For decades we have been hearing questions about what is the best way to create a rooftop deck. Most of the deck pedestal options limit your design choices to either using deck tiles or building a heavy and cumbersome wood deck frame. Using sleepers is another widely used balcony or rooftop deck option but limits you to a very low clearance that can limit the air flow under the deck and often requires perforations in your roof. Over the years, many roofing contractors and builders have told me, “Never put extra holes in your roof, you’re asking for trouble.”Read More
Rooftop decks are a wonderful way to create a relaxing oasis atop your home or building... with a spectacular view. Rooftop decks, however, can be problematic for a number of reasons. Care should be taken to eliminate mistakes or potential problems while you are still in the planning phase of your deck project.Read More
After years of global research and due diligence we are delighted to announce the introduction of the Mataverde® Eurotec® Deck System. This system features the combination of Mataverde premium hardwood decking with the Eurotec aluminum framed pedestal system to help you design and build your rooftop or patio top deck. Because it utilizes a strong and lightweight patented aluminum joist, you are no longer limited to using ‘deck tiles’ for your rooftop deck retreat. You can use full sized, full length decking boards for a clean and sleek deck design.Read More
We are delighted to introduce the Lamboo® Climate-Shield Rain Screen System™
Over the past several years we have had tremendous success and project results with the Climate-Shield System. The architectural community has warmly embraced this high performance rain screen system and have incorporated it into many residential and commercial project designs throughout North America and beyond. To ensure that the high quality performance, customer satisfaction and reputation of Climate-Shield remains strong, we are constantly searching for, and testing, additional cladding material options to meet your project's design goals and needs.Read More
As homeowners, we strive to create a destination for family and friends that is attractive and welcoming. By choosing high-quality amenities and upgrading outdated colors, obsolete flooring, disfuntional cabinetry, it's a perpetual quest to perfect our homes. These aesthetic efforts, we hope, will also increase its value.Read More
Looking at your business regularly through the eyes of a first-time customer is a great practice. Does your building have a cracked or faded deck, entry way, dining area, handicap ramp or institutional concrete pool surround that are in need of an update? A customer's first impression of your business is crucial and unsightly features such as these will assuredly hurt your bottom line. Why scare customers away when you can give them a warm invitation?
Summer is here and it's the perfect time to improve your business' curb appeal. Tourists and locals are out in record numbers and they're looking for beautiful outdoor dining, shopping and recreation areas. If your establishment can offer these amenities, along with great service, you’ve got a recipe for success. Consider updating your exterior with beautiful hardwood decking. Ipe decking in particular is one of the most durable and popular building materials. Read on to find out why.
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During the final days of spring, summer's home improvement projects are suddenly prioritized. Moving up many homeowners' to-do lists? Building a deck that your family will enjoy for years to come. A popular choice when looking for an attractive and economical material that lasts for decades is Garapa wood decking.
This beautiful and sustainable Brazilian hardwood is an outstanding building material that is ideal for outdoor projects. Thanks to its high density, Garapa decking is naturally resistant to damage from insects, fire and harsh weather. It easily outlasts its synthetic and wood counterparts with very little upkeep. When considering the life cycle cost of your new deck, this amazing hardwood is a durable and economical option.
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.Read More
Naturally Durable Hardwood
Natural hardwoods add an element of warmth and organic beauty to any home's design - inside or outside. Think about it -what’s not to love about lustrous hardwood floors throughout your home? Hardwood flooring is durable and low-maintenance, increases your home’s value and adds timeless appeal and style. It is these same outstanding characteristics and qualities that make hardwood the best decking material, as well. Because it is used outdoors, the durability of hardwood as a decking material is even more important due to the incredible range of extreme climates that nature dishes out.
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.Read More