Door Repair Tips That Will Save You Time and Money

If you have a door problem like lots of homeowners out there, then it is apparent you know that nothing can be annoying like doors that won’t latch, open or shut properly.  

After all, your doors are supposed to protect you and your family in addition to keeping everything that is in your house safe from burglars. Knowing how to repair your doors can save you time and money in the long-run. 

The good news is that repairing your doors isn’t that complicated. It is a task you can handle provided you are well acquainted with door repair. But if you don’t have any idea on how to repair your doors, here are a couple of door repair tips from Door Repair Toronto that are worth your read, especially if you are having problems with your doors.front door 

1. Diagnose the problem first

A variety of issues occur with doors and hence it is important to diagnose the problem with your door even before you think of doing the necessary repairs. Again, different door problems require different fixes. For instance, if you have doors that bind or rub against the jamb, then you should identify the spots where they bind simply by sliding a thin piece of cardboard between the jambs and the doors. Thereafter, you can mark the spots where the doors are binding using a pencil. Again, if you are having loose doors, then it means that the door stops or strike plates aren’t tight enough and thus you should embark on repairing the strike plates by removing the flange in the center in order to tighten the fit. In other words, diagnose the problem with your doors first and then embark on the necessary repairs. The good news is that you only need to do a quick inspection in order to diagnose the problem with your doors. 

2. Have your tools and materials handy 

Once you have diagnosed the problem with your doors or door, then it is time to do the necessary repairs. Since this is something that you can do with your bare hands, you need to have your tools handy. Some of the tools that you need to have when repairing your doors include a screwdriver and a hammer. Again, you need different door repair materials depending on the door problem that you are looking forward to fixing. If for instance your hollow-core door has a hole in it, you need to get a spray foam insulation that you can use to fill the hole. Moreover, if you are fixing doors that bind or rub against the jamb, then you may be required to invest in a new pair of hinges. 

3. Fix the problem 

After gathering all the necessary tools and materials, you can now embark on fixing the door problem you are faced with. If you want to fix a loose door for instance, you need to remove the door plate and then bend the flange using a pair of pliers in order to tighten the fit. If your hollow-core door has a hole, you simply need to fill the hole using spray foam insulation and then leave it to dry overnight. Thereafter, you can slice off the excess spray foam insulation using a razor blade and then sand the area lightly using fine sand paper. 

4. Test the door 

After carrying out the necessary fixes, you need to test your door to see whether it can open and close properly. If you were fixing your loose door for instance, you need to test it so that you can determine whether the door is working properly or not. 

With these door repair tips right at your fingertips, then it is apparent you are going to repair almost any door problem that you could be having. But if you are unable to fix your door problem, then it is imperative you call in a door repair expert to assist you with fixing your door. 

IMF Forecasts Canadian Economic Contraction

Canadian Two Dollar CoinIn concert with China’s stock market crash and the Greek debt crisis the IMF has given Canada a thumbs down in terms of its expected economic growth for Canada in 2015.

While the IMF predicts the international economy will grow by an estimated 3.3% in 2015 it gave Canada’s economy a disappointing 1.5% expected rate of growth for the coming year. The forecast is not out of tune with many Canadian economists expecting a recession for the rest of the 2015 fiscal year.

First quarter growth in both Canada and the United Staes has been disappointing to say the least. With the American GDP shrinking and the Canadian economy contracting the North American outlook is not favourable to economic growth this year.

The steep drop in oil prices are a major drag on the Canadian economy, combined with an extremely harsh winter keeping Canadians and people in the northern U.S, indoors, consumer spending was limited as people stayed inside to keep warm rather than shopping and spending.

The IMF forecast and the poor 1st quarter of 2015 have most economists believing that an interest rate hike is out of the question for the Bank of Canada, with may predicting an interest rate cut.

This months June job creation numbers will likely hold weight when it comes to making the final decision.

