Garapa Rain Screen Siding Exceeds Clients Needs

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jul 2, 2019 @ 05:07 AM

Check out this sprawling new contemporary home in the Hamptons. It's a great example of creating a sustainable design that meets and exceeds a client’s needs. The Climate-Shield rain screen system, with Garapa hardwood siding, makes this home look like it has been there for years.

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Topics: Rain Screen

Cleaning and maintaining your hardwood deck

Posted by Chris Nolan on Thu, Jun 27, 2019 @ 13:06 PM

There is nothing better than relaxing on a nice clean deck to enjoy the great outdoors.  High density hardwood decks such as Ipe, Cumaru and Garapa are a cinch to clean. Here are a few helpful tips.

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Topics: Care and Maintenance

Ipe Hardwood Decking and Railings Give Pier 57 a New Look

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jun 25, 2019 @ 05:06 AM

Pier 57 is one of the latest updates to the New York City waterfront. Originally built during the early 1950’s, construction is underway to give this New York City pier a new life. The design team chose natural Ipe hardwood for the railings, benches and decking.  Check out the progress.

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Topics: Ipe Decking

Ipe Decking Problems

Posted by Dave Walters on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 @ 13:06 PM

Ipe Decking Problems

Over the years I have heard some objections about Ipe decking; 'you have to pre-drill the Ipe deck boards', 'Ipe wood is hard to cut', 'Ipe decks turn gray' and 'Ipe is expensive'. I’m pretty sure that covers all the problems I have ever heard about Ipe hardwood. All I have to say is…are you serious?! Ipe is the most beautiful and amazing wood decking I've ever seen. Let’s take a look at each of these objections about Ipe.

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Topics: Ipe Decking, Hardwood Decking Installation

Trespa Pura Cladding is Amazing on Sanford High School

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jun 18, 2019 @ 05:06 AM

Sanford, ME - The kids love their new school. And we do, too. The design team chose two Trespa Pura cladding colors to accent and welcome the students to their new school. Trespa Pura works well in many climates and can handle the cold temperatures of coastal New England. And it looks great - check it out.

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Topics: Trespa