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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Topics: eurotec deck system

The Right Tools to Install Hardwood Decking and Rain Screen Siding

Posted by Dave Walters on Tue, Jan 12, 2016 @ 07:01 AM

"It takes a great team to create a great project. Let us be part of your team."

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.

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Topics: decking and siding installation

US Coast Guard Station is Beautified with Ipe Hardwood Rain Screen

Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 @ 06:11 AM

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.

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Topics: Climate-Shield Rain Screen System, ipe siding, Climate-Shield Rainscreen Wood siding system, ipe rain screen

Cumaru Rain Screen Vs. Atlantic Ocean

Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, Nov 10, 2015 @ 07:11 AM

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.

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Topics: cumaru hardwood, cumaru rain screen, Cumaru siding

Brings the Outdoors Inside with Ipe Hardwood

Posted by Amy Cornell on Thu, Oct 22, 2015 @ 06:10 AM

If you’d like to enjoy your home’s beautiful surroundings year-round, it’s time to bring the outdoors inside.  By creating a physical transition with a long-lasting ipe wood deck, you can harmoniously balance your home’s interior and exterior with ease. The long-lasting Ipe hardwood will surround your home with naturally warm wood tones that will introduce an organic theme that can be carried seamlessly throughout your entire home.
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Topics: ipe decking, ipe wood, ipe hardwood

Ipe Hardwood Pergolas Create Enticing Outdoor Living Areas

Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 @ 09:09 AM

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.

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Topics: ipe decking, ipe hardwood, ipe pergola

Ipe Decking Featured in Ocean House Reconstruction

Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 @ 06:09 AM

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.

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Topics: Ipe deck, ipe hardwood, hardwood decking

Ipe and Garapa Wood Decking Create a Striking Design

Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 @ 14:08 PM

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.

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Topics: ipe decking, garapa decking, wood decking

Garapa Wood Decking Featured in Maine Cabin

Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 @ 06:08 AM

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.

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Topics: garapa decking, wood decking


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