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

Top 12 Reasons to Use Trespa Pura Sidings

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 @ 06:02 AM

Trespa has worked diligently to develop a tremendous cladding solution for building and design projects of all types all over the world for over 50 years. Trespa Pura NFC® sidings hit the mark for residential and light commercial projects of all types, shapes and sizes. From a free standing storage building to a multi-family housing project, the Trespa Pura Smart Siding System offers the colors and siding profiles to meet your project needs, durably and affordably.

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Topics: trespa, trespa pura

Installing a Wood Rain Screen Vertically on a Curved Wall

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 06:02 AM

The Climate-Shield® Rain Screen System™ has been praised for its unique ability to be installed vertically, easily and effectively.  Climate-Shield has been acclaimed by architects and design professionals because it is unnecessary to create redundant matrices of furring strips for fastening wood rain screen siding vertically. It affords builders and construction professionals ease of installation, labor and material costs savings, even more so on a vertical rain screen .

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Topics: vertical rainscreen, wood rainscreen

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