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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The Truth About Vinyl Siding vs. Brick

For years the debate of vinyl siding versus brick as the superior external cladding has been hotly contested. While brick appeals to people because of its traditional looks and durability, vinyl has an edge because of the wide range of looks it can accomplish and still provide excellent durability and at a much more attractive price point. With all of the profile and color options available, vinyl will be sure to please even the most discerning of homeowners. Here are three reasons...

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The Purpose of Soffit

Like many parts of a home’s exterior, soffit serves both an aesthetic and a functional purpose.  Functionally, the basic mission of soffit is to protect rafters from the elements. Keeping moisture away from the rafters reduces the chance of mold, and helps preserve the life of the materials. Aesthetically, soffit is an easy way to add character. Soffit is available in many colors and designs because it can help make the façade of the home more...

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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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3 Things You Should Know About Insulating House Wrap

Author: Alex Habay
in July 2017

Before you start covering your house with exterior cladding, there is one important thing you must take into account and that is insulating house wrap. Applying insulating house wrap will help with temperature control, keep the seasonal elements out of your home and ultimately maximize comfort. The installation of insulating house wrap is essential to a comfortable home and here are 3 things you should know before making any decision about your next exterior design...

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

Author: Ply Gem
in June 2017

Available throughout Canada, new options provide the perfect finishing touch to meet customers’ design, ventilation and low-maintenance performance needs   Brantford, ON (June, 2017) – Ply Gem ® , 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...

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Three Reasons Why Owning a Brake System Will Save You Time and Money

If you are in the business of installing exterior siding, trims, roofing, fascia, and flashing you probably already know how important a brake system  can be to efficiently completing an install job. However, the main reason why siding applicators and contractors do not already have their own brake is the seemingly large cost to purchase one. While the initial cost of purchasing a brake system might put some off, in the end the pros of owning one will...

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What Tools Do You Need to Install Vinyl Siding?

  Before you start any job, one of the first things you’ll need are the right tools. Knowing the right ones to use can be hard, especially with something as unique as vinyl siding but having the proper tools will save you time and effort and the finished product of your home will look that much better. Here is a handy checklist of some basic and not so basic tools you will need to install your vinyl siding. Most local building supply or...

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