Be careful before you embark!
Ah! Spring! Period of the year during which the thoughts of the owners are occupied by the improvements to bring to their residence. Many of you may be thinking about a two-week blitz in this bathroom or kitchen that you just can not look at. Bravo! But beware! Caution is required. You should spend more time planning your renovation project than doing it.
Plan to save
Before starting to break down the walls, I suggest you spend a few
dollars on an essential step – planning – that will save you hundreds of dollars, and even more, in the long run. Have your home inspected by an advisor to the Canadian government’s EnerGuide for Houses program on home energy efficiency. A qualified technician will visit you and:
– determine the EnerGuide rating for your home’s energy efficiency;
– recommend the renovations needed to increase the comfort and
energy efficiency of your home; and
– if applicable, help you obtain grants for this purpose.
The technician will check the insulation and tightness of your home, as well as the efficiency of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. If you own a single-family home, the inspection could cost you as little as $ 149.95. If you are planning your renovations to improve your EnerGuide rating by insulating, eliminating air leaks, replacing windows, etc., you may be eligible for grants of several hundred dollars from the Office. energy efficiency, and lower your heating costs for several years.
Do not worry, be smart!
Do not be afraid to do some renovations yourself. You are surely more talented than you think, especially if you plan twice rather than before you start. Start with small projects that will allow you to gain experience and confidence. And since you will surely need tools and materials, the Low Price Store in your area should be your first stop. You will find all the tools you will
need in the
TOMAK premium line of products as well as qualified personnel who will be able to meet your needs.
most of your questions. Think, plan, plan
again, then go for it!