All posts tagged retrofit

2012 Guide to Budgeting For Your Stucco Renovation

This website was started to educate home owners and teach them how to evaluate quotes and contractors. There’s a massive gap between the technical information provided to building industries professionals, and the information available to the average consumer in every day language. The most common asked is obviously: Is this quote too high/low? No one […]

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 […]

Stucco Home Insurance: How Does EIFS Affect Insurance

Stucco (or more accurately, EIFS) is enormously popular on homes in and around the Greater Toronto area due in large part to it’s great aesthetic appeal and it’s ability to insulate, thereby reducing heating and cooling bills. It’s become a “hot topic” (pun intended) for insurance companies – moreso in the U.S. than Canada – […]

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 […]

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