Exterior Design Colour Trends - Can't Beat the Blues!

Blue is a colour that instills calm, confidence, and connection. Pantone chose Classic Blue as the 2020 Colour of the Year because, "blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”   Blue is a colour you can trust – it’s timeless, elegant, and simple – that is why here at Mitten Building Products, our siding is available in 5 different blue hues:     All five blues...

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5 Key Points for Installing Board & Batten Vertical Vinyl Siding

When most people think about vinyl siding, they envision it installed on a home in a --> horizontal design. However, another option to consider when looking to create some eye catching curb appeal is vertical vinyl siding or ‘board and batten’ siding. Board and batten siding creates an exterior look that provides bold vertical shadow lines that dramatically reproduces early-American architectural style.  Mitten’s Sentry line of board and batten...

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DoublePro: One More Layer Can Make a World of Difference!

Author: Alu-Rex
in January 2020

Dual-layer gutter guards really do outperform the single-layer type There are more than 200 different gutter guards on the North American market alone, and that’s not counting the hundreds of registered patents for rainwater management systems. Inventors and manufacturers have gone to great lengths to turn out the best possible gutter guards at reasonable prices, but homeowners remain unimpressed. Understandably so, since their gutters keep on clogging—often, it’s the gutter...

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Become a Certified Vinyl Siding Installer!

Become a Certified Vinyl Siding Installer! Date:  December 19, 2019 Location: Hilton Garden Inn – Ajax Duration: 6 Hours (8am - 2pm) + Exam Join us on December 19 from 8am - 4pm at the at the Hilton Garden Inn - Ajax, to take part in a Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) installer course! This training session is FREE to attend – a fee of $199 (tax not included) is due only if you want to become a certified VSI installer and take the exam after the course....

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ClipStone – A Smart Investment

According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs Value Report , a manufactured stone veneer project retains 97.1% of its value, making stone remodels a smart investment on any home’s curb appeal or interior accent wall. ClipStone is backed by at 50 year limited warranty so you can rest assured we stand by what we make. ClipStone meets all required International Building Codes as well as International Residential Codes as evaluated by IAPMO Uniform Evaluation Service. ClipStone is made...

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ClipStone – No Masonry, No Mortar, No Mess!

Mitten Building Products introduces ClipStone, an innovative, easy-to-install stone veneer. With simple common tools, you can turn a plain boring wall into an eye-catching, professional-looking stone wall. If you're looking for a product with the beauty of traditional stone masonry without the hassle, here are 5 reasons why you should choose ClipStone: #1. Easy to install No masonry skills required No special tools needed No foundation required...

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PVC Trim – Replacing Wood for Good

Although a relatively new product,  PVC  is quickly becoming the preferred choice over real wood in exterior trim applications in North America.   Exterior trim is an very important component of a home’s curb appeal, as it provides an aesthetic and functional transition between materials, as well as much needed protection at critical moisture entry points.    While wood has been the historical product of choice for...

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5 Things You Should Know About Titan Protective HouseWrap

Author: Mitten Siding and Accessories
in September 2018

Titan Protective HouseWrap   from HomeGuard  is an advanced housewrap and air barrier material engineered to provide the ultimate in performance, versatility and ease of installation, all backed by our industry leading warranty.   Top 5 Reasons why you should consider Titan Protective HouseWrap for your next project:   1. Performance   When you install a HouseWrap, installers want to...

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Make the Smart Choice for Railing: 5 reasons to choose Aluminum and the made-to-measure option

Planning the details of a new build or renovation takes a lot more time than homeowners realize.  So, help them plan and make the right choices for the longer-term instead of having them make a last minute, rushed "oops, I forgot about that…” detailed decision!  Exterior railings are one of the choices that should be added to this plan.  This blog will highlight the benefits of aluminum as a material and the pros of a made-to-measure custom design.   1....

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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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