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All Weather Windows receives ENERGY STAR “most efficient” designation

In 2013, All Weather Windows was also named ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of the Year in the fenestration products category.


Got a cash flow crunch? Help solve it with Square’s free credit card reader for your smartphone or tablet

Square’s device and the app that powers is is compatible with Android smartphones, iPhones and iPads. Presto, your customer’s credit card payment shows up in your bank account by the next business day.


Tax tips for self-employed contractors from the Canada Revenue Agency

The tax filing deadline this year for self-employed contractors is June 16th. Don’t forget to save a few bucks with your “tradesperson’s tools deduction” and, for employers, the “apprenticeship job creation tax credit.”


Can this new wall panel system help you finish a basement FIVE times faster?

An Ontario company, DRIcore, says its new Smartwall product can be a “game-changer” for any contractor who is in the business of finishing basements.

Union Gas

Want to learn how to build and sell a high-performance home? Attend these Union Gas seminars…

Union Gas partners with builder Andy Oding and building expert Tex McLeod to help Ontario builders improve their selling and building processes

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Hardwood flooring that purifies the air?

The air-purifying flooring is available at specialty flooring retailers across Canada for between $5.25 and $12.75 per square foot, depending on the specific type and style.

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Do you have what it takes for TV?

A producer of home renovation shows is looking for “the next great contractor for TV.” They are looking for “an experienced and reputable contractor with a big personality.”


Steve’s two trucks: A personal history

A good work truck is your most important power tool. It’s as important as any lead hand. Here’s my personal story about my two vintage Ford Trucks. Tell us your own truck story for a chance to win an iPad.


Milwaukee Tool sponsors Canadian Contractor’s RenoSummit business seminars, just six weeks away.

If you aren’t making enough money as a renovator, it’s quite possibly NOT your building skills. It’s your business skills that need sharpening. At our one-day RenoSummit seminars, Nov. 5 (Whitby, ON), Nov. 6 (Toronto) and Nov. 8 (London, ON), you can learn how to make the money you really deserve.

Canada’s top renovators to gather in Las Vegas for Remodelers Advantage Business Summit

From Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, just three weeks from now, some of the most successful renovators in North America, including dozens of Canadians, will gather in Las Vegas. The Remodelers Advantage Business Summit 2013 isn’t an every-year opportunity. These events are only held every 3 years. As a special offer, Canadian Contractor has a way for you to save $300 off your registration.