Found 24 results for the keyword ‘Contractors’

  • OVERVIEW: Window Replacement

    When it is time to replace your windows you will hear a lot of confusing and even contradictory things from contractors, salesmen and even friends. If you just look up Windows in this database you might be overwhelmed -- so here are the links to the most useful entries specifically related to pla...
  • A cat shelter in a cold climate

    Lots of CJAD listeners want to see pictures of the house of the roaming cat that has claimed me as his property.  Understand this house is a bit of an evolving concept.  It started out as an effort to help this 10-year-old cat get through the winter despite his desire to roam more than settle.  Y...
  • Recycling with Habitat for Humanity

    Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that builds houses. In fact they are one of the largest home builders in North America if you put all their local branches together.Their houses are rather simple and ordinary, but what is not ordinary is the way the houses get built and who owns...
  • The Business of Renovation Part 1 - The Industry.

    This was the first part of a special three part series designed to give you some insights to the business side of renovation because hiring a contractor and getting the job done right is a business deal. In this segment we tried to give you an idea of the advantages and disadvantages of each diff...
  • The importance of Home Inspections

    If you recognize the photo above as the heat exchanger in an old boiler as seen through a small mirror with a flashlight, you are probably a home inspector. More and more home owners and home buyers are seeking the services of a professional home inspector and the business of inspecting home...
  • How to install a flashing at the bottom of an existing brick wall

    Homeowners hear a lot of strange suggestions when it comes to repairing a flashing at the bottom of a brick wall, or installing one where it had not been installed.  Actually it is a bit difficult to find reliable guidance in this endeavour as most industry brick information is intended for indus...
  • The PDI - Pre Delivery Inspection - before moving into a new home

    When you have a new home built for you, just before you take possession, you will spend a couple of hours walking around the house with the builder and a notebook. This is a critically important part of buying a home because this is where you check for all the errors and omissions. If you do th...
  • Trained Indoor Air Quality Investigators

    As indoor air quality (IAQ) has been identified as a more and more important issue in our homes, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation  had  instituted a training program to train individuals/companies who are qualified to come into your home, identify IAQ problems and outline the solutions...
  • The homeowner's tasks in a renovation contract

    We like to talk a lot about the responsibilities of the contractors in a renovation project, but it can be very useful to listen to a good contractor talk about what he needs from the homeowner to help keep the renovation process running smoothly. In this episode we visited with Robert Ludvick o...
  • Pro: Making Roof Trusses Work

    We would like to think that roofing systems today are well thought out, easy to assemble and trouble free. And then there is the real world. We went to the manufacturers of roofing systems and roofing components to get a handle on what are some of the real world field problems that shouldn't be...