Tempered Glass: What Business Owners Should Know

Tempered glass is used almost everywhere; homes, businesses, schools, hospitals and buildings of all kinds contain it. Even your car windows are made of tempered glass. However, you may not be aware of what makes tempered glass special and when or how it should be used if you own or operate a business. Below is an introduction to tempered glass and what you need to know, including information on how to work around it safely: Read More 

Tips For Improving Fireplace Efficiency

You may think nothing compares with the comfort and coziness of sitting in front of an open fireplace on a cold winter night, but you may secretly worry about the effects on the environment or with the cost of heat loss up the chimney. The good news is, you can transform your traditional open fireplace to an environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient source of heat. According to Skip Hayden, director of renewable and integrated energy systems at Natural Resources Canada, new combustion wood-burning fireplaces are 70 percent efficient and emit only 10 percent of the pollution of traditional fireplaces. Read More 

Ice Road Driving Safety: What You Need To Know

Each winter, hundreds of miles of ice roads are constructed across the Northwest Territories by companies like D W Jensen Drilling Ltd . Truck drivers as well as others pass across these barren highways of ice in order to transport much-needed supplies to towns, camps and job sites all throughout northern Canada. For ice roads to be a successful venture, there must be a commitment upon the part of drivers to operate their vehicles within the strictest confines of safety. Read More 

Spring Into Clean Siding! Spring Cleaning Tips To Naturally Wash Your Vinyl Siding

With spring quickly approaching, it is a great time to start your spring cleaning list. From painting shutters and staining your deck to washing windows, the tasks to clean and update your home this season can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, you may not be familiar with the proper techniques to clean your vinyl siding. Considering it is an important part of your home's curb appeal and value, the exterior siding deserves a gentle and effective cleaning. Read More 

3 Critical Things You Must Consider Before Constructing A New Home

When it comes to constructing a new home, many people make the mistake of jumping right in. With the excitement involved and the prospect of finally constructing your home, many people become overly eager. However, in the long run it's best to take a measured, methodical approach. Below are three critical things you should consider before starting your new project: Focus on Getting the Structure Right The wisest investment you can make in your new home is to make sure you get the fabric of the building right, rather than worrying about the interior. Read More