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Reshingling your roof
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Enlightening advice, accessible to everyone, for well-informed choices and safe day-to-day habits.
Home purchase, sale and moving
How to avoid the pitfalls when buying a home
Entrusting the sale of your home to a real estate broker
Your home’s resale value: The most profitable improvements
Property valuation: impartiality is your guarantee of quality
Moving house smoothly
Hidden defects: a buyer’s approach
What should you consider before buying a condo?
Hidden defects: when the seller is sued
Pre-delivery inspection of a new home: A vital step
Selling your home yourself: here's some advice
10 tips for selling your home fast
The pre-purchase home inspection: An essential step that must not be entrusted to just anyone!
Successful first-apartment hunting: A brief guide
Appealing your municipal property assessment: your rights
Property damaged during a move: who pays?
Choosing your first place to live: should you rent, buy a condo or buy a house?
Animals and insects
Bedbugs: how to prevent or deal with an infestation
Unwelcome garden guests
Mosquitoes and black flies: how to keep them away
The problem of ant invasions
Wasps: Not in my backyard!
Nuisance animals: keeping them at bay
Want to keep your lawn healthy? Make sure it's resistant to white grubs
House spiders: managing their presence
Emerald ash borer: beware of firewood!
Problem with woodlice? This advice should suffice
Five steps to ward off an ant invasion
FALL - Inspection and maintenance of your home: checklist
SUMMER - Inspection and maintenance of your home: checklist
Holiday parties: is your home ready?
WINTER - Inspection and maintenance of your home: checklist
Infrared thermography: high-tech inspection for your home
SPRING - Inspection and maintenance of your home: checklist
The ABCs of a successful garage sale
Photos of your home: a tool with many uses
Storing wine at home: it’s (mostly) not rocket science!
Plumbing defects and how to prevent them
Need work done? Here’s how to find a reliable contractor
Cottage / Country
Toxic algae infestation: how to avoid it?
Opening up the cottage in springtime
Closing the cottage
Heating, air conditioning and ventilation
Chimney cleaning: More than just a simple sweep
Furnace filters... not to be neglected!
Heating with oil: still a good idea?
Frozen water pipes: Act quickly
Electronic thermostats: greater comfort, greater savings
Air exchangers: A mini maintenance guide
Stoves and fireplaces
Back-up heater fuel
Help your home breathe better
Hood: essential for air quality
Excess humidity: Condensation is an S.O.S.!
Fans: Putting the right spin on things
Is your bathroom fan efficient enough?
Controlling your home’s “indoor weather”: The right settings for healthy living
HRV or ERV: which ventilation system to choose?
Does your house suck? Why make-up air is important
Beyond baseboards: a tour of heating appliances
Solving excess basement humidity
How to choose—and use—a dehumidifier
Choosing the right fuel wood
How to choose a portable generator
How to be prepared for a power outage in winter
How to maintain your air conditioner
Environment and sustainable development
Dead leaves: a useful natural resource
Today's new fireplaces
The air in your home: quality, infiltration and leakage
Summer water use – La maison Écol'Eau
Charge your electric car at home!
An assessment to ascertain the health of your home
Blue-green algae: Clear solutions for troubled waters
Heating with wood
Air quality analysis laboratories
Eco-friendly pool maintenance
Houseplants: Filtering your air naturally
Dreaming of a “green” Christmas?
“Eco” logs: make sure things don’t overheat!
Sustainable development in housing: models to rethink and needs to reconsider
Tips to make your yard even greener
To lower heating bills
A garage attached to the home: It’s practical… but is it safe?
Locating air infiltrations and leaks
Giving your furniture a second life
Heating: how to get more out of your existing system
De-icers: plants and concrete need moderation
Green paint for a light coat
Electromagnetic fields and health
Energuide Label and ENERGY STAR® Symbol
Paint: storing it, recovering it, re-using it
The big cleanup: disposing of hazardous products in your garage
Ecological control of bugs
Guide to the healthy house
Inexpensive strategies for keeping your home cool
Refurbishing existing windows: economical and environmentally friendly!
The honours list of “green” floor coverings
Electronics and batteries: end-of-life recycling is a must!
Low-flush toilets: choosing the right one
Household water consumption - Maison Écol'Eau
Composters: A buying guide
Outdoor equipment and design
Finding the right lawnmower to do the job
Keys to a long-lasting car shelter: Quality materials, careful handling
Snow removal: the right tools for the job
Barbecuing: annual maintenance guidelines
A safe and practical backyard
Choosing a barbecue
Backyard playgrounds: safety first!
Outdoor pool: safety and maintenance
A vertical garden
Trees near the house? Foundations beware!
