How-To Videos

HOW TO: Install Trex Select Railing

Trex Select Railing is a luxurious-yet-affordable railing solution that offers an easy installation process that’s perfect for the DIY’er. Singular top and bottom rail shapes and square balusters keep things tidy, and the Classic White color works with any deck design. It’s easy to install Trex Select composite deck railing. Learn how with this helpful video. […]

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BEFORE YOU PAINT: Expert tips on Colour & Design


Choosing the right paint colour for your walls is a big decision. It has to match your furniture, decor, style, floors and other rooms in the home. You don’t want to put all that effort into painting, only to realise, you chose the wrong colour! How can we make this decision easier for you? How […]

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HOW TO: Clean Roof Shingles the Natural Way


Spring is in the air and you’re probably noticing a range of Spring Cleaning tasks that you’ll need to undertake to keep your home in tip-top shape. One area of the home that requires some regular checks and ongoing maintenance is your roof. Whether you have Asphalt Shingles, Cedar or Metal Roofing, leaves, moss and […]

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HOW TO: Install Masonite Interior Door

From contemporary to classic, Masonite’s extensive collection of interior doors can meet your unique style and transform your home. Here’s everything you need to know to install a Masonite flat-jamb pre-hung interior door, including tools, step-by-step instructions, and more. Before you begin: Read Installation Instructions! Gather all Hardware & Tools (see below) Remember that accurate […]

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NEW PRODUCT: ROXUL Comfortboard 80 Rigid Insulation


ROXUL COMFORTBOARD ™ 80 is a rigid mineral wool insulation sheathing board that is fastened to outside studs to improve thermal performance to the building envelope. It is non-combustible, water repellent, fire resistant and sound absorbent. City of Vancouver Building Code has recently changed requiring an actual R-22 value on all exterior walls (see detail). ROXUL ComfortBatt Insulation […]

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HOW-TO: Concrete Repair in 3 Easy Steps


With the arrival of Fall – it’s time to start preparing your home for cold and wet weather. Plugging holes in leaking concrete, or cracks in walls can save you money on expensive repairs – or make your home more energy efficient. Learn about Concrete Repair with advice from the experts at Basalite Concrete STEP 1 […]

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Sika Post Fix: Set your fence posts in a flash!


Does this look familiar to you? Broken fence, rotten, wind damaged fence posts? You may want to repair it or save time and effort building a brand new fence. In both instances, Sika Post Fix is the product that fundamentally changes the way people can install or repair their fence. Sika Post Fix is a two-part, […]

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HOW TO: Apply Penofin Hardwood Oil Stain

See how Penofin Hardwood Oil brings this Southern California deck to life! Easy to apply and maintain, Penofin’s unique formula is designed specifically to enhance the grain and natural rich color of hardwoods like Ipe, Tigerwood, Batu, Teak, Mahogany, and many other hardwood species. Only Penofin’s Hardwood Oil can penetrate dense hardwoods that need nourishing and […]

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HOW TO: Install Shantex Deck Tiles


In this HOW TO feature we’re going to show you how easy it is to install Shantex Deck Tiles. This system is designed for DIY homeowner installation and as you’ll see from the videos below – installation really is a snap! Shantex Deck Tiles can be installed on top of any existing surfaces such as wood […]

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How To: Waterproof a Deck with Trex Rain Escape


Finding a cost effective solution for how to waterproof a deck in order to provide a usable outdoor living space underneath has long been an often expensive problem. Traditionally – Vinyl Decking has been the solution, but what if you want a more attractive product on your decking surface, like Exotic Hardwood or Composites like […]

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