The Bro Shed: Reimagining the Man Cave



If you thought the man cave was a brilliant idea, just wait until you hear about the bro shed. Rather than designating a room in your house to be a place for the boys, why not have an entire shed devoted to bro-ing out?

We all need a space we can hang out, unwind, and be ourselves, and sometimes both men and women need time away from their significant other. That’s why the bro shed is the ideal way to check out and relax after a long day at work.

Whether you want to put a TV in there, fill it with books, a mini bar, or create a secluded office space to work on your side project, fill your bro shed with your favourite items to create a space that’s yours. You can renovate it any way you please and truly convert your shed into a space you can’t wait to spend time in at the end of a long day.

Whether you have a shed that’s just taking up space in your yard, or you want to build one from scratch, here are 5 ways to reimagine the man cave and make your bro shed the most epic hangout space.

1. Interior Siding

If you want a rustic bro shed, consider lining the walls with specialty siding. Sagiper Siding (available at Gentek!) can be used for the interior walls and ceilings of your bro shed. It’s extremely durable, maintenance free, and easy to install if you want to take on the project yourself. The vinyl coating looks like wood, so you can get the rustic feel without the hassle of wood maintenance.

2. Natural Light

Just because you want your bro shed to be low key and secluded, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have any natural light. Quality windows will ensure your space has light ventilation, and brings the outdoors in. Choose from a variety of Gentek windows for ones that suit your bro shed, look good and are low maintenance.

3. An Epic Entry

Your shed can also have an epic entry way with the right entry door. Whether you want double doors that give you a grand opening, or a door with a panel of glass that adds light to your bro shed, you have tons of entry door options to choose from with Gentek. The exterior look of your bro shed is just as important as what’s inside!

4. Paint It

That being said, you can also paint the exterior of your bro shed to reflect your design style. At Gentek, you can get paint codes for ICI/Dulux paints to match your Gentek siding. The ICI/Dulux paints resist fading, abrasions, and aging. They’re long-lasting finish can give your bro shed an upscale appearance in your favourite colour.

5. Make It Your Own

Your bro shed is your space, so make it your own. The furniture, décor and finishes should reflect you and be the ideal space where you can relax and take a load off at the end of the day. The interior and exterior are yours to put your stamp on, so make the most of your bro shed!

Gentek’s Trend Setting Product Sagiper – Featured on Backyard Builds

2017-05-08Sagiper is one of the hottest home design trends of 2017. Made to look like wood without the upkeep, the maintenance free siding option is the perfect way to give any home exterior a gorgeous, natural look. The highly durable vinyl was designed for the outdoors, providing high resistance to UV rays, water absorption and humidity. Plus, it can be used for interior walls and ceiling applications as well.

In the Media

Sagiper was recently featured on the HGTV Backyard Builds ‘Kids’ Clubhouse’ episode, where a garage is turned into a kids’ arts and music hangout. With a son who plays the drums and a daughter who tap dances and plays violin, these parents knew they needed a space where their kids could flourish outside (but close to) the family home. With the use of Sagiper, the hangout is transformed into a kids’ clubhouse any parent would be happy to have in their yard.

Customize with Sagiper

Available in an array of colours, your style will shine through with Sagiper. The highly durable vinyl can give any exterior or interior a facelift, whether it’s adding an exterior addition, outfitting a mobile home, or spicing up your living room with a feature wall. The tongue and groove panels add texture and detail where you need it most, so your space is instantly transformed.

The high-quality look and feel of the Sagiper product line is noticeable at first glance. It has revolutionized the renovation industry, with durability and aesthetics combined. Born in Europe, it was introduced to North America in 2012, and is booming as one of 2017’s most coveted trends.

The Details

While Sagiper is hot from a design standpoint, it’s also one of the most functional products on the market today. The vinyl coating is insect proof, keeping away any unwanted critters. It also has a low expansion and contraction coefficient, making it durable in any climate, and where the temperature is constantly changing. The exterior vinyl coating repels dirt and is easily cleaned, and the vinyl colour will never fade.

Sagiper has a water absorption level of 0.04% making it ideal for areas of high humidity and homes near the coastline where corrosion is typical due to sea spray. It absorbs more than 97% UV radiation, increasingly its longevity and durability.

The Last Word

If you’ve been looking for the perfect material to outfit your home, and love the look of wood, but are turned off by the high maintenance that comes with it, you can stop your search at Sagiper. This trendsetting product is available at Gentek in all different colours to suit your design needs. Customize you interior or exterior with a high-quality product that’s eye-catching and trendy.

Are you renovating your home? What do you think of the Sagiper product line?



Sagiper: The Beauty of Wood In Versatile Vinyl Panels


In a land of trees like Canada, many homeowners love the rich look of wood as an exterior product. But real wood can be high-maintenance and vulnerable to insects, water and weather.

For a great-looking alternative Gentek Building Products proudly offers innovative, versatile replica-wood vinyl panels, a new product from Sagiper North America.

Suitable for a variety of exterior and interior applications – including cladding, soffits, covered decks, front veranda areas, interior walls, ceilings and more – Sagiper give you the warm, characterful look of wood without the hassle.

Sagiper’s tongue-and-groove PVC planks are wrapped in a high-quality exterior vinyl coating that makes them almost maintenance-free. These highly durable panels are a cinch to clean – even graffiti can be easily removed, though we hope you’ll never have to. They are also impenetrable by insects.

With extremely low water absorption, Sagiper vinyl panels are ideal for high-humidity areas and near coastlines, where salt spray can corrode exterior metals and woods. They are also available in a wide range of colours, with select choices stocked at Gentek branches and others easily available through custom order.

Expand your design options with Sagiper replica-wood vinyl panels, now available through at Gentek Building Products locations across Canada. Find out more at Sagiper’s website.