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Calgary Home and Garden Show

Karen Steinmann - Tuesday, February 23, 2016



Spring into action and reserve your complimentary in home consultation with one of our experienced Reno Consultants at the 2016 Calgary Home and Garden show.

Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Grounds, (S.I.S. Booth #179, Hall A)

When: Thursday. February 25th: 12:00 Noon - 9:00 pm
Friday, February 26th: 12:00 Noon - 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 27th: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 28th: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Looking for new windows?  Check out our Home and Garden Show Special. Our North Star Windows are available in 7 Exterior Laminate Colours.  White, Hickory, Ivory, Chestnut Brown, Sable, Espresso, Cocoa and Sandalwood.  Book your window and door installation at the Home and Garden Show and get the COLOUR UPGRAGE at NO CHARGE.  

Can't make it to the show?  Come down to our OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, March 5th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and have all of your questions on replacement windows, doors, siding, stucco, stone, soffit, fascia, trough and roofing answered.

For more information, contact us at 403-640-1334.



Open House this Saturday, January 23, 2016

Karen Steinmann - Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Visit us this Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the S.I.S. Open House from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm!  S.I.S. is now a member of The Alberta Renovation Warranty Program.  This program offers both a Deposit Protection Insurance as well as a Home Warranty Insurance up to $100,000.  Another reason to hire S.I.S. as your Exterior Renovations Specialist  This is one of many Industry programs and organizations that we belong to.  Ask one of our Renovation Consultants for details or click below on either logo.  Windows, Doors, Siding (James Hardie / vinyl), stucco and more.....  

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













       

2016 Calgary HomExpo

Karen Steinmann - Monday, January 11, 2016
Looking for a jump start on updating the exterior of your home this year? Meet with us this weekend
at the 2016 Calgary HomExpo, BMO Centre, Calgary Stampede Grounds.

Where: BMO Centre, Hall D and E
S.I.S. Booth # 139

When: Friday: January 15, 2 to 9 pm
Saturday: January 16, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday: January 17, 9:30 am to 5 pm

Have a look at the four newest James Hardie siding colours! If you like singing the blues then you will
find the new Deep Ocean colour irresistible. Love your coffee in the morning? We would suggest the
Rich Espresso for you. If you are looking to stay in the neutral range, then choose from either Gray Slate
or Pearl Gray. S.I.S. is a James Hardie Preferred Installer in Southern Alberta.

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










Vinyl siding vs. James Harding Siding

Karen Steinmann - Wednesday, October 28, 2015


James Hardie® Siding also called Hardie Board siding is made of fiber-cement with ColorPlus® technology and known to weather all of the elements thrown at it. The rich wood grain finishes will give your home real lasting curb appeal and unsurpassed durability.  There are many benefits to choosing Hardie® Board to complete your exterior renovation.

Hardie Board siding vs. vinyl and wood composite siding:

1. Flame Resistance: James Hardie®siding is noncombustible and approved for fire-rated construction.  Vinyl, wood and wood composite siding will melt or burn when exposed to a significant source of heat or flame.  
2. Fade Resistance:  Hardie®Board has factory applied, baked on paint finish which provides up to 30% better fade resistance than other products.  
3. Weather Resistance:  Hardie®Board resists rotting, warping, cracking, hail and high winds up to 150 mph.  
4. Appearance: The Hardie®Board product is twice as thick as vinyl, and provides deeper shadow lines and a more natural wood grain texture. 
5. Pest Resistance:  James Hardie® siding is resistant to woodpeckers, termites and other pests known to cause damage to wood siding.

Click HERE for more information on James Hardie siding.

Call us at 403-640-1334 to arrange for a quote or e-mail us at contact@sisltd.ca




Portatec Doors - Front Entry Doors

Karen Steinmann - Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Looking for a front entry door system that portrays elegance and tradition or perhaps one that is contemporary and modern?  Call S.I.S. for a consultation.  We are the only Exterior Renovator in Calgary that can offer you a Portatec Door in Calgary.

Portatec Doors is a Canadian company specializing in creating superior quality entry door systems.  With their expertise, flexibility and creativity they can offer solutions for every architectural need. They offer personalized colors, custom decorative mouldings, adapted height and width door glass units available in an infinite variety of styles and sizes.  The options that can be combined to give your home a distinctive flare are endless. 

To see how Portatec Doors can enhance your entryway to the world and view their most recent catalogue click HERE.

To set up an appointment with a S.I.S. Renovation Consultant call 403-640-1334 or e-mail us at contact@sisltd.ca.

S.I.S. Company Profile

Karen Steinmann - Tuesday, October 27, 2015


S.I.S. Supply Install Services Ltd. is a Calgary owned and operated company specializing in exterior renovations.  We have been in business since 1991 and are celebrating our 24th year serving Calgary and surrounding communities.  Whether it be a complete exterior window or door package or an entire renewal of your homes façade you can count on us to complete your project in a timely fashion and on budget.

Visit our showroom to view the large selection of products that are available for your home's exterior.  Choose from James Hardie siding (fiber cement), vinyl siding, stucco, stone (large selection), soffit, fascia, eaves trough, North Star windows and Portatec Doors.  Choose a combination of these products that will build on your own taste and style.