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Greek Economic Crisis Reaches North America

As the world watches the European Union wrestle with the Grecian crisis andGreek Flag waits for a proposal from newly elected Greek Prime minister Alexis Tsipras, North American businesses that rely on imports from Greece are starting to feel the effects.

Businesses in the specialty food markets as well as restaurants that rely on authentic Greek products and foods are having trouble paying their Greek suppliers.

The banking system in Greece is frozen at the moment, making it impossible for North Americans or anyone else for that matter to get their payments through. Greek banks have shut down until the crisis is resolved.

Some American businesses report that some Greek suppliers are requesting cash in advance for future stock purchases of Greek goods. This has some worried that they could be out of pocket and out of stock if the crisis worsens.

Reports suggest that due to the banks closure that having physical Euro’s on hand is how the present economy is surviving.

Business owners that rely on Greek specialty items are beginning to consider North American based suppliers for goods such as Yogurt and Feta Cheese. This could be good for businesses on this side of the Atlantic, proving once again that one mans debt crisis is another mans treasure!

The world waits on the outcome and Greece’s economy depends on it.

E Learning – Canadian Company D2L Leading the Way

Why D2L Ranks First as Most Innovative Canadian information-e-learningCompany

Canada is home to many companies of different industries, just proving that the country is catching up with the world. But, in the world of innovation, one company stands out as one of Canada’s most innovative. In fact, it got the top spot. This company is most popularly known as D2L.

With a headquarters in Ontario, Canada, D2L or Desire2Learn is the country’s number one e-learning solutions provider. In other words, the company is established to create wonderful and innovative systems for educational progress. There are two main reasons why this company is the most innovative Canadian company.

The first reason is BRIGHTSPACE. Brightspace is an educational platform popularly used in Canada today for most schools. The platform is said to be very advantageous when it comes to learning because it provides educators a new level of teaching as it makes their lessons more organized and easy. Aside from that, this platform is also very smart because it makes learning more fun, interesting and easy which means it ignites a person’s desire to learn. With this, the company is indeed living up to their name.

Another reason why D2L is most innovative is because of their education-friendly mission. This means that everything they work on in their office is aimed to give every student easier access to a brighter future. The company focuses on innovative platforms without jeopardizing good education. For instance, the courses that the Brightspace platform offer can indeed make one a degree-holder in time.

Overall, D2L succeeded in letting the people know that there should never be a limit to learning and that learning is always accessible as long as you have the desire to learn. By ensuring students of a brighter future, D2L also succeeded in making the company’s future brighter.

E Commerce Success Story – Shopify

Two Beneficiaries of Shopify Successeccommerce-concept

The success of Shopify is really making it in the news today especially after they went public last month. The Canadian-based e-commerce company, founded in the year 2004 is considered one of Ottawa’s fastest-growing company as it provides a service that helps online stores operate successfully.

Shopify’s success is no doubt benefitting two entities nowadays. One, it benefits all people who are planning to start a business online. Shopify aims to help online marketers showcase their business online or create an online store where customers can visit, view their products and shop from the comfort of their own homes. The success of Shopify is owing to the company’s great features such as an easy to navigate online store and very attractive store templates. In other words, the company makes online business possible for everyone.

Another thing is, the trend of online shopping is becoming more and more popular these days. The public is suddenly waking up to the fact that no matter where they are located, they can easily do shopping from the internet. This trend makes the company more and more in demand as more and more entrepreneurs choose this kind of business venture, thereby, contributing to its success.

Two, investors can also greatly benefit from Shopify’s success. Since the company is one of Ottawa’s fastest-growing, there is no doubt that when you invest or buy a share from this company, you will be getting great returns on your investment. As a matter of fact, since the company went public last May, it defeated Canadian banks when it comes to stocks and estimated returns for CEO’s stake reached almost 300 million dollars. This means that if you invest in this successful company, you could also double your earnings.

Technology is also said to be a fastest-growing industry in general, which is why it’s not a surprise that Shopify will reap success and make its two main beneficiaries happier.