Benjamin Sullivan
25 jun 2015
Supplier Spotlight: GenTek


If home design is your passion you’ll want to see what our friends over at GenTek have come up with. On their website these pro siding and window manufacturers have two interactive “MyDesign Home Studio” flash services that let you test out design possibilities for your home. If you think that sounds like an engaging and innovative way for you to visualize your home improvement ideas, you’re right. As renovation enthusiasts, we here at NDW were very excited to try these services out, and we weren’t disappointed.

Once you click the appropriate link on GenTek’s webpage, the services pop up in a separate tab within your browser. After the few seconds it takes to load, a drop down menu and an image of a house are shown. The service is comprised of using the menu that contains different home renovation options to manipulate the image of the house to your liking. Although these services are simple, the sheer amount of options available make for a fun mix-and-match experience. 

The first interactive experience is the Siding Design Studio, which gives you the ability to try different styles and combinations of siding and exterior accents on one of the two virtual houses: a 2-story Colonial and 1-Story Ranch. A comprehensive selection of GenTek’s siding, trim and exterior accent product act as your tools in crafting your dream home. Another mechanism the service boasts is the vast collection of GenTek’s modern and classic colours for the doors, windows, shingles and soffits that all look fantastic. Experimenting with a plethora of unique exterior layouts and schemes was quick, simple and incredibly fun. 

The second service is the Window Design Studio, which positions the user on the inside of the house and is focused on showcasing GenTek’s amalgamation of styles and colours for window frames and glass. Patio doors, casements, and awnings are just a few of the several designs, all with variations on the number of windows present. The cut of the glass is also customizable, with 4 options available: colonial, diamond, perimeter and double perimeter. This service in particular was helpful in providing a clearer picture of our designs, even allowing us to change the floor and wall colours to suit our window selection.

We had a blast with GenTek’s MyDesign Home Studio. The services were accessible and allowed us to jump right in and bring our design ideas to life. The icing on the cake is the ability to print off your drafts and use them as a reference later! Our team came up with some pretty stellar designs, but we’re even more excited to see what you bring to the table!

At the end of the day, GenTek’s products are as reliable in quality as their online tools are engrossing. We’ve partnered with them because they continue to offer residents of Halifax premium offerings for their next DIY home overhaul or touch up, and a rich selection of tools made to visualize the changes. In a digital age, GenTek has got showing off its product down to a science, and we’re sure you’ll love what they have to offer.  

Amazing crew, the two installers were punctual, of good humor, and very skilled in their workmanship, even with the additional repair required on a Friday morning before a long weekend. They were both truly professional and I commend them both! A job very well done!

Mike L.


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