Three Important Advantages of Ipe Decking

Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, May 26, 2015 @ 07:05 AM

Despite this winter's record snowfall in many parts of the country, summer is finally approaching. Across the country, homeowners are happily stowing away their shovels and snow blowers in anticipation of sunnier days. Many too, are making plans to build new decks or renovate tired old decks that have seen better days.

When it's time to choose a decking material, people are often shocked by the number of wood decking and synthetic decking materials available. You can almost hear the collective groan. They simply want to know, which decking material is best? Well, one favorite among builders and homeowners is Ipe hardwood decking - chosen for its amazing strength, extreme durability and natural beauty. Read on for more advantages and how it may work for your project.

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Topics: ipe wood, ipe hardwood

Make the Most of Outdoor Living with Hardwood Decking

Posted by Amy Cornell on Wed, May 20, 2015 @ 07:05 AM

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Topics: hardwood decking material, decking material

Benefits of Rain Screen Siding

Posted by Amy Cornell on Wed, May 13, 2015 @ 07:05 AM

Most homeowners would agree that their greatest financial investment is their home. Naturally they want to protect their greatest asset with hopes of maintaining or increasing its value. The task begins from the outside-in with the commitment to use the best exterior siding material for the job. Builders and architects both agree, the leading choice for a beautiful exterior cladding is wood rain screen siding.

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Topics: rain screen, rain screen systems

Tips for Choosing Premium Hardwood Decking Material

Posted by Amy Cornell on Wed, May 6, 2015 @ 07:05 AM

Durable, dense and rich in color and graining, hardwood deck boards are an excellent material choice for any outdoor space. And while you can’t go wrong with any of Mataverde's premium decking species, some may be better suited to your project's specifications than others. In this article, we'll examine three of the most popular types of premium decking products to help you determine if one is the perfect fit for your project. All three featured species come with a 25-year limited warranty.

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Topics: selecting the right decking, the right decking materials

Machiche Decking: Low Maintenance and Durable

Posted by Amy Cornell on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 @ 07:04 AM


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Topics: FSC Machiche decking, Machiche wood, choosing decking material

How to Care for Your Hardwood Decking

Posted by Amy Cornell on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

Mataverde premium hardwood decking is extremely durable and creates a beautiful focal point for any outdoor space. Learning how to properly care for your 100% natural hardwood decking will keep it looking new and extend its lifespan for decades of your enjoyment. 

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Topics: hardwood decking, care and maintenance of decking and siding

Ipe Rain Screen Project - 110 Grill, Nashua, NH

Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 @ 07:04 AM

When Robert Walker, owner of the 110 Grill in Chelmsford, MA, decided to open their second location in Nashua, NH, he selected the Architectural firm of J.D. LaGrasse and Associates (Andover, MA) to design their new restaurant. Known for their residential and commercial project designs, LaGrasse appointed Registered Architect Juliana Hoch to the project who created a show-stopping exterior facade for this sophisticated family eatery.

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Topics: rain screen installation, rainscreen system, rainscreen design, ipe rain screen

Is ‘Striped’ Ipe Decking a Bad Thing?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Apr 7, 2015 @ 07:04 AM

We love to let our customers know what they will be getting - before they buy it.  That way, everybody has a better understanding of what to expect, nobody is disappointed and everybody is happy. Long term customer satisfaction is another goal of ours.  We even go so far as publishing the Mataverde Success Plan on our website so everyone is literally "on the same page". When we discuss the inherent graining patterns commonly found in many pieces of Ipe decking, and many other species of tropical hardwood decking for that matter, some customers get concerned.

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Why You Should Choose Eco-Friendly Decking from Mataverde Decking

Posted by Amy Cornell on Wed, Apr 1, 2015 @ 08:04 AM

There are many compelling reasons to choose Mataverde Premium Hardwood Decking: warm patinas, unmatched durability, resistance to rot and fire. But did you know that Mataverde Decking is an eco-friendly decking material that is collected using sustainable forestry technicques?

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Topics: eco-friendly, choosing decking material, sustainable decking

How an Effective Rain Screen System Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Posted by Chris Nolan on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 @ 07:03 AM

I just read a great article on BUILDER ONLINE called “Nine Best Practices for Building a Healthier Home” by Brandon Weiss. The article was loaded with great information for improving air quality, energy savings and lots more. As I read this article it struck just me how much having an effective and well-designed rain screen system can help significantly improve several of the critical issues the author cited.

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Topics: rain screen siding, rain screen design, rain screen system


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