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Spring

APRIL 2018

home & yard Guide A guide to all the products and services you need to improve your home and yard this spring


Tough Equipment Easy Lease Lease a new Bobcat® skid steer loader. Minimal upfront costs, low monthly payments and flexible contract terms.

Full line of

Top quality, brand name equipment you can depend on!

$

utility trailers

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of Camrose

780-672-4596 • 780-672-0281

4307-48 Ave., Camrose, AB • www.bobcatofcamrose.com • www.raystrailersales.ca SHI 2018 – Page 2

Trailer Repairs and Hitch Installations


24-Hour Towing & Roadside Assistance Anywhere, Any Time!

 Tire Changes  Vehicle Boosting Whether due to a breakdown or an accident, when you’re  Fuel Delivery stranded you need fast  Recovery Services dependable roadside  Long Distance Towing assistance. We provide roadside  Light, Medium or recovery services to the Heavy Duty Towing central Alberta area, including: Camrose,  Deck Truck Services Wetaskiwin, Leduc, Tofield,  Landoll Services Killam, Bashaw and  Heavy Wreckers Wainwright. 24-hour call line:

(780)672-2378

info@anytimetow.ca • www.anytimetow.ca SHI 2018 – Page 3


LOCALLY OWNED WITH THE POWER OF OVER 1,000 STORES MEANS YOU

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ALL NEW COLLECTION WITH SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICING* Beautiful New Flooring & Bonus Rewards! We now offer AIR MILES® Reward Miles SEE STORE FOR DETAILS

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*At participating stores only. Some restrictions apply. See store for details. Offer ends 5/31/2018. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotional offers and is not valid on previous purchases. † See warranty guide for details. ©2018 Carpet One Floor & Home®. All Rights Reserved.

Roland Richard SHI 2018 – Page 4

Corrine Zetsen

Bev Meadahl

Ronald Richard

Sheila Zetsen

4506-39 Street, Camrose • 780.672.1015


Now Is The Time To Spring Into Colour! Visit today and let us make sure you get the best paint and advice to get your project done right.

WIDEMAN PAINT & DECOR 4939 48 ST CAMROSE, AB T4V 1L7 (780) 672-6778

Our Business Is Building At NTK Contracting, we aim to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers and the demands of any project. Whether it be a simple bookshelf or a custom home, our goal is to design a great product, educate, and communicate with the customer to the best of our abilities and deliver a great project on time and budget.

• New home construction, shops, garages • Certified ICF basement and home construction • Renovations • Siding, soffit/fascia • Decks and railings Quality Workmanship Cell: 780-678-7742 www.ntk-woodworks.com Camrose, AB

Neil Kinderwater

Journeyman Carpenter General Construction Contractor

Neil & Trina Kinderwater Owners SHI 2018 – Page 5


BIN RENTALS City or Rural Delivery

Call us for your bin today. Same day service!

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3-, 6-, 15- or 30-yard sizes

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- Hot/cold running water - Heater - Interior/exterior lighting - 100-gallon fresh water tanks - 100 gallon waste storage tank - Eye wash station - Pedal flush toilet - Soap dispenser, mirror - R-12 insulation

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Hydrovac, Vacuum and Steam Services

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Steaming and Washing Trucks

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Locally established for fifty years. We go above and beyond to provide the best service!

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A1-septic.ca SHI 2018 – Page 6


SECURITY LIGHTS, YARD LIGHTS, PATIO LIGHTS, DECK LIGHTS … SUMMER WILL BE A TREAT!

A team of qualified journeyman and master electricians are powered up for your job:

• Farm • Residential • Commercial

• LED and Fluorescent Lighting Upgrades

New LED fixtures which look exactly like traditional 2- or 4-tube 48” fluorescents

• Pot Light Upgrades

Wonderful LED replacement kits. Amazing energy savings! gs!!

• Better LED Lighting for Yard and Parking Areas • Drop Ceiling LED Lighting

Come and see our new LED Interior and Exterior lighting display

COUNT ON US FOR:

• All Renovation and Maintenance Projects • Generator/Transfer Switch Installations • Service Calls and Upgrades • Annual Fire Alarm Inspections • Cat 6 Data Installation • Hot Tub Wiring • New Construction

Bucket Truck Service for signage installs and overhauls

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ENSURE–––

COMFORT AND SAVINGS With soft, luxurious fabrics folded into honeycomb-shaped cells. Graber cellular shades form an attractive barrier that insulates windows and helps regulate a home’s temperature, whether the goal is to keep cold out during the winter or keep heat out during the summer. And because cellular shades conserve energy, they help lower monthly bills. Graber cellular shades can help reduce heat transfer by up to 22% during the winter and 56% during the summer.

