We’re upgrading our technology to serve you better!

We will be switching to a new point of sale computer system to serve you better. With technology changing at such a rapid rate, our old computer system wasn’t keeping up. We will be switching to Spruce computer systems over the August long-weekend.

There shouldn’t be much disruption in service for you, but there will be a couple of changes;

  • you will get invoices emailed to you daily or weekly from us directly, not from Dokmail as we do now.
  • you will have a login to view and pay your invoices directly in our system if you wish.
  • In the future, you will be able to log in to our system and see your prices if you are doing quotes after hours, or order materials to be delivered to your jobsite.

Please be patient if we have a few glitches along the way, in the long run, it will be better for everyone!


Conquering the Myth – Windows do not cause condensation

Are you experiencing condensation on your windows? What is causing it? It is not your windows. It’s excess humidity in your home. If you reduce the humidity in your home, you will reduce the condensation on your windows. Download Gentek’s Guide to Common Household Condensation to learn more.

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Johns Manville

Johns Manville Climate Pro® blow-in fiberglass insulation custom fits hard-to-reach cavities and corners, making installation easier and faster. JM Climate Pro offers greater consistency of coverage and low dust, resulting in more efficient and comfortable installations. It offers R-values from R-12 to R-60, and to save time during installation.

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Miracle® LUMBER LOCK is a heavy-duty subfloor adhesive stronger than the lumber it locks together, formulated for adhering plywood to wood framing. LUMBER LOCK can be used on wet, frozen, chemically pressure treated lumber or untreated lumber. LUMBER LOCK reduces wood splintering & cracking, increases the strength of structural flooring systems and eliminates standard 2-layer floor systems. Lumber Lock also exhibits all-weather versatility, absorbs vibrations, and resists impact and deflection.

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Basement renovations for comfort

Basement renovations are a great way to extend living space and add extra coziness to your client’s homes in the winter months.

  • Armstrong ceiling tiles by Goodfellow come in a variety of patterns and designs to make the ceiling something worth looking at.
  • Armstrong engineered flooring offers an easy-to-install, durable alternative to wood in sub-foundation spaces where minimizing sub-floor height is a consideration.
  • WallDesign Panels are affordable, easy to install and made of high quality materials combined with 100 per cent recycled wood. They come in a variety of colours and textures to offer style to any space.

Insulate for warmth and efficiency

Renovations are an optimal time to check insulation, especially in winter. Johns Manville has an insulation solution for every space in your client’s home to meet their budget and energy requirements.

  • Climate Pro® blow-in fiberglass insulation custom fits hard-to-reach cavities and corners, making installation easier and faster.
  • CI Max® offers a great solution to basements left partially unfinished. CI Max is high-efficiency sheathing that can meet code requirements to leave facing exposed in unfinished areas.
  • FSK-25 batts are lightweight, formaldehyde-free thermal and acoustical fiberglass insulation designed with a foil facer that provides superior fire resistance as well as a vapour barrier

CertainTeed Gypsum
CT377L – SilentFX “Story”
The SilentFX Acoustic System meets rigorous STC and new ASTC standards with one extraordinary product collection. SilentFX QuickCut Drywall, Noiseproofing Sealant and Noiseproofing Putty combine to produce an exceptional acoustic system without complex techniques or excess materials. It’s the synergy of noise-reducing drywall, acoustic caulk, and heavy mastic putty that creates quieter spaces – everywhere.

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Trex Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking, railing, and other outdoor living products. Trex outdoor living products offer a wide range of style options with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as a truly environmentally responsible choice.

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LP® Building Products

A detail that adds timeless beauty to homes
Use LP Smartside to build the timeless, beautiful style of board & batten. LP SmartSide siding works and cuts like traditional wood but requires no special tools. LP SmartSide siding offers multiple options to create your board & batten look!

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Let the light in

New windows are an excellent way for your clients to improve energy efficiency and enhance the look of their homes. JELD-WEN’s window gallery offers a look at the many choices for home retrofits, including casement, single hung, awning and more.

Check out JELD-WEN’s tips on how to get the best measurement on your unique renovation project.

How colour contributes to accessible design

As the population ages, more Canadians are opting to renovate homes that will accommodate them for a lifetime. That’s where accessible design comes in. This residential case study featured by Sherwin Williamsexplains how wider walkways, well-placed light switches, furniture spacing and even colour contrasting contribute to accessible design success.

  • Colour-contrasting surfaces aid the visually impaired
  • Flat enamel finish interior paints minimize light reflection, which can be disoriented for people with visual impairment.

Sherwin Williams has a broad range of colour selections and tips for contractors to help your clients find the colours most suited to their homes.

General Paint

Breeze is a high quality, 100% acrylic latex to give a flat finish, rich satin finish and a semi-gloss finish. A quick drying, weather-resistant finish for exterior wood, stucco and masonry. For use in low temperatures applications, can be applied as low as 2°C

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Johns Manville

Johns Manville AP™ Foil-Faced Foam Sheathing board is rigid foam sheathing that provides exceptional heat, moisture and air control to protect your building’s exterior walls. When installed correctly, AP Foil provides a one-inch layer of continuous insulation for maximum wall and worksite efficiency and eliminates all major thermal bridges that cause heat loss.

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Got the energy-bill blues? There are many ways to reduce the cost of heating, cooling and electricity in the home. If your windows are older or showing signs of wear, they could be the culprits of exorbitant utility costs. Click here to learn more on the value of vinyl windows.

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Exterior renos? Take the chore out of colour selection

Gentek’s World of Colour offers some great tools to help you and your clients pick the best colour combinations for their exterior home renovations.

Gentek’s colour selection chart helps your homeowner clients choose the right paint selection for vinyl or aluminum siding, soffits and fascia, eaves and vinyl windows.

Plus, Gentek’s photo gallery gives homeowners the visual aid they need when choosing colour combinations for their home exteriors.

Cedar Arbours 60% off.

We have a limited supply of split cedar arbours on for 60% off. They are on sale for $250, the regular price is $650, while quantities last. These things are heavy duty, 8′ tall, 6′ wide, and 3′ deep. They are weathered, but in 2 years the regular priced ones will look the same as these anyway. Check them out here, scroll down to see a picture of the arbour. We also have some weathered split cedar rail fencing posts on sale for half price.

Check out our Simpson Strongtie outdoor accents display

Outdoor Accents is a new line of decorative hardware, featuring ornamental wood connectors and fasteners. Now you can bring both beauty and strength to outdoor living structures such as pergolas, gazebos and patio covers. This corrosion-resistant hardware accommodates 4x and 6x lumber sizes. Find out more!