Building Products

Whether you are a homeowner or a contractor, the Real Home Show is the place to be “if you’re serious about building,” says Mike Connors, owner of Capstone Building Products.

Capstone has been involved with the Real Home Show since the company was formed in 2008. This is its fourth year as a major sponsor. Connors says what has made his company an ongoing, proud supporter is the quality of the show’s exhibitors and visitors alike. “People come to this show with the intent to ask important questions, to meet real builders, renovators and professional contractors, and to view quality products from the best manufacturers or distributors in Nova Scotia,” he says.

Capstone specializes in high-level building and renovation products for home exteriors. “We always try to be on the leading edge,” says Connors when describing the range of window, siding, door, trim and roofing products his company showcases. “We want to align with industry leading manufacturers and introduce the latest innovative ideas, whether it’s from a colour, aesthetic or manufacturing adjustment point of view.”

At this year’s Real Home Show, attendees will have the chance to see many of these revolutionary and trendy items and discuss their key features with Capstone staff. Some of the products on display will include IKO Industries’ five new high-definition roofing colours, Owens Corning’s innovative SureNail Technology, All Weather Windows’ V-weld “technology of the future,” Certain Teed siding and trim and Wayne Dalton garage doors.

Connors encourages those wanting to learn about their products to stop by the booth. “We find it easier if they come through the door asking us questions,” he says. “It leads us in the right direction and we have more than enough ability to help. We have knowledgeable, experienced people who we employ, but we also have leading industry brands that we represent, so it’s a good combination.”

It is this ability to be able to “see, touch and experience” actual products and talk to contractors, distributors and manufacturers that makes the Real Home Show so beneficial, says Connors. “People are faced with a daunting task when planning a project,” he says. “Even when they are working with a qualified professional, they are still responsible for choosing things like colour, texture, sizes… and that doesn’t include other less visible choices, such as product durability, life-expectancy, warranty, or energy efficiency.”

For three days, all this expertise in one space is an extremely valuable resource, not to mention a time-saver. “The Real Home Show provides the rare opportunity for prospective home buyers or those planning renovations to visit many, if not most, of the local professional builders and renovators, along with the various products they will be using, all under one roof,” says Connors. “Just visiting the home show for a day will be time well spent and a wise investment in the future success of your project.”

Capstone Building Supplies is a major sponsor and proud supporter of The Real Home Show

Michelle Brunet

Michelle Brunet

Michelle Brunet is a freelance writer based in her hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has had the pleasure of contributing to various publications and websites, including Celtic Life International, Halifax Magazine, The Coast, Bedford Magazine, Resources Quarterly, Atlantic Books Today, up! magazine and My Destination Nova Scotia