With everything you can think of readily available online lately, many people aren’t stopping to check to see if what they are buying is Canadian made. In today’s marketplace, we have all heard the sentiment ‘shop local’. But, why is it so important to support Canadian made building products?
Buying Canadian helps ensure your building products will be designed for our challenging climate and will perform well during our harsh winters and humid summers. In addition, products made here respect Canadian health and safety practices, ensuring both the labour and materials used are ethical and safe.
Monaghan Lumber is a big supporter of Canadian made. If you are looking to do some home renovations this fall, ask them about their selection of Canadian made products.
If it is windows and doors you are after, Monaghan Lumber highly recommends these two Canadian companies: KV Custom Windows and Doors and Lepage Millwork.
KV Custom Windows and Doors, based out of Concord, ON says “A great window, door or patio door begins with experience, knowledge and most of all passion. Our team is passionate about artistry and craftsmanship. Every member not only has a passion, but is backed by years of experience.”
Owners Vince Berardi and Kevin Lev work hard to provide Canadians with state-of-the-art technology, providing your home with the pinnacle of energy efficiency, security and longevity, and say: “We are passionate about supporting our country and province, ensuring that the rich history in manufacturing remains part of the Canadian infrastructure.”
Lepage Millwork is based out of Rivière-Du-Loup, Quebec and for over 70 years has been a respected contributor to economic growth in Canada – they take pride in being a local job creator and work hard to use regional suppliers for their products.
As manufacturers of wood and aluminum clad hybrid/steel & PVC windows and doors, Lepage is a great choice for those looking to source Canadian made.
Lepage are also great leaders when it comes to environmentally conscious business practices, “At Lepage our commitment to be an environmentally responsible company is one we take seriously. We source out supplies in bulk from local and regional vendors and schedule product deliveries to maximise available space in each truck, significantly reducing air pollution from product transportation. We also use 100% of all Lepage wood waste to generate heat and steam for our production facilities, reducing reliance on fossil fuels and ultimately reducing our carbon footprint.”
Perhaps you are upgrading your windows and doors, perhaps it is a new build you are planning – either way, Monaghan Lumber Specialties encourages you to shop local – and thinking Canadian is a great way to approach all your projects!
Monaghan Lumber, 2129 Davis Road, Cavan Monaghan (Peterborough)
1-800-354-3195 Phone: 705-742-9353