Get Away from the City and Work in Muskoka With Us

There’s nothing quite like spending some time in the great outdoors, surrounded by unforgettable sights and sounds that could never hope to be matched by the hustle and bustle of the big city. The Muskoka region features gorgeous scenery all year long, and has no shortage of fun events, hot spots, and getaways that are sure to keep you entertained throughout the entire calendar year. Muskoka Window and Door Centre is recruiting skilled carpenters and tradespeople for 2019 and beyond, giving you the perfect opportunity to experience everything that Muskoka has to offer.

Why Muskoka?

Sometimes you just need to get away from the city and experience nature to charge your batteries. Muskoka is the perfect place to do it, featuring an endless amount of outdoor fun throughout the entire year – whether it’s the lush foliage of the summertime or the vibrant colours of the fall, every season will continue to take your breath away. For those who like to get out and explore, Muskoka is home to a whole host of trails and hiking opportunities that give you a chance to take in waterfalls, beaches, and the famous Tree Museum in Gravenhurst.

The Muskoka region is home to many recreational activities including ATV trails, and boating, fishing, and swimming on the region’s many lakes. Gorgeous golf courses give you the chance to practice your backswing, and music and food festivals offer a great opportunity to meet people and explore new interests. Anybody looking for some extra excitement throughout the warm season can enjoy Muskoka’s famous breweries and wineries, including Muskoka Brewery, Lake of Bays Brewery, Sawdust City Brewing Company, and Muskoka Lakes Winery. Wintertime getaways include plenty of opportunities for ice fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating trails, and a whole host of winter carnivals and events that take place throughout the region.

Trade the hustle and bustle of the city for the beautiful sights and sounds of Muskoka

For more than 30 years, Muskoka Window & Door Centre has created a name that has become synonymous with excellence throughout the Muskoka region. Muskoka Window & Door Centre is seeking skilled carpenters and tradespeople that will help us to uphold this reputation for workplace professionalism, project transparency, and superior attention to detail. Our company is located in Bracebridge, the heart of the Muskoka region. Bracebridge is home to a wide variety of pubs, breweries, lakes, and beaches that perfectly capture the natural beauty of the Muskoka region.

The Muskoka Window & Door Centre difference

Being part of the Muskoka Window & Door Centre team means that you’ll be earning competitive wages similar to what you’d be making in the GTA, but with the added perk of being surrounded by the beauty and excitement of Muskoka each and every day. Members of the team work alongside an experienced and friendly team of industry experts, working in a secure environment at all times with an emphasis on safety. Team members also get to work a secure job with more reliable hours than the average construction project.

Muskoka Window & Door Centre is looking for candidates that meet or exceed the following qualifications:

Carpenter’s Helper position:

  • Carpentry License or equivalent
  • Working at Heights Certificate
  • First Aid
  • High School Graduate
  • Valid Driver’s License, Clean Abstract
  • Strong mathematical and measurement skills
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and team player skills

Team Lead Carpenter position:

  • Licensed Carpenter (5-7 years of experience)
  • Exceptional carpentry skills (framing to fine trim work)
  • Excellent mathematical and measurement skills
  • Working at Heights Certificate
  • First Aid Certificate
  • High School Graduate
  • Valid Driver’s License, Clean Abstract
  • Strong communication, supervisory and problem solving skills

Check out the Job Openings page on our official website for more information about the responsibilities that these positions hold, and for more information on how you can apply.

For more information about the exciting job opportunities found at Muskoka Window & Door Centre, visit our website or contact us today.

How to Stop Your Muskoka Cottage from Flooding Due to Snowmelt

Spring has sprung, and that means the record snowfall that we experienced this winter is melting and threatening to flood your Muskoka cottage and wreak havoc on your property. Springtime flooding is very common due to increased precipitation, and inadequate or outdated infrastructure that can’t hold up to another spring thaw. People living in a low-lying area near the lake or any body of water are at higher risk of flooding, and will need to deal with this possibility each and every year. In order to save yourself the grief and frustration that can be caused by the annual snowmelt, here’s what you can do to prepare:

Relocate snow from around your cottage

The most proactive step you can take to prevent flooding at your cottage is to clear and relocate accumulated snow from around your cottage. The closer the snow is to your property, the more potential damage it’s going to be able to do to your cottage. Moving snow away from your foundation and ground-level windows and doors will work to prevent it from being able to seep into your cottage. Moving the snow around 5 feet away from your foundation usually does the trick, letting it melt safely away from your cottage and saving you a lot of frustration down the line.

Check for leaks in windows and walls

Once the snow has been cleared from around your cottage and its ground-level windows and doors, you can start to inspect your property for any damages, leaks, or points of weakness that may lead to leaks in the future. Checking for leaks and damage will let you be proactive in getting them sealed and repaired, preventing flooding during this year’s melt as well as further damages in future spring seasons. This is also a great opportunity to look into installing window well covers for ground-level windows, which will prevent snow melt from leaking into your window wells while at the same time allowing in plenty of natural light.

Inspect your roof and clear your gutters

A damaged or old roof can spell disaster for your Muskoka cottage, so it’s important to inspect it for damages and leaks early in order to plan for repairs or maintenance. The weight of a season’s worth of snow can do a lot of damage to your roof, with older roofs being especially vulnerable.

A leaky roof can let in a great deal of water, increasing your chances of flooding and damage. It’s a good idea to leave this task to a professional home inspector or roofer, who will be able to properly assess potential damages and give you a good idea about what needs to be done in terms of maintenance. Inspecting your roof also gives you the opportunity to inspect and clean your gutters and spouts, which can quickly lead to flooding if they’re backed up or damaged. Ensure that your cottage’s gutters are clean and free of damage in order to allow snow and water to safely and freely move away from your property.

Install a sump pump

If you’re concerned about future flooding in your Muskoka cottage, installing a sump pump is a proactive measure you can take to minimize your flooding risk. A sump pump works to automatically move any excess water away from the foundation of your home or cottage, instead diverting it safely to the outside of your property. Sump pumps are especially useful for cottages with a basement below the water table level, and those situated near bodies of water. Be aware that sump pumps require regular maintenance and testing in order to be truly effective, so installing one will mean regular upkeep. Portable pumps also exist for those who aren’t looking to have a permanent sump pump installed in their cottage, but their mileage may vary.

For more information about Muskoka Window & Door Centre’s high quality line of window and door products, visit our website or contact us today.