Category: Roofing

GBA Winner: Done Right Roofing

HomeStars created the Giving Back Awards (GBA) to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015.  HomeStars would like to congratulate Done Right Roofing for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of Sarah Craig, “We at Done Right Roofing love to give back...

/ February 16, 2016

GBA Winner: IDEAL Insulation & Roofing

HomeStars created the Giving Back Awards (GBA) to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015.  HomeStars would like to congratulate IDEAL Insulation & Roofing for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of Colin Gnyp, “For years, IDEAL has donated time and equipment...

/ February 16, 2016

GBA Winner: Bassindale Bros Roofing

HomeStars created the Giving Back Awards (GBA) to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015.  HomeStars would like to congratulate Bassindale Bros Roofing for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of owner Scott Bassindale, “In 2015, we donated $3,000 to local food...

/ February 14, 2016

Skip these updates when selling your home

Selling your home is no small undertaking. Aside from the obvious cleaning and purging of unwanted or unused personal belongings, there are generally a few upgrades to be made in order to get the best price for your property. But it’s important to not go overboard, so we’ve put together...

/ October 26, 2015

Fall Maintenance Checklist

Here’s a list of things you should do this fall to prepare your home for winter:  Must-dos: Furnace servicing: change filter, humidifier panel Shut off outside taps Drain garden hoses Clean eavestroughs/gutters and downspouts to avoid flooding Check flashing along eavestroughs and the roof to ensure water cannot seep through...

/ October 9, 2015
Technician checking furnace filter

How to Optimize the Efficiency of Your Air Conditioning System

Optimize your AC’s Efficiency Simply put, air conditioners take heat out of your house, in much the same way that refrigerators do. To optimize their efficiency, try to prevent heat from getting inside the house in the first place with the following steps: Your roof gets most of the direct...

/ May 4, 2015

Insulation 101

Insulation affects your energy bills and comfort levels year-round. Alex Schuts from Insta-Insulation has provided the basics every homeowner should know when it comes to insulating their home. 4 Signs your house lacks insulation: You aren’t comfortable in your home – it’s either too hot or cold. Your energy bills are...

/ March 18, 2015

Best of 2014 Winners

We have traveled across Canada to award the country’s best home improvement companies. Tonight we are wrapping up awards season in Toronto. This is our seventh year awarding contractors who have done outstanding work, based on homeowner reviews. Check out the winners in your region! Toronto’s Best of 2014 award...

/ February 2, 2015
Roof with skylights

HomeStars U – Roofing 101

The roofing industry is largely unregulated so homeowners must be vigilant when choosing a company. Gordon Bailey from Academia Roofing & Attics offers up a checklist of items homeowners should keep in mind when hiring someone for the job. 1)   Don’t hire if they haven’t looked in your attic A...

/ September 10, 2014

Eavestroughs 101

In the lastest edition of HomeStars U, North Shore Eavestroughing’s Darren Perry shares his advice on the installation of eavestroughing. The following are common problems many eavestroughing systems face. 1. Overflowing eavestroughs: Improper eavestroughing can lead to overflowing water, which can leak into your basement. Can create rot against the...

/ May 28, 2014