Hot Stuff: Issue 2, 2016

Order a Log Home

Windwood Home’s unique concept, design and build process focuses on developing premium log-style homes utilizing a proprietary manufacturing process. Your luxurious log home is designed and crafted in stages in indoor facilities located in western Canada, shipped to your lakefront lot, acreage, ranch or mountainside escape, and assembled on site. Windwood.ca or 888.777.5534

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAInsure Your Cottage
Cottage Insurance is a specialty leisure and lifestyle product that involves your cottage and its improvements, watercraft and recreational vehicles. An analysis of your needs and risk assessment enables your cottage insurance professional to tailor a policy to your needs. Bundling home, auto and cottage insurance may also result in a modest discount. Storm perils including windstorm and damage from falling trees is a must. Crime perils including theft and vandalism provide protection for the leading cause of loss or damage. Coverage for collapse due to snow load, bear and racoon damage and plumbing perils including freeze-up are options that are readily available. If renting your cottage be certain that the rental exposure is clearly documented on your cottage policy. To secure the right protection at the right price speak with a broker who specializes in cottage insurance. R. Robertson Insurance Brokers 416.780.9906

Innovative Trim

Whether you’re building your dream home or just refreshing the curb appeal of your existing home, premium cellular PVC trim from Versatex delivers a high-end look while eliminating many of the disadvantages of wood. Vertex trims are moisture, weather, rot, and insect resistant, and are backed by a lifetime transferrable warranty. Plus, you don’t even have to paint Versatex, but if you do, your paint job will last an average of four to five times longer. Trim options range from boards and sheet to one-piece corners and column wraps, soffit systems, beadboard, mouldings and more. versatex.com

versatexGoodbye Mosquitos

Koolatron Bite Shield Guardian Pro Cordless Mosquito Trap helps protect your family from mosquitoes. This portable, weatherproof unit is easy-to-assemble and protects up to one acre of land. The Guardian Pro requires the use of a 20-pound propane tank (not included), which will last four to six weeks with continuous 24 hour operation. The Guardian Pro Mosquito Trap combines several proven attractants such as carbon dioxide (CO 2), moisture, thermal imaging, colour, shape and airflow in an effective design to attract and capture biting insects.koolatron.com or 800-265-8456

KoolatronMosquitoTrapColour of the Year

Since colour is as personal as it is powerful Beauti-Tone, a division of Home Hardware Stores recently asked colour-loving Canadians to choose the brand’s 2016 Colour of the Year from a list of four top trend colour contenders. French Charming is a cool blue hue reminiscent of a well-worn pair of jeans, and Canadians deemed that comfy fresh denim-esk colour was their favourite. French Charming hails from the Beauti-Tone Simon Chang Model Home Trend Colour Collection of seven uniquely beautiful trend palettes. HomeHardware.ca
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Clever Cordless

Shindaiwa is launched a new family of 56-volt cordless products to be sold exclusively through servicing dealers across Canada. The first three models include the T3000 string trimmer, EB6000 handheld blower and the DH2000 hedge trimmer. With gas-like performance, all three pro-grade cordless tools feature powerful brushless motors and use common 56-volt batteries, available in both 2-AHR (charges fully in about 40 minutes)and 4-AHR (90 minutes to full charge) sizes. A gauge on the charger illustrates charge status. A series of indicator lights on the battery show the remaining charge life. network across the country. shindaiwacordless.ca

shindaiwa cs group 1Unique Garage Doors

WalkThru Garage Doors are specialists in providing pedestrian access through high quality commercial and residential sectional overhead doors of all sizes. The products are elegant enough for homes and yet rugged enough for industry. All doors are made to order and unique requests are welcomed. walkthrugaragedoors.com or 888.238.3416