Murray Erickson Owner/Master Electrician

Give Dion a call today to explore the multitude of window covering options available. You’ll be in good hands, Dion has nearly a decade of experience, and the Wideman family has been proudly serving Camrose for over 35 years!

FREE CORDLESS UPGRADE! Until May 31, 2018

Up to

40% OFF We’re a full service electrical contractor 3820-42 Avenue, Camrose • Ph. 780.672.8700 Fax 780.672.7668 • d2@d2elect.telus.biz

Blinds

Dion Currie

Interior Decorator The Blind Lady

FREE Installs

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Consultations

WIDEMAN PAINT & DECOR 4939-48 Street, Camrose Phone 780-672-6778

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Now Installing and Repairing

Commercial & Residential Overhead Doors

Best Price, Best Service Guaranteed!

Vehicle Detailing Flat Glass Screen Repair Residential & Commerical Overhead Doors Shower Doors Windshields Residential & Commercial Windows Sliding or automatic doors for your home or business s • Windshield ice • Mobile Serv ential l/Resid • Commercia Windows iler • RV and Tra ing • Auto Detail

OPEN Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm; Saturday, 8am to 1pm

Blake, Manager

Bart, Technician

Brad, Technician

John, Technician

Derek, Technician

43 years’ experience

27 years’ experience

33 years’ experience

20 years’ experience

8 years’ experience

Kelly, Front Counter

Jason, Overhead Doors Doug, Overhead Doors 13 years’ experience

8 years’ experience

4403-48 Ave., Camrose, 780.672.0197 • 4820B-37 Ave., Wetaskiwin, 780.361.1070 SHI 2018 – Page 8

Curtis, Detailer 6 years’ experience


C•a•m•r•o•s•e Locksmithing & Signs 780-672-4600

Promotional Signs & Graphic Services, Commercial Locksmith Services

Put you r co logo on mpany ja hats, sh ckets, ir ts, pe ns , golf ba ll a n d mo s r e f or

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• Signs • Vehicle and fleet decals • Logo design • Banners • Window Graphics • Magnets • Wide format digital printing • Key cutting and replacement • Lock installation and repair • Keyless entry padlocks • Building management systems • Doors and door hardware

New Home of Camrose Locksmithing & Signs

We have purchased all the machines, plates & artwork from the Windwood Group and look forward to serving all previous and new customers with your sign and locksmith needs!

rgency 24-Hour Eme ice! erv Locksmith S

Chris, Signage

Erik, Locksmith

Cody, Locksmith

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78 (780) 678-4

OPEN Mon. to Fri., 8am to 5pm

4403-48 Ave., Camrose, 780.672.4600 (in Camrose Glass & Overhead Doors building) • camrosesignandlock.ca SHI SHI2018 2018– –Page Page99


t I d e e N You

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• Tools: carpentry, masonry, heavy

duty mechanic, automotive, plumbing and contractor

• Shop Equipment • Belts and Hoses • Bearings and Seals • Hydraulics • Electrical Supplies • Pumps & Generators Buy your own oxygen and acetylene MIG gas bottles.

Your Industrial Supply Professionals Doris SHI 2018 – Page 10

Helen

Mike

Kylene

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780.608.1799 • 3911-47 Avenue, Camrose 780.352.4640 • 4728-57 Street, Wetaskiwin A-1supply.ca


Give your Home a Whole New Look! Hail, Wind or S torm Damage ? Give us

a call!

(780) 672

-9932

Professional work done right – and on time! Call us for guaranteed low pricing! Free inspections and estimates. SHI 2018 – Page 11


