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What To Expect From A Home Inspection Report Published on July 31, 2017

Unfortunately, home inspections are often undervalued. But the truth is - a comprehensive home inspection can be extremely valuable. In fact, the information garnered from a home inspection report can be an excellent roadmap going forward for any homeowner or property owner.

When professionally expedited, a good home inspection can be of value when selling a home, buying a home, or renovating a home. As such, the home inspection report will serve a number of purposes. Here again, it’s the professionals who deliver more salient evaluations and data.

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A Comprehensive Home Inspection Can Be Very Valuable Published on July 15, 2017

It’s often underestimated - but a good home inspection can be very valuable. Professionally managed, a home inspection can be valuable when buying a home, selling a home, and even renovating a home. The aim is to address problem areas, discover “hidden” issues, and then implement suitable remedies. With Barrier Sciences Group, home inspection services are comprehensive, reporting is objective, and remedy options reflect the best return-on-investment.

For some, a home inspection might be a pre-requisite (buying or selling a property). For others, it might be purpose-driven (undertaking a major renovation). Whatever the situation, the more comprehensive the inspection, the better the overview. And here, Barrier Sciences Group offers an in-depth home inspection checklist that is thorough and exhaustive. For clients who might need more specialized inspections, a customized checklist can be designed as supplementary.

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Many Good Reasons For Getting a Home Inspection in Toronto Published on June 30, 2017

There are various reasons to get a home inspection in Toronto. For those who are buying or selling a property, a professional inspection can reveal many things, both positive and negative. Even for those who are renovating or retrofitting, a comprehensive inspection can pinpoint issues that should be addressed. What's important is to ensure an objective evaluation that also provides remedies and solutions that will help the homeowner in making practical decisions.

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Building Envelope Consultants Are Energy Efficiency Experts Published on June 19, 2017

When the earliest homebodies started to settle down 10,000 years ago, agriculture provided a way for humans to set down more than just literal roots - we began building shelters, or homes, as well. Meant to provide more than just shelter from the environment, these structures were also meant to enable us to regulate our indoor temperature. Thankfully, modern-day construction methods and building envelope consultants mean that no longer do we need to stuff our walls with straw; instead, energy efficiency specialists can help you construct the best building envelope for your needs.

 

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Compartmentalization in multi-unit (multi-family) residential buildings Published on May 03, 2017

Not surprisingly, in a large residential building, the last thing anyone wants is air leaks between the individual units. This is especially noticeable with cigarette smoke, as the second-hand smoke travels to all of the adjacent apartments. Also noticeable with cooking odours, these smells tend to linger and often remain in the air. To be sure, these are annoyances that are part of living in a multi-family residential building – but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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EnerGuide Home Evaluations And EnerGuide Ratings Published on November 30, -0001

The EnerGuide Home Evaluation Program is a Canadian government initiative designed to assist homeowners to increase the energy efficiency of their home, and enhance indoor home comfort from season to season. The program is focused on the home evaluation itself, and accredited by Natural Resources Canada. As such, homeowners are encouraged to hire only accredited energy contractors, and be cautious with so-called “door-to-door” salespeople who offer their services.

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The Province’s HRRP Now Offers New Eligibility, New Territories, & New Incentives.

There’s great news for homeowners who are planning to do residential renovations or upgrades! The Ontario Government has significantly enhanced the province’s Home Reno Rebate Program. And the bottom line for homeowners - higher rebates! By doing renovations or upgrades that will improve a home’s energy efficiency, homeowners may be eligible for substantial rebates of up to $5,000 from Union Gas. Simply put, there are long-term payoffs with an energy efficient home.

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