Kebony Siding Approved for Climate-Shield Rain Screen System

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 @ 06:04 AM

We have been testing and evaluating Kebony® wood for some time now and have found it to be a unique wood siding product with exceptional stability. Kebony was developed in Norway and the Kebony technology permanently modifies the cell walls of Radiata Pine wood to create a sustainable siding material with great looks and remarkable performance. Because of its performance and durability, Kebony has been approved for use with the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System.

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Topics: rain screen, kebony

What is an Open Joint Wood Rain Screen?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 @ 06:04 AM

“An open joint wood rain screen is a construction method that uses wood siding as the outer “rain screen” layer, creates a “wall cavity” (space between the back of the siding and the outer building envelope) and has an open joint in the wood siding to allow for ventilation.”

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Topics: rain screen design, rain screen

Trespa Pura NFC sidings vs. Fiber Cement Siding

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Apr 4, 2017 @ 06:04 AM


We recently had a client share with us that the price of Trespa siding materials was more than the total cost of labor and materials for a lower grade siding option (in this case, fiber cement siding).  This may be true regarding the up-front costs, but what about the long-term costs?  What about maintenance costs? …and where does performance and great looks factor into the decision? 

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Topics: Trespa Pura sidings

Installation Tips for Vertical Rain Screens on a Curved Wall

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 @ 06:03 AM

You can create beautiful wood rain screen designs and installations with the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System, horizontally, vertically and diagonally. Climate-Shield really shines on vertical rain screen installations. A unique aspect of the Climate-Shield system is its ability to be installed around curved wall surfaces.

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Topics: vertical rainscreen, rain screen installation

Top 15 Project Uses for Trespa Pura NFC Sidings

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 06:03 AM

We have been working with Trespa Pura NFC® sidings for some time now and we love it. Trespa Pura works exceptionally well on any project where the warm look of real wood is desired and low maintenance is a long term goal. Here are a few things we have learned.  

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Topics: trespa, trespa pura, Trespa Pura sidings

Seal Once with Semi-Transparent Tint for Hardwood Rain Screen Siding

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 06:03 AM

"Seal Once with a semi-transparent tint works well for rain screen hardwood siding. See more about the pros and cons we have learned here."

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Topics: hardwood siding, care and maintenance of decking and siding, siding

Trends in Green Construction

Posted by Jessica Kane on Tue, Mar 7, 2017 @ 06:03 AM

Growing numbers of home and property owners are discovering the many potential benefits that green buildings have to offer. Whether it is minimizing the ecological impact of a household or finding ways to keep utility costs as low as possible, the latest trends in environmentally sustainable building, design and architecture can make quite a difference. Prospective owners who may be considering commissioning a new home or households that may wish to renovations or upgrades on their existing property would do well to learn more about the green construction trends that have the most to offer.

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Topics: green building