Machiche Siding and Climate-Shield Rain Screen in Kansas City

Posted by Kathleen Crook on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 @ 06:07 AM

Sometimes a project comes along that just works.  The design, the materials and the tradespeople all come together to produce an amazing finished product.  That’s exactly what happened with this new home and rain screen project in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Topics: rain screen

Create an Elegant Pergola with Mataverde Ipe Hardwood

Posted by Kathleen Crook on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 @ 06:07 AM

When designing homes it is important to give the outdoor living space as much thought as the indoor space.  In the myriad of decisions that come with constructing a new home or renovating an older home, it is understandable that the outside landscaping often falls to the bottom of the “to-do” list—until spring and the hint of warmer weather.

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Topics: ipe hardwood

Deck Installation Tips: Installing Balcony and Rooftop Decks

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jul 12, 2016 @ 06:07 AM

Architects, designers and construction professionals often ask us our thoughts on installing hardwood decking on rooftop decks and other areas with minimal ventilation. There are lots of factor that will affect the life-span and performance of a
deck installation including; proper fasteners, adequate ventilation, proper material
specifications and others. One method is to create a well-designed deck system using “sleepers”. Sleepers are often used for projects with exceptionally low clearance and/or areas that will receive a lot of heavy traffic and some vehicle traffic (such as the Coney Island Boardwalk and similar installations).

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Topics: decking installation tips, Mataverde Eurotec Deck System

Climate-Shield is a Fully Patented Rain Screen System

Posted by Chris Nolan on Wed, Jul 6, 2016 @ 06:07 AM

"Climate-Shield's fully patented wood rain screen system offers you the peace of mind of designing and building with the industry's most comprehensive wood cladding solution."

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Climate-Shield Rain Screen System Receives US Patent

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 @ 06:06 AM

Alexandria, VA - Climate-Shield® Rain Screen System™ was recently awarded a US patent for its innovative and comprehensive rain screen system. The US patent includes all of the Climate-Shield components including its marine grade aluminum outside corners, horizontal and vertical starter rails, as well as the unique rain screen clip, and proprietary wood rain screen siding profile. The Climate-Shield rain screen clip, in and of itself, is a technological marvel that helps create an exceptionally high-performance and pressure-equalized rain screen system.

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Topics: Climate-Shield Rain Screen System, climate-shield

Climate-Shield is a Complete Wood Rain Screen System

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 @ 06:06 AM

The Climate-Shield® Rain Screen System™ has become the world’s first patented, pressure-equalized, open joint, back ventilated wood rain screen system. Yes, that’s a mouthful. What does it mean and why is it important? Let’s break it down.

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Topics: rain screen, climate-shield

Wood Rain Screens Show Rapid Growth in Architecture and Construction

Posted by Ed Keagle, AIA on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 06:06 AM

“Architects today, along with high-quality builders and discerning owners, have rain screen design options that were not readily available 'back in the day'.”

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Topics: rain screen design