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How to Prepare Your Roof for Winter

Winter is here. And it’s best to be prepared for the of harsh cold and snow coming our way. Even more so, it’s still important to properly prepare your roof for the season.

With that being said, here are our top tips for preparing your roof for winter:

Clean the Gutters

Leaves have been slowly falling from the trees around your house for the past couple months. And while the falling leaves are certainly beautiful, they can do a lot of damage to your roof if you forget to clean them out of the gutters. Clogged gutters cause water to build up and overflow onto your roof, which in turn can cause costly water damage to your roof. So be sure to clean the gutters

Locate Any Leaks

While you’re checking out the gutters, pay attention to any potential water leaks. It’s always a good idea to stay on the lookout for leaks, as they are much easier – and less expensive – to fix if you can catch them early on. But this is especially important during the changing seasons. Be sure to keep an eye out for pesky leaks and get them taken care of before they become a bigger issue.

Be Aware of Ice and Snow

When ice and snow build up on a roof over time, both can cause significant – and costly – damage to the roof . So, if we do happen to experience an extensive snow storm, don’t forget to check the roof once it’s finished and clear away anything that has piled up.

Is Your Home Set for Winter?

Paying attention to these small details now can save you a lot of time and money down the road. Be sure to take the time to check these items out. If you do need help fixing your roof any issues related to your shingles and gutters anything related to your roof, contact Superior Steel Roofing or call 1-888-617-7663 for your home roofing needs!

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Kids Birthday Party Ideas: Creative Loot Bag Items

Tired of the same old discount store goodies to fill your kid’s birthday party loot bags? If you’re like me, trying to get more and more creative every year but winding up being a major Pinterest fail instead. Then this year you’re going to need to kick it up a notch and aim for treats that kids will actually love, ones that won’t end up in the landfill.  

Try these birthday party loot bags ideas for your next event:

BATH BOMBS

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Bombs away! Kids absolutely love these, just drop it into the bath and watch as it fizzes and bubbles. Some bath bombs even turn the water cool colours and they smell amazing.

SIDEWALK CHALK

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You can’t go wrong with sidewalk chalk, it’s a simple joy for kids. It doesn’t cost much and it’s available almost anywhere in cool colour themes too like pastels and fluorescent.  

DECORATE YOUR OWN T-SHIRT

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You can get plain white t-shirts and fabric markers from your local stores that sell arts and crafts materials. You can even do this as an activity during the party and then your guests can take their decorated t-shirt home with them.

MAKE YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE TREATS

Host a chocolate-themed birthday party, including a hands on chocolate-making experience for all your little chocolate monsters. Chocolate Tales Kids is a popular birthday party idea in Toronto; you get your very own chocolatier to come to your party and host an unforgettable event for kids and parents. It’s great because they take care of the setup and clean up, the kids make their own nut-free Belgian chocolate treats with fun candy mix ins. After they’ve completed their chocolate creations, they can wrap them up and take them home in pretty packaging!

For more creative birthday party ideas for your little ones, contact Chocolate Tales Kids today and book your next event!

 

 

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Cruise Your Way To An Enviable Driveway

After the cold months of winter, there is nothing better than enjoying more daylight and taking in the sight of seeing green grass and budding trees. With all the excitement building around the first few days of spring often time we forget that the cold winter and ice can wreak havoc on the outside of homes, yards, and driveways.

During the winter months, driveways in particular, can be damaged by plummeting temperatures, a cycle of freezing and thawing, and the use of chemical ice melting agents. Depending on the type of driveway, these factors can weaken the surface of a driveway, and seep into cracks to potentially corrode or weaken any steel rods that may be in place (especially with concrete driveways). A general rule of thumb when trying to determine if repairs can be a DIY project or a job for experts, is to measure the cracks in your driveway. If it’s less than one-quarter inch in width: it’s a DIY job. Anything more than that, you’re looking to hire a professionalA professional driveway repair will  ensure your driveway is in the best condition, and can handle any complex repairs.  

Another option is to invest in interlocking driveways. Interlocking driveways not only give your home curb appeal, they are all-weather functional and durable for long lasting use. Interlocking driveways require minor maintenance and the design can be tailored to your preferences. Synergy Contracting is an expert at driveways in the GTA. Using the highest quality products and an expertise in the design and execution of interlocking driveways makes Synergy Contracting the top choice for your all your driveway needs.