Can Faux Stone Veneer Panels Replicate the Character of Real Stone?

Do you love the warmth and character of stone on a home’s exterior but are concerned about the cost and labor associated with traditional masonry? Mitten offers a wide selection of replica or faux stone veneer panels that will provide an impressive, elegant look for much less than what you’d pay to have actual stone installed. With warmer weather fast approaching, Mitten’s distributed line-up of  GenStone   and  Novik  ...

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3 Benefits of Mitten Product Training

Author: Alex Habay
in November 2017

The ability to understand and communicate information gives you a competitive advantage. To be successful, everyone needs to have knowledge about the products they sell, install, service or support. Here is how Mitten product training can help you build stronger relationships and close more deals: 1. Increase Product Knowledge Learn everything you can about the products and be prepared to answer any kind of question. Be that expert that can answer...

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5 Key Points for Installing Board and 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...

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5 enVISION it Features That Will Improve the Quality of Your Design Project

How awesome would it be if you could show your customer exactly what their home will look like at the end of their remodeling project, the first time you sit down with them? Pretty awesome! EnVISION it is a powerful visualization tool offered by Mitten that allows you to do just that. Using a photo of your customer’s home (or choose an image from the sample library), you can create new, custom designs using real products. Available products include Mitten,...

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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 September 2017

Available throughout Canada, new options provide the perfect finishing touch to meet customers’ design, ventilation and low-maintenance performance needs Brantford, ON (July 14, 2017) – Ply Gem ® (NYSE: PGEM), 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 builders and contractors...

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Wipe Away Window Condensation this Winter with Window Glass Technology from Ply Gem

Author: Ply Gem
in September 2017

  Calgary, AB – Installing windows with Low-E glass options is one of the best ways to improve energy efficiency in the home, but the benefits go far beyond that. Because high-performance windows create a warmer interior glass surface, condensation is also reduced. To help builders and remodelers improve their customers’ home efficiency and mitigate concerns for window condensation issues, Ply Gem, a leading North American exterior building products manufacturer...

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Exterior Trim Options

Author: Darryl Pollock
in September 2017

When planning your siding project, it’s important to understand the trim options available to you.  Trim can help dress up your house and add the extra curb appeal you’re looking for.  It also contributes to the maintenance you’ll be doing over the life of your siding, so making the right choice now can free up a lot of weekends in the future. Ply Gem carries some of the premier trim products on the market, each with its own features and benefits.  Highlights for...

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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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