Longboard: The Beauty of Wood Without the Maintenance

Longboard®, a division of Mayne Inc, produces premium quality aluminum architectural products that achieve the beauty of wood without the maintenance. Our coatings have been trusted by architects for over a decade. Longboard® offers a siding & soffit panel, privacy screen system, suspended ceiling system, and a thermally broken back framing system. Our products are offered in 18 woodgrains and unlimited solid custom colour options. Longboard® products are all...

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No Mason? No Problem!

This post originally appeared in the April 2018 Edition of Construction In Focus Magazine To access the article in the original publication, click here - https://www.constructioninfocus.com/mag/CIFNAApr2018/#page=133 Written by Margaret Patricia Eaton, Construction In Focus Magazine You love the look and feel of natural stone. It is the stuff your long-cherished dream home should be made of, you think. But then, you are faced with the reality of masonry work,...

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Three Reasons to Choose Vinyl Fencing Around Your Home

As the old adage goes ‘ good fences make good neighbours ’ and the decision to choose what type of fence to install on your property can go a long way. Vinyl fencing (a.k.a. pvc fencing) is a great option to consider because of its strength and durability, ease of maintenance and its ability to improve the curb appeal and property value of your home. Impress those neighbours and enhance the overall beauty of your block with vinyl fencing. Here are three benefits...

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How to Keep your siding looking like new!

  While Mitten vinyl siding is close to being totally maintenance free, it will become dirty just as a freshly painted house, new automobile or any other product which is exposed to atmospheric conditions. Generally, your Mitten vinyl siding can be cleaned satisfactorily through the use of an ordinary garden hose. If this does not do the job then we suggest the following:    1. Equip a garden hose with a soft bristled, long handle car brush. Avoid using...

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Increase the Curb Appeal of Your Home with Vinyl Columns

Vinyl columns are an inexpensive and easy way to improve the curb appeal of your home, either as an accent piece or as a decorative architectural enhancement. Vinyl porch columns, pillars and posts come in a variety of styles and colors that can fit any home from modern to Victorian. Here are three benefits of installing  vinyl columns on your home: Easy Maintenance and Upkeep Like other exterior vinyl products, the maintenance...

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The Colors of Mitten – How to use Them on Your Home!

Today, we are bombarded with the term "Curb Appeal". From DIY design shows to your local realtors, the term "curb appeal" is everywhere.  So what does it mean?  Essentially, curb appeal refers to your home's first impression, or how well it shows from the curb. Your home’s exterior is an expression of yourself and it is the first impression people experience when they visit your home. With these important notions in mind, Mitten provides the opportunity for your home’s...

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Exterior Trim Options

Author: Darryl Pollock
in September 2017

When planning your siding project, it’s important to understand the trim options available to you.  Trim can help dress up your house and add the extra curb appeal you’re looking for.  It also contributes to the maintenance you’ll be doing over the life of your siding, so making the right choice now can free up a lot of weekends in the future. Ply Gem carries some of the premier trim products on the market, each with its own features and benefits.  Highlights for...

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The Truth About Vinyl Siding vs. Brick

For years the debate of vinyl siding versus brick as the superior external cladding has been hotly contested. While brick appeals to people because of its traditional looks and durability, vinyl has an edge because of the wide range of looks it can accomplish and still provide excellent durability and at a much more attractive price point. With all of the profile and color options available, vinyl will be sure to please even the most discerning of homeowners. Here are three reasons...

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The Purpose of Soffit

Like many parts of a home’s exterior, soffit serves both an aesthetic and a functional purpose.  Functionally, the basic mission of soffit is to protect rafters from the elements. Keeping moisture away from the rafters reduces the chance of mold, and helps preserve the life of the materials. Aesthetically, soffit is an easy way to add character. Soffit is available in many colors and designs because it can help make the façade of the home more...

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Three Reasons Why Owning a Brake System Will Save You Time and Money

If you are in the business of installing exterior siding, trims, roofing, fascia, and flashing you probably already know how important a brake system  can be to efficiently completing an install job. However, the main reason why siding applicators and contractors do not already have their own brake is the seemingly large cost to purchase one. While the initial cost of purchasing a brake system might put some off, in the end the pros of owning one will...

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