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7 Reasons to Choose a Sliding Patio Door

The best time for outdoor events is approaching—fresh air, open windows, and doors, and DIY projects on the patio are in order! This year, as the season for everything outdoors draws near, isn’t it time you update your backyard with a new sli…

Spray Foam Insulation Reduces Collective Carbon Footprint

There is no doubt that the world’s climate is changing. We see it in the increased temperatures across the globe as well as the growing number of severe weather events such as tornados, cyclones, hurricanes, etc. Ergo, the earth is wa…

Bryan Baeumler – Advice for DIY and home repairs

Hi, Bryan. Our house was built in the late 1980’s; we bought it in 1993 and ever since have had problems with it shifting. One season doors will close, the next they won’t. Drywall tape has ripped away on the vertical in two different rooms. Til…

New Season of “Bryan, Inc.” Explores Partnership

Hold on to your hardhats! The new season of Bryan, Inc. premieres this Sunday on HGTV! This season explores the continuing journey of Bryan and Sarah, as they pool their talents in the construction business. Sarah is working directly with c…

10 Signs Your Contractor is Bad News

When you hire a contractor, you expect to get exactly what you paid for. There are good contractors and there are bad contractors. The bad ones don’t represent the majority of builders and craftspeople that take pride in their work, however…

The Eclectic Life of Eastbrook

There are a number of great neighbourhoods in Regina, one such neighbourhood is Eastbrook on the Greens. Designed by Dream Development, it is a contemporary development with the goal of achieving “the eclectic life”. It is built with the g…

Helping with Social Distancing

We at R.E.I. & Co Home Inspections wanted to give you an update going forward in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our clients, referral partners and staff are our utmost priority during this time. To do…

Styles of Windows: Which Design is Right for Your Needs?

At Brock Doors and Windows, we offer a wide variety of windows to meet your needs. Here are some common varieties and what their names mean: Single Hung: The top sash of the window stays in place. There is no movement in this section of th…

What Baeumler Approved Means to Us.

Let me tell you a bit about Bryan Baeumler and his ethics since he is a great representative for those of us in the industry who hold to age-old values: honesty and quality. Bryan reminds us of our own values. Humble Beginnings Bryan grew up lik…

Baeumler Approved Blogs Are Go!

Everyone should have at least a few basic home improvement skills: measure a piece of wood, cut it, use a level and hammer in a nail. Those four simple tasks are the foundations on which cities are built. On the other hand, we can’t all be contra…

New Years Resolutions for Your Home

By: C. Gibson With the New Year upon us, it’s time for the traditional setting (and perpetual adjusting) of goals. Virtually everyone starts to think about self-improvement during this season, but what about improving your living space?…

Tips for Buying a New Furnace for Your Historic Home

Historic homes are a beautiful investment. They are part of a town’s local history with architecture and designs that are antique and hard to find anywhere else. The financial benefits that often accompany the purchase of historic homes a…

Building Beautiful Functional Kitchens

Crawford Homes knows a lot about building kitchens. A family-owned and operated company, they have remained Regina’s leading high-quality homebuilder for 41 years. Kaitlin Bashutski designs and styles the company’s show homes…

Why Replace the Front Entry Door?

The front door is commonly overlooked during many renovations and yours could be damaged, out-dated and drafty.  Installing a new front door can increase your home’s efficiency, resale value and curb appeal. New entry doors increase ene…

Increase the Value of Your Home

As corny as it sounds, New Years offers us all a chance to start fresh with the New Year. New Year’s resolutions can range from getting in shape to reading more, but what about making a clutter-free home your resolution for the New Year? A de-cl…

DIY Inspection Tip: Condensation / Icy Windows

In cold weather you might find condensation forming on the interior of windows, sometimes resulting in ice build-up.  This happens for two reasons: The interior pane of glass is very cold, There is excessive humidity in the house air…

Brighten Up Winter with New Paint Colours

Despite all the outdoorsy fun that can be had in winter, from a colour perspective the season is pretty boring. While there is something satisfying about the glow from holiday lights on a fresh white backdrop of freshly fallen snow, as the se…

Save Your Home From the Winter Blues! Quick Hints for Winter Maintenance

As most Canadians know, winter weather can be extremely unpredictable. Residents of our northern nation have a great deal of experience with this as of late, with the recent trend of wide temperature swings and seemingly endless precipit…

HOT OR COLD ROOMS? LACK OF AIR FLOW?

It’s that time of year when we really begin to feel very cold rooms in our house!  Typically, many would think that the reason for why your child’s bedroom is so cold in the winter time is that “it’s above a gara…

Winter furnace prep

Simple Furnace Fix to Change Your Filter This Winter

  Your family shouldn’t spend the winter wearing heavy sweaters under blankets at home, and your furnace filter plays a larger role in the overall temperature of your home than most people realize. Changing your furnace filter on a re…

Spiral Stairs

A spiral staircase is not just an aesthetically pleasing way you can stylize your stairs anywhere in or outside your home – there’s actually a myriad of benefits of a spiral staircase on your deck. The first and reason to get a spiral staircas…

The Vermeer’s BIG Renovation

Our clients Keith and Adrienne made the HUGE decision to completely gut their 1970’s bungalow and add an additional 1200 square feet of living space to their home. They knocked down a wall and closed off a staircase in the main living area to c…

Key points when choosing a Contractor

Comfort Level – Feeling comfortable on a personal level with that Contractor is key.  This person with his/her crew will be in your home and your personal space.  In many cases you will be handing a key to your home to…

Bryan Baeumler – Even the experts count on reno surprises

Hi, Bryan. We live in an old home on a ravine lot. There is a persistent problem with a foul smell — like sewage — that comes and goes through the middle of the house. We can go weeks without the smell but it always returns. We have tried everything…

Spring Maintenance – Water Issues and Humidity in the Home

I live in eastern Ontario and the sump pump in my house runs about every 20 minutes. I have installed a battery backup system and would like to know what other preventative measures I can take to reduce the amount of time the sump pump runs. R…