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Calgary Fall Home Show 2017

Karen Steinmann - Friday, September 22, 2017


Save on entrance fees to the...


Use the promotion code SIS2017 and click here to save $5.00 off the general admission price at the door on us!  

Win this beautiful Portatec Door system including installation!

Once you get to our booth (booth #162 just inside the main entry doors) make sure to enter our draw prize for this lovely Portatec Door, pictured above.  The inside is primed white and the outside colour is the choice of the winner.  Ask one of our Consultants at the booth for full details.

Win two calgary Flames tickets!

Visit our Facebook page for your chance to win two hockey tickets!  Calgary Flames vs. Arizona Coyotes on November 30th @ 7:00 pm at the Scotiabank Saddledome.  Click here to get started!

Show specials...

Ask at our booth about our special window pricing and our $500.00 off the cost of a whole James Hardie siding installation.  See booth for all details.


How to Hire a Contractor

Karen Steinmann - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Energy Efficiency Alberta Rebate Program

Karen Steinmann - Thursday, April 20, 2017


Looking for an approved contractor to install windows and insulation in your home in order to qualify for energy rebates from the Government of Alberta? S.I.S. Exterior Renovations has been given approval as a registered contractor by the Alberta government for the Alberta Home Improvement Rebate program as of April 19th, 2017.  


What this means is that we have provided our Proof of WCB coverage, liability insurance coverage and City of Calgary License to the government and have been approved, based on this information.  The list of approved contractors will be up on the Energy Efficiency Alberta website as of Friday, April 28th, 2017.

Windows Replacement Calgary:

      • Rebates of up to $1500 are available for windows that are upgraded to Energy Star rated triple pane (aka triple glazed), low-E, argon windows.  For those of you with the old aluminum type sliders, now is the time to have these replaced with maintenance free vinyl windows, as you would qualify for the largest rebates!
Insulation Upgrades:

      • Rebates of up to $3500 are available for insulation that is upgraded. Typically in older homes, the framing of the home is of 2" x 4" construction which, when the walls are insulated, gives an insulating R-value of 12 or simply "R-12 insulation".  Homes built to today's standards are built using 2" x 6" construction and once the walls are insulated, they have an insulating R-value of 20 or simply "R-20 insulation".  In regards to main wall insulation, the Government of Alberta grant would come into effect when a homeowner upgrades the wall insulation from R-12 to R-20. This can be achieved by adding 1 1/2" polyisocyanurate insulation to the exterior of the home before residing it. (Pictured above is Roxul mineral wool exterior insulation.)
If you have been considering replacing your windows or upgrading your siding (which is the perfect time to add more insulation) this is the time to move forward and have the work done.  Ask us for more details and and call us now for a quote!   Telephone:  403-640-1334.



Meet a Designer Day - Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Karen Steinmann - Friday, February 24, 2017

Attention all ladies and men:  Here's your chance to have all your design questions answered!  

Mark this date in your calendars!  

Date: Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Where: S.I.S. Showroom
3517 64th Avenue S.E., Calgary



Meet our two designers in person!  Sheri Bruneau of Get It Together and Amy van Meijl of Dutch Touch Interiors will be available to answer all colour related design questions.  Come prepared with either photos (printed or smart phone) and ask them about combining existing elements of your homes exterior with the various products that we have in our showroom.

OFFER: With the purchase of a full exterior re-side of James Hardie fiber cement siding, S.I.S. will include a one hour consultation with either Sheri or Amy as well as CAD renderings of your home showing the products and colours you decide upon.  

This offer is in addition to the Meet a Designer Day!!!

See you at our Showroom!!



 

S.I.S. Open House - March 11, 2017

Karen Steinmann - Friday, February 24, 2017







Attend our Open House on Saturday, March 11th from 9am - 3pm.

Browse our Showroom and view ALL available options for the exterior of your home!!

      • Windows - North Star (8 exterior window colours to choose from + 3 interior colours)
      • Doors Fabulous Doors!  Prefinished, Classic & Contempory.  Wood, Steel, Fiberglass.
      • James Hardie fiber cement siding (have the siding colour coordinate with your window colour)
      • Soffit, Fascia and Trough - Pick colours that coordinate with your siding.
      • Vinyl siding options
      • Cedar siding accents and cedar soffit
      • James Hardie fiber cement staggered or straight shake
      • and more....
Home and Garden show special pricing still in effect:

        • Free low E + No GST on all window orders
        • Free window colour (why go with white vinyl windows when you could have COLOUR!!!!)
        • $500 off James Hardie siding - see in store for details!
        • Offer expires March 31, 2017.

Designer Services offered at S.I.S.

