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Why are Some People Choosing to Live in Tiny Homes

by Ryan Johnson |October 14, 2018 |0 Comments | Rollshutters

Big houses come with big expenses. Utility bills, property taxes and not to mention your mortgage can soon make your dream of living in your dream house a living nightmare.

Perhaps that’s the reason why the tiny house movement is on the rise. Living in small houses or tiny houses built on wheels offers an easy way to lower the costs.

The idea of downsizing to a smaller house does not appeal to most homeowners. But, it’s a fact that moving into a compact and tiny house gives you the freedom of saving money to travel and plan for an early retirement.

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Getting the Most out of Your Patio During the Fall

by Ryan Johnson |September 25, 2018 |0 Comments | Habitat Screens, Tips & Tricks | ,

The official start of fall comes with the Autumnal Equinox this year on Saturday the 22nd of September. With this, the world prepares for the winter. The wind chills and the natural world opens up with an array of colors only seen around this time.

As the evenings and nights become cooler, many families tend to try to spend more time on their patio trying to get the most time outdoors before it gets too cold. In this blog post, we’re going to offer some ideas on getting the most out of your patio for the glorious season – Fall.

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Innovative Ways to Integrate Solar Panels into your Home

by Ryan Johnson |September 13, 2018 |0 Comments | Tips & Tricks |

If you haven’t guessed it as yet, energy efficiency is important to us as a company. It’s become a core value that we, not only want to underscore in the products that we manufacture and sell, but also a narrative that we’d like our customers, and the public, as a whole, to adopt.

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Rollshutters Vs. Screens: When to Use Each

by Ryan Johnson |August 28, 2018 |0 Comments | Rollshutters | ,

Outfitting your home with Rollshutters and Habitat Screens can be a very big decision for any homeowner. However, how do you know which option is the best for your individual project? The answer lies in what your goals are when completed. Rollshutters and Habitat Screens often overlap with many of their core benefits and what they offer to your home but there are also many key differences that can help determine which is the best fit for your project. In this article, we’ll look first at some of the similarities and then offer insights into the differences to help you make your decision.

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Quick Ways to Update your Patio for Summer

by Ryan Johnson |August 15, 2018 |0 Comments | Habitat Screens

Everyone loves summertime, and the patio is a great place to hang out and enjoy the good weather and fresh air. Every year, homeowners often take a look at their patios and try to come up with ways that they can update the look of their patios. In this blog post, we look at some easy DIY projects to update the look and comfort of your patio this summer. Hope you enjoy reading it.

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What is the Energy Step Code for British Columbia?

by Ryan Johnson |July 31, 2018 |0 Comments | Tips & Tricks

Founded in April 2017, the BC Energy Step Code was implemented to increase energy efficiency requirements in the BC Building Code. This initiative is optional but aspires to make buildings net-zero energy ready by 2032.

This Energy Step Code is completely voluntary and currently is only on the books for the province of British Columbia. Though this is voluntary, local governments across BC can choose to require or incentivize certain steps of the Step Code through legislation.

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Technologies that can Make your Home more Energy Efficient

by Ryan Johnson |July 24, 2018 |0 Comments | Tips & Tricks | , , ,

As we grow in technological sophistication, more and more technologies have come to the fore to make your home more energy efficient and minimize your carbon footprint. Besides decreasing your carbon footprint, making your home energy efficient just makes good financial sense – and it helps the environment. We’ve listed below some of the more popular technologies that can make your home more energy efficient.

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10 Items Under $20 To Make Your Summer Home Look Great

by Ryan Johnson |June 26, 2018 |0 Comments | Tips & Tricks

Our summer getaways are supposed to be fun sanctuaries that we retreat to once a year to make the most of the summer months. It isn’t uncommon to have your summer home by a lake or in the middle of nowhere to get the feeling of getting away from it all. Choosing where your home is going to be located is important but choosing items that will beautify your home is just as important. Normally, this can be extremely expensive, so we decided to come up with a list of items all under $20 that will make your summer home look fantastic.

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6 Things You Can Do To Get Your Patio Summer Ready

by Ryan Johnson |June 7, 2018 |0 Comments | Habitat Screens | ,

Summer is almost upon us, and if you’re anything like me you’ll want to get the most out of this brief but thoroughly enjoyable season. Yes, summer does mean going to the beach and getting out and enjoying nature but many of us also prefer to relax and enjoy our outdoor living spaces. Here are six things you can do to get your patio or deck summer ready.

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Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada 2018: An Overview

by Ryan Johnson |May 17, 2018 |0 Comments | Tips & Tricks

The theme for 2018’s Emergency Preparedness Week is Be Emergency Ready. Being ready for an emergency is one of the best ways of ensuring your own well-being and the well-being of your family. One of the easiest steps to take to make certain that everyone stays safe is to create a plan of action in advance of an emergency and practice it until everyone knows it so well that they won’t forget a step, even in the midst of the fear and anxiety produced by an actual emergency.

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