Rain Screen Design: To Wood or Not to Wood?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 @ 06:12 AM

"Whether you prefer real wood siding or the look of real wood in a low maintenance rain screen cladding, your design options have improved significantly."

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Topics: rainscreen design, rainscreen

Cedar Wood Rain Screen Installation on Atlantic Ocean

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 @ 06:11 AM

When 2015 Builder of the Year, Michael Scarpa, founder of Coastal Construction Management, LLC was faced with a unique design challenge, the Climate-Shield® Rain Screen System was selected to address design and functional challenges on this ocean front custom home. This new home replaced the demolished existing home and was expertly built directly on the oceanfront in Old Saybrook, CT.

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Topics: rain screen installation, wood siding

Wood Rain Screen Project in Mill Valley, CA

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Nov 22, 2016 @ 08:11 AM

The Mill Valley Planning Commission had heard a number of concerns raised by local citizens about the proposed new bank building, which was planned to be built on an abandoned former gas station property. Among the key concerns were the proposed new building must fit in with the fabric of the Mill Valley community.  

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Topics: rainscreen

Compare Ipe Decking to Garapa Decking

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 08:11 AM

Ipe decking and Garapa are two great hardwood decking options. Depending on your particular needs for your deck project, either of these unique and high performance deck species might work for you. When you compare Ipe to Garapa, each species has some similarities and some key differences. Have a look for yourself.

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Topics: compare ipe to garapa

Machiche Hardwood Rainscreen Project in Los Altos Hills

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Nov 8, 2016 @ 08:11 AM

"This exceptional project design by Swatt Miers features the natural beauty of Machiche hardwood cladding and the Climate-Shield rain screen system for its elegantly simple facade." 

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Topics: Machiche, Climate-Shield Rain Screen System

Compare Ipe Decking to Machiche Decking

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Nov 1, 2016 @ 08:11 AM

Many of our best clients want to know which Mataverde® Premium Hardwood decking species is best for their project. Ipe and Machiche are two excellent hardwood decking options to consider. Compare Ipe to Machiche decking

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Topics: best decking, Mataverde hardwood decking

Which Hardwood Decking Material is Best?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 09:10 AM

If you love the natural look of real wood decking, you probably already know that there are softwood and hardwood decking options that can meet your needs.  Softwood decking material options include pressure treated pine, cedar and redwood all of which require periodic finishing and refinishing to look good and last longer. Depending on your project needs, the best hardwood decking material options include Ipe, Cumaru, Garapa, Cambara and Machiche. 

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Topics: hardwood decking material, hardwood decking