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The Trusted Regina Directory welcomes Aideen Zareh and John Chung- The Home Expert Team - Royal LePage Regina Realty!

The Trusted Regina team is pleased to announce our newest members to the directory Aideen Zareh and John Chung


Aideen and John are part of the Home Expert Team - with Royal LePage Regina Realty.  Aideen and John are dedicated to listening intently and matching individuals, businesses and families with the properties, buildings and neighborhoods that best suit their needs.  These two are an amazing package with their combined talents it is clear to see that just as the Real Estate industry evolves to become more innovative and efficient, so do they.

Aideen's tenacious, competitive, and self-motivated nature joined with his vast knowledge of the Regina Real Estate Market and negotiating skills set him apart from other agents. Aideen strives to be the best in all endeavors, and has his client’s best interests at heart.


John’s natural curiosity and eagerness to continually learn lead him to join the Home Expert Team after completing his  Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Industrial Systems Engineering.  He gradually transitioned from Residential Sales to Commercial Sales and Leasing in 2010 and completed his CCIM designation, which is among the highest level of education awarded to a Commercial Real Estate Agent. This designation proves John’s expertise in financial markets, investment analysis and negotiation.  


And their clients say amazing things about them!

"We've worked with Aideen on a number of deals over the past years. His honestly, promptness and knowledge have made for every interaction with him to be seemless and smooth. I will not hesitate to use Aideen as my realtor the next time around as well."Brooke and Matt Larson, Regina 

"john Chung has become one of our most trusted professionals in regards to commercial real estate.  We rely on his services for leasing commercial space, land acquisition and advice on the market.  He and his office staff are always willing to go above and beyond and is always professional and reliable.  I would definitely recommend him!" Jennifer Denouden - Avana Homes


For more reasons why Aideen and John are Trusted Regina Real estate experts and view other testimonials see their listing on the Directory here.  


Adrenaline Trusted Regina roofer tip on which elements affect the lifespan of your roof


What elements affect the lifespan of my roof? 

Several questions need to be answered when determining the approximate lifespan of a roof that has been correctly installed. To start, one must examine the type of a roof. Whether the roof is sloped or flat, it has two basic elements: the roof deck and the wood planks, plywood, or oriented strand board, otherwise known as particle board. These elements are usually used in residential construction and have a weather-resistance or waterproof finish. A sloped roof can be finished with asphalt composite shingles, wood shingles/shakes, clay tiles, metal, or slate tiles.

                                      


A flat roof’s membrane typically includes several layers or plies of felt with a coat of tar between each ply. The surface of the roof is then covered with gravel to protect the membrane from the sun. Other flat roof finishes include a rubberized asphalt membrane, or plastic and rubber membranes. Even a flat roof is slightly sloped to allow the roof to drain properly and dry. The slope of the roof must also be taken into account. The weather resistant finish of a sloped roof can be compared to an umbrella - designed to shed water or snow and dry before the materials become saturated. The steeper the slope, the better the roof sheds water. Therefore, a typical asphalt composite shingle may last longer on a roof with a greater slope, as it allows the shingle to dry faster. 


Other factors that affect the roof’s lifespan include its proximity to weather, including sun, wind, rain and snow. Take exposure to the sun as an example: On a sloped roof finished with asphalt composite shingles, the portion of a roof that faces south or southwest typically has more exposure to the sun. The sun’s rays can cause the shingles to become brittle and age prematurely. This is why some areas may show more deterioration then others.


                                    


The conditions in an attic space can also affect  a roof’s life. If insulation and ventilation levels are inadequate, air leaks from an interior living space can cause a build-up of warm, moist air. Under certain weather conditions, moisture condenses in  an attic space, potentially causing mold and mildew accumulation on the roof deck and framing, which can lead to wood rot.

The following summary provides a typical life expectancy of various roof finish materials:

   Asphalt composite shingles: 1525 years

   Wood shakes/shingles: 1535 years

   Slate tiles: 35100 years

   Built up roof (tar and gravel): 1030 years

   Modified bitumen: 1525 years

   Rolled roofing (selvage): 5 10 years

It takes a trained eye to properly evaluate a roof and to understand the many facts that affect the performance of a roof system. A properly trained home inspector can provide a homeowner with an objective opinion regarding the current conditions of a roof. Call your AmeriSpec inspector today to learn more.


