It’s that time of year again. The wind is blowing, the rain and leaves are falling, and it’s time to act fast to get your home ready for seasonal changes!
Leaf litter that gets stuck in your gutter system can cause damage that costs hundreds or thousands of dollars to fix and now is the time to plug those drafts and ensure your home is energy efficient.
This September – make sure that your heating system is set to ‘SAVE MONEY ON YOUR ENERGY BILL’ with these energy saving ideas. We’ve shopped around for the best home improvement products to INCREASE SAFETY and SAVE MONEY on your home this Fall – on a budget that will suit everyone.
Gutters are designed to keep your home safe from water damage. Unfortunately leaves, pine needles, and other debris get caught in your gutters. They fill up your gutter and plug your downspout. Rainwater has nowhere to go except over the edge of your gutters. Water concentrates below and does not drain away, causing flooding.
The Gutter Basket® is designed to help prevent an emergency situation and allow you to clean and maintain your gutters at your convenience. They also eliminate the problem of standing water and the resulting risk of breeding West Nile mosquitoes.
We supply two brands of Stair Tread Safety Grips Strips – in both durable Stainless Steel and UV resistant Plastic for a variety of residential and commercial applications.
CGS GripStrips are the most innovative product for exterior stairs, available on the market today!
When properly installed and maintained, GripStrips provide safer footing and may help prevent slips and falls. They are tough, long lasting, re-usable and GripStrips are resistant to weather, pressure washing, shovelling and even salting – no peeling or ripping!
Each GripStrip™ is pre-punched and slotted, there is no drilling required. Wood naturally swells with moisture and contracts as it dries, the slots are designed to accommodate this expansion.
Screws (included) are approved for use in ACQ treated wood. See the benefits of Grip Strip with this short Video
Simple slips and stumbles cost the region more than $6 million a year in hospital care alone, plus home nursing and therapies. In the year 2000, 604 people were hospitalized for fractured hips for an average of 13.8 days each. Elderly people are most at risk of hurting themselves on stairs and more than 100,000 are treated for injuries every year. Of these, more than half end up in the hospital with serious injuries. Stairs are the place where most deaths and serious injuries happen in the home. It is a tragedy that a simple fall down stairs can take the lives of over 1,000 people every year and seriously injure thousands of others. More falling deaths result from stairs and steps, according to the Consumer Product Safety. [source]
Get a Grip safety stair treads are a narrow two-inch strip of stainless steel mesh about 24 inches long, easy to install about two-inches back from the edge of each stair with stainless steel screws. You get 6 Get A Grip Safety Stair Treads plus enough stainless steel screws to securely fasten each stair tread to any wooden surface.
A common problem that can cause very serious structural issues and therefore very expensive fixes – is when water gets into the foundation of a building. When a home is built properly and in accordance with building codes and regulations, careful measures are taken to ensure that water is dispersed away from the foundation. You can give your home a helping hand by installing CLIP-UP or FLEX-A-SPOUT’s on your guttering downpipes which will help move water away from your foundation.
Did you know that you can save up to 33% on your Home Energy Bills by simply installing Programmable Thermostats to control your home’s baseboard, convector or fan forced heating system? Modern Thermostats are easy to install and the ‘5-2’ models include the ability to set one program for weekdays (5) and one for weekends (2), meaning you can fine tune your heating to suit your schedule.
The more expensive models can even control your heat-pump and cooling system and some also offer Touchscreen functionality, Wi-fi connectivity and Voice control – but these features aren’t necessary (or helpful) if saving money is your #1 goal. Keep in mind that the more features – the more difficult the installation and whereas most models offer D-I-Y installation most homeowners, high-end models require installation from a qualified electrician which drives up the project price further.
Our range of Honeywell, Endurance and Aube Thermostats get the job done without breaking the bank and we offer price incentives for customers who need multiple units.
As the nights draw in as summer turns to fall – lighting the exterior of your home can be an important safety feature – in more ways than one. Motion activated lighting provides an economic and energy efficient means of lighting your yard, side alley or driveway. Don’t run the risk of tripping over your friendly neighborhood raccoon while your navigating your property in the twilight hours and at the same time provide an instant deterant to other unwanted visitors of the human kind. Remember – both of these burglars do their best work under cover of darkness!