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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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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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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How Can I Tell If My Vinyl Siding Has Been Installed Correctly?

The key to successful vinyl siding installation is in the planning.  Proper installation is the best way to ensure your vinyl siding looks great and will stay that way for a lifetime. The method of applying vinyl siding and soffit is essentially the same for new construction and renovation projects.  In all installations, care should be taken to properly prepare your home’s exterior structure and it is always recommended that installers review local building codes before...

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Profiling Vinyl – A Quick Guide to Your Vinyl Siding Options

Since Vinyl Siding was introduced in the late 1950’s, it has become North America’s number one exterior cladding material, leading to many advances in its performance, durability and profile design. While a lot of emphasis is placed on the durability of vinyl, the aesthetics of vinyl are also very important. The profile of siding can dramatically alter the look of your home’s exterior. Choosing the right profile depends on personal preference and the architectural...

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How Do I Calculate How Much Vinyl Siding I Need?

You have decided you would like to apply vinyl siding to your home, and why not? Vinyl siding has become one of the most popular exterior finishes in North America. It is available in dozens of colors and a wide range of styles and if you’re renovating, new siding can give your home a brand new look.  Vinyl siding can protect your home from the elements, and is resistant to vermin and chemical damage.  It is long lasting, low maintenance and strong...

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Mitten Introduces Siparila Topcoat Wood Siding and Allura Fiber Cement

Mitten is excited to introduce Siparila Topcoat wood siding and Allura Fiber Cement to our line-up of Premium Exterior Building Products. Siparila Topcoat Siding Siparila Topcoat is a high quality wooden exterior siding that sets the standard for strength, durability and style. All visible surfaces are topcoated wood, which makes your siding stay strong and beautiful. This product is designed to hide visible fasteners, which makes your...

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