Choose the right fence… and install it!
Landscaping: a guide to choosing materials and plants
Furniture, household appliances, decoration
Bright ideas for indoor lighting
Is your clothes dryer short of breath?
Colours and their effect on mood
Defective household appliances: repair or replace?
What’s in a Sheen?
Permits, contracts and warranties
Renovation: Contract and guarantee
Renovation and modes of payment
Don't sign without reading the fine print!
Extended warranty : take it or leave it?
Building or renovation permit
Finding a contractor for small jobs: Mission possible!
Heating with oil
Renovation contracts: When “extras” hit you where it hurts
Renovation contracts: Busting some popular myths
Renovations: Required licences and trade certifications
Doors and windows
What you need to know before you buy
Glazing, an oft-neglected ally
Your garage door: A little care raises reliability
Types and materials
Installation, a crucial step
Energy efficiency criteria
SOS cool air: How to beat the summer heat at home
The key to getting a "new" door lock — affordably
Choosing the right entry door for your house
Housing financial assistance programs
Subsidy programs for housing
Pyrrhotite: useful references
Exterior renovations and maintenance
Fertilizers for your lawn? Of course, but not just any kind.
Repairing an asphalt shingle roof
Ice damming on roofs: zero tolerance!
Tree pruning: a simple step-by-step method and a reminder of your responsibilities
Which type of treated wood is the more toxic: green or brown?
When should you clear snow from your roof?
Brick pointing: the right technique for long-lasting restoration
Re-covering a roof in cold weather
Tips on painting or staining your deck
Damaged asphalt? Here are your options
Fact sheet: paving a driveway
Health tips for a long-lasting lawn
Inspecting a flat roof
Spring work: There’s a right time for everything
How to put up a fence
Asphalt shingles: Beware algae — of the brown-black variety, not blue-green!
Preventing basement water damage
Porches and decks: ensuring a firm footing
Graffiti: Some tips for prevention and cleaning
Foundation drains: problems and solutions
Building balconies and decks: Boards or panels?
Foundation parging: decorative, but functional as well
Exterior sealants: To guard against damaging infiltrations
Are your gutters and downspouts doing their job?
Roof covering replacement: How to avoid an “extra” that could have been foreseen
Renovation and maintenance: What climate change means for your home’s “armour”
Covering options for flat roofs
Cleaning gutters and downspouts: an essential task!
Efflorescence: how to recognize it and take action—if need be
How to close your pool… and keep it in good shape
Yard damage after winter? Make repairs quickly!
Interior renovations and maintenance
Plumbing defects and how to prevent them
What’s in a Sheen?
The check valve: a one-way trip for wastewater
Floor covering options
The health impacts of mould in your home
Can your door withstand thieves?
Keeping carpets clean
Painting a brick fireplace
Opt for quality paint
Everything in its place: Sort, store and conquer
The private wine cellar
Electric water heaters: criteria for choosing
Renovating? Take the time to improve the insulation!
Hardwood floors: no more suffering to get them looking good again
Remodelling the kitchen - lighting, walls and ventilation
Blocked drain on a holiday: a surprise you could do without
Flushing your water heater
Tile joint grouting: how to keep it looking new and in good condition
How to unclog a toilet. . . and keep the problem from recurring
Soundproofing: strategies for reducing noise between floors
A heated floor for the bathroom: destination comfort
Your first apartment: keep it clean—and green!
Covering concrete floors in your home: a world of possibilities
Resin coatings for a concrete garage floor: your options
Energy-efficient light bulbs: your shopping guide
LED light bulbs: plenty of choice!
Renovations and home insurance: check your coverage options
Frozen water inlet pipe: finding the right expertise
A basic toolbox: the 24 must-haves
Mould in your house? Get rid of it
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Ladders and stepladders 101
Protecting your home and its occupants with an alarm system
Is your pool really safe?
Your water heater and your health
Household hazardous waste
Lights on timers
Accidents in the home
Hiding spare keys
Checklist for home security if you plan to be away for a while
Tips for burglar-proofing your home
Young children’s safety in the home: parents and grandparents, be responsible!
Non-slip materials: To be sure you've always got a grip on winter
Grab bars and other essential bathroom safety features
Portable extinguishers: a first line of defence
Broken key? Frozen lock? Solutions and prevention
Guardrails and handrails: for your safety
In case of fire in your home, do you have an evacuation plan?
Fire prevention: safety tips for the Holiday Season
Water leak detectors: protecting your home against damage
Basement: Don’t neglect safety exits
Basement floor finishes: your options
Insulating concrete foundations from inside the basement
Assessing the potential health risks of basements
What to do after a clean-water flood in the basement
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