4 Important Safety Tips When Installing Exterior Building Products

Starting a new exterior building project is exciting, and while it is easy to skip ahead in your mind and think about how great the finished product is going to look, it is also very important to properly plan out your project in terms of budget , design , and most important, safety. Taking the time to review and understand key safety measures can go a long way to making sure that your project is properly completed without having to sacrifice the...

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5 Tips on What to Avoid When Caring for Your Vinyl Siding

When caring for your vinyl siding what you DON’T do is just as important as what you DO do. Here are five things that you should avoid if you want to keep your vinyl happy and healthy: 1. Avoid Painting Painting your vinyl siding will end up damaging the aesthetics of the house and your satisfaction with it more than anything else. Since vinyl siding expands and contracts as the outside temperature fluctuates, the seams caused by panel overlap will...

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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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New Product Update (2017)

In 2017, we have several initiatives on the go including: Branding Product Update Program Reminders Please click here for a complete review of these programs.

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Ply Gem Calgary Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility Recognized with BOMA BEST Gold Certification for Environmental Stewardship

Author: Ply Gem
in December 2016

Calgary, AB (December 1, 2016) – Ply Gem, a leading manufacturer and distributor of building products in North America, has been recognized with BOMA BEST ® Gold Certification for the company’s Canadian headquarters and window/door manufacturing facility in Calgary, Alberta. Awarded by the Building Owners and Managers Association ( BOMA ) of Canada, BOMA BEST is the country’s industry standard for commercial sustainability certification, recognizing outstanding...

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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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4 Features that make the Mitten Pro iPad App a Powerful Sales Tool

We’ve already talked about how Mitten’s enVision It! is a great selling tool on a desktop computer but we can’t neglect iPad users. This is an essential tool that contractors should use on site to sell Mitten Vinyl Siding. Let’s look at 4 features that make the Mitten Pro iPad app a selling tool you can’t live without. 1. Upload a Photo Let’s paint a picture: You’re at a homeowner’s residence selling Mitten product and they just aren’t able to...

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Ply Gem Canada Launches Mitten Pro iPad App to Help Homeowners Visualize Remodeling Upgrades and Contractors Grow their business

Author: Ply Gem
in September 2016

Contractors can assure customers that what they see on the app is what they’ll get—the remodel of their dreams Brantford, ON (September, 2016) – Canadian home renovations are outpacing new builds, meaning potential big business for remodelers. According to the Altus Group, residential renovation spending in Canada has increased year-over-year since 2014, with $20 billion more spent on residential renovations in 2015 than on new residential construction. To help...

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Ply Gem supports Alberta community affected by Fort McMurray wildfire

Author: Ply Gem
in May 2016

Calgary, Alberta (May 6, 2016) – In response to the devastating wildfire that has engulfed Fort McMurray, Alberta and displaced more than 80,000 residents, exterior building products manufacturer and distributor, Ply Gem, has immediately stepped in to help the community. With Canadian headquarters in Calgary and a distribution branch location in Edmonton, Ply Gem is providing support through the donation and delivery of personal hygiene products to the Edmonton...

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Ply Gem and Mitten Building Products Combine Regina Branch Location, Giving Customers Expanded Access to Full Portfolio of Exterior Building Products

Author: Ply Gem
in February 2016

Ply Gem and Mitten Building Products Combine Regina Branch Location, Giving Customers Expanded Access to Full Portfolio of Exterior Building Products Regina, Saskatchewan facility marks the company’s first branch consolidation in Canada REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN (February 29, 2016) – Regina-based home construction professionals now have more access than ever to Ply Gem’s comprehensive distribution offering of windows & doors, vinyl siding, aluminum, shake &...

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