Maintaining your protection, it’s about being prepared
One of the things that makes Walker Contracting stand out above the rest is their commitment to customer excellence and a product that is superior compared to others. Their team of certified professionals can help you not only repair and replace your Toronto roof, but they can also give you the needed guidance necessary to maintain a longer roofing life to what you already have? By using the well-educated and skilled experts at Walker Contracting you will know that proper maintenance and care will be performed on an ongoing basis and this will result in dramatically extending the service life or your roof. It is critical this is done to make sure you are properly protected against the elements such as the Toronto rain, wind, snow and ice that make up the severe weather we are all so used to here.
However, it is also good to know that whether you are using the experts at Walker Contracting to address these issues for you or you are attempting striking out to do them on your own it is critical that they are taken care of before there is a greater and more costly issue to deal with. Some critical things you should keep in mind are:
You should do an annual inspection that gets you up close and personal with your roofing system. This is done to look for items that are missing, curled or cracked such as shingles. Ultimately you are looking for any type of wear.
Secondly, you will want to make sure that your Toronto roof flashing is sealed and in good shape.
You also need to be certain that your roof is completely clear of all debris, including pine needles and loose leaves so you will have nothing that can create additional challenges. This is truly something that people should be doing all year.
For more information about the services that Walker Contracting performs click HERE or call (416) 233-7086 to schedule a free no obligation consultation.
When you are deciding to remodel your Toronto home there are a few things to consider
Although the certified experts at Walker Contracting want to help you have the best potential possible from your Toronto home, they also recognize the importance of spend your remodeling dollars carefully. Before beginning any project it is a good idea to first do some research, and making changes to your beloved home is certainly no exception. Any of these projects can be a big investment and you want to make sure that you are putting your money in the right place. Unless you are making some necessary changes you will want to make sure you are going to get a good solid return on your investment.
If you are looking to make a change to increase the value of your home you should first see what the market is doing and how those changes might actually affect the worth of your home. If you haven’t already done so, consider getting an appraisal of your home and then see if you can find out how much the other homes nearby are selling for, particularly if there are any that have made similar changes.
The important thing to remember is that in order for the project you are considering to be worth your money and time it needs to fall in between the value of your home now, and the future value as you can project it. Otherwise it may be a nice thought, but you don’t want to add more to your home and it not be financially beneficial. The only way you should consider continuing in that kind of situation is if there is other value in doing so. There are a number of projects that have value in the energy savings that it will provide, in which case you will cut down on costs to your monthly bill as you go.
Walker Contracting also wants to remind you that despite the fact that some projects may not add overall selling value to your home, the important thing is that you have an enjoyable and comfortable place to live. Reselling your home isn’t what everything is about, although it is a good idea to keep this in mind, the main thing to drive you is the quality of you and your family’s lives. If there is a project that you have in mind, the certified experts at Walker Contracting can help you with it. To learn more about their services they offer, or to schedule a no obligation consultation give them a call at (416) 233-7086.
There is no better time than now to make sure your roof is in top condition
Did you know that a little maintenance can go a really long way? Did you also know that failing to address even small issues can ultimately lead to bigger problems? When it comes to your Toronto roof you can actually preserve its longevity by having the certified specialists at Walker Contracting assist you with proper care and maintenance for your entire roofing system. By being certain that your Toronto home’s roof has proper protection against the harsh weather that can come in Toronto and the surrounding area you are saving potential damage. This is true for both your home and your property as well. This can add up to countless savings in comparison to having to repair or replace an entire roofing system.
Although the basic rain, wind, snow, and ice seem like they are relatively harmless in the big scheme of things, the effects that these elements can have on a damaged roof can lead to terrible things regarding the destruction of property, as well as the overall health and wellbeing of you and those you love.
In order to best protect your roof, which is possibly your biggest and most important investment, the certified professionals at Walker Contracting recommend that you inspect your roof yearly by looking for shingles that are curled, cracked, or missing. You should look for signs of wear and be sure to ensure that your roof and chimney are always properly sealed. Moisture that can seep in from cracks can damage ceilings, walls, and property, not to mention the possible negative health costs that can come as well.
Walker also highly recommends that home owners keep their roof completely clear from all debris such as pine needles, leaves, moss, and clean and remove any mold or mildew that you may find.
