Get your Home Ready for Fall – Part 2

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year with all the changing colours of the leaves and the sun shining through while still being warm enough to spend a few hours outdoors without being to cold. The one thing that we all dread is what follows after all the leaves have fallen off the trees… winter & snow.

Check your windows

If you have violent winter storms it might be a good idea to make sure you have good windows. If you are worried still you can always install storm windows or doors. Be sure to check the caulking and seals around the window and repair anything you may be unsure of.

Stock up on Firewood

If you have a fireplace or are planning on getting a fireplace for the winter now is a great time to start gathering fire wood. Make sure you stock up enough for the winter and store it in a cool dry place away from your house. You will also want to make sure you clean your fireplace and chimney before it’s to late.

Sunroom prep

Closing your Sunroom for the winter is one of the moments you probably leave for last, but it is still just as important. Cool drafts can sneak in from your Sunroom just as easily as having a small draft around a door. Regardless of when you plan on closing your Sunroom for the winter, there are still a few things you may want to do now to help you prolong the enjoyment of your Sunroom. Add an area carpet to keep the floors warmer, or bring in an extra heat source like a heater with a couple of heated blankets. You will still want to ensure that the entrance from your Sunroom to your home is well insulated so make sure there are no cracks or drafts around the door.

For more helpful tips and ways to get your home & Sunroom ready for winter contact an expert at Grey Bruce Patio Enclosures at 519-376-9241 or visit us online at www.greybrucepatio.com.

Build A Beautiful Retaining Wall in your Landscape

A retaining wall is a large part of planning your backyard oasis, and not many people think about the design of them until it’s already in and they are looking at it after and are unhappy with that one part. Plan ahead and make sure you are happy with the end result. We have put together a few ideas to help you design something you will enjoy for many years.

When it comes to the overall look and feel of your backyard oasis the design step is one of the most important – and probably takes the longest. When deciding what to think about and look for when you start to design your wall consider this:

  • What is the best wall type for your needs?
  • What type of material should you use?
  • Think of how the wall will look and fit in with the rest of your design or existing landscape
  • Think about hiding your wall behind other plants or screens
  • Think about how to use the wall to maximize your outdoor area

How to turn your Retaining wall into something beautiful

Many of you may think that all the retaining walls you have seen aren’t very attractive, don’t worry we have some great ways to help you make your retaining wall a piece of art that fits perfectly into your dream landscape.

Here’s some food for thought that will help you to design a beautiful retaining wall:

  • What do you like/dislike about retaining walls?
  • How much do you want to spend on one?

There are many benefits of adding a retaining wall to your property, they add a focal point to your garden and they add equity too. There are many ways to make your retaining wall a piece of art, literally. Paint a mural onto it, use outdoor tiles or incorporate your plants into it with some climbing Clematis Montana or Clematis Armandii.

However you decide to build your backyard oasis be sure to think through everything and consider the benefits of adding a retaining wall. For more great ideas and ways to spruce up your property contact Grey Bruce Patio Enclosures via our website or call us at 519-376-9241.

New Year, New Kitchen?

With the New Year upon us, why not start fresh with a Kitchen remodel project? Many of us don’t think that the winter months are the best time for a renovation, when in fact, it is probably one of the best times to start a renovation or remodeling project.

Although, the winter may not be an ideal time to add a home addition to your house or replace your windows, there are many other home improvement projects you can still do to spruce up your living space. Why not start with a kitchen remodel, nothing to drastic but start with giving your cabinets a facelift or replacing your cabinets. Another great project to start during the winter is finishing up your basement, no matter what you may be thinking spend the winter getting you and your home ready for the warm weather and spruce up your home.

A renovation or remodeling project in the winter has many benefits, such as:

  • Saves you money, contractors are not as busy right now and will usually have some promotions on to encourage homeowners to purchase
  • Less stress, your contractor will have more time to spend with you ensuring you get exactly what you want

These are just a couple of benefits to renovating your home during the winter, and once summer comes and all your neighbours and friends are worried about their kitchen renovation or the construction going on to have their basement finished you can sit back and enjoy the warm weather.

Contact Grey Bruce Patio today to get your next home improvement project started, or visit us online at www.greybrucepatio.com for more information on our products & services.

Replacement Windows for Winter

It’s that time of the year again, everyone is all excited getting ready for Christmas and the holidays! One thing we all aren’t happy about is the cold weather that comes along with it, and what comes along with the snow? Increased heating bills and bundling up to keep warm.

