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The model shown includes certain optional decorative elements:

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1. Architectural asphalt shingles, 30-year guarantee

The architectural asphalt shingles form the part of the roof that is most affected by the rigours of a harsh climate. It is therefore very important to use adequate covering. Today, asphalt shingles not only protect, they also serve as a decorative element. That’s why Maison Nordique uses architectural shingles that enhance the look of the roof as well as offer a 30-year guarantee.

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2. Aluminum fascia

Aluminum fascia both protects the fascia board against adverse weather and is an element of decoration. Several colours are available to go with the soffit.

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3. Gable vent

A gable vent serves to ventilate the attic, allowing the air to freely circulate.

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4. Fibreglass membrane valley

The fibreglass membrane valley ensures no water penetrates the junction of the roof and gable. A fibreglass membrane gives the covering more pliability and also eliminates the risk of corrosion that other materials undergo with time.

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5. Self-adhesive membrane

The membrane, composed of fibreglass, asphalt and sand, ensures that strategic areas are completely watertight.

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6. Dried-wood roof trusses with metal plates

Roof trusses make up the structure of your roof. They bear the weight of the snow in winter. Different slopes can be chosen depending on the look you want to give your home.

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7. 1/2 in. sheathing plywood

Maison Nordique uses only plywood to cover the roof and the exterior walls of its homes. Plywood offers several advantages: it is more rigid, allowing it to support a heavier load of snow, and provides better moisture resistance than other materials.

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8. Air barrier/rain barrier

The air barrier/rain barrier is a material used to completely wrap the structure of your home in order to protect it against air and water infiltration while allowing water vapour to freely escape.

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9. Exterior siding

Exterior siding can be composed of different materials (vinyl, wood, brick) and protects the structure from adverse weather.

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10. Aluminum soffit

The soffit is crucial for ventilating the attic space. Made up of interlocking pre-drilled aluminum panels and installed under the overhang, it comes in several colours to complement the fascia.

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11. Fascia board

The fascia board allows the exterior finishing of the roof (ventilated aluminum soffit and aluminum fascia) to be installed. It also allows the gutters (not included) to be attached, which keep rain water from the roof away from the foundation.

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12. 1 in. X 3 in. wood furring strips at 16 in. CO

1 in. x 3 in. wood furring strips allow a solid installation of the gypsum panels and create an air chamber between the gypsum panels and vapour barrier. The air chamber allows the humidity trapped by the vapour barrier to dissipate.

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13. 0.006 in. clear polyethylene vapour barrier

The vapour barrier stops humidity from getting into the roof insulation. It is placed over the entire ceiling area and provides a watertight barrier between the house and attic.

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14. Sprayed urethane insulation of ceiling electrical boxes

This technique ensures that no heat and/or humidity will escape upwards to the roof, thus fully preserving the insulating properties of the roof insulation.

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15. 1/2 in. gypsum plasterboard

Gypsum is a modern finishing element that offers fire-retardant properties and greater flexibility in terms of decorating. The gypsum panels in the bathroom are water-resistant, providing additional protection against humidity.

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16. Beno-Vent ventilation

This ventilation consists of pieces of extruded polystyrene that serve to ventilate the roof by preventing the bulk cellulose from blocking the ventilation soffits in the attic space (installed only if necessary).

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17. R-54 blown insulation of attic space

Blown insulation is an insulating material that allows greater flexibility in terms of installation Insulation is blown into the interior of the roof to ensure that all the spaces in the roof are seamlessly filled. The roof is further insulated through the combination of other materials and air chambers, providing a total insulation of R-56.

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18. 1/2 in. gypsum plasterboard

Gypsum is a modern finishing element that offers fire-retardant properties and greater flexibility in terms of decorating. The gypsum panels in the bathroom are water-resistant, providing additional protection against humidity.

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19. 2 in. x 3 in. furring strips at 16 in. OC

The use of 2 in. x 3 in. furring strips offers a number of advantages such as a larger air chamber between the gypsum plasterboard and the vapour barrier, which provides a superior insulation of the walls. It also avoids any thermal breaks that can occur if the vapour barrier or wall insulation is pierced during the installation of electrical boxes, plugs and switches.

