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Group ski trips are the best

May 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Ski trips are best enjoyed with friends. Groups of 4 or 5 are a very good size, and you’ll find that these are one of the best memories that you’ll ever make during your college years. If you’re near the Rockies, you can plan Colorado college ski trips with your friends where it would be a good idea to plan ahead so all your friends will have enough time to make time for your trip. Whether you all know how to ski or not wouldn’t really be a problem either since you can opt for a tutorial where all of you can learn together. Trips with friends can be a lot of fun especially when you plan it properly. A nice weekend trip can be perfect when it comes to bonding and recharging those batteries. School can be quite stressful especially when you don’t do anything to vent out and try to relax. Drinking in bars can help, but sometimes it just doesn’t cut it. If you enrolled in a school that’s quite close to ski resorts, it would be much easier to visit. And the best part about going on group ski trips is that you can save a whole lot as well. Most ski resorts and travel sites offer group packages that will allow you to stay and use their facilities at a cheaper cost. However, these travel and accommodation deals must be availed of at an earlier date so you wouldn’t run out as these things sell out rather quickly.


Energy Star Certification for Doors

May 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Energy star certification lets consumers know how “green” a particular product is. There are certain requirements a manufacturer must meet to attain Energy Star certification. Here is a list of some of the factors that determine whether a door meets Energy Star’s requirements.


U-factor refers to the thermal transmission rating, which measures heat loss through the door. If the U-factor is lower, homes in colder climates will begin to lose heat. If heating bills are a concern to you, try out a door with a high U-value so that you can retain the heat within your home. A u-factor rating of 1.20, which is the highest rating, would provide excellent insulation for your home.

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient

The rate of heat gain through the door is measured as the solar heat gain coefficient. In environments with extremely hot days, low SHGC doors will allow the home to stay cool by reflecting some of that heat. SHGC is typically expressed in numbers that range from 0 to 1.

Visible Transmittance

The amount of light that comes through a window is expressed as visible transmittance. These values are also expressed on a scale from 0 to 1, but the higher transmittance number means more light is let into the home. Frosted windows, stained windows and windows with a solar covering might lower your visible transmittance rating.

Condensation Resistance

Homes that have concerns about humidity will want a door with high condensation resistance. This helps resist the formation of condensation on the interior surface of the door, thus keeping your home at a reasonable humidity level.


Custom Outdoor Foam for Every Weather

May 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By Carlo Badalamenti

When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors, you can’t do better than some beautiful foam furniture. Foam is the ultimate material for comfort, plus it’s extremely weather-resistant and durable. Fortunately, upholstery foam in Canada is easy to find at a price you can afford. This means you can get just the kind you want to replace or otherwise match the look you’re going for outside. It also means that, should something happen to your foam, you won’t have to break the bank to go get more options.

Another great thing about foam is how easily you can modify it for a custom look. If you’re worried that the furniture you have outside isn’t accommodating to most sizes of foam, don’t worry. It can be easily modified to get exactly the shape you need.

Lastly, foam is extremely easy to clean. So when the weather does get rough, you don’t have to worry about foam being completely ruined or otherwise having to give it up. The type you buy will designate how you clean it, but most is built to stand up to the weather in the first place so you should be fine.


Canada Foam by Mail offers sound proofing foam andcustom outdoor cushionsamongst other popular versions and all at a great price. On their website, you can find countless options in terms of memory foam and the different types of mattresses. So no matter what size bed you use, you’ll find the memory foam option that works best.