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February eNews - Spruceland

February 10, 2015

Baby, it’s cold outside… Stay warm inside. After a mild and damp Christmas — with a record-breaking highs as far north as Churchill, Manitoba mid-December – we’re now into the deep freeze in many parts of the country. Checklist to keep your home cozy: • Check the seals. Dow GREATSTUFF is an easy-to-use polyurethane foam sealant.• Remove deep snow from the roof to prevent damage. Garant has a roof rak...

Top 10 Renovations in Canada

January 14, 2015

Bathroom renovations were the No. 1 home fix in 2014, topping the list in five provinces, according to a survey by a national contractor referral website. The top 10, as listed by TrustedPros, were Bathrooms Basements Decks Roofs Kitchens Painting Floors Landscaping Windows Home additions   Bathrooms topped the renovation desires of people in Nova Scoti...

December eNews - Spruceland Lumber

December 10, 2014

December - Safety through the season Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year! The season is upon us, bringing with it the end of 2014. We want to thank you for the support that you have given us over the past year, and wish you and your family a blessed Christmas season. Job Safety Working in various weather conditions can bring its share of challenges. Safety clothing varies from season to season. Here is a great winter produ...

Contractors and "New Construction"

September 24, 2014

I ran over a construction cone today. I'm not especially proud of it -it just happened -and that's that. It got me thinking about construction and all the new projects we are seeing around town. As banks begin to loosen underwriting guidelines for equity lines and as home owners begin to see equity in their homes rise we see more and more construction projects. What's the first thing we do when our equity line of credit is approved? We upgrade the kitchen or bathroom! Contractors who had clos...

Fixer-uppers not for the faint-of-heart

September 23, 2014

HOME OWNERSHIP STRATEGIES Fixer-uppers not for the faint-of-heart GAIL JOHNSON ...

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