Spring has arrived in Montreal—for real this time, we hope! And that means it's time to get the patio decked out. Last year's metal chairs rusted? Wicker torn apart? Plastic discolored? Ever wondered what patio furniture is best for this climate? What's best for your particular patio? Consult this handy list of the pros and cons of all the usual suspects to help you make the right choice: [caption id="attachment_1417" align="alignnone" width="650"] Decked out in plastic! We found these on Green Frog Recycled Plastic...

Last weekend, the roof of a 42-unit condo at the corner of Somerled and Walkley streets in NDG caught fire. Nobody was hurt, but dozens have been left stranded as the building is waterlogged, and has sustained a lot of damage. It took 80 firefighters most of the night to put out the fire. Fire deparment chief Luc Robillard made a statement that it appears that the flames may have started in an air conditioning unit on the roof of the building....

Basements are for Potatoes; no, not couch potatoes. If that's what you were thinking, then you're not alone. Millions of Canadians use their basements as living space, thinking it's the ideal space to set up a family room, games room, or even kids' bedrooms. But in truth, it takes a great deal of careful design and maintenance to avoid water and moisture infiltration in even the best cases. And oftentimes, moisture accumulation results in a nasty - and costly - surprise to the...

If you’re worried about a problem hiding somewhere deep within the walls of your house, and you’re thinking about tearing things apart to get a look inside, you can put down the sledgehammer right now and read on. Starting this month (April 2008) Mose Home Inspections is thrilled to announce that we have acquired a new high-tech device) that adds significantly to what we can discern about a building’s underlying infrastructure. Until now, a host of hidden problems simply could never be verified without...

Are you ready to throw out your furnace? Are you worried about soaring energy costs? Frustrated by the feeble excuses from the government and the oil companies? If you heat your home with oil, your burning question is probably "Should we get rid of our oil furnace?" The answer is yes, and no. Upgrading your system may be the answer. It will increase your comfort, and save you a lot of hard earned cash You can reduce your heating bill by making some of...