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Fireplace Inspections

With the price of oil going through the roof, more and more people are turning to wood burning systems to heat their homes. While cheaper than oil, it also poses a greater risk of fire. If you currently heat your home (completely or partially) with wood, most insurance companies will require your unit to be inspected by a Wood Energy Technical Transfer (WETT) specialist.

Buying Your First Home

Knowledge is said to open doors. This is literally true when it comes to buying a home. To become a first-time homebuyer, you need to know where and how to begin the homebuying process.

Buying a New Home – Tarion Warranty Facts

TARION WARRANTY New Home Warranty It’s on the House Aubrey LeBlanc Toronto Star Saturday Dec. 16/95  “New In Homes Section”  Separating Fact from Fiction Separating fact from fiction is every new home buyer’s responsibility when it comes to clearly understanding…

Why You Need a Home Inspection

Why You Need A Home Inspection by Roger Frost A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home…

Buying or Selling a Home in Orillia

Buying or Selling a Home in Orillia.  There are a lot of emotions involved when buying or selling a home, but negotiating the price shouldn’t be.  Having a plan prior to negotiating is key to preventing stress during the turbulence…

Buying Older Home – Typical Problems

Buying Older Home – Typical Problems.  When buying an older home you are usually buying a home with built in character which has withstood the test of time and is still in habitable condition.  There are some inherent problems that…

New Technology and Home Inspections

The Barrie Home inspector has been providing Free Thermal Imaging scans with all regular priced home inspections for the past year. This amazing technology can aid in the detection of heat loss, moisture, water leaks, over-heating conditions and even mould detection. We also perform moisture checks with our up-graded digital moisture detector which allows us to detect moisture up to an inch behind most building products.

Eave Troughs – Winter Maintenace

Eave Troughs – Care and Maintenance   Winter and eave troughs – This is where most home designers fail to take winter into consideration when designing homes.   Most home owners buy homes in the Spring, Summer and Fall, and…

How To Make Your Kitchen Look New Again

Because the kitchen is a central room in the house, it often plays an important role in defining the style of the ground floors in a house. The most common gathering place is usually the kitchen as people naturally gravitate towards the room with the food. You want to make sure your kitchen is in line with the rest of the house design wise so that everything goes together nicely.