WalkThruGarageDoorsLong Lasting Deck

For you sundeck or rooftop patio avoid messy scraping and painting by using maintenance-free vinyl membranes and aluminum railings from Global Dec-k-ing Systems. The membranes are fully approved as both a roofing and a walking surface and can be installed over any living space. This will create extra space underneath the deck by utilizing the area for dry storage. New designer prints and colours are available. Railings are also available in a variety of colours in both picket or glass. globaldecking.com  or 800. 804.6288

Dec-k-ingEndless Water
Rinnai, the number-one selling tankless brand in the U.S. and Canada, has expanded the Ultra Series line of condensing tankless water heaters to include the RUR98i and RUR98e. These new models feature recirculation (with or without a dedicated recirculation line) provided by thermal bypass technology that includes an integrated pump, internal bypass line and thermal bypass valve, which means less wait time for hot water. The premium MC-195T digital controller, a standard feature, allows users to save on gas utility bills by scheduling multiple recirculation events throughout the day to align with usage patterns. rinnai.us or 800.621.9419
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Smart Solarium
Custom designed, Canadian engineered, a Screen Room by Sunview Solariums can protect you from the wind, sun, rain, snow, and insects, without the sense of being enclosed in an indoor space. Adding a screen room is the low cost method of giving a significant boost to the appraisal value of your property and provides the kind of curb appeal that regular additions cannot match. sunviewsolariums.ca or 1-800-668-2870

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Northern Lights Cedar Tubs and Saunas is Canada’s premier manufacture of wooden barrel hot tubs and saunas. With over 20 years manufacturing experience these hot tubs and barrel saunas can be found all over the globe. The popularity of the product is in part due to the flexibility in providing owners with multiple heating choice from classic wood-fired heaters, to gas and propane and also modern electric systems with power full jets. There’s also an an off-grid solar powered hot tub that uses highly efficient solar vacuum tubes. The tub sizes range from small Japanese two-person soaking tubs to large 10-person party tubs. Northern Lights also manufactures a full line of sauna from DIY sauna kits to the popular outdoor barrel saunas. The saunas are also available in multiple sizes as well as a choice of electric, wood0fired, and infrared heating options. cedartubs.com or cedararrelsaunas.com or 800.759.8990

CedarHotTubChampion Help

Comfort, security and convenience are a few of the things homeowners appreciate. Losing power puts these at risk. When you lose utility power it’s not only the lights that go out. Critical hardwired systems like heat and AC units shut down, food spoils, security systems may fail, sump pumps stop, computers and TVs shut down. Champion Home Standby Generator Systems are the solutions to these problems by automatically turning on and providing seamless, reliable power to your home or cottage. No more searching for flashlights, no extension cords, no refuelling in the dark. championpowerequipment.com or 877.338.0999

ChampionHSB-7Fabulous Faucet

Beckon, the new touchless kitchen faucet from Kohler, is the marriage of modern technology and classic design, incorporating Response touchless technology with a classically elegant form. The hands-free functionality enables users to prep, clean and cook without concern of cross-contamination. The Beckon faucet is designed to be hassle-free. It uses AC power so there are no batteries to replace, and an LED light on the handle indicates when the faucet is operational and can be pulled down using ProMotion technology, which features a braided hose with swivel ball joint, providing smooth operation with minimal effort. Kohler.ca

Tireless Tires
The Toyo Open Country A/T II gives you all the traction you need with more durability and longevity than the competition. And with the option of going “Xtreme” the Open Country A/T II Xtreme delivers peak performance with rugged good looks. With the even tougher Open Country A/T II you’ll be ready for your next adventure. With improved tread wear over it’s predecessor backed an industry-leading tread wear warranty, it’s as close to invincible as an all-terrain tire can get. ToyoTires.ca or 800.663.0063

OpenCountry AT II_RightNo Maintenance Railing
Trex Transcends Railing is the highest-performance railing option which offers more colours in more component profiles than any railing out there. It won’t rot, warp, peel or splinter and it never needs painting or staining. trex.com or 800.BUY-TREX
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