Keep safety in mind when towing By Murray Green

When spring arrives and you want to start removing extra vehicles from your property, or you need to move a breakdown, keep safety in mind. “When you can, call professionals to move your vehicles. Tow trucks, or vehicles that are doing the towing should be larger or more powerful than the one you are going to tow,” said a member of the qualified towing team at Any Time Towing and Recovery. Back in the day a simple rope or chain was used to move a car. However, often the accidents occurred with snapping metals that were dangerous. Use proper towing recovery straps and check the label for the amount of weight the straps can tow. Attach straps to tow hooks or the frame. Do not use items that can be pulled off such as bumpers. Use towing straps that are at least 20 feet long. Align the towing vehicle in as a straight of a line as possible to avoid pulling sideways, which is more dangerous. A 10 degree rule is a good guide. Always keep others away from the towing area in case of mishaps. If the vehicle recovery takes place on or near a roadway, you must implement a traffic warning or traffic control system. That means flashers, reflectors, flares and/or cones. If you can, clear out mud, sand, or snow from under the stuck vehicle and in front of the tires in the direction of the pull. Lay out the recovery strap between the two vehicles and loop the strap onto a tow hook bolted to the vehicle frame or put the loop on a shackle, which is properly pinned to a frame mounted hitch rated for recovery. For added safety, use an old coat or blanket around the weakest area in case of a breakage in the towing line. The pulling vehicle should accelerate slowly until it has tension in the strap and provide a sustained pull. Never jerk the line. Once the slack is taken up, the stuck vehicle likewise applies acceleration in low gear to assist the pulling car. Avoid spinning tires as much as possible. If the towed vehicle doesn’t run, then put in neutral and steer the wheels. If the tow is not in a straight line, advise each other in advance of the direction it should be going. SHI 2018 – Page 12

“If at any point you feel unsafe about the procedure, call a certified tow truck recovery unit,” said a member of Any Time. Only use a winch if you are properly trained in its use. Other obstacles need to be considered such as steep terrain that have additional hazards including the danger of the recovering vehicle losing traction and sliding downhill as well as the increased load created when pulling a vehicle uphill. Mud also increases the load, so check the weight amounts on your recovery straps. Prior to towing, call on your insurance professionals to receive guidelines on what is covered if you are doing your own towing. Often flatbed trucks are better for moving vehicles than standard tow trucks, especially if it is a speciality car. If your vehicle is a hybrid or an electric car, then proper training needs to be in place before even considering towing. Whether due to a breakdown or an accident, when you’re stranded on the side of the road, you need quick, dependable, quality roadside assistance. It is always a good idea to call professionals when they are available.


Industrial • Commercial • Residential Tools and Equipment Rentals

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Don’t see what you want

We probably have it somewhere… and if not, we can usually get it!

• Heavy Duty Equipment - Manlifts - Forklifts - Scissor Lifts - Zoom Boom - Earth Moving - Excavation - Trenches - Backhoes - Skid Steers - Generators - Compressors

• Home and Garden

- Trimmers - Ladders - Weed Eaters - Hedge Trimmers - Garden Tractors - Rototillers – Brush Cutters

• Hand and Power Tools • Construction and Renovation Tools

For a full listing of our rentals, visit our web page at www.a1-rentals.ca

We rent or sell what you need! HOURS: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A-1 RENTALS 3835-48 Avenue, Camrose  Phone 780.672.1994 4806-57 Street, Wetaskiwin  Phone 780.352.8886 9605-63 Avenue, Edmonton  Phone 780.438.1466

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Turn your Home Equity into… Something fun, interesting, profitable or necessary. Maybe you’ve always wanted a boat – or a trip to Europe!

Value: Home 00 $342,5 00 141,6 Owe $ 00,900 : $2 Equity

Perhaps you want to top-up your children’s education fund or your RRSP. Is your car due for replacement? Is debt consolidation in order? Home upgrades? Your home has probably increased in value significantly. Take advantage of your equity. We will loan you money based on your home’s market value. We offer competitive or better rates. If it’s handy for you, we can link your home equity line-of-credit to a Global Payment MasterCard. It’s simple and easy to use. Contact your branch for details.

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• Camrose (2 branches) • Stettler • Sedgewick • Two Hills • Viking • Vegreville • Daysland • Killam • Castor • Alliance • Peace River • Falher • La Glace • La Crete • Manning

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Let’s talk tile tips for your home By Lori Larsen

If you are considering upgrading your home this spring, consider the many options available now through the use of tile. Interior design technologist, Krystle Mayer of Nuf loors Camrose, offers some great tips and ideas on how to spruce up your home with the latest and greatest in tile. “As an interior designer, I get to work with a lot of different products. Tile is by far my favourite,” said Mayer. “There are endless possibilities when it comes to tile. With different textures, colours and size options, you can create a space that is unique to you.” Backsplashes

