Category: Roofing

Down Pipes 101

John Whyte from True North Eavestroughing gives advice on downpipes and the common issues surrounding them. Problem 1: Clogging The main issue with the clogging of downpipes is that it can go up over top of the gutters, come down the walls and into the foundation of your home. Problem...

/ May 28, 2014

Dealing With Flood Damage In Toronto

On Monday, July 8th, 2013, the city of Toronto experienced its wettest day in recorded history, with more than 100mm of rain falling, the equivalent of one month’s worth of rain, in just three tempestuous hours. The storm caused the flooding of major arteries, roadways and homes, as well as shutting...

/ July 10, 2013

Meet out Best of Vancouver award winners at the Home Show this week !

The BC Home & Garden Show has started today and is on every day until Sunday February 26th. The show is back at the newly renovated BC Stadium.

/ February 23, 2012

It's A Christmas Miracle! Holiday Home Improvement Stories

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring……… Well……… For a while, until a bathroom pipe burst and started raining Christmas agony and frustration on our previously confident and content family’s kitchen, that is. Sound familiar? For the lucky majority of us, it does...

/ December 22, 2011

HomeStars talks to Aly Velji!

The Calgary Home & Design Show gets underway at the BMO Centre this Thursday, September 22nd, and will run until Sunday, September 25th.  We caught up with Aly Velji, a Calgarian Interior Decorator and Home Show celebrity guest who will be presenting from the Main Stage at the show! Alykhan...

/ September 20, 2011

Fall Home Renovation Projects

Each season provides the perfect opportunity for home projects and renovations. Fall is no exception. Take a look at these Fall Home Renovation Projects from an Investopedia article. Winterize the Deck   Decks get a lot of use during long summer days. By the time fall comes around, they can look...

/ September 6, 2011

The Tool Box: Tips to Prepare for the Fall Season

I know it’s hard to say goodbye to summer but there’s no getting around it…September is here! This is the time we bridge summer and fall and we have found some ideas to help you do that effortlessly. For many of us, the windows in our home have been open...

/ September 2, 2011

Under One Roof: Housing Options for Multi-Generations

In our series Under One Roof, we have explored home renovation ideas to accommodate two generations, aging parents and boomerang kids. For many, there are other options for multi-generations. Laneway homes have become increasingly more popular particularly in Vancouver. A laneway house is often built on an existing lot along...

/ August 3, 2011

Three Alternative Roofs to Consider

Looking around at a standard North American neighbourhood the diversity of roofs might not be overly apparent. Sure they come in, what, two or three colours, but after the options of shingles or steel, what other choices are there? Numerous, perhaps surprisingly so given the doldrums of mass urban planning....

/ July 21, 2011

Under One Roof: Boomerang Generation

In the movie Failure to Launch, Matthew McConaughey plays a 35 year old man living at home with his parents, Kathy Bates and Terry Bradshaw. As expected his parents are ready for him to move but he’s not ready to give up his cushy living arrangement. This scenario, while in...

/ July 19, 2011