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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Tips for Choosing Energy Efficient Windows

Look for Low-E coatings on the glass. These coatings reflect heat inside your house and reflect UV rays from the sun outside your home. They have a slight tint that may or may not be visible depending on how dark you want the tint to be. In colder climates, the coating is applied to the inside panes of glass, while in warmer climates, the coating is applied to the outside of the glass. Casement and awning windows are the most energy efficient because they clamp more tightly against...

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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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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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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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LUX Architectural Panel: Beauty, Durability and Sophistication

  LUX Architectural Panel™ is an industry leader in woodgrain, metallic and textured finish contemporary steel cladding and architectural products. Before going into detail about the LUX™ history, philosophy and our product line we should quickly summarize the benefits of LUX Architectural Panel’s™ cladding and architectural products. LUX™ offers numerous benefits over its competitors and truly stands in a class of its own: o   Firstly, LUX...

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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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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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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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