Backsplash tiles can give a finishing touch in your kitchen, bathroom or laundry room and, with the variety that is now available in colour, texture, size, shape and material, the possibilities are endless. “It is amazing that by just adding or updating a backsplash, you can make such a difference in a room. “When you are selecting a backsplash, make sure to consider all surrounding elements in the space: cabinets, countertops and f looring.” Mayer spoke about the many choices of tile Pictured left to right are Nufloors interior design technologist Krystle Mayer, and flooring consultants Florence Blanchette and Dawn Buttner. that are available on the market today. “Subway tiles are still a popular option. Typically, a great consideration for people with mobility or physical chalsubway tile is a 3” x 6” size, but now other sizes and multiple colours are available. This is a great choice to create a time- lenges. “You can get pre-formed benches or materials to build your own if you need a specific size or shape. If mobility is less look. “Glass tiles are still a good seller. Either incorporated as a factor, curb-less showers or ramps can be used to accoman accent or doing the full splash, the glass adds a beautiful modate different needs. Showers can really be customized to ref lective surface and is very eye-catching. A vanity splash is suit your lifestyle.” Floor heating a great place to splurge on a higher-end tile to create a big In-f loor heating is another way to add value to your home, impact.” Showers not to mention comfort to your lifestyle. Tiled showers are a good way to add value to your home by “Tile can be chilly underfoot on its own. There are a few creating interest and adding that special design touch. different heat options for underf loor heating. Now with pro“Before taking on this project, make sure you are edu- grammable thermostats, you can set your heat to come on at cated on waterproofing. This is the most important part of certain times of the day, making sure your toes stay toasty the shower and the correct materials need to be used and in- warm.” stalled properly. When this is done, you can enjoy a beautiful Tile can be that punch of colour or addition of texture that tiled shower for years. “ sets your home apart. Mayer also suggested considering shelving for your “Depending if you are trying to create a statement or shower. “There are many options for built-in niches which are looking for something to coordinate with your existing finrecessed into your wall and save space in the shower. This option needs to be considered early on when the shower is be- ishes, tile can really pull together a design and add that ing framed. There are also organization systems that can be finishing touch to your project. Don’t be afraid to add a little pattern or colour. Your space can really come to life with the tiled in and still offer great storage.” Benches in a shower are not only an added feature, but a perfect tile.” SHI 2018 – Page 16


for your new Zetsen home! You’ll love what we have to offer! BUILDING MORE THAN HOMES At Zetsen Master Builders, we believe that the best way to build a home is one relationship at a time. Of course, the most important relationship is the one we maintain with our homeowners, and we take great pride in our solid track record for complete customer satisfaction.

LOCATION, LOCATION We offer a great selection of nice-sized lots in desirable areas of our booming city, including a few remaining in the wonderful Creekview subdivision as well as the new Valleyview West development. We don’t just build homes … we build lifestyles, and choosing the right neighborhood for your family is a big part of the process!

SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE We take great pride in our solid track record for complete customer satisfaction. • Over 1,300 Homes Built – on time and on budget. • Four-time Winner, Customer Choice Award, Alberta Home Builders Association • 2012 New Home Buyers’ Choice Award, Professional Home Builders Institute of Alberta Your home should reflect your lifestyle and personality. By working with our design team on one of our in-house plans or by creating a masterpiece from your own vision, we will build you a home that accomplishes just that.

Give us a call today! 780-672-1195 4205-38 Street, Camrose www.zetsen.com

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ealth h r e t t e b r For you • sleep better

ion • stress reduct • have less pain hes • fewer headac n • more relaxatio cation • body detoxifi

For happier family life The family that

or

“plays together , stays together!” Our customers tell us some of the best conv ersations they’ve ever ha d with their kids took place in a hot tub!

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Book your lawn maintenance today!

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OUR SERVICES • • • • • •

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Our team would love to serve you! CALL TODAY!

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• Playhouses • Storage Sheds • Doghouses • Garden Sheds

Most styles shown here are ready for same-day moving to your backyard! Think of the uses!

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Solar energy will save you money By Murray Green

