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Was our roof installed properly?

Our roof looks wavy. For three months there was a delay, so they never finished the smaller part of the roof and left the stacked shingles on the roof for three months. Did the weight of the shingles warp t...

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Enlarge current garage and convert to living space

I currently have a bungalow and would like to tear down/rebuild or expand the attached 2 car garage in order to convert it to a great room and a 1 car garage instead. Is this easily do able? costs?...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post 13 days ago
Roof contractor not responding to texts or calls

We had our roof done about 2 years ago and this summer some of the tiles fell off. We have called and emailed and texted and we are getting no response. We sent a registered letter and still no response. What d...

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Coastal flooring for kitchen

We recently purchased a beach house that has carpeting in the kitchen(ugh). Would like to replace it as economically as possible and keep it coastal looking. Any suggestions? Thanks...

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Probably not a popular choice but still, can I get some comments please?

I am in the process of refreshing my 100 sf 2 floor condo (row house) and I am doing a mix of rustic and hints post industrial (aka no budget and pinterest addicted lol). I am thinking of lay...

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Handyman requirements and prohibitions in Quebec?

I plan on starting my handyman business in Quebec. I cannot find information about license requirements or information about what jobs I can and cannot perform and if there are any dollar amount limits for cert...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post January 29, 2018
Cost for 200A service upgrade

I know this can vary wildly but I'll post as many details as I can. I'm in a brand new townhouse (completed April 2017) and the house came with 100A service. I'm planning to install a ser...

Number of Responses 7 Date of Last Post January 30, 2018
Commercial HVAC duct fitter

What permit or license do you need to install HVAC duct/pipes? How about the installation of commercial kitchen exhaust systems and make up air systems?...

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Bathroom Work

Estimated cost of following: 1. remove old vanity and install new one 2. remove old toilet and install new one 3. tile floor (8x6) 4. paint small bathroom all materials already purchased and ...

Number of Responses 6 Date of Last Post January 30, 2018
Underground basement door opening

I am thinking of opening up a below ground basement for door entrance, I will get the architect but right now I am just trying to figure out where the entrance should be. Is there any requirement where I ca...

Number of Responses 9 Date of Last Post January 30, 2018
Cost to build this house, Perth Ontario

Budget 400k for this build, is this reasonable? Single story with basement 2400sq ft. Flat lot. ...

Number of Responses 9 Date of Last Post January 28, 2018
Handyman work allowed in Quebec

I want to start a handyman business in Quebec, Canada. Do I need a license? Where can I find detailed information on what kind of jobs I can and cannot perform as a handyman in Quebec. Thanks....

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post January 29, 2018
Do contractors need to check for permits?

This is regarding renovation projects. I know it is the responsibility of the home owner to obtain a permit. However what is the contractor's responsibility regarding permits? Are they required to ch...

Number of Responses 8 Date of Last Post January 26, 2018
Water mark under window

Hello all, Hope you can help, I have a 4 year old home and the other day I move the couch and noticed a water mark in the bottom right corner of the living room window as that it is leaking. I al...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post January 25, 2018
Baseboard size

I just laid a new vinyl plank floor in the basement. Existing doors have 3/8 thick casing. The old baseboards were 3/8 thick. Some of the spacing for the new floor is a little more than 3/8. ...

Number of Responses 10 Date of Last Post January 28, 2018
How many coats of paint are used for interior spray?

Hi, I have a question about interior spray painting. How many coats of paint do most companies do? We are using behr paint on new drywall. 1 coat primer right and is it 1 coat paint or 2? Th...

Number of Responses 10 Date of Last Post January 28, 2018
We Need HELP! Is this happening because of mold???

We have a family of 5, myself, my fiance, and our 3 kids (1,2 &6). Since Early November, we have all been sick as dogs. we have had cold after cold with no rest between. we have had ...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post January 24, 2018
Cost to refinish a hardwood floor of Approx 500 sft in Ajax, ON?

How much it may cost to refinish a hardwood floor of Approx 500 sft in Ajax, ON? For Living and dining on ground floor, staris to upper floor and three bedrooms and the hallway. It's natural col...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post January 22, 2018
How much would something like this cost?

I found this picture on TrustedPros and may be interested in a similar project but would first like to know what the estimated cost would be....

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post January 22, 2018
Insulation exposure

Hello. I had a leak in one of my upstairs bathroom. Called the insurance company, they sent out water restoration company. They tore out sink, tub, floor and toilet. This was 2 weeks before Than...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post January 22, 2018
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