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Mike HolmesFriday, April 16th, 2021 at 8:03pm
How to install a smart lock in 30 seconds or less… okay, not really. 😂 But installing a smart lock is a pretty easy job for any homeowner that you could complete in less than an hour.

Smart locks are great when you have family coming and going - a dog walker stopping by a few times a week, or even if you are someone who’s guilty of losing their keys now and then.

I personally like the smart locks Schlage Locks Canada. They have been making locks for 100+ years so when it comes to a home's security, I trust a specialized lock company - and you can order online so it’s delivered right to your door.
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Mike HolmesFriday, April 16th, 2021 at 3:48pm
DECK SAFETY-Is Your Ledger Board securely bolted?
That ledger board, which runs the entire length of the deck, needs to be securely bolted to the house, and I mean bolted. Never nailed. A deck will have to support a lot of weight—furniture, BBQ, people–this is not the job for nails, or even screws, which do not have the shear strength for this job. Make sure those bolts run into solid structure—not just into the exterior sheathing.

Rotting ledger boards are one of the main reasons for deck failures. If there is any visible rot on the ledger board you can be sure that it’s been compromised at a higher level than what you might think.

When inspecting your ledger board, make sure you:

✔️Check for visible rot on the ledger board.

✔️Check for dry rot by taking a screwdriver and tapping it with a hammer around the area where the joists attach to the ledger board. You can tell if there is rot if the screwdriver sinks into the wood.

✔️Make sure there are enough fasteners holding the ledger board in place

✔️Check to ensure your ledger board is bolted to the house (instead of being secured by nails). Nails can easily come out and don’t have the same strength as specialty fasteners.
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Mike HolmesFriday, April 16th, 2021 at 3:00pm
Spray cork (Thermal CorkShield) is a fantastic product applied to the surface of your home (applied using a textured sprayer by certified applicators). I have had this installed on many of my homeowners' projects, as well as my personal property.

It has a High Friction Coefficient, so it can adhere to brick, stucco, wood/composite/metal siding, glass etc. You can really change and enhance the exterior of your home with this.

👉natural thermal barrier
👉 water-based product using natural and renewable resources
👉it expands & contracts with weather
👉zero flame spread
👉water resistant

For support in Canada: http://vipeqcanada.ca/en/
For support in the US: https://vipeqamerica.com/en/

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Vipeq: Installation At Mike Holmes' House | Holmes Approved Product
Vipeq Thermal Corkshield is an environmentally friendly product that offers a better alternative than stucco and paint. It's a flame retardant spray that can...
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Mike HolmesFriday, April 16th, 2021 at 12:04am
This bothers me. A LOT.

Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 4:07pm
Going around the home to replace worn and missing caulking and weatherstripping can reduce drafts by up to 30% which will have a major impact on how much energy it takes to keep your home comfortable.
Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 3:35pm
How Your Home Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint-excellent article by @effecthomes. https://t.co/syu4hSgky6

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MIKE
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Mike Holmes Jr. is a professional contractor, television host, public speaker, educator, and online personality who received the education of a lifetime by working alongside his father, professional contractor, Mike Holmes, on the hit TV show Holmes on Holmes®. Today, Mike Jr. is a leader, matching wits and skills with his father on the latest series HOMLES and HOLMES.

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SHERRY
HOLMES

Sherry Holmes, daughter of professional contractor/ TV host, Mike Holmes, is following in her father’s footsteps, as a professional contractor, public speaker and educator for youth who want to get into the professional trades. Like her father, everything she teaches and believes in is based on quality, integrity and trust.

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