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HelpingYouFinish.ca, a superb website for DIYers, has lots to offer contractors, too

HelpingYouFinish.ca has been launched by Rust-Oleum Canada, who bring you such well-known brand names as Tremclad, Varathane, EpoxyShield and Zinsser.

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Perfect Decks. Stuff We Like editor Steve Maxwell’s deck-building series

Decks are a staple project for many contractors. If you’ve built many or few, this new Maxwell series on deck building is a must watch.

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Fusion Stone delivers just about everything that contractors and their customers are looking for (Sponsored post)

Contractors are constantly on the lookout for better, easier, and more profitable ways to provide quality products and performance to their customers. Fusion Stone (www.fusionstone.ca) can help with that

PPG launches Mulco Supra Elite bubble-free sealant

This high-performing sealant meets the most stringent Canadian regulatory standards for VOC levels.

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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.