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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Become a Certified Vinyl Siding Installer!

Become a Certified Vinyl Siding Installer! Date: November 12, 2019 Location: Residence Inn by Marriott – Ottawa Airport Duration: 6 Hours (8am - 2pm) + Exam Join us on November 12 from 8am - 2pm at the at the Residence Inn by Marriott - Ottawa Airport, 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...

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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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No Mason? No Problem!

This post originally appeared in the April 2018 Edition of Construction In Focus Magazine To access the article in the original publication, click here - https://www.constructioninfocus.com/mag/CIFNAApr2018/#page=133 Written by Margaret Patricia Eaton, Construction In Focus Magazine You love the look and feel of natural stone. It is the stuff your long-cherished dream home should be made of, you think. But then, you are faced with the reality of masonry work,...

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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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