NovikStone™ DS - Dry Stack Stone

Author: Novik
in February 2018

    Using NovikStone To Modernize a Home The look of Dry Stack Stone can add a refined and sophisticated element to the appearance of a home. It’s simple yet elegant appearance adds warmth to sleek, modern designs and is right at home in the mixed materials movement that is now prevalent in residential design. With NovikStone DS – Dry Stack Stone, you can create an interesting and contemporary look, use it as an accent, layering complementary finishes....

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5 Helpful Tips for Installing Dry Stack Stone Veneer Panels

Author: Novik
in January 2018

With faux stone veneer, you get the look of real stone without having to deal with the extensive and expensive process of installing traditional masonry. Stone veneer panels look just like real stone, in color, pattern and feel and it is often difficult to tell the stone veneer panels apart from real stone. Faux stone panels have the advantages of being economical, lightweight, need no special supporting structure and are easy to install....

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Product Spotlight - DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap®

Author: Dupont Tyvek
in January 2018

DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® is the original house wrap and is specifically designed for proper moisture and air management within wall systems. Tyvek® HomeWrap® is a uniquely engineered product made by spinning extremely fine high-density polyethylene (HPDE) fibers that are fused together to form a strong, uniform web. The tough structure of Tyvek® is engineered to create millions of extremely small pores that resist bulk water and air penetration, while allowing moisture...

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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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Can Faux Stone Veneer Panels Replicate the Character of Real Stone?

Do you love the warmth and character of stone on a home’s exterior but are concerned about the cost and labor associated with traditional masonry? Mitten offers a wide selection of replica or faux stone veneer panels that will provide an impressive, elegant look for much less than what you’d pay to have actual stone installed. With warmer weather fast approaching, Mitten’s distributed line-up of  GenStone   and  Novik  ...

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3 Benefits of Mitten Product Training

Author: Alex Habay
in November 2017

The ability to understand and communicate information gives you a competitive advantage. To be successful, everyone needs to have knowledge about the products they sell, install, service or support. Here is how Mitten product training can help you build stronger relationships and close more deals: 1. Increase Product Knowledge Learn everything you can about the products and be prepared to answer any kind of question. Be that expert that can answer...

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5 enVISION it Features That Will Improve the Quality of Your Design Project

How awesome would it be if you could show your customer exactly what their home will look like at the end of their remodeling project, the first time you sit down with them? Pretty awesome! EnVISION it is a powerful visualization tool offered by Mitten that allows you to do just that. Using a photo of your customer’s home (or choose an image from the sample library), you can create new, custom designs using real products. Available products include Mitten,...

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Ply Gem Introduces New Line of Mitten Vinyl Soffit Products; Helps Builders and Contractors Enhance Exterior Home Designs

Author: Ply Gem
in September 2017

Available throughout Canada, new options provide the perfect finishing touch to meet customers’ design, ventilation and low-maintenance performance needs Brantford, ON (July 14, 2017) – Ply Gem ® (NYSE: PGEM), a leading manufacturer and distributor of building products in North America, today introduces a new line of Mitten® vinyl soffit products, including the Jamb-Fit Soffit, 7” Beaded Soffit and Triple 4” black soffit. Available to builders and contractors...

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Wipe Away Window Condensation this Winter with Window Glass Technology from Ply Gem

Author: Ply Gem
in September 2017

  Calgary, AB – Installing windows with Low-E glass options is one of the best ways to improve energy efficiency in the home, but the benefits go far beyond that. Because high-performance windows create a warmer interior glass surface, condensation is also reduced. To help builders and remodelers improve their customers’ home efficiency and mitigate concerns for window condensation issues, Ply Gem, a leading North American exterior building products manufacturer...

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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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