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New Vinyl Window MaintenanceA homeowner who has had new windows installed should be aware of the need for proper maintenance. Improper use and human negligence can result in breaks that would not be covered under the standard warranty.

Long lasting vinyl is susceptible to damage over time. Canadian homeowners who properly maintain their vinyl windows can help them last their expected lifetime. Great windows can be a great marketing idea to help sell homes faster and possibly for more money. Understand more about vinyl window maintenance fundamentals for optimal performance today.

Correct Operation of Windows

There are nuances involved with opening and closing vinyl windows. Many common problems like cracking and bowing of window frames or sashes occur due to mishandling.

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Garage OrganizationThe snow has been gone for a little while and the summer is really here. It is time to start thinking of how to reorganize that garage that you have been putting off since last summer.

Summer is the time that your garage is going to be used the most. The mountain bikes are in and out as are the golf clubs, the soccer gear and quite a bit of other outdoor items.

Develop a Structured Organization Plan

Take a good look at the layout of your garage in order to develop a plan of organization. Categorize your belongings based on how often you use the items, how accessible it needs to be, or by the type of item it is. You can use categories, such as lawn care items, sports equipment, and tools, or you can place your most used items in a convenient

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How to Market Your Rental PropertyAs a property owner or manager, you can offer all kinds of incentives to lure in prospective renters. With Edmonton's rising vacancy rate, it's not uncommon to see Edmonton investors landlords offering the first month free or free cable or other utilities when tenants sign a long lease. But, it takes more than perks to get good, quality candidates through the door.

Your property has to shine and shine brighter than everyone else's property. The amount of rent you charge has to be fair and appropriate. If you have a home for rent and its sitting idle and costing you money, take a look at what might bring your property some action.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any

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The ROI of Installing a Deck On Your HomeThe ultimate goal of reselling a home is always to try to sell it for more than you paid for it. At the very least, you want to sell it for what you paid for it so you can get your money back. Unfortunately, it is very hard to sell a home for what you paid for it or to sell it for more than you paid for it after you've lived in it.

The value of your home declines as you live in it. Things start to become worn out and the home begins to need work done. The longer you live in the home, the more the value declines. There are, however, things you can do to increase the value of your home. This way you can make some money out of it after living in it. The question is: can you increase the value if you add a deck or a patio to your property?

Yes, a New

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Selling a Home With Unpermitted Work

Unpermitted work is often a headache for new homeowners when it is uncovered. Arising when home improvements are done without seeking proper permitting and documentation, unpermitted work may lie behind the walls of a home, making it hard for a home inspector to see indicators of this issue. A new homeowner who uncovers such a problem may then be responsible for such work if it continues to go unaddressed while they reside in a home and when they may decide to list a home for sale. Unpermitted work is a problem. What should homeowners who find unpermitted work do about it?

There are times when unpermitted work may need to be removed. However, it may be possible to get a permit after such work is performed or even have certain responsible parties

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What You Need to Know About Foundation DamageFoundation damage, when there are cracks and crumbled areas in the concrete foundation in a home, can make life very hard for homeowners. As this type of home maintenance problem causes instability, it can prevent a homeowner from remodeling their home or making improvements, and it compromises the overall integrity of yourself. Foundation damage can also make a home hard to sell. Knowing what foundation damage looks like, how to get a good diagnosis and how to repair foundation damage can help homeowners to protect their property.

What Does Foundation Damage Look Like?

Foundation damage can take different forms and may present different symptoms. For some homeowners, the signs may be subtle. Doors and windows that become jammed shut or open,

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Is It Worth It to Construct a Home AdditionA home addition is usually one of the more exciting parts of owning a home. Instead of just wishing for an en-suite bathroom or extra bedroom, homeowners have the option to make it happen. But new construction can also be more of a hassle than residents ever imagined it to be. Between wrestling with contractor quotes and watching a savings account quickly deplete, it's not always the best idea. In addition, most additions are not good candidates for a weekend DIY project. Homeowners may want to ask a few key questions before they start calling construction companies.

Space Conversion

A lot of homes have rooms or parts of rooms that aren't effectively being utilized for the residents. They may even have whole floors available that can be

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How Can a Deck Improve a Home's Resale Value?Installing a deck can provide extra living space for the home, a comfortable outdoor entertaining space and a necessary update to the property's curb appeal. Many homeowners prefer to consider the return on investment for home improvement projects, as a way to ensure that they will get more than personal contentment from the result. These aspects of the process help people understand how best to approach ROI or resale value from installing a deck.

Considering Resale Value

Experts estimate that the resale value of a deck approximately 18 square meters is about 70-80 percent. This means that homeowners can expect to recoup about two-thirds or more of the price they pay in a higher home value. This is especially important when selling a home.

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3 Hidden Home Dangers and How to Eradicate ThemHidden problems can present a number of risk factors to families, and they can quietly lurk in the most unexpected places around the home. Here are 3 common home dangers to be on the lookout for and ways to solve any issues encountered during such inspections.

Musty Mould and Mildew

Moisture-prone spaces with poor ventilation like bathrooms and basements create ideal havens for issues like mildew and mould. While mildew is unsightly and smelly, it's not nearly as dangerous to one's health as the presence of mould can be. Mould is known to cause chronic respiratory diseases, lung infections, eye irritation, sinus congestion and exacerbate allergies in humans and animals.

If mould is detected, eradication and removal is necessary immediately. To

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Energy-Efficient Window UpgradesWindows, you normally do not worry about these as a home owner, but you probably should. They can make a huge difference in your pocketbook at the end of the year in heating and wear and tear on your furniture and flooring. When you live in Edmonton, it gets mighty cold, and heat loss through windows adds quite a bit of money to your heating bill every month.

Which Type of Windows Should You Consider?

Look for Triple Pane windows containing argon gas and a low thermal emissivity coating. Many home builders in Edmonton prefer to put in lesser quality double pane windows lacking the low thermal emissivity coating as they save money on their bottom line, but make these triple pane windows a necessity.

The reasons for argon gas and low thermal

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