One of the most annoying home problems involves one of the smallest bits of the construction materials. Popped drywall screws are a real pain, especially if they’re coming through beautifully painted walls. The problem usually happens when the lumber to which the drywall is attached shrinks, especially if it was installed while the wood contained a large amount of moisture. Screws popping out can be especially bad when you have the heat running in winter, but any time the frame warps or changes shape can cause this problem.

You should never ignore popped screws. They are a sign that the sheet of drywall is no longer properly secured to the frame. Luckily, repairs are pretty easy!

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One of the trickiest parts of installing flooring yourself is getting the floor level before installation. The subfloor, the layer (usually made of plywood) that provides you a surface over the joists, might look flat to the untrained eye. But across the width of the room, the levels can grade just a fraction of an inch, and while it might not seem too bad, it can seriously affect your finished flooring.

Without a level subfloor, your hardwood or tile flooring can buckle and crack, damaging these expensive materials. Prevent this by taking the job of levelling your floors seriously!

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Winter is a slow time for many renovators, which means it’s one of the best times for you. Homeowners can really take advantage of the lack of demand and finally get to those projects that they’ve been saving for (or ignoring!). By choosing to go with a renovation at this time of year, you could be saving yourself some money!

Of course, the cold weather makes some projects more realistic than others. Here are some ideas for the best winter renovations!  

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Fall is a great time to begin a few renovations to prepare for the winter.  The atmosphere is crisp and clean, and the temperatures are usually manageable. In the fall, we tend to overlook how much a few renovations can help our energy bills.

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Every commercial renovation is unique, tailored to your businesses needs. Renovating is usually hectic for most people but with the right blue prints, you’ll get the best idea of what your renovation will look like when finished. Sensibuild is committed to supplying a stress- free renovation process so you won’t have to worry! If you’d like a free quote and to learn about what Sensibuild can do to transform your commercial space, please contact us today!

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The paranormal is a debatable and mysterious topic for most people but where are some places in Ontario that you could discover the paranormal yourself? Whether you believe to seek the dead through sound, electromagnetic fields or don’t believe at all, there is some interesting science behind and countless evidence. Let’s take a look at some local haunted places throughout Ontario!

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You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to bathroom renovations. Redoing the entire bathroom from tub to tile can become a huge money pit, but this is because a lot of homeowners feel they have to overhaul the entire room. Sometimes, it only takes a few key elements to completely change how you see your bathroom! If you’re looking to give your bathroom a new look, take these five renovation ideas into consideration.

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When you decide to perform much-needed renovations on your home, you’ll probably start with the plans in your mind, a contractor to go with, and the will to succeed. Now, you need the money! For major renos and remodelling, the money required might not be immediately in your bank account, and you’ll have to find something extra to finance the work.

Taking out a loan is one of the ways you can make your home dreams come true. Here’s how you can make the most of your proposal!

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The days are getting shorter and, while it’s still pretty hot out, there’s no doubt that we’re getting to the end of summer with autumn on the horizon. Fall provides the last chance to upgrade many parts of your home before winter, renovating parts of your home with enjoyment and energy efficiency in mind. Take this chance to improve your home’s efficiency and boost its value!

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A roof, like any other part of your home, has a lifespan. It’s not just a flat piece of wood with shingles nailed into it; a lot of hard work and different parts go into keeping it over your head! These individual parts, like the shingles, underlayment, flashing, and decking can wear down from weather and age. Preventative maintenance will keep your roof going, but you still need to know when that maintenance is necessary!

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