To learn more about what you need to do to ensure that your Toronto roof is kept in tip top condition click HERE. Walker Contracting can help you in a variety of ways and the best way to find out how they can best serve your needs is to call them at (416) 233-7086 to schedule a no obligation roof inspection and estimate.
Adding value, appearance and lowering your energy bill can be as simple as new siding from Walker Contracting
Summer is nearly upon us and that means its that time of year again to take a good hard look at the exterior of your home. Have you done this lately? When you walk up to your home what does it say about you and your family? The truth is whether we agree with it or not the way your home looks gives an impression of those who live inside. You need to ask yourself if your Toronto home accurately displays who you are and what you and your family stand for? If not, and its not up to the standards you would like then isn’t it time you do something about it?
The fact is your siding can have a really big impact on the overall value and appearance of your home, and if you find the right contractor and kind of product you can also add significant style and beauty. Plus you can also reduce the maintenance costs and needs while you’re at it. This is an important point, but what many people do not see is that their existing condition of their home may also be costing them extra each month. In addition to the basic appearance, how effective is your siding in maintaining adequate energy efficiency? If you have any doubt about this area, you could be losing valuable money each month with your energy bill.
Let the certified experts at Walker Contracting help you through this process and give you the information that you need to understand why you could be doing better. With products like vinyl siding through manufacturers such as Gentek you can count on having the highest quality materials, the most professional installation available, and a potential decrease in your budget expenses.
For more information on the siding that the professionals at Walker Contracting installs click HERE, or call (416) 233-7086 to schedule a free no obligation consultation .
Making a Difference in the World Starts with the Customer, but Doesn’t End There
You want to give your Toronto home the best by staying on top of issues that may arise, and ensuring that your energy efficiency is in top form to enable your house to have the best future possible. It is also possible by making an investment into the future of our youth we can make a difference for our planet as a whole. This is one of the primary reasons why Walker Contracting has worked to invest in a variety of programs and services in the Toronto area to help leave the world a better place than we found it.
This includes such important things such as Mooreland’s Wilderness Camp, serving children from inner city Toronto suburbs where there is a higher degree of crime and poverty. This helps children that come from homes with challenged family situations have a summer that is not only safe and secure, but also fun and rewarding.
We help support programs like the Greenholme Community Breakfast Club, giving underprivileged children needed nutritious breakfasts. The George Hull Centre, which aids children with mental health services, or the York Township Tri-Hards who operate a 5-pin bowling league for 125 intellectually disabled adults.
From hospice to better sleeping arrangements for children around the world the caring professionals at Walker Contracting don’t just help each of their customers find happiness, they also work hard to help others as well.
To learn more about how you too can help these remarkable causes and truly make a notable difference click HERE. For more information about the incredible services that Walker Contracting and their certified experts provide call (416) 233-7086 to schedule a free no obligation consultation.
How a manufacturer can make such a difference
When you are getting a project completed by a contractor do you ever stop and consider what kind of product they are using, or do you just trust the manufacturer they are using? The fact is not a lot of people pay much attention to this element and it is honestly one of the most important, next to the actual installation itself. At Walker Contracting we do not cut costs by going “cheap”. By using well established and respected manufacturers, such as Marvin for replacement Toronto doors, you know you are going to get the best of both worlds. This includes a highly effective and superbly made product, and a world class team of certified experts to install it.
This is also important because other brands do not all offer the same kind of warrantee, and it is important to use a contractor who is certified in the installation of the product they are using. Failing to do this will result in you being unable to receive benefits should a problem arise. You hope this does not take place, but if it does you need to make sure you properly protect yourself.
Walker Contacting stands behind all the manufacturers we use and you can feel comforted that we will give you the best installation and experience possible. For more information about the services that Walker Contracting offers click HERE, or call (416) 233-7086 to schedule a free no obligation consultation.
Credentials, when they have value and what they can mean for you
With there being so many contractors to choose from it can be difficult to distinguish what is real qualifications and what is a bunch of smoke being blown by someone claiming to be an expert (but ultimately is just trying to get your money). The reality is without doing your homework someone can say a lot of stuff that can sound impressive, but if it is not legitimate you are putting yourself at risk. For example, someone can say that they are certified by a particular manufacturer, but if they are not being honest and you run into costly problems down the road, your warrantee will not be honored.
