Best Way to Install a Vertical Wood Rain Screen

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 06:02 AM

With most vertical wood rain screen designs it is usually necessary to install horizontal wood furring strips to attach the siding. This can be problematic for several reasons. Because an effective wood rain screen is an "open joint" system by design, there needs to be a way to let any bulk water intrusion to drain out. A horizontal furring strip prevents this from happening. This is not a good idea - especially when there are better options.

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Topics: vertical rainscreen, rainscreen

Wood Rain Screen Installation Made Easy

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Feb 7, 2017 @ 06:02 AM

If you are one of the nearly 7 million people in the construction industry and you have NOT installed a wood rain screen system, you are not alone. We are here to help you. Rain screen design has already taken a firm footing in the construction and design fields - and it is not going away. Rain screen design simply makes too much sense to avoid it. A well designed wood rain screen is not just a beautiful facade for a home or building; it saves energy, protects the building envelope, minimizes mold potential, adds value to the property and adds lifetime to a structure.

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Topics: wood rainscreen installation

Eurotec Deck System Well Received at International Builders Show

Posted by Chris Nolan on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 @ 06:02 AM

The Eurotec deck system was very well received by builders and professional contractors at the recent IBS Show in Orlando, Florida. The Eurotec deck system can be used over concrete slabs, balconies and flat roofs to create a deck with a commanding view of the area. Eurotec has a unique patented aluminum system profile that serves as a joist and can be used with a range of adjustable height pedestals.

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Topics: Mataverde Eurotec Deck System, eurotec deck system

Hardwood Decking Grain and Color Variations

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 06:01 AM

One of the most striking features about the look of exotic hardwood decking is the wild tropical variations of their graining and colors. Natural hardwood decking species like Machiche, Garapa, Cumaru and Ipe are stunningly beautiful and they last remarkably well over long periods of time. While most domestic hardwoods offer some minor color and grain variations, exotic hardwoods take this distinctive look to a whole new level. 

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Topics: best decking, hardwood decking

Trespa Pura a Big Hit at IBS Show in Orlando

Posted by Chris Nolan on Thu, Jan 26, 2017 @ 06:01 AM

Trespa Pura NFC® sidings were a big hit at the International Builders Show in Orlando recently. Home builders, remodelers, residential contractors and tradespeople from all over the US and beyond attended this event. Traffic was heavy and interest was high for the Trespa Pura NFC family of siding options.  Architects who have specified and designed with Trespa products over many years will tell you about the quality, beauty and performance of Trespa claddings. Builders value the ease of installation, beauty and curb appeal that Trespa siding creates.

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Topics: trespa

Ipe Decking Ages Gracefully and Outlasts Other Wood Decking

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 06:01 AM

We get a lot of questions about what will Ipe decking and other hardwood decking materials look like when they age? How long will hardwood decking last? We have written about this in the past in articles and our websites. As a matter of fact, one of our most widely viewed videos answers both of these questions.

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Topics: best decking, low maintenance decking

Featured Wood Rain Screen Project Designs

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @ 06:01 AM

Over the past five years or so, many of our clients have sent us some great pictures of their wood rain screen projects using the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System. There have been some absolutely stunning rain screen designs and installations. They have incorporated some exciting hardwood cladding species such as Ipe, Cumaru, Garapa, Machiche and other wood siding into their rain screen designs.  

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Topics: rain screen design, Climate-Shield Rain Screen System