All posts tagged renovation

Retrofit Rebate Program Cut Early

Bad news for anybody who hasn’t signed up to get an energy audit done yet – you’re out of luck if you want to qualify for grants and rebates for making your home more energy efficient. Renovations like adding EIFS to the outside of your home will not only save hundreds (maybe thousands) on heating [...]

What Style is Your Home?

I frequently get asked what type of house a home owner’s is – and what decorative stucco elements fit best on it. Until now, I haven’t been enough of a history-building-styles buff to really have an answer. I came across this the other day, and found it illuminating: style home There are so many different [...]

Rhode Island Dryvit Make over Winner Selling Home

This summer – a contest was put on in Rhode Island in which the grand prize was a home make over using Dryvit’s Outsulation System. The lucky home owner was thrilled (who wouldn’t be, when you just increased the value of your home by $70,000). You can view the follow up here: And if [...]

Blueskin on Windows: Why Is It Important

Without a doubt, one of the most common areas of water intrusion on any building is around window openings. Improperly installed windows will allow water to leak in behind claddings and onto framing members, and when mould or rot appears, the cladding is often inaccurately blamed. The fact is that improperly installed windows will cause [...]

Aurora Announces Additional $5,000 towards Eco Energy Audit Grant

How do you earn $27,000 over 10 years for a $15,000 renovation? What is the deal with Aurora’s new “green home grant”? Take a look…

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