So how can you know what is real and what is not? First and foremost it is really important to do your homework. Don’t just take what someone says for granted. Check them out. Most of what a contractor claims is available to see. A good example of this is the NRCA, or National Roofing Contractors Association. The NRCA is one of the industry’s most highly respected organizations and the premier authority when it comes to the roofing industry as a whole. To belong to this association a contractor is indicating their commitment to training and standards that comply with the organization’s ideals. Walker Contracting is proud to say that they are a NRCA member. They take the roofing and construction business very seriously and put their customers first.
For more information as to why Walker Contracting is so successful and is number one click HERE, or call to schedule a free no obligation consultation.
Knowing your limitations and seeking help
When spring time finally starts to peek its head from the cool temperatures we have been experiencing there are people who start to think about what kind of home improvement project will be the most suitable for their home. In one survey as many as 64% of those who took the poll said they would invest in some sort of home improvement project, spending several thousand on a project that has the potential to aid in the overall value and resale amount.
When it comes to selecting the right kind of project for you and your Toronto home there are a few ideas to consider.
First of all it is important to know your limitations. If you are limited on your budget but you want to make a significant difference on the look and feel of your home, try doing something simple like repainting. This can have a profound effect on the appearance that your home has, as well as the feeling you get when you are in it. In addition to this, painting can be relatively inexpensive and is often times something you can do on your own.
On the other side of this, if you are looking for something bigger, know your limitations in as far as what you are personally capable of doing on your own. There is nothing more frustrating than starting a project that you get in over your head with and have to call someone in to correct your mistakes and complete the project. Remember there is no shame in getting help and the certified professionals at Walker Contracting are proficient at a vast number of home improvement projects. They can not only help guide you to your destination, they can help you understand what that destination should be.
For more information about the services that Walker Contracting offers click HERE, or call to schedule a free no obligation consultation.
The importance of a good Toronto roof inspection
It is difficult to argue against the idea that your Toronto roof is one of the most important parts of your home. This is not only what protects you and your family from the elements, it also helps to maintain the energy efficiency that your home has as well. In order for this to take place your Toronto roof needs to be well managed and cared for and this means you must maintain it so that it has a longer and more effective life span.
To accomplish this it is important that you do a few things, and the certified experts at Walker Contracting suggest you do the following:
- First of all make sure to inspect your roof every year. You will need to look for cracked, curled or missing shingles.
- Make sure to look at the flashing and be certain that it is adequately sealed.
- Clear any debris that you have including pine needles or leaves that might accumulate.
- Be certain that you remove any moss or mold that builds up, this can be damaging.
- Cut or trim back any tree limbs that are overhanging.
- Finally, make sure you get up close and personal with your roof, just looking from the street will not be enough and you could easily miss something.
If all else fails make sure you get an expert like the professionals at Walker Contracting who know what to look for and are proactive about saving you money, both now and in the future. For more information about what you should look for with your Toronto roof, or the services that Walker Contracting provides click HERE, or call (416) 233-7086 to schedule a free no obligation in home consultation.
Why you shouldn’t wait if you have chimney damage
For many Toronto home owners one thing we take for granted is the fact that when it is cold outside you can simply turn up the heat, put another log on the fire, or adjust your system and you have the desired temperature. This is a true statement, however it is only factual as long as your heating system remains intact and functional.
Another component of this that unfortunately goes frequently unchecked and maintained is also one that is of the upmost importance. To add to this it is also an element that is critical for reasons you might not typically expect. Your Toronto chimney is one area of your home heating system that you simply cannot afford to have go bad. Not only can this lead to issues regarding your heating, there are also aspects that can bring even greater financial consequences. If your chimney fails you can lose or have inefficient heating, but you can also be opening up your home to the outside world in dangerous ways. This means that you could end up with a way for moisture to get inside, causing endless damages to your ceiling, walls and interior.
To make sure that this does not happen it is of dire importance that you ensure that your chimney does not have any issues, and if it does you have it addressed as soon as possible. Water damages can affect your insulation, roofing materials and your fireplace fixtures. This all adds up to thousands of dollars and you will need an expert chimney professional such as Walker Contracting to assess your situation and determine your needs. For more information on the importance of chimney care click HERE, or call (416) 233-7086 to schedule a free no obligation consultation