There are many reasons why homeowners go solar, but improving the environment and cutting energy costs are the most common. Many people are aware that solar is a great home efficiency upgrade and are eager to reduce their carbon footprint while also improving property value. Whether your motivations for going solar are economic, environmental, or personal, this sizable list of solar power benefits will have something for everyone. Solar panels are installed on the roof of the home. These photovoltaic (PV) cells convert sunlight into direct current (DC) power. An inverter converts DC electricity from the solar array to the AC electricity found within the home. The inverter then feeds electricity into the electrical distribution system. The bidirectional metre keeps track of both the energy imported from the grid and the energy exported to the grid. Savings and export credits are then reflected on your electricity bill. Agricultural installations can also help on the farm. Your home, farm, or business remains connected to the utility grid to supply you with electricity when you need to draw more power than your system is providing, such as at night. Solar panels can drastically reduce or even eliminate your electric bills Whether you’re a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a large portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you’ll generate power for your system’s entire life cycle. Even if you don’t produce 100 per cent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility bills and you’ll still save a lot of money. “Solar panels aren’t an expense–they’re one of the best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity bill savings, the average homeowner pays off their solar panel system in a reasonable time. You can get payback in 10 years on a ground mounted system and a roof mount payback is about 12 years,” said local solar expert Greg Arends. One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, residential electricity prices have gone up by an average of three per cent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you’re a business or homeowner with fluctuating cash SHI 2018 – Page 22

Solar Harvest installs panels on a house in Creekview.

flow, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenses. Multiple studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as home buyers become more educated about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow. The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of achieving energy independence. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price fluctuations in global energy markets. Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 per cent of all carbon emissions and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical residential solar panel system will eliminate three to four tons of carbon emissions each year—the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually. Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are important components of an organization’s culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that choose to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that “green” credentials are a powerful driver of consumer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and improving business results. Companies quickly are realizing the social and economic benefits of adopting solar power. As early adopters pull ahead of the competition, many companies are exploring solar power as a way to keep up.


DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE. Your new vinyl windows or energy efficient sealed unit replacements will look beautiful this summer.

In every season, you’ll find our windows easy to clean, maintenance-free, and energy efficient. Our low-e, double-glazed windows create an insulating value as good as a triple-glazed unit, without any added weight. Our low-conductivity spacers, use of argon gas, and vinyl seals improve the energy performance of our windows by as much as 20%! Add instant value and increased energy efficiency to your home. Call us for a free no-obligation estimate today.

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Check out our wide selection of perennials, trees, shrubs and water plants that will grace your gardens for years to come. Browse our annuals, succulents and tropicals for dramatic statements and instant color. Let your creative side go wild by joining the miniature garden craze with fun characters, enchanting forest creatures, fearsome dragons, cute cottages, functional bridges and more.

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BUY WITH CONFIDENCE FROM THE ORIGINAL STORE IN CAMROSE!

Marj Pudlowski

Certified Interior Decorator Window Covering Consultant • Shades • Shutters • Drapes Installation Available Reno Projects and New Builds

MS 170 Chainsaw $ 95

199

FS 38 Gas Trimmer $ 95

149

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Three choices of homeowners and professional series.

• Shrub Trimmers • Trimmers • Chain Saws • Blowers • Mowers

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STIHL now offers Lithium-Ion Battery powered lawn and garden products.


INVEST IN A

Bright  Future!

Residential Rebates of up to 30% are now available. Homes with solar power have higher resale value.

Solar energy will reap rewards for generations to come. Alberta rebates make solar power very attractive. Solar Harvest Ltd., located in Camrose, installs roof-mounted or ground-mounted solar power systems that can be tied to the electrical grid or run independently off-grid. Shops and barns are very well-suited to take advantage of electricity driven by solar power. This innovative technology is becoming more and more cost-efficient and is available to you through Greg Arends, the founder of Solar Harvest Ltd., a Red Seal Journeyman Electrician and an expert on solar power and how it can benefit you. Funding and financing initiatives are also available to make the transition to solar power more attractive and more accessible. Find the system that would work best for you by talking to Greg and his team.

Farmers and Ranchers can get

35% back in Rebates

WE DO THE PAPERWORK! We will fill out the necessary application forms for your rebates, making it as seamless as possible for you. Solar Harvest is an accredited installer. Ask us about financing your solar project through ATB Financial.

Reduce your energy costs 780.678.4820 while protecting yourself www.solarharvestalberta.ca against rising energy costs. info@solarharvestalberta.ca Call today. Learn how solar The Future is Bright! power will benefit you! SHI 2018 – Page 25


Enveloping the exterior of your home By Lori Larsen

Siding is the protective cladding attached to the exterior walls of your home available in an extensive variety of materials, colours, styles and textures to suit, not only the climate for different areas, but homeowners’ tastes as well. When it comes to choosing a siding, options include aluminum, wood, vinyl, brick, stucco, cedar shingle, fibre cement, seamless steel and liquid siding (vinyl-like compound sprayed directly onto your home). Some of the trends with exterior home siding include the following. Mixing siding materials which adds interest. In some instances, that may mean adding a high end accents such as rock or brick, or it could simply mean a combination of complimentary colours. Sustainability and eco-friendliness are playing a big role in the trends of siding and durability and low maintenance are still very much in the forefront when it comes to choosing a siding. Like any other part of your home regular upkeep of the siding will not only help to maintain curb appeal but may save you in costly repairs. Inspection

