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November 2, 2016

November is a great time to think about 2017 home renovation projects. Gentek: Visualize exterior finishings Gentek Building Products has a popular Home Design Studio that can help you and your clients visualize the next project. Submit your questions and up to three photographs of your home, and we will have one of Gentek's professionals offer design tips and suggestions. Get the draft out...

Four ways to stay warmer on the job site this winter

November 2, 2016

    October 26, 2016 by John Bleasby One morning very soon, you're going to look out your window and guess what? Everything will be white and the temperature will be well below zero. That's when the winter construction season begins in earnest. Working outside or in unheated interior spaces from early November until March is no fun at all. Production slows down, days are lost as cases of colds and the flu increase, and in...

Federal government intervenes (again) in Canada’s housing market

October 12, 2016

Federal government intervenes (again) in Canada's housing market First, new high tariffs on U.S. drywall; now new tougher mortgage insurance rules October 5, 2016 by John Bleasby Yet another intervention into Canada's housing market by the federal government! Early last month, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) imposed an interim tariff ranging from 125% to 275% on U.S. drywall imports crossing into Canada west of Manitoba. Then...

October e-News Pike's Building

October 11, 2016

The snow has already started to fall in some parts of the country – Mother Nature's cheeky reminder that winter is right around the corner. Here's a handy checklist to help you and your customers get your home winter ready – inside and out. Outdoor checklist Clean the gutters – The leaves are falling. Those that sit in the gutter will trap and pool water, which have the potential to cause big damage with a big snow or rainfall....

September e-News Pike's

September 7, 2016

Keep the damp out with RESISTO With the warm weather still lingering, it's hard to imagine the shift to winter that will take place in a few weeks. September is a great time to think about waterproofing your home. RESISTO offers a number of coatings, sealers and membranes to help you get started. RESISTOSEAL FOUNDATION COATING is composed of bitumen and fast-evaporating solven...

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