Tips and Ideas from a Toronto Building Pro

26
Apr 2018

5 Reasons you should consider a deck maintenance service

By Rosario Ungaro

We keep the wood hutch we have in our den looking beautiful because we maintain it. Granted it doesn't take much, but we keep it dusted, clean of debris and dirt, and polished to maintain its lustrous finish. It’s a family heirloom. We enjoy it. We know it takes a little work to keep it nice. 

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08
May 2017

It’s Spring and It’s Time to Get Naked

By Rosario Ungaro

It’s spring. It’s time celebrate as we enjoy the rebirth that happens every spring—buds come on trees, flowers start to sprout, and we come out of our indoor hibernation to enjoy the great Canadian tradition of enjoying a good barbecue on our decks and outdoor patios. 

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24
Jan 2017

InvisiRail Glass Railing Systems—what a find!

By Rosario Ungaro

InvisiRail Glass Railing Systems are now available through Benchmark Building Services Inc. 

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21
Apr 2016

It's SPRING and time for a deck check—7 "Do you…?" questions you need to answer

By Rosario Ungaro

It's spring and it's time to maintain your deck. Here are 7 "Do you…?" questions to ask yourself. 

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21
Jan 2016

Your Deck is Only as Good as its Foundation.

By Rosario Ungaro

What you don't see may be more important.Supporting your deck properly is key to its structural integrity, durability, and safety. Toronto's weather and changing seasons are also a factor. The deck/structure has to be protected from frost heaving caused by freezing and thawing and "lift-off" in the event of a windstorm. 

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17
Dec 2015

Dress Your Deck for Success with Trex

By Rosario Ungaro

Trex railing with Deck lightingImagine… There are two distinguished gentlemen standing side-by-side. Both are wearing dark blue suits and similar-looking ties. Yet, you know immediately one looks better than the other. You can't put your finger on it. The suits, to your layperson's eye, look the same. The gentlemen are equally distinguished. What's the difference? 

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13
Jul 2015

For Builders AND Chefs, the Right Tools Make All the Difference

By Rosario Ungaro

As a professional builder and tradesman, I know a lot about tools—the quality of my work and the satisfaction of my clients depend on it. I choose tools that help me do the best job possible. But, it's not just the tool's exacting specifications I'm looking for. I want a tool that gives me confidence; I want a tool that enhances my work experience and inspires me to deliver quality work—a tool I feel good using.  

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23
Feb 2015

CUTEK Sample Sizes Now Available

By Rosario Ungaro

Cutek is one of the best wood protection products available. Our customers never have buyer's remorse after they've purchased it. 

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A word from Rosario…

Our Blog is about sharing some of what we have learned along the way. (Many contractors even call us for ideas or advice.) We hope it is informative and shows our commitment to continuous learning—something we do so we can bring the very latest and best to our customers. 

You've probably heard the phrase: 

"Some people have twenty-five years of experience. Others have one year of experience, twenty-five times over." 

If a contractor doesn't stay up-to-date on the latest building codes, trends, styles, tools, materials, and products, they'll soon find themselves in the latter category. We work hard to make sure that we are not. We regularly talk with our suppliers, go to industry trade shows, and share information and ideas with our peers to make sure that we stay on top of our game and can continue to bring you the very best in building craftsmanship and knowledge.

I welcome the opportunity to chat with you about your next building project.

Regards,

Rosario Ungaro
President
Benchmark Building Services Inc.

Rosario

Relax… we'll build it right!