want to clean your vinyl siding from time to time. Just make sure you know about the best cleaning methods...

Protect Your Home from Water

Most water problems that homeowners encounter can usually be by controlling water above ground. Simple but effective means of controlling those above-ground problems may prevent structural damage to your home as well as dry up those basement damp areas. Most home...

Unusual Water Leak Discovered

Water is one of the most common reasons that damage occurs to most homes. The exterior is especially vulnerable to the onslaught of water and moisture, the slow but sure deterioration of a homes cladding, windows and foundation if not properly maintained. I have...

Skylight Repairs and Trouble Shooting

Skylights are available in many styles and shapes with a host of different flashing systems for achieving a water tight seal. Skylight leaks can manifest themselves in a variety of forms. Many times homeowners will first realize they have a skylight leak by finding...

Air Barriers and Moisture in Your Home

Air Barrier – Its Design and Purpose by the Orillia Home Inspector In Ontario the air barrier in a home is installed under the authority of the Ontario Building 9.25.4.3. Installation of Vapour Barriers (1) Vapour barriers shall be installed to protect the entire...

Water Softeners – Choosing the Right One

The water to be treated passes through the water softener’s bed of the resin; * negatively-charged resins absorb and bind metal ions, which are always positively charged. These resins initially contain sodium ions, which are displaced into the water stream by...