Grey Bruce Patio Enclosures wants to help you keep warm through these cold Canadian winters. Contact Grey Bruce Patio today for great tips and ways to keep your house warmer this winter and your energy bills down. A great way to start saving you money is through your windows, many homeowners get the best windows when they build their home and never think of them again. Maybe you just bought a house and are unsure when the windows were replaced last or if they have been replaced at all.

Knowing when you need to change or replace your windows

This is the tricky part, there is no set number on how many years after you have installed your windows should you replace them. Many factors go into determining when you need to replace your windows, such as:

  • Materials the windows were made with
  • The walls and frame around the window
  • How old your house is

These are just some of the factors that go into figuring out when your windows need replacing. Although there are many other easy to spot signs that you need new windows, things like cracks in the windows and rotting wood around your window. The best way to find out if you need your windows replaced is to contact a professional and find out the current condition of your windows.

Replacing your windows is a great way to save your home on energy costs and with all of the new material and technology constantly being created, upgrading your windows can help your home last that much longer.

To find out more information about replacement windows and to see if your home could benefit from new windows contact Grey Bruce Patio or visit us online at www.greybrucepatio.com.

Get Your Home Ready For Winter

As the cooler weather starts to approach, you should start thinking about ways to get your home ready for the white stuff. Grey Bruce Patio Enclosures can help you winterize your home to ensure you stay warm this winter.

Porch Enclosure

Have an existing porch or backyard patio with a gorgeous scene, ask Grey Bruch Patio how turning your existing Patio or Porch into a Porch Enclosure or a Four Season Sunroom is a simple way to enjoy the winter view while staying warm and cozy inside your home.

Windows

Replacing your windows is a great way to keep your house warm and save you on your energy bill this winter. With our line of North Star Windows, Grey Bruce Patio will help you install your windows to ensure they are done correctly and in a way to save you money. Changing your windows is a simple way to prepare your home and give you a picture perfect view on those days where the snow looks beautiful. Enjoy the view and stay warm using Grey Bruce Patio and North Star Windows.

Roof

Your roof is a huge part of your home and keeping everyone inside your home safe, you want to ensure that your roof is in tip top shape before the first snow fall. Fixing small crack and leaks in your roof now can save you a huge amount of money come spring when you will need to fix the leaks and cracks because they have now become holes and caused some mold build up. Grey Bruce Patio can ensure your roof is in great shape for winter with our General Contracting Services.

For more information on ways to winterize your home and other products and services offered by Grey Bruce Patio Enclosures visit www.greybrucepatio.com.

Why Aluminum Decks Are Better Than Wood

Your Deck is an extension of your home; a place to make memories, enjoy the weather and share laughter with family and friends. You may be wondering why you should upgrade your wood deck and switch it up for something new. Well, here are some reasons of why Sunspace Alumadecks are the perfect option for your home:

Safety First

Old decks can be a serious safety concern for your children as some contain arsenic from pressure treated wood. If your children love to crawl around and play on your deck it may be time to upgrade your outdoor space by installing non-toxic aluminum powder coating or by replacing the boards with Alumadeck. Alumadeck is not only versatile, but is non-skid and slip resistant making it the safest choice for your family!

Maintenance-Free

Alumadecks, unlike wood, never need to be treated or stained as it will not rust, crack, fade or rot from harsh weather conditions. This allows you to enjoy your outdoor space without having to put in the back-breaking work of staining and refinishing a wood deck.

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Clear Views

Sunspace Aluminum and Glass Railing Systems are not only elegant, modern and stylish but practical as well. They allow you to have a crystal clear view of the lake, garden or backyard all year.

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For more information on Grey Bruce Patio Enclosure products and services please visit, www.greybrucepatio.com.

Three Ways to Make Your Home more “Green”: Windows, Decks and Roof Systems

Whether you are looking to save on energy costs, or want to lessen the impact of your carbon footprint, Grey Bruce Patio Enclosures have several solutions that can help you make your home more “Green”. Without having to jump in the deep end with doing a complete Deep Energy Retrofit, you can improve the efficiency of your home while staying within your budget. From North Star Windows, to a Sunspace Sunroom AlumaDeck — Grey Bruce Patio Enclosures can help you find the solution best suited to your needs and home.

Windows

North Star Windows are one of the highest ranking Energy Star rated windows, and manufactured in St. Thomas, Ontario. With a large selection of styles and designs available, you can customize your windows to fit your home improvement project perfectly. Manufactured with high performance glass and top quality hardware – North Star Windows are built to last! With an outstanding reputation, and transferable lifetime warranty, energy saving never seemed so easy!