• All types of Siding • Fascia and Soffits • Eavestroughing • Metal Cladding • Gutter Guard • Eavestrough Cleaning • Do-It-Yourself product sales

FREE ESTIMATES – Shawn Nowakowski –

Phone 780-679-8230 www.adamsonexteriors.com

Begin by annually inspecting your home’s siding for holes, cracks, wear and tear, excessive dirt and loose boards, bricks or strips. Determine if there is any fading, rotting, rusting or warping Inspection should also be conducted after any major storms accompanied by pelting snow, rain, hail or strong winds. Any damage should be repaired immediately saving you from further problems. Cleaning

Your home’s siding should be cleaned thoroughly at least twice a year with a garden hose or power washer. Weather and normal wear and tear can have an affect on the lifespan of your siding. Any foreign material stuck to your siding can trap moisture and induce the onset of mildew and eventual rot. Respect it

Using caution around your home’s exterior can help to reduce damage done lawn mowers, weedeaters or vehicles. Caution children to be careful when shooting hoops or hockey pucks in and around your home. Place outdoor grills, garden torches and firepits a safe distance away from your home’s siding. Vinyl siding can easily melt under that intense heat causing unsightly warps, holes and even fires. Treat it

Wood siding needs to be treated every five years or so and if you live in an area of extreme climate conditions, you may need to treat your siding as much as every two to three years. If you notice rust on aluminum siding, remove it by gently scraping it off then cover it with a sealant. Painted wood or metal sidings should be further checked for chipping, wear or peeling, repainting any damaged areas immediately. Repainting entire wood siding should be every three to seven years, aluminum siding every five years and stucco siding every five to six years. The old adage goes, first impressions are everything. So put your home’s best foot forward and stun them with curb appeal. SHI 2018 – Page 26


BUILD Co-op® Garage Materials Packages

Top-quality garage packages include these: 2 x 4 stud-grade studs 16” o.c., top-quality manufactured trusses 24” o.c. with overhang on sides and gables, OSB walls and roof, 30-year fibreglass laminate shingles, siding, pre-finished aluminum soffit & fascia, insulated steel garage door, steel walk-in door, quality lockset and two slider windows.

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MAPLEWOOD ACRES GREENHOUSES G RE AND MARKET GARDEN Still have

Annual Flower Paks!

OPEN MAY 1

Take the short drive to Armena rmena and discover Maplewood Acres!

Good selection of Succulents!

• Baskets and Planters • Hardy Roses • Heritage Tomatoes • Perennials • And lots more! • Basket Stuffers • Culinary Organic Herbs

Large variety of

If you love gardening, you’re in for a treat!

Vegetable Paks

15 minutes from Camrose on Hwy. 21 in Armena

Phone 780-672-7625 or Cell 780-608-4202

HOURS: Mo Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

YOU’LL WISH THE GRASS GREW FASTER CAMROSE 4716-38 Street 780-672-2452 SHI 2018 – Page 28

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LOUGHEED Hwy 13 780-386-3755


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• Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning • Consulting Services • State of the Art Equipment • Van Mounted Steam Cleaner

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SPECIALIZING • Affordable selection of blinds, IN WINDOW shades and shutters COVERINGS • Quality products & INTERIOR • Professional service by an Interior Designer and Installer DESIGN

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When your work is done…

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This BBQ’s unique design and matte finish add distinction to your deck.

KEEP IT HOT Boost Burner generates more heat to offset colder outdoor temperatures

See Canadian Tire for everything you need this spring • Soil, fertilizers, herbicides • Annuals, Perennials, Grasses • Trees and shrubs • Lawn and Garden Equipment and tools

CHANGE IT UP Easily convert your BBQ from propane to natural gas using our Conversion Kit 0852261 (sold separately) $49.99 CUSTOMIZE IT Includes bezels in 3 different colours to pick your style

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Duggan Mall, Camrose  Phone 672-1400  Auto Service 672-1478 LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED STORE HOURS: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Service Hours: Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. SHI 2018 – Page 31


We’ve got your yarD

Professional Top Quality

Landscaping Fabric and Edging SOLD HERE!