Besides our longevity in the construction and renovation industries in Calgary, S.I.S. is a member of the following:

  • The Better Business Bureau (since 1993)
  • The Calgary Home Builders' Association (CHBA) - Calgary Region
  • Click HERE to view all of our memberships and credentials
  • Click HERE to view reasons why you should choose S.I.S.
For an appointment or for any questions or comments contact us at 403-640-1334 or e-mail us at contact@sisltd.ca.




Contemporary Front Entry Door Systems at S.I.S.

Karen Steinmann - Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Looking for a Contemporary front entry door system?  If so, you will want to view the Urbania Collection from Portatec Doors, a contemporary design of European inspiration and manufactured in Canada.  This contemporary door line was introduced by Portatec in March of 2012 at the Montreal National Home Show and was an instant attraction.  Below are some of the options available for the Urbania Collection:

  • Ultra resistant 22 gauge steel doors with option of wood finish (reconstructed wood fiber, veneer originating from forests which are managed using FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) on a steel surface.
  • Wood finish protected by a stain and an ultra resistant clear polyurethane varnish.
  • Six wood species and ten standard colours available as well as custom stain colour matching.
  • Possibility to create your own door and door/window design as well as your own colour arrangement.
  • Click HERE for more information on the Urbania Collection.
Click HERE for more photos of the Urbania Contempary Door collection.  Call us at 403-640-1334 for a quote or e-mail us at contact@sisltd.ca.




Want Stucco on your Exterior? Call S.I.S.

Karen Steinmann - Monday, October 26, 2015


Did you know that stucco is one of the exterior finishing options offered by S.I.S.?  We use Adex polymer-based coating for customers interested in the classic and timeless look of stucco.  These acrylic coating are reminiscent of the old world stucco look and will provide a unique appearance to your home as well as sealing and insulating the building envelope resulting in remarkable energy efficiency.

In addition to this, the Adex product is superior in its durability as well as its requirements for minimal maintenance under normal conditions.  It is available in 300 standard colours and custom colour matching to the colour of your choice is also available.  For more information on Adex Coatings, click HERE.  Contact S.I.S. at 403-640-1334 for a free quote or e-mail us at contact@sisltd.ca with any questions of comments you may have.

Basement Windows - How to meet Egress Requirements

Karen Steinmann - Monday, October 26, 2015

Do you have a teenager who is itching to move to a bedroom in the basement?  Are you concerned that the window is not large enough to be a bedroom window if someone needed to escape through it? 

As per section 9.7.1.2 of the Alberta Building Code the following are the legal requirements for a bedroom window:

1.    Except where the suite is sprinklered, each bedroom or combination bedroom shall have at least one outside window or exterior door openable from the inside without the use of keys, tools or special knowledge and without the removal of sashes or hardware.  (As per our extremely knowledgable Job Coordinator, Megan Whiteside, this means that you cannot put awning windows into a bedroom window because they require special knowledge to unlatch the hardware to allow for escape.)

2.    The window referred to in Sentence (1) shall
        (a) provide an unobstructed opening of not less than 0.35 square metres (or 3.77 square feet) in area with no dimension less than 380 mm (15 inches) and
        (b) maintain the required opening during an emergency without the need for additional support.

3.    If the window referred to in Sentence (1) is provided with security bars, the security bars shall be openable from the inside without the use of any tools or special knowledge. 

It is recommended that the sills of the windows intended for use as emergency exits be not higher than 1.5 m above the floor.

If your windows do not meet the size requirements above for a bedroom window, call S.I.S.  We can cut the concrete, (called concrete coring) enlarge the opening and then install a window that meets the above requirements.  The window can be made to meet all fire code Egress requirements. Call us at 403-640-1334 for more details and information or e-mail us at contact@sisltd.ca.  We would be happy to give you an estimate.  




Window Wise Certified Contractor

Karen Steinmann - Friday, October 23, 2015

When considering whether to replace all of the windows in your home, choose a Window Wise Certified Contractor.  Window Wise is a nationally recognized quality assurance program designed to give homeowners peace of mind that their window investment will be a lasting one.  Window Wise approves window replacement manufacturers like North Star Windows and replacement window installation contractors like S.I.S. Exterior Renovations.


The five components of the Window Wise program:


1.    Approved windows:  S.I.S. must install windows that are Window Wise certified.  Window Wise enforces rigid quality standards before granting their seal of approval to a window manufacturer.  North Star windows are Window Wise certified and are the window of choice for all S.I.S. projects.
2.    Certified Contractors:  S.I.S. is a Certified Window Wise contractor.  S.I.S. meets the strict Window Wise standards and is subject to random inspections from Window Wise.
3.    Trained and Certified Installers:  All S.I.S. installers are trained and certified by Window Wise.  The Window Wise program insists that a certified installer must be present at every job.  For certification, an installer must successfully complete the comprehensive Window Wise installation training program. 
4.  Random Job Inspections:  S.I.S. is subject to random job inspections by Window Wise.  Window Wise randomly inspects certified installations to ensure standards are being maintained.  Window Wise installers know they are being continually monitored not just for workmanship but also for professionalism, work ethic and customer service.
5.  Quality Assurance Guarantee:  Your windows will be registered with the Window Wise program.  Your investment is insured for 5 years against failure by a transferable warranty.  This is in addition to the waranties provided by North Star Windows and S.I.S.


If you are looking to replace your windows, call a Window Wise Certified Dealer like S.I.S. to ensure that your investment is guaranteed and will last a lifetime. Contact us for a FREE quote at 403-640-1334 or e-mail us at contact@sisltd.ca.







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