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9 Signs That It's Time For A New Roof

Let’s talk about your roof. It plays an important role in your home, shielding you and your family from the elements. It’s also expensive and a big undertaking to replace, so ongoing maintenance and repairs is very important. (Need a handyman to come help you assess your roof? Click here to book a Jiffy handyman.) In general, your roof should last you between 20 - 25 years. If…

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11 Tools Every Homeowner Must Have in Their Toolbox

Have you just bought your first home? Did your friend or family member just buy their first home? A toolbox is one of the best, and most practical things you can buy for yourself or for a friend as a housewarming present. But what do you put in it? Here are the 12 tools every homeowner needs to have within arms reach, especially in the first days as they are…

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17 Fall Home Maintenance Must Dos

Fall is in the air and soon the temperature will start dropping. Before you know it, there will be snow on the ground and your heat will be on. Will you be ready for it? Now is the time to start prepping your home for the fall and winter. Doing this prep work will not only make your life easier come next spring, it could also save you thousands of…

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Update Your Outdoor Lighting Today!

The summer is coming to an end, which means it’s getting darker earlier in the evening. Before you know it, the sun will be down by the time you’re getting home from work at night. For that reason, it’s important to make sure the lights outside your house are working and are placed properly for optimal safety. If you’ve just moved into your home and have…

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New House? Our Tips for Week 1

First-time homeowners make up a large portion of our client base. As a result, we hear a ton of stories about mistakes made in the early days of homeownership. Like the guy who uninstalled his old dishwasher himself, caused a giant leak, didn't know where the main water shut-off valve was, water-damaged his floors, and broke the dishwasher. A bit of a disaster, to say the least. There's a lot…

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Spring Home Maintenance For Newbs

The backyard looks like a mud pit, the windows are caked with dirt, and the basement is all damp and dingy, but at least it's spring.... right? When a house comes out of winter hibernation, it needs a bit of TLC. Winter elements are harsh on even the most durable building materials, which can crack and wear down when exposed to repeated fluctuations in temperature. Think of all those strange…

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