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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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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How Do I Install Replica Stone Veneer Panels?

Faux stone veneer panels or replica stone is designed to give your home the warmth and character of traditional masonry without the expensive costs associated with installation and specialized labor. Replica stone panels can be applied to a variety of substrates including, concrete walls, cinder block, brick, hard stucco, cement backer boards, oriented strand board, plywood, flat board siding, and drywall. Regardless of the substrate you are choosing to...

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6 Tips You Need to Know for Installing Decorative House Shutters

Installing new vinyl window shutters is a great way to add some quick and cost-effective curb appeal. Whether you are building, completing an exterior renovation or simply looking to swap out tired old exterior shutters with new ones, this decorative accent piece can dramatically change the look and appearance of your home. When installing new exterior shutters here are 6 tips to remember in order to complete a finished and professional looking project:...

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