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20. 3/4 in. insulation panel with reflective foil vapour barrier

The insulation panel with reflective foil vapour barrier is an envelope that prevents water vapour from getting into the wall structure. This type of vapour barrier also increases the thermal resistance of exterior walls and, with the metallic surface facing inwards, reflects heat towards the interior.

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21. 2 in. X 6 in. dried No. 1 structural wood frame at 16 in. CO

The structural solid wood frame provides better solidity and excellent soundproofing. At each opening (doors and windows), the studs are doubled in order to reinforce the structure and allow the doors and windows to be installed.

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22. Weatherproof sealant

The weatherproof sealant seals any area where air could get in, notably at floor and wall junctions and along doubled studs where doors and windows are installed.

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23. R-24 mineral wool wall insulation

Mineral wool (fibreglass) is the most common insulating material used in residential construction. Easy to install, it is non-flammable properties. Exterior walls are further insulated through the combination of other wall materials, providing a total insulation of R-39.

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24. 3/8 in. wall plywood

Maison Nordique uses only plywood to cover the exterior walls of its homes. Plywood has the advantage of being more rigid, providing a stiffer wall, as well as being more resistant to humidity than other materials.

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24. 3/8 in. wall plywood

Maison Nordique uses only plywood to cover the exterior walls of its homes. Plywood has the advantage of being more rigid, providing a stiffer wall, as well as being more resistant to humidity than other materials.

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25. 1 in. expanded polystyrene insulation panel with air barrier

The 1-in. expanded polystyrene insulation panel with air barrier is used to wrap the entire structure of the house in order to protect it from infiltration from air and rain while allowing water vapour to freely escape.

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26. 1 in. x 4 in. wood furring

1 in. x 4 in. wood furring strips allow a solid installation of the gypsum panels and create an air chamber between the gypsum panels and vapour barrier.

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27. Exterior siding

Exterior siding can be composed of different materials (vinyl, wood, brick) and protects the structure from adverse weather.

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28. 2 in. x 4 in. partitions at 16 in. OC

Wood partitions offer a number of advantages over those made of metal. Wood gives your interior walls greater solidity and provides better soundproofing by reducing the vibrations in the walls. Plus it is a carbon-neutral and therefore environment-friendly material.

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29. Cupboards and vanities

A key decorative element of a home, the cupboards must reflect your taste. We offer a full range of materials in a vast selection of colours.

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30. Decorative jointed pine baseboards and mouldings

Decorative jointed pine baseboards and mouldings are included in all our homes. They are provided precut but not installed, so you can have your plastering done before installing them.

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31. Decorative hollow-core wood fibre interior doors

Interior doors are an important decorative element of a home. Several embossed motifs are available.

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32. 1/2 in. gypsum plasterboard

Gypsum is a modern finishing element that offers fire-retardant properties and greater flexibility in terms of decorating. The gypsum panels in the bathroom are water-resistant, providing additional protection against humidity.

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33. High-quality Select B.C. Fir 5/8 in. plywood flooring

The tongued and grooved plywood flooring is installed in a way that eliminates all creaking and noise. The sheets are installed so all the joints are positioned on top of a joist. They are then tongued and grooved, glued and screwed.

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34. 11 in. high open web floor joists at 16 in. OC

The open web joist is an important structural element of the floor. Joists come in various forms, but the open web joist offers the most advantages: wide support base for the plywood; simplified design for the installation of the ventilation system, plumbing and electrical wires; and is not structurally compromised when the latter are installed, in contrast to other types of joists like the I-joist, whose centre is composed only of wood particleboard.

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35. LVL rim joist and central girder

The rim joist goes around the entire house and serves as the foundation. The central girder is at the centre of the house and supports the middle of the structure. LVL is an engineered material that is more rigid than conventional 2 in. x 10 in. lumber.

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36. 100% PVC windows

ENERGY STAR®-certified 100% PVC, low-E argon INEX spacer windows, 25-year warranty.

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37. Entry Door

Quality insulated solid steel entry door

Mini-Maison #2

All our homes bear this seal. It guarantees that when you choose a Maison Nordique home, you are getting a home perfectly suited to northern climate conditions whose components surpass industry standards in terms of quality: Energy Star®-certified windows, R-39 wall insulation, R-56 roof insulation, thermal caulking at exterior wall and floor junctions, and much more. With Blizzard certification comes the certainty that you’ll always feel comfortable in your own home.