• Garden Sheds  • Deluxe Dog Kennels Decorative Rock and Ground Coverings Sold in bulk!

Come check your Outdoor Living Store!

Ponds

•  Complete pond packages  •  Pondless waterfall systems  •  Maintenance supplies

Barbecues • Gifts Traeger items

Retaining Walls and Paving Stones

•  Add beauty and distinction to any garden project

Patios and firepits GARDEN CENTRE Open May 10 to June 2 •  Hanging Baskets •  Potted Plants

Trees and Shrubs FIREWOOD •  Big bag or weekender sizing! Landscaping Advice and Design Team Ready to discuss ideas to improve your yard! SHI 2018 – Page 32

Landscaping • Greenhouse • Firewood

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4112-44 Avenue, Camrose  Phone 780.672.9718

– Your Outdoor Living Store – Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.


YOUR

Roofing EXPERTS

Darrell Zietarsky, along with Steve Beddoes, and their team of roofing specialists have been dependably installing and servicing commercial asphalt and residential roofing for 22 years. As central Alberta’s most trusted roofing company, Timberline Roofing prides themselves on quick and clean service. For all types of insurance claims, hail-related and otherwise, they are a preferred vendor of several insurance companies – a true testament to their efficiency and quality of work. Locally owned and operated, they stand behind their work and are honored to be a contributing member of this community.

780.672.1029

5313-52 Avenue, Camrose Fax 780.608.2449

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Wide assortment

of

Decorative Patio Container s

IS TUESDAY, MAY 1 Please drop in to talk with our knowledgeable staff and browse through our wonderful selection of…

• Trees • Shrubs • Hanging Baskets • Fertilizer • Perennials • Roses • Tomatoes • Bedding Plants • Proven Winners • Water Plants • Patio Containers • Gift Certificates

Visit our greenhouses at 3801-50 Street, or phone

780-781-6728 HOURS: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring in your conta iners we will pla , nt them to su it your need s!

Great of Selection s le b ta e Veg s rb e H and Henri Studio Fountains and Statu es

Take special care of your lawn By Murray Green

A healthy lawn not only contributes to your property value and the overall appearance of your neighborhood, it provides a natural, safe surface where your family can play and relax. Don’t cut too low. After cutting the lawn you should have about 2.5 to three inches left. Mowing short weakens the root system and gives weeds a chance to compete with the grass. It also avoids clumps. As a general rule experts say to remove only one third of the leaf with each mowing. So if you mow to three inches, you can let the grass grow to 4.5 inches. If you mow at 1.5 inches, you’ll need to cut when the grass grows to 2.75 inches. The shorter you mow, the more frequently you’ll need to mow your lawn to keep to the one-third rule. The longer between mowings, the less times you have to fill the recycle bin. Alter the pattern each time if you can. For example, go north-south, east-west, clockwise, counter-clockwise or diagonally. This will cut more leaf surface on weeds that may tend to lean in the direction of mowing and may help the grass compete with them. It also reduces soil compaction and turf wear from the wheels. Remember to sharpen your mower blades at least once a year. Dull mower blades hack-off, rather than cut grass blades. The torn leaves give the lawn whitish tips and may leave it more vulnerable to disease problems. Save yourself some work by not bagging every time you mow. If you SHI 2018 – Page 34

only cut one third of the leaf under dry conditions, the clippings will fall evenly on the soil surface. A mulching mower will further chop-up the clippings, which will help speed-up the decomposition process. Grass clippings are about 85 per cent water and don’t contain lignin. The soil microbes are able to breakdown leaf clippings more readily than they can decompose thatch. Clippings decompose and return nitrogen and other nutrients to the lawn. The decomposition is slower in cool weather. So the further north you live, the more you’ll need to monitor the build-up of clippings. Don’t water too often, but deeply to encourage deep roots. It’s difficult to say how much water to apply since it depends on soil type, species of grass, mowing height, temperature, wind and other factors. Generally, one inch is considered an adequate soaking. High spots and south-facing slopes will need more water than other areas. Apply less water in shady areas that receive less than four hours of direct sunlight daily. Grass under large trees will need more water since the tree roots will consume water and the tree canopy may intercept rainfall. Early morning watering is ideal. Less water is lost through evaporation and wind. Watering in the evening leaves the lawn wetter longer and increases the likelihood of disease problems. Your lawn may become brown during hot, dry spells. Did you know it’s in a dormant state and will green up again when wetter, cooler weather returns. A healthy lawn can survive several weeks in a dormant state.