AlumaDeck

Sunspace Sunrooms AlumaDeck are a great step towards an eco friendly home. Completely environmentally friendly, AlumaDeck are constructed from Aluminum and are non-toxic and recyclable! Virtually maintenance free, no need to paint, treat or worry about future warping, splitting or cracking. Fire resistant and salt water tested, AlumaDecks are also slip resistant – making it a safe choice for your family. Decrease your carbon footprint with an AlumaDeck and go green!

Acrylic Roof System

If you are looking to provide overhead protection to your patio or deck while increasing your home’s energy efficiency, Sunspace Acrylic Roof Systems are a great choice! With superior energy savings and heat control, you and your family can enjoy natural light without increasing the heat in the summer months. With the highest light transmission along with even light distribution, Acrylic Roof Systems allow natural light in without harmful UV rays. Strong and durable, they have proven rain and hail protection along with non-shattering safety glazing — allowing your family to extend their enjoyment of your deck or patio.

If you would like more information on making your home more energy efficient, or for other home improvement solutions in the Owen Sound area, please visit www.greybrucepatio.com

Creating a Breezy Porch: WeatherMaster System

At the height of winter you find yourself fantasizing about the warm summer breeze. Summer is just around the corner, it’s time to make your dreams come true and create your ultimate breezy porch. With inviting furniture, simple flowers and ambient lighting – your porch will be guest and relaxation ready. Grey Bruce Patio can create the structure and extend your enjoyment of your porch with a Sunspace WeatherMaster system.

Porch Enclosure

If you have an existing porch, deck or roof structure, Grey Bruce Patio can easily install a custom designed Sunspace Screen Room. With a variety of colours and styles to choose from, you can customize your porch enclosure to compliment your home or cottage.  Create a breezy retreat without having to worry about battling the elements, UV rays or insects.

WeatherMaster Window

Take your Porch Enclosure and extend your enjoyment with Sunspace WeatherMaster Window system. That’s right, extend your leisure, comfort and entertainment into the seasons. With a WeatherMaster four track vertical and two track horizontal system you can create a weather-resistant space for entertaining, while inviting the outdoors in. Constructed with view flex vinyl, stainless steel hardware, extruded aluminum frames and sashes and fibre mesh screens. Create a stylish new retreat for you and your family to enjoy.

Installation

Do you have an existing covered porch or old sunporch and want to transform them into a usable and favoured space in your home? Grey Bruce Patio can install a brand new space with custom fit windows in about two days. At Grey Bruce Patio we continually update our training practices for all the products we sell. We guarantee professional expert advice and installation during your next home renovation.

If you would like to learn more about Sunspace WeatherMaster Window system or are looking for other home renovation solutions in the Owen Sound Area, please visit www.greybrucepatio.com

Contractors: How To Choose the Right Contractor for Your Next Home Project

Whether you are installing a new Sunspace Sunroom, new windows, or a new deck, choosing the right contractor is an important decision for a home owner. Grey Bruce Patio Enclosures provide knowledgeable and trustworthy contractors for your home improvement projects. Built on referrals, custom projects, and exceeding expectations.

Design

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Having input in your home design is essential. Grey Bruce Patio Enclosures’ experienced contractors included in all decisions while turning your ideas into a completed product. Using manufacturers computer programs, and visual product comparisons, Grey Bruce Patio Enclosures helps you envision your finished product before construction.

Installation

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Contractors stay current, up to date and display professionalism on installation training and practices. As well as being equipped with all required insurance and certificates for projects, Grey Bruce Patio Enclosure contractors have a reputation for high quality of work. Providing support for those who wish to install themselves by providing guidance on home project installations.

General Contracting

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Installing home projects such as a Sunspace Sunroom , to complete. Coordination alone is difficult, not to mention finding reputable contractors that are right for you. Grey Bruce Patio Enclosures selects a trustworthy group of contractors and coordinate each project as if it were their own home.

 

 

 

 

 

Home improvement projects offered at Grey Bruce Patio Enclosures

For more information, Grey Bruce Patio Enclosures in the Owen Sound, Ontario area please visit www.greybrucepatio.com. Want to learn more about Sunspace Sunrooms, and other ways to add value to your home? Please visit https://sunspacesunrooms.com/patio-covers/#insulated-roof-systems.