Stouffville Sunroom / Mudroom Installation

Here’s a recent sunroom installation in Stouffville, Ontario. This application shows how you can create a great weather barrier while maintaining bright and easy access to your patio. This creates a great outdoor space, while also functioning as a mudroom all year round.

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To find out more about how a Lifestyle Sunroom can transform the look, functionality, and enjoyment of your backyard living space, CONTACT US to speak with one of our design experts today, or call 1-800-465-0593.

 

 

New Georgetown Sunroom Installation

Here is a brand new custom sunroom installation in Georgetown, Ontario. Check out how seamlessly the design fits with the character and design of the original building, right down to the integrated staircase to the yard. Also note the custom siding added to the skirting of the sunroom, making it a fully architectural addition to this beautiful bungalow:

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Georgetown Sunroom

Georgetown Sunroom

Georgetown Sunroom

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To find out more about how Lifestyle Home Products can fit the perfect addition to your home with one of our industry-leading sunrooms, use the form to contact us, or give us a call toll-free at 1-800-465-0593. Whether you’re looking for a complete four-season addition or a three-season mudroom to expand the entrance to your home, our design experts will be happy to help you get the most out of your reno budget and set you up with the perfect sunroom addition.

9 Tips To Selecting A Good Contractor

 

When it comes to home repairs or improvements, many people find themselves at a loss because they are either unable to complete the needed repairs or they simply do not have the time. In either situation, the best thing to do is to hire a professional contractor. But, what qualities should one look for in a contractor and how can you be sure that he/she will be the best person for the job? These are common questions and should be answered prior to hiring a professional contractor.

Below are 9 tips that will help guide you through the process of selecting the best man, or woman, for the job.

1) Before hiring a contractor, find out how long they have been in business. It’s best to look for an established company and make sure to check out their reputation with the local Better Business Bureau for any outstanding or unresolved complaints.

2) Always make sure that a contractor is licensed to work in the state in which the work is to be done. The best way to find out about your province’s licensing procedure is to contact your local building department and/or consumer protection agency. If your state requires that a contractor be licensed, always ask to see a contractor’s license prior to hiring him/her for the job.

3) When considering potential contractors, ask for a list of recently completed projects that are similar to the one you are in need of help with. Hiring a contractor that is experienced in projects similar to yours will help to ensure that all goes smoothly and that the job will be done correctly.

4) Be sure to ask your contractor, prior to the commencement of work, whether or not the job will require any type of permit. All permits must be obtained before the actual work begins, when required, or the homeowner may face a fine. It is best to discuss who will be responsible for obtaining permits, either you or the contractor, in the beginning.

5) Always ask for the name of the individual who will be in charge of the project, often called a supervisor, and the names of those who will be working on the construction crew.

6) Once you are familiar with the supervisor, ask him/her about their crew. You will need to know whether or not they are trustworthy and make the decision as to whether you want them working on/in your home. Will they need keys? If so, you need to know that they are honest and can be trusted near your family and/or children.

7) Every professional contractor should carry a certain amount of insurance coverage, including personal liability, property damage and worker’s compensation. You will need to request copies of all insurance certificates and confirm that they are current before work begins. Do not do business with a contractor who cannot provide this documentation as this may result in your being held liable for any injuries and/or damages that occur during the project.

8) Always check with the contractor’s references before deciding to hire him/her for your project. This is important for all of the obvious reasons and will give you an idea as to their work ethics and end results.

9) When you and your contractor come to an agreement on payment terms, get everything in writing and have the agreement signed and notarized. All parties involved should have a copy of the agreement for future reference.

Right now, through June 30, you can get 0% financing or cash back on select Lifestyle Home Products installations, as well as a chance to win $2,500 towards your home improvement. Visit our current promotions page to find out more, and talk with one of our certified design consultants. We’ll make sure your home reno project gets done right the first time, guaranteed!

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8 Simple Tips to Keep Your Lawn Mower Running

1. If you have a gas mower have a look in the instruction manual to find out how to check and change the oil. Check the oil level often, add more oil when necessary and change it when it’s dirty.

2. Store the lawn mower in a shed or in some kind of protective environment so that it isn’t sitting in the elements.

3. Check your lawn mower to see if it contains instructions for sharpening your mower blade. Some lawn mowers do encourage you to sharpen the blade and others do not. If the manual does direct you to sharpen the blade then do so frequently.

4. The best time to mow your lawn is after any dew from the night before has had time to evaporate. This means that the late afternoon is usually better than the morning as the grass cuts better when it’s dry and the humidity has left the air. Also, wet grass can cause problems with the mower and generally just makes a bigger mess!

5. Try mowing your lawn in different directions each time you mow. This will help keep your lawn healthy and will reduce the likelihood of any patterns forming over multiple sessions.

6. Make sure you keep the fuel and oil that you pour into your mower as free of foreign objects as possible. No matter what your daughter insists, her bottle of moisturizer added to the gas tank will probably not make your lawn mower run any better.

7. Take the time to clean the grass off the underside of the mower from time to time. Make sure the mower is off before you attempt to clean the underside. Make sure if you are going anywhere near the blade you disconnect the spark plug wire first.

8. Clean the air intake for the mower. Combustion (petrol or gas) engines need some type of air intake to run correctly and if the air intake on your mower is clogged with grass then the mower won’t run at peak efficiency.

And one final tip: To really enjoy your lawn in comfort, why not consider a Lifestyle Lifetime Retractable Fabric Awning? They look great, keep you cool in the hot summer sun, and are fully guaranteed. Plus, if you book a free consultation right now, you could win $2,500 towards your new awning installation! Contact us today:

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Whitby Sunroom – Start to Finish!

Here is a start-to-finish installation of a great Lifestyle Oasis Plus sunroom in Whitby, Ontario. You can see clearly how we were able to attach this room to the house, surrounding the patio doors and making a great addition room off the patio entrance. There’s still a bit of remedial landscaping to around the install site, but we think it’s a pretty fine looking sunroom (if we do say so ourselves!).
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