                                     


Trusted Regina Home Inspectors tip on Home Inspection FAQ's

 Trusted Regina home inspectors 

Homeowners Q: 

Why do I need a home inspection?

A: Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, a home inspection provides invaluable details about the condition of a home. It’s important for homeowners to learn as much as they can about a property, so they can make any necessary repairs if they have been reported. Home inspectors can also suggest preventative measures to help avoid costly future repairs. 

                                                                          

Q: Do I have to attend the home inspection?

A: : It’s a good idea to attend the home inspection because any questions that you may have can usually be answered on the spot. It’s important for sellers to keep in mind the inspector has not been retained to point out all of the good aspects of the home, and they should not feel offended when the inspector points out a defect or potential defects.

 

Q: How long does a home inspection take?

A: A typical inspection of a property less than 2,000 square feet lasts approximately two and a half hours.


                                         

Trusted Regina tip on eco-friendly renovations

 

Go eco-friendly with your home renovation:

 

 

 

Being kind to the environment is on the minds of many these days. If you’re planning a renovation at your home this summer, there are many ways that you can reduce your carbon footprint and maybe even save some money. Here are some tips for “greening” up your reno:

Buy local – Choose suppliers that are close to your home and who sell local products to help reduce the carbon emissions that are produced during transportation.

Follow the three ‘R’s – Reduce, reuse and recycle! Before shelling out the big bucks to buy brand new, check out online classified ads, antique stores, flea markets or locate a Habitat for Humanity ReStore in your community. You can find everything from sinks to lighting fixtures, paint, windows, lumber and more at a ReStore – the stock is constantly changing. As an added bonus, you can feel good knowing that your money will go toward building a home for a well deserving family!

 

 

 

Choose Energy Star rated appliances – Upgrading appliances to Energy Star rated models can save you up to 40 percent annually on your electric bill. Keep an eye on the labels when shopping for refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, washers and dryers to determine if they are Energy Star rated.

Go low with paint – Low VOC, that is. Did you know that the typical household paint contains more than 10,000 chemicals? Some are quite hazardous, particularly volatile organic compounds or VOCs. Many popular paint manufacturers now offer low and zero VOC products, so choose wisely. Low VOC paints are typically around the same price point as standard paints so it just makes sense to make the switch!

 

 

Eco-friendly insulation – During a major reno when studs are exposed, it’s probably in your best interest to replace the insulation, particularly in an older home. First you’ll need to find out the R-value of your current insulation – this is a measure of thermal resistance, or how much heat passes through the insulation. Visit the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation website at http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca for a handy chart explaining the many types of insulation on the market and their R-value.

 

 

Adrenaline Trusted Regina Roofers tip on keeping your eavestroughs clean


 

Keep your eavestroughs clean to prevent costly damage to your home:

Often homeowners neglect exterior items of their home, like the eavestroughs (gutters) and downpipes. But neglecting them can lead to serious problems with both the home’s interior and exterior. That’s why it is extremely important to keep up annual outdoor maintenance on your home to avoid costly problems later on.

 

 

If your roof gutters are too high for you to safely take care of yourself, you can always hire a professional for the job. If it’s something that you feel you can safely do yourself, here are some things to keep in mind when caring for your eavestroughs.

Be sure to clean out your eavestroughs at least twice a year. It is important to do this before the temperature drops below freezing, so remember to schedule this in for the fall and then again in the spring.

 

 

The gutters need to be cleared of any debris and make sure the drains to the downpipes are open. Clogged gutters can cause many issues like discolouring your siding or causing leaks inside your home. Even something as simple as leaving rotting leaves in there can rot wood fascia, damage shingles, and break the eavestrough itself.

Safely climb up on a ladder to inspect the eavestroughs and see what debris may be clogging them up. You should wear gloves when clearing them out because of sharp metal bits that could be in there or use a garden hand shovel to get out dirt and leaves and put them into a bag that you can hang on the ladder. Once everything is cleaned out, wash the gutters out with a hose and the water should drain properly down the pipe. You can always install mesh screens or leaf guards to make this job easier in the future. If you can, also open any downpipes that have been crushed at the ground. Another thing to inspect is the eavestrough’s nails and then hammer in any loose ones back into the fascia.

 

 

Taking the time to inspect and maintain your home’s eavestroughs will help protect your home from precipitation and help minimize water damage to the outside and inside of your home.

 


 

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