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8 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Roofer

When you need a new roof — we’ve already outlined the signs that you do — you generally need it dealt with right away. But getting the job done quick should never come at the expense of getting it done right. To that end, here are the questions you should ask to make sure you have all the answers when making a decision on something as important as your roof. Installing…

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How to Keep Your Basement Dry For (Almost) Free

We could probably have a lengthy debate on what the worst cause for a flooded basement is. Broken water line? Seepage or flow through the walls or foundation floor — either from surface water sources or by a sanitary or storm sewer backup? Or how about big rains or rapid snow melts in the spring, which we’re willing to bet might be the most common issue around this time of…

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4 Under-the-Radar Smart Devices to Complete Your Connected Home

Since we’ve already introduced you to the obvious benefits of smart home technology — as well as made you familiar with the best smart thermostats and standout smart security devices currently out there — we reckon it’s time to fly a little under-the-radar. After all, you’ve already got the basics covered! Now it’s time to complete your connected home. And while these items — be they garage door controllers,…

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We Have an Exciting Announcement!

We are excited to announce that we’ve raised an additional $2.4 million (U.S.) in funding. Golden Venture Partners led the round, with additional participation from notable investors including Hedgewood and Two Small Fish Ventures. We will be using the funding to make Jiffy experience even better, and to bring Jiffy to more cities, including in the U.S. As the first step in our U.S. roll…

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Getting ‘Smart’ Can Also Equal a More Secure Home — Here’s How!

When you first think of a smart home, we’re willing to bet the obvious come to mind: control and automation of lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, etcetera etcetera. But guess what? Certain smart home security devices can also make your home feel safer, too. From connected cameras to doorbells and locks, these devices exist to make it as easy as pie — and relatively affordable — to monitor your home…

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Live Better and Save More with These Must-Have Smart Thermostats

So you left your house, only to realize minutes — or perhaps hours — later that you forgot to turn the heat down. Ah, fret not. The odds are the same thing hasn’t just happened to your next door neighbour, but likely the owners who were living in both your homes prior to either of you showing up on the block… and most definitely the inhabitants long before them! Thankfully, in…

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