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Alside Expands Promenade Patio Door Collection with Contemporary and Classic Styles

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012


Functionality and energy efficiency inspire patio doors’ design.alside siding and patio doors



February 14, 2012 – CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio – Alside, a leading manufacturer of vinyl windows and siding, is expanding the Promenade Patio Doors Collection with the introduction of Contemporary-Style and Classic-Style Sliding Patios Doors. This collection of patio doors is designed to function flawlessly, protecting homes from inclement weather and reducing energy loss while adding exceptional aesthetic value.

“Promenade delivers consumers’ “must-haves” in their ideal patio door,” said Robert Schindler, senior vice president of marketing for Associated Materials, Inc., Alside’s parent company. “Combining beauty, practicality and strength, we’ve created a collection that’s energy efficient with the architectural appeal to fit any home style.”

Both Contemporary-Style, with slim 3″ rails, and Classic-Style, with generous 5″ rails, feature a double-wall design and multi-chambered construction for outstanding strength and thermal protection. For easy, quiet operation of the door panel, these patio doors are developed with a precision-engineered tandem roller system. Promenade patio doors will never need painting; and are made with premium vinyl that won’t chip, peel, crack or warp.

The two new styles join the popular French Rail door with its 5″ top, 7″ bottom, and 3′ side rails introduced last fall.

Designed with energy efficiency in mind, Alside offers a variety of ENERGY STAR® qualified ClimaTech® insulated glass package options that help reduce the transfer of heat and cold, leading to improved energy savings year round. In addition, added thermal performance features such as dual internal and external weatherstripping and a warm-edge spacer system combine to provide homeowners in any part of the country a thermally-efficient solution.

Promenade Contemporary-Style, Classic-Style and French-Style Sliding Patio Doors are all available in 2-, 3- or 4-panel configurations in a variety of sizes. Homeowners can choose from a solid color doors, interior woodgrain choices, and a collection of decorative glass options. For added visual appeal, cut or polished V-grooved glass patterns and six elegant handle finishes also are available.

For additional information on Promenade Sliding Patio Doors or other Alside products, please visit

About Alside

Founded in 1947, Alside is a leading manufacturer of vinyl siding and accessories, vinyl windows and patio doors, and fencing and railing products for the residential and commercial remodeling and new construction markets. With headquarters in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Alside has nearly 3,000 employees at seven manufacturing facilities. Alside products are distributed to licensed professional remodeling contractors and home builders through a network of over 100 company-owned supply centers and select independent distributors across the country.

A division of Associated Materials Incorporated (AMI), Alside is a recognized leader in the home improvement industry and is a charter member of the Vinyl Siding Institute, the American Association of Architects, the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and an ENERGY STAR® partner. For additional information on Alside products, please visit and follow us on Twitter at


EDITORS NOTE: Schantz Home Improvement provides all Alside products and installation in the greater Atlanta Georgia area.




siding project for a homeowner in Atlanta

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

We are starting a new siding project for a homeowner in Atlanta.  This homeowner, unfortunately got taken advantage of by his previous contractor.  This contractor had sided several home in the subdivision and apparently did good job.  Why would someone worry about him not doing just as good a job of them?  Well more than half done, the owner paid the contractor a progress payment and he never came back to finish the job.  He left 1/3 of the home untouched and also retained a deposit for the front door that was never ordered!  No return calls and no way to find him.

Unfortunately, this happens often in our industry!  I have heard this same story almost verbatim a few dozen times at least. A more common story is leaving the job perhaps 5% incomplete. Hundreds of stories there… After doing some due diligence and reading numerous reviews on Schantz, he chose to hire us.  We are glad to be able to help him.  Take heed.  You cannot rely on neighborhood contractors without vetting them out. Do a GA corporation search, check reviews online, view their website, check the BBB.  If you can’t get good information on them, you will be a high risk.  Again, this happens everyday and for most people are shocked they got taken.  Our industry is full of these people.  Protect yourself.  Do your research.

Before and after siding project below (unrelated)

BEFORE PHOTO Siding project in atlanta by contractor Schantz


AFTER PHOTO Atlanta siding project by contractor Schantz

AFTER PHOTO Atlanta siding project by contractor Schantz


Roofs For Troops- GAF Rebate for active and retired military personnel

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Attention Active Military, Veterans, and Retirees. GAF – a U.S.-based corporation – is giving back to our troops.
Receive a $300 rebate off your Lifetime Roofing System* when installed by a GAF Factory-Certified Contractor!

Thank you for your sacrifice and your commitment.

roofs for troops offer

Valid in the U.S. only. Limit one rebate per qualifying individual. Limit one rebate per Lifetime Roofing System* installed by a GAF Factory-Certified Contractor between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Rebate form must be received by January 31, 2013. Improper redemption or use constitutes fraud. GAF reserves the right to audit all redemption claims. GAF reserves the right to cancel or modify rebate program at any time.

*See GAF Shingle & Accessory Ltd. Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions. The word “Lifetime” means as long as the original individual owner of a single family detached residence (or the second owner in certain circumstances) owns the property where the shingles and accessories are installed. For owners/structures not meeting above criteria, Lifetime coverage is not applicable. Lifetime ltd. warranty on accessories requires the use of at least three qualifying GAF accessories and the use of Lifetime Shingles.

* New rebate form as of 1/25/2012

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and follow the simple instructions.

CLICK HERE to find a GAF Factory-Certified Contractor in your area or if you are in the Atlanta, Ga region, contact Schantz Home Improvement, a  GAF
Factory-Certified Master Elite Contractor

What causes condensation on windows?

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Window Condensation occurs whenever the window surface is cool enough to allow moisture in the air to condense on it. That’s why there is some in the winter, especially on older windows that are not insulated, though it could happen in the summer as well.

A glass of ice water sweats because the warm air that surrounds the glass meets the cold surface causing condensation. A window sweats most often when the warm air in your home meets the cold surface of your window in the winter.

It’s important to control condensation since it can damage the window’s components, including causing wood rot, and damage your wall insulation. If it saturates the wall insulation, the insulation effectiveness is reduced.  We don’t recommend wood replacement windows in Atlanta because of the harsh changing weather conditions that can lead to wood rot.

Do you need new windows? Good windows should not have excessive condensation at normal humidity levels (30 percent to 40 percent). TIP: Check to make sure the little breathing holes in your storm windows are not clogged. It’s a simple and easy project you can benefit from.

If your home is fairly new, we’d hope the problem is not your windows, but something else. If you have an older home, an inspection is the best way to see what your problems are and what your options are.

Roof Damage from hail in Atlanta

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

March 2008- This past weekend was one of the most interesting weather weekends the Metro Atlanta area has ever experienced. Friday evening about 10:00 a tornado touched down in downtown Atlanta. Extensive damage was done to the Georgia Dome, the Georgia World Congress Center and various additional buildings throughout the area. Airborne debris and high winds broke windows and lifted the roofs off of several structures. The SEC Basketball Tournament was suspended Friday Night and then relocated to Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the Georgia Tech Campus when it resumed on Saturday.

Starting afternoon severe storms rolled through North Central Georgia. The news broadcasts have shown extensive destruction. What cannot be seen is the damage that hail can cause to a roof. If your home was in one of the area that received hail, you may have damage, some of it hidden.

Schantz Home Improvement deployed a special roofing repair inspection team with specific insurance experience. Whether you need roofing repairs to return to the original condition, or a completely new roof of newer quality, we’ll help you make the decision based on budget, value, insurance recovery and other factors so you can make an informed decision.