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• Melons • Peppers – over 30 varieties • Herbs • Tomatoes – over 100 varieties • Squash • Cucumbers

 Prairie hardy fruit trees and berry bushes  Seeds

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 Organic Fertilizers  Large selection of flowers  Fragrant Roses

Open O Op en 10:30 a a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday Located 2 km south of Miquelon Lake at the corner of Hwy. 623 and Township Road 491 – 20 minutes north of Camrose

• New Home Wiring • Complete Structural Wiring for New Commercial Construction • Older Home Electrical Service Upgrades (to meet insurance requirements)

• Re-wiring for Renovations • Service Calls / Maintenance for Residential and Commercial

780-672-6726

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LED Retrofits and Replacements Wonderful rebates available!

We can help walk you through the application process.

Text or call today for your FREE estimate

Clint Mitchell – Master Electrician

780.781.5272

clintmitchell99@hotmail.com SHI 2018 – Page 35


Needing a solution to

We lift and level: • Driveways • Sidewalks • Garage Pads • Patio Pads

Sunken Driveway at the entrance to your garage?

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Schedule a free estimate

780-218-7511

Increase your home’s Curb Appeal and Safety!

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5607-48 Avenue Camrose, AB 780-672-4095 camhonda.ca SHI 2018 – Page 36


Quality Yard Care from People Who Care

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The Little Yard Care Company We offer a broad range of services customized to suit your unique needs! • Spring Yard Clean Ups: Aerating, tree and shrub pruning, and more. Give your yard a healthy start to the growing season. • Ongoing Yard Maintenance: For spring and summer. Let us do the work while you sit back and enjoy your beautifully manicured yard! • Holiday Yard Babysitting: Away for a few weeks? Let us look after your mowing and watering while you’re gone. • Small Yard Renos: Is your yard in need of a makeover? Would you like to add a flowerbed, a tree or a shrub, or a firepit perhaps? We also provide professional landscaping service. Journeyman Landscape Gardener Cindy Carlson can guide you through some wonderful options! CALL TODAY

780.679.4100

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Serving Camrose and Area Since 1993

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SHI 2018 – Page 37


ASK ABOUT Home ENERGY IMPROVEMENT Rebates We are a Government-approved home energy improvement rebate contractor

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Asbestos and Mould Remediation Our team of trained and certified hazardous material experts can professionally remove and dispose of asbestos and mould. Before you renovate, call us to test for asbestos or mould. Have peace of mind, knowing the air you breath is safe.

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We’re your one-stop Renovation Headquarters! Visit our Sales Centre at 4706-52 Avenue, Camrose 780-672-4114 | www.5starhomesolutions.ca SHI 2018 – Page 38

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Door or Window Installs booked at time of purchase


Bringing the shine to every cleaning effort for 25+ years! • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

• Exciting New Service: CLO2 Odor Control! “We can remove all stink from your smelly concerns!”

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– SINCE 1977 –

* Bedding Plants * Potted Plants * Hanging Baskets * Perennials * Gift Certificates Available

HOURS (April 28 to May 6): 9 am to 5 pm HOURS: (Beginning May 7): Mon. to Fri., 9 am to 8 pm; Sat. and Sun., 9 am to 5 pm Check with us later for June hours

DIRECTIONS: FROM CAMROSE: Take 50th Street south, just 19 km south by gravel (follow signs) FROM JUNCTION OF HIGHWAYS 13 AND 21: G Go 13.7 km south, then 7 km east on Silver Creek Road, then 2 km north (follow signs)

45511 Range Road 204

780-855-3988

www.silvercreekgreenhouses.com SHI 2018 – Page 39


It’s ok to drool Go ahead…we have a wonderful flooring collection to drool over. We carry flooring made from environmentally mindful technology. They’re super at resisting stains, odour, moisture (and drool). Visit our showroom where you will find stylish flooring designed as a work of art with a dash of real world sensibility.

We make flooring a beautiful experience™

Back: Florence, Gerry, André, Kristen

  Front: Dawn, Krystle New! The Tile Design Centre at Nufloors is now open! • Ceramics • Porcelain • Glass • Stone • Slate • Mosaics

#3, 3810-48 Avenue, Camrose  Phone 780-672-4983

nufloors.ca

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An inspiring collection!

2018 Spring Home & Yard Guide  

Camrose, Alberta Spring Home and Yard Guide

2018 Spring Home & Yard Guide  

Camrose, Alberta Spring Home and Yard Guide