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Jerry

Chief Home Consultant

Jiffy’s 2018 Spring Style Guide: Stunning Stone & Interlock

Welcome to the second edition of Jiffy’s 2018 Spring Style Guide, our comprehensive primer of what’s popular and current in outdoor structures, platforms and surface solutions for the vernal season. Last week, we covered Fantastic Fences. This time around, we’ll chat about stone and interlock paving! Here goes: COBBLESTONE Marked by their old-world feel, reclaimed cobblestone pavers are unusually strong and durable, able to withstand the weight…

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Jiffy’s 2018 Spring Style Guide: Fantastic Fences

Welcome to Jiffy’s 2018 Spring Style Guide, our comprehensive primer of what’s popular and current in outdoor structures, platforms and surface solutions for the vernal season. And in our first installment, we’re tackling fantastic fences! Check our five favourite fashionable fence types. TRADITIONAL PICKET FENCES This ageless charmer remains amongst the most beloved and ubiquitous all-time fence styles. For an updated twist, try a more modern shape…

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The Top 5 Things New Home Owners Should Do Before It Gets Warm

Yup, spring is around the corner! And for those who just spent their first winter in a newly-purchased home, it’s time to think about all the maintenance that comes with owning your own abode. And in addition to ensuring your dwelling remains structurally sound, exterior spring maintenance further plays a pivotal part in promoting a more attractive curb appeal -- and can help you simply enjoy your new home…

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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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