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Get $4 Off On Your BC Home and Garden…

We’re excited to be an exhibitor at the 43rd annual BC Home + Garden Show. This year’s show features more than 425 exhibitors and celebrity guests including  HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler, and Carson Arthur, landscape designer and star of HGTV’s new series Home to Win. You’ll find seminars, and live demos featuring innovation, inspiration and expert advice at every turn from Vancouver’s top gardners and design experts.

SilverLine welcomes all of our old and new customers to come and visit us at Booth 1514.Click the link below for a saving of $4 off your regular admission! Mark your calendars, don’t miss out!

Window

4 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

4 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

Did you know that your windows have a best before date? Windows that need replacing won’t allow you to get the most out of your building. They cost you money in heating, the let in the sounds from next door, and they’re unsightly. But how do you know when it’s time to put in new windows? Most of us don’t even know what to look for.

 

Baby It’s Cold in Here

 

Was your home chillier than usual this winter? Is your office plagued by drafts? As windows age, they are less able to keep the cold air on the outside. It might be a good idea to try weather stripping or other easier fixes, but persistent, noticeable drafts are a big sign that it’s time to upgrade.

 

Money, Money

 

If your energy bill seems to be creeping higher and higher but you’re not keeping your building any warmer, it could be your windows. Older windows are less efficient to begin with, and the problem worsens as the windows age. The situation is especially dire if you’re still using single pane windows. But good news: Replacing these windows is a win/win. You’ll not only get attractive new windows, but you’ll immediately start saving money in reduced heating and cooling costs.

 

Impossible to Open

 

You may have noticed issues with the functionality of your windows, and that’s a big indicator that they’re nearing the end of their life span. One common issue is a window that settles in such a way that it takes The Incredible Hulk to open or close it. Windows that won’t open and close aren’t just irritable; They create a fire and safety hazard.

 

Double and triple pane windows create an additional concern: The seal around the window may deteriorate, allowing condensation to build up between the pans. Not only is the condensation unsightly and hard to clean, but it’s an indicator that the window is no longer doing its job.

 

Everything is Beautiful

 

Last but definitely not least: Your windows may be unsightly. Deteriorated, aged, or unattractive windows decrease your curb appeal and make your entire building less attractive. Perhaps they don’t match the look of your building and create an unappealing contrast. Maybe you have older wooden windows and you’re ready to move up to a material that requires less upkeep. There have never been more options for versatile, weather-resistant, and varied windows than there are right now.

 

The weather is warming up, and now is the time to explore your window options. SilverLine Exteriors provides expert assistance in choosing and installing windows. SilverLine is a local vinyl windows manufacturer at Port Coquitlam and serves homes and businesses throughout the Greater Vancouver area.

Doors

Choosing Your Entrance Door

Choosing an Entrance Door

Have you ever thought about your door? Yes, your front door. A new door is an easy, cost-effective way to boost your building’s curb appeal. The right door will pull together your entire front facade and help you make the perfect first impression. Plus, exterior doors aren’t just for aesthetics. A good door will make your building more energy efficient. But how do you choose the right door?

 

First, Pick a Material

 

The most important consideration when choosing a door is the material the door is made of, so why not start there? Different mterials have different advantages and disadvantages. Two common contemporary options are steel, and fiberglass.

 

Steel

Steel doors are usually made from a wooden frame with a steel “skin.” The inside of the door contains insulation. Steel doors are ideal for repelling possible invaders. They can be dented, but repairs are easy to achieve. The right steel door can be energy efficient as well. Steel is a cost-effective option, and a new steel door will generally be less expensive than other options. The downside is that steel is not as hard-wearing as fiberglass. Expect to replace a steel door sooner than the fiberglass alternative.

 

Fiberglass

Fiberglass doors are most notable for their nearly infinite variation. Choose a door that mimics wood near-perfectly, but without the cumbersome upkeep that wood requires. No material can compete with fiberglass when it comes to ease of care; Doors regularly last for fifteen to twenty years without needing so much as a touch-up. Fiberglass is not heavy, and a door with a foam core provides insulation. In addition, a fiberglass door is almost as effective at preventing unwanted intruders as a steel door is. In terms of price, fiberglass is more expensive than steel, but less expensive than a wooden door — and that doesn’t even include the necessary maintenance a wood door will require.

 

Be an ENERGY STAR

 

Did you know that the right door can pay for itself? The key is choosing a door that is energy efficient, having it professionally installed by an expert, and making smart use of weather stripping. You may be familiar with the ENERGY STAR rating from purchasing other appliances, and doors can be ENERGY STAR rated as well. Both steel and fiberglass doors are available in ENERGY STAR varieties.

 

Colour Me Beautiful

 

Once you’ve selected the right material, it’s type to start browsing colours and styles. A discreet, classic door sends one message, while an aggressively modern door can make an entirely different impression. Consider using your door as a fun or interesting focal point for your facade: Choose a bright colour or distinctive style to draw interest and make a strong impression.

 

The best way to select a door you’ll be happy with for the long term is to work with an expert. SilverLine Exteriors carries a wide range of both fiberglass and steel doors, and their professional staff would be happy to help you make the right selection for your home or business. SilverLine is a one-stop exterior renovation company at Port Coquitlam and serves homes and businesses throughout the Greater Vancouver area.

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Meet Fiber Cement Siding

Meet Fiber Cement Siding

You’ve probably heard that you only get once chance to make a first impression. That’s as true for houses and buildings as it is for people. A home or building with a modern, updated exterior, one that reflects your personal taste and has stayed in good condition, that puts potential buyers in the right frame of mind before they even enter the door. It used to be true that exterior siding was bound to be costly, to be expensive to install, and to require lots of upkeep. Thanks to modern materials, that’s no longer true, and you don’t have to compromise quality for price and convenience. Vinyl is one great option, especially for the highly budget-conscious consumer, but what if vinyl doesn’t meet your needs? The right choice might be a term you’ve never even heard: Fiber cement siding.

 

Fiber Cement Siding? What’s That?

Fiber cement siding is a composite material, a combination of cement, sand, and cellulose (a plant product). The resulting material skillfully imitates traditional wooden siding in all its forms, including boards, planks, and shingles. Fiber cement siding can also be used in sheet form for a uniquely modern look.

 

A Wealth of Advantages

The advantages of fiber cement siding aren’t limited to its ability to provide a sophisticated, attractive exterior. Fiber cement siding is also:

  • –        Durable. Weather proof and long-lading, it is far less susceptible to weather conditions, including the rain and damp of the Pacific Northwest. As it ages, it won’t warp and won’t bend.
  • –        Pest proof. Fiber cement is resistant to termites and rot.
  • –        Fire safe. Fiber cement siding is non-combustible, meaning it won’t burn or melt, and provides protection for your family or business.
  • –        Flexible. Fiber cement comes in a wide variety of textures and veneers. It’s also fully paintable, so you aren’t locked in to one colour at installation time.

 

Choose to Work With an Industry Leader

James Hardie has been virtually synonymous with fiber cement siding since its inception, and has now been installed on over five million North American homes. In 2013, James Hardie earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for its products. James Hardie has even confronted one of the main downsides of fiber cement siding: It generally needs to be painted regularly. With Hardie’s ColorPlank®  technology, their siding, like vinyl, is installed with the colour you choose.

 

Silverline Exteriors carries a full range of siding products, including fiber cement. They are particularly proud to carry a full line of James Hardie products. Silverline is a one-stop exterior renovation company at Port Coquitlam and serves homes and businesses throughout the Greater Vancouver area.

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