Karen Steinmann - Thursday, February 16, 2017

    


We are excited to announce that we will be working with two Design Professionals in Calgary.  Sheri Bruneau of Get It Together and Amy van Meijl of Dutch Touch Interiors!  If you are looking to do a complete re-siding of your entire home with James Hardie fiber cement siding, we will include both CAD drawings and a one hour colour consultation with either Sheri or Amy to help guide you through the myriad of colour choices for the exterior of your home. 

Often times, our customers will choose to keep existing design elements on their home which need to be colour coordinated with any new materials that are added.  For some, this process can be daunting. That's where Sheri and Amy come in.  You can now call on their experience and expertise to assist you with your choices!


2017 Calgary Home and Garden Show

Karen Steinmann - Monday, February 06, 2017


Start planning for summer!  Have your house resided and new windows/doors installed before you host that special event in your back yard.  Visit us in booth #179 and begin your planning process.  Buy tickets at a reduced price - click on image below.

Home Show Specials:   1. Free Low E glass plus No GST

2. Free Exterior Window Colour (click for more info on exterior colour)

Ask our Renovation Consultants for more details about our specials when you see them at the show.

Show Times:

Thursday, March 2nd: 	Noon - 9 PM
Friday, March 3rd: 		Noon - 9 PM
Saturday, March 4th:	10 AM - 9 PM
Sunday, March 5th:		10 AM - 6 PM


Enter our "Door Prize" and win a Window!  See us in booth #179 for details.



2017 Calgary Renovation Show

Karen Steinmann - Thursday, January 05, 2017
Get out of the cold and visit us starting tomorrow - Friday, January 13th at the all new Calgary Renovation Show!  Click above for location and times.  Visit us in person at booth # 139 directly inside the front entrance and ask for details on our Home Show Special.

Show Times:

Friday, January 13th:  Noon - 9 PM
Saturday, January 14th:  10 AM - 9 PM
Sunday, January 15th: 10 AM - 6 PM

Main Stage Featured Guests:

Friday, January 13th: 6 PM - Jillian Harris, Co-host of Love It of List It Vancouver

Saturday, January 14th: 11:30 AM - Jillian Harris

Sunday, January 15th: 12:00 Noon and 2:00 PM - Mike Holmes Jr., Holmes + Holmes

Click on the Calgary Renovation Show logo above to see show website with all featured guests.

S.I.S. Full Services Showroom:

If you can't make it to the show, visit our Full Service Showroom in Calgary's Foothills Industrial Park and view hundreds of options that can be selected to revitalize the exterior of your home.  

S.I.S. Showroom address:  3517 64th Ave. S.E., Calgary, Alberta

S.I.S. Showroom hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Evenings and Weekends: By Appointment






 

2016 Home and Design Show

Karen Steinmann - Thursday, September 15, 2016
Looking to make changes to the exterior of your home before the winter sets in?  Visit us at the Calgary Home & Design show and start the process by meeting us in person!  Show hours and location are as follows:

BMO Centre, Calgary Stampede Grounds:  1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 2W1

Thursday, September 22 4 am - 9 pm
Friday, September 23 Noon - 9 pm
Saturday, September 24 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday, September 25 10 am - 6 pm

Enter to win a North Star white PVC window with vinyl wrapped jamb.  Visit us in booth #168 to enter and for all details.

For more information call us at 403-640-1334 or e-mail us at contact@sisltd.ca





Woodpecker proof Calgary siding

Karen Steinmann - Thursday, May 19, 2016
Photo by Tim Zurowski: All Canada Photos
Does this bird look familiar to you?  Has it been drumming and drilling holes into your cedar siding or stucco and causing serious damage?  (As we have learned, the peckers seem to have an affinity for the EIFS stucco system.) This woodpecker, the Northern Flicker, has become a real concern and nuisance for some homeowners in Calgary.  From Edgemont and Deer Run to Springbank and Braeside, it seems no areas in Calgary are immune.

We recently re-sided one home where the Norther Flicker had drilled a hole through the cedar siding, bored down through the insulation where it made a large cavity of at least 12", broke through the vapour barrier and started to work it's way through the drywall!  Can you say water penetration, mould, and wall deterioration?

Protected under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, one way to make sure the Calgary woodpeckers can't nest in your home is to have it re-sided with James Hardie fiber cement siding.  As the name suggests, James Hardie siding is composed of sand, cement and wood pulp fiber and as such is impervious to the drilling woodpeckers.  Watch this YouTube video on How It's Made so you can see for yourself how tough this material really is.  Re-siding even one wall can make a difference, as they (the cute but cheeky little buggers) seem to focus on specific walls for the drumming, drilling and pecking behaviours.

While we don't profess to be experts on the Northern Flicker woodpecker in Calgary, we do profess to be Calgary's Exterior Renovations Specialists with 25 years of experience under our belt and all the warranties to back us up.

Call us for a free quote on woodpecker proofing your Calgary home at 403-640-1334 or e-mail us at contact@sisltd.ca or for more information on James Hardie siding, click here.



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