Fiberglass VS Steel Entrance doors: What would you choose?

 Fiberglass entry doors are the #1 replacement choice by homeowners and are best suited for single-home residences.  Beauty  – Fiberglass entry doors most closely mimic the defined grain of authentic wood doors and come in a number of wood grain textures like oak, cherry, mahogany and fir as well as a variety of stain and paint colors.  Additionally, fiberglass doors offer many options for door glass, including decorative door...

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How to Keep your siding looking like new!

  While Mitten vinyl siding is close to being totally maintenance free, it will become dirty just as a freshly painted house, new automobile or any other product which is exposed to atmospheric conditions. Generally, your Mitten vinyl siding can be cleaned satisfactorily through the use of an ordinary garden hose. If this does not do the job then we suggest the following:    1. Equip a garden hose with a soft bristled, long handle car brush. Avoid using...

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Tips and Tricks for Versetta Stone Installation

  Tips & Tricks for Boral Versetta Stone® Installation   There are several common tips and tricks that make the installation of Boral Verstta Stone ®  even easier  1) To adjust or level a panel quickly and easily, use a painters’ 5-in- 1 tool.                2) In applications that require gluing, use shims or supplemental...

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Increase the Curb Appeal of Your Home with Vinyl Columns

Vinyl columns are an inexpensive and easy way to improve the curb appeal of your home, either as an accent piece or as a decorative architectural enhancement. Vinyl porch columns, pillars and posts come in a variety of styles and colors that can fit any home from modern to Victorian. Here are three benefits of installing  vinyl columns on your home: Easy Maintenance and Upkeep Like other exterior vinyl products, the maintenance...

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How Do I Install Replica Stone Veneer Panels?

Faux stone veneer panels or replica stone is designed to give your home the warmth and character of traditional masonry without the expensive costs associated with installation and specialized labor. Replica stone panels can be applied to a variety of substrates including, concrete walls, cinder block, brick, hard stucco, cement backer boards, oriented strand board, plywood, flat board siding, and drywall. Regardless of the substrate you are choosing to...

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6 Tips You Need to Know for Installing Decorative House Shutters

Installing new vinyl window shutters is a great way to add some quick and cost-effective curb appeal. Whether you are building, completing an exterior renovation or simply looking to swap out tired old exterior shutters with new ones, this decorative accent piece can dramatically change the look and appearance of your home. When installing new exterior shutters here are 6 tips to remember in order to complete a finished and professional looking project:...

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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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