Mataverde Eurotec Installation Training a Huge Success

Posted by Chris Nolan on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 @ 06:04 AM

We recently had the pleasure of receiving advanced training for the Eurotec Deck System at our offices in New London, CT.  René Jensen, Chief Sales Officer for Eurotec led both the classroom and installation training sessions. I must confess, no matter how well you think you know a particular subject, nothing beats hands-on training, especially installation training.  General Woodcraft’s entire inside sales team, outside sales team and technical staff gained a higher level of understanding and appreciation of the simplicity and functionality of this leading edge deck system.

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Topics: eurotec deck system

Trespa Pura NFC Sidings are a Low Cost and Low Maintenance Cladding Solution

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 @ 07:04 AM

We are delighted to add Trespa Pura NFC® exterior siding to our rain screen cladding options.  After recently announcing this low maintenance siding product, we immediately received an overwhelmingly positive response from the architectural and design communities throughout the US.  Many design professionals have used other Trespa cladding materials in the past and have always been impressed with the quality of the material and the look and performance of the product.  Now you can choose the quality of Trespa at an exceptionally affordable price point.

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FSC Rain Screen Installation in Hawaii

Posted by Kathleen Crook on Tue, Apr 5, 2016 @ 07:04 AM


HONOLULU, HAWAII In 2015, the Ala Moana Center was “refreshed” with a major extension. A portion of that extension included a very “sweet” Gelato Bar.  A truly welcome addition to a day in a climate that makes the  cold, tasty dessert a must after a successful shopping trip.

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Topics: rain screen

Mataverde Introduces Trespa Pura NFC Exterior Sidings

Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 @ 07:03 AM

“Trespa Pura NFC® low maintenance sidings offer the beautiful look of real wood.”

Mataverde proudly introduces Trespa Pura NFC® Sidings -  the latest addition to their line of premium exterior siding solutions. Trespa Pura NFC® is a contemporary and sustainable form of exterior cladding made from up to 70% natural fibers and artfully designed to look and feel like natural wood. Weather-resistant, long-lasting and easy to clean, Trespa Pura NFC® sidings offer the warmth and beauty of wood – with none of the hassles.

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Topics: rain screen, trespa, siding

Ipe Rain Screen Adorns New Building in Brooklyn, NY

Posted by Kathleen Crook on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 @ 07:03 AM


880 DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn, New York was a one-story building on a major bustling street that has been gaining popularity as Brooklyn becomes “the place to live.”  After architectural review, it was approved to become a 7-story building containing 47 condominiums.  Mataverde Premium Ipe was used to clad a large portion of the building.  Climate-Shield® Rain Screen System™ was used as the cladding system for the Ipe hardwood siding.  Masonry was used on the remainder of the building.  As you can see, the combination of the wood and the masonry creates a beautiful blend of materials.

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Topics: rain screen siding, Climate-Shield Rain Screen System, ipe siding, ipe rain screen, ipe rainscreen

Is Climate-Shield the Best Rain Screen System to Install?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Wed, Mar 2, 2016 @ 07:03 AM

This goes up so fast. Arrived Monday at noon. Finished 5 pm Tuesday.”

We have heard back from many contractors and installers over the past several years and the general consensus is that the Climate-Shield® Rain Screen System™ is both the fastest and most user-friendly wood rain screen system to install. Because we have invested so much effort into making this high performance system easy to install, that’s great news to hear.


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Topics: rain screen installation

Is Climate-Shield the Best Rain Screen System?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Thu, Feb 25, 2016 @ 07:02 AM

If you’re searching for the best rain screen system for your project design, there are a number of factors you will likely want to consider.  Some of the key design criteria we hear frequently from architects and design professionals relate to the performance of the system, life cycle of the system, impact on the environment, look and feel of the cladding options, design flexibility, energy savings, mold and moisture management and resistance to the weather.

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Topics: Climate-Shield Rainscreen Wood siding system

Mataverde Eurotec Deck System makes US Debut at IBS

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Feb 9, 2016 @ 07:02 AM

Las Vegas- The Mataverde® Eurotec® Deck System made its debut in the US at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas. The IBS Show itself was exceptionally well attended and the revolutionary aluminum framed deck system was well received.

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Topics: Mataverde Eurotec Deck System, eurotec deck system

What Experts Say about the Benefits of a Wood Rain Screen

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 @ 07:01 AM

After thirty years in the building industry not too many things really surprise me. However, I recently re-read a great article about avoiding moisture problems in today’s homes and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It contained a lot of common sense and practical information that are “must knows” if you want to extend the usable lifetime of your home and minimize failures in your dwelling.

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Mataverde Eurotec Deck System to be Unveiled at IBS

Posted by Chris Nolan on Fri, Jan 15, 2016 @ 07:01 AM

Are you planning to attend the International Builders Show in Las Vegas? If you are interested in rooftop and/or patio decks, you don’t want to miss Eurotec® at Booth S2512 . Eurotec will be displaying their patented Aluminum System Profile™ deck framing system in the US for the first time together with their North American partner Mataverde® Premium Decking™.

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