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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 Northern 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.

S.I.S. - A James Hardie Siding Elite Preferred Contractor in Calgary

Karen Steinmann - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Are you in the market for new siding on the exterior of your home?  Have you researched the various products available and decided that James Hardie fiber cement siding is the one product that makes sense when it comes to hail resistance, insect resistance, wood pecker resistance, fire resistance and warranties?

Now that you have decided that you want James Hardie replacement siding on the exterior of your home, consider the following reasons to hire S.I.S. to complete your project:

  • S.I.S. has been granted Elite Preferred Contractor status by James Hardie - currently the only Elite Preferred Contractor in Calgary
  • We are a James Hardie approved installer and one of the most experienced installers in Calgary and area - due in part to the large volume requirements that we have had to meet in order to obtain the Elite Preferred status.
  • We have a "Likely to Recommend" Guild Quality score greater than 90%
  • All of our crews are trained on the James Hardie Best Practices and Silica Safety procedures
  • We have met the requirements for the 90% James Hardie Trim Attachment and Differentiated Products attachment rates as laid out by James Hardie for Elite Preferred Contractor status (which again means that we are extremely experienced in working with all James Hardie siding products and materials).
For further information, call us at 403-640-1334 or e-mail us at contact@sisltd.ca.  

Spring Open House

Karen Steinmann - Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Looking for some great advice on exterior renovation options for your home?  Attend our Spring Open House and have all your questions answered!

Date: This Saturday, March 5th, 2016
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Address:  3517 64th Ave. S.E., Calgary.

The Home Show Special pricing on our North Star windows has been carried over until March 28th!  Purchase your North Star windows before March 28th and receive a COLOUR UPGRADE at NO EXTRA COST!  North Star windows come in 7 Exterior Colours (including white).  

Don't want white windows on the exterior of your home? Then choose from 6 other colours: Hickory, Ivory, Chestnut Brown, Sable, Espresso, Cocoa and Sandalwood.  As another option, the Espresso exterior coloured windows are now available with an Espresso interior jamb colour.  Wow! Come and see the samples for yourself.

Visit our showroom for the latest fashion in Home Exteriors.  In celebration of our 25th Anniversary this year, we have renewed our showroom to display the newest colours and trends available for your Home Exterior Makeover.  Come and see our displays of the 4 newest James Hardie siding colours and feel confident in knowing that S.I.S. is a James Hardie Preferred Installer in Southern Alberta.

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

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