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Karen Steinmann - Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Windows and doors referral program - For S.I.S. *customers a $150.00 referral bonus cheque will be awarded to you at the completion of the window and/or door installation of the person you referred to us.  To qualify, the window and/or door package of the person you referred to us must be a minimum of $3000.00 before GST.

James Hardie siding referral program - For S.I.S. *customers a $250.00 referral bonus cheque will be awarded to you at the completion of the siding project of the person you referred to us.  To qualify, the project must be a minimum of a full house wrap of James Hardie siding or a minimum of 1000 square feet of installed James Hardie materials including James Hardie plank, panel and shake.

*An S.I.S. customer has signed a contract with S.I.S. Exterior Renovations and has made the minimum down payment on the contract.


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!!



 

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.  

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




The Benefits of James Hardie Siding

Karen Steinmann - Thursday, October 22, 2015


Are you considering re-siding your home?  Do you like the look of wood but don't have the time or energy to maintain it?  If so, you might consider James Hardie siding or Hardie Board siding as it is sometimes referred to. Wood siding makes a great first impression, but Hardie Board (also known as Hardie Plank) siding makes a great first impression and an impression that lasts.

Some of the attributes of James Hardie siding are as follows:

1.    James Hardie siding is non-combustible and approved for fire-rated construction.
2.    James Hardie siding resists rotting, warping, cracking, hail and high winds up to 150 mph.
3.    The exterior finish on Hardie Board is a baked on paint finish which provides up to 30% better fade resistance than competitive products.
4.    Hardie Board siding is resistant to woodpeckers and other pests that are known to cause damage to wood siding.
5.    Hardie Board siding is twice as thick as vinyl, providing deeper shadow lines and a more natural wood grain texture.

If you would like more information on some of the projects we have completed with Hardie Board siding or would like to schedule an appointment for an estimate, please click HERE, contact us at 403-640-1334 or e-mail directly at contact@sisltd.ca.  Visit our facebook page for more James Hardie project photos.  






How It's Made - James Hardie siding

Karen Steinmann - Tuesday, October 20, 2015

We often have customers ask us how James Hardie siding is made and what raw materials actually go into this product to make it so durable.  James Hardie siding is a fiber cement product made from silica sand, cement and wood pulp and is highly recommended for the Calgary and area siding markets.  Calgary, being geographically situated in hail alley, is prone to receiving sometimes devastating hail storms that cause excessive damage to siding, roofing and windows on residential homes.  Hardie Board siding is extremely tough and is resistant to hail damage, insects and is also non-combustible.  Compare this to vinyl siding which will crack or actually break when impacted by hail stones or other hard objects.  In this regard, Hardie Board siding is definitely superior to vinyl siding.  And for this reason, the James Hardie product has become extremely popular with Calgarians that wish to avoid having their siding replaced every time a hail storm passes through their community.

Are you familiar with the "How It's Made" series on Television?  Click the YouTube link below and watch how James Hardie siding is actually manufactured in the James Hardie factory.  You can see for yourself why this product is so resilient and suited to our Calgary climate. 

Call us today at 403-640-1334 for an estimate on replacing your vinyl siding or stucco with James Hardie siding or e-mail us at contact@sisltd.ca.  You'll be happy you did.

Click HERE for more information on S.I.S. and James Hardie siding.




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