Busting myths about skylights: Installer sticks to one brand onlyby canadiancontractor
Ron Gauthier is a Velum-certified installer
Fly-by-night contractors who work for half what you doby canadiancontractor
In this post, Al Barnes lists all the aspects of a quality $40,000 basement renovation. Unfortunately, many contractors will bid $20,000 – and then make a total hash of it.
Bryan Baeumler’s shows not going off the airby canadiancontractor
Our April 1st post last Sunday didn’t fool anyone. Bryan and Sarah are not going away anytime soon.
Get used to this new word in Ontario: “Renovictions.”by canadiancontractor
Property owners should be careful if they think they can move tenants out while they renovate their properties. In Ontario, the law says you need to let them back afterwards – without a big rent hike.
The fire risks of torch-on roofingby canadiancontractor
Roofer Ward Shearing points out that there is a good Facebook page on roof fires in B.C.
Shabby treatment by a painter results in fines, probation and restitutionby canadiancontractor
No one likes stories like this — an elderly client who recently lost his wife wanted to cancel a painting contract. The painter said ‘No!’, and not nicely.
Contractors speak up on Ottawa’s war on asbestosby canadiancontractor
We asked readers to comment on steps being considered by the federal government to ban all forms of the substance
It’s not easy to hire a refugee in the residential construction industryby canadiancontractor
Our recent story concerning refugee hiring highlights the problems in making connections
There never was a “truckload of government subsidies” for residential solar, solar veteran saysby canadiancontractor
Solar Dad has been in the residential solar business in Ontario for 40 years. He says solar electricity in Ontario is dying because our electricity is still too cheap to make solar cost-effective.
12 Rules for Contractorsby canadiancontractor
Practical advice based on 12 Rules for Life, the bestselling book by Fairview, Alberta’s own Dr. Jordan B. Peterson.
First year painting contractor asks if she’s getting ripped off. We say not necessarily.by canadiancontractor
Bonnie is a rookie painting contractor finding it tough to get GCs to pay her on 3 jobs that she didn’t finish.
Good guys versus bad guysby Steve Maxwell
Ethical and profitable contractors operate in particular ways. Here are some of them.
After the Federal budget, what are the rules on Income Sprinkling?by canadiancontractor
Contractor who has their spouse do the books, digital marketing and more, wonders if the tax man will now go after them for income sprinkling.
Tens of billions of additional debt in Ottawa’s new budget… this senior citizen has had enoughby canadiancontractor
“If they didn’t waste our money, they wouldn’t have to keep raising our taxes,” says B. Ziebart in Vancouver.
Energy-efficiency rebates all about politicians’ “image” – not realityby canadiancontractor
We shouldn’t use common sense when trying to argue these things, says this 40-year veteran of the window installation business
Home renovations for disabled and seniors: B.C. program leads the wayby canadiancontractor
B.C.’s HAFI program provides grants up to $20,000 for eligible seniors and/or the disabled who need renovations to stay in their homes, Marilyn Lees advises
20-year veteran window installer wonders why he has to prove himself to the government yet againby canadiancontractor
He has strong words for the bureaucrats who run Ontario’s GreenOn program
Green On program… almost impossible to qualifyby canadiancontractor
“The company entrusted with qualifying dealers and installers in not prepared to handle the number of inquiries.”