Tips for Choosing Windows

Learn more about choosing windows for your home It's easy to become overwhelmed trying to figure out which windows are right for your home. Choosing windows from major manufacturers is key. Companies like Ply Gem sell a lot of windows and have the muscle behind them to produce quality products. To help you decipher the keys to energy-saving windows, here are some tips. Wood New window frames made of wood are popular in the US, but not as much in Canada. They are easy...

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Seven Reasons to Use Steel Siding

  Steel siding has come a long way in the past few years.  Ply Gem has utilized improvements to technology and manufacturing to develop a beautiful, long-lasting product in an array of colours that can’t be beat.    Here are 7 reasons why you should consider steel siding for your next siding project:   1) It’s long lasting – Ply Gem Steel Siding is made from high quality galvanized steel for a durable, high-performance product.  It is designed to be...

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Fiberglass VS Steel Entrance doors: What would you choose?

 Fiberglass entry doors are the #1 replacement choice by homeowners and are best suited for single-home residences.  Beauty  – Fiberglass entry doors most closely mimic the defined grain of authentic wood doors and come in a number of wood grain textures like oak, cherry, mahogany and fir as well as a variety of stain and paint colors.  Additionally, fiberglass doors offer many options for door glass, including decorative door...

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Tips and Tricks for Versetta Stone Installation

  Tips & Tricks for Boral Versetta Stone® Installation   There are several common tips and tricks that make the installation of Boral Verstta Stone ®  even easier  1) To adjust or level a panel quickly and easily, use a painters’ 5-in- 1 tool.                2) In applications that require gluing, use shims or supplemental...

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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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Protect your Raised Foundation from the Elements

Author: Mitten Siding and Accessories
in September 2017

6 Reasons Why Vinyl Skirting is Ideal to Protect Raised Foundations  Do you have a cottage, mobile home or deck with a raised foundation that is exposed to the elements?  Are you looking for a clean and professional look for your mobile home or deck’s foundation?  Vinyl skirting for manufactured housing like cottages, decks, or mobile homes that encloses the raised foundation may be the ideal solution.Skirting is a vinyl accessory that is...

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Mobile Website Design

With 60% of Internet users now using their mobile devices to search, manufacturers need a responsive web design on their website. By using responsive design, websites have a "fluid” layout and fit to the size of the user’s phone, tablet, or desktop. Additional reasons why responsive websites are important include:   1. Better overall user experience – Navigating a non-mobile website on a smartphone can be extremely frustrating. When users try to view text or fill out an inquiry...

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