Topic - Maintaining your property

Can I repaint my building if there are water restrictions?

Posted on May 18, 2016 Building Restoration Commercial Services Maintaining your property Resources & Tips

2015’s severe water restrictions were a wake-up call, with multiple projects deferred or cancelled due to the lack of rain. What did we learn, and will 2016 be any better? The first thing we learned was that the weather is unpredictable, and changes to the normal continue to accelerate. Already this year we’ve had the […]

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Does painting our strata hallway increase our property value?

Posted on September 11, 2015 Maintaining your property Resources & Tips Strata Services

  Recently, Consumer Reports looked at how to increase the value when selling a home. They found that simple improvements like repainting and washing the exterior can make a 10% difference! So does the same hold true for common area repainting? While no direct studies have been done in the market three general principles are sound: […]

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Water restrictions may shut down painting projects

Posted on August 2, 2015 Commercial Services Maintaining your property Resources & Tips Strata Services

News reports are saying Stage 4 restrictions are coming. What’s that mean for painting and restoration projects? Metro Vancouver moves to next level of water ban We’ve all enjoyed the amazing sunshine since early May, and for a painting contractor it’s been a real blessing. When working on an exterior painting project, if you can have […]

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What to do with your old leftover paint!

Posted on August 27, 2010 Maintaining your property Resources & Tips

A common question I get when meeting a customer, whether a homeowner, strata council, project managers or an industry associate is “what do we do with our old leftover paint?”.    Luckily there exists Product Care, which is a not-for-profit industry sponsored association that manages product stewardship programs. In layman’s terms, under government regulations, the manufacturers, […]

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