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.Read More
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™.Read More
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Every professional contractor and tradesman knows that you need the right tools to do a job properly. The right tools help a project get completed on schedule, efficiently and in the best workmanlike manner possible. No tool box is complete without all the right tools.Read More
Topics: decking and siding installation
High winds, corrosive sea spray and flooding can wreak havoc on an a shoreline structure's exterior cladding system. A when building along the coast, nobody is more keenly aware of the ocean's destructive force - and the need for durable, weather-resistant exterior siding - than the United States Coast Guard.Read More
This residential rain screen project in coastal Narragansett, Rhode Island is a tribute to the versatility and exotic beauty of Cumaru hardwood. Incredibly dense and naturally resistant to damage from decay, fire and insects, this popular South American wood species is an ideal cladding material for shoreline construction. In this featured design, Cumaru rain screen siding creates a show-stopping home that will gracefully endure the Atlantic Ocean's very worst for many decades.Read More
An Ipe pergola (or other durable exterior hardwood) is an attractive way to enhance your home’s exterior with shaded outdoor living space. Characterized by an open cross-rafter roof, vertical posts and trellised or open walls, pergolas can be freestanding, attach directly to a building or connect two structures (e.g., spa and pool house). When customized with durable ipe hardwood, this simple garden structure becomes a stunning focal point that can be virtually maintenance free.
The rich tones of Ipe Decking help to warmly welcome Ocean House guests from their wraparound porch and create stunning decks and walkways on multiple levels throughout the five star property.
The story of the Ocean House - Watch Hill, Rhode Island’s landmark hotel - spans generations and reads like a modern developer’s fairy tale. Originally built in 1868, the Victorian Mansion made its debut as a seaside resort for refined travelers three years after the cessation of the Civil War.Read More
The rich warm tones of Premium Ipe Hardwood Decking and Garapa Hardwood Decking add curb appeal and elegance to any exterior project. When the two wood species are featured together - the results are spectacular.Read More
The tiny house movement is gaining popularity across the country as people from all walks of life are choosing a simpler, more eco-friendly way of life. Also known as small houses, or micro houses, these cost-effective, highly efficient dwellings allow one to reside in locations that might otherwise prove difficult for a full-sized structure. Look closely, for example, along Maine’s densely wooded lakeshores and you’ll see this charming little cabin and its Garapa hardwood deck, nestled amongst the native birch trees.Read More