How Much Does a Wood Rain Screen Really Cost?

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jan 15, 2019 @ 05:01 AM

    Rain screens are not new. They’ve have been around for hundreds of years and are highly effective. It’s only recently that they’ve caught on in North America.  Today, we build our houses to be so tight and energy efficient, a rain screen is a necessity. It’s often the only way to make sure that moisture and mold don’t affect your home or building.  Protect your investment. Look at the total cost of a rainscreen before making your decision.

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    Topics: wood rainscreen installation, rain screen installation, rain screen pricing

    Why Hardwood Decking is a Great Option for Boardwalks

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jan 8, 2019 @ 06:01 AM

    Boardwalks have been part of the coastal American experience since they first arrived in the late 19th century. They have allowed millions of Americans free access to the ocean. Boardwalks have helped define personal experiences and created memories for so many, for so long. Originally, softwood boards were the only available option. Nowadays, hardwood decking provides a long-lasting natural wood solution for boardwalks and other decking projects.

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    Topics: ipe boardwalk, cumaru boardwalk, boardwalks

    New Trespa Pura Siding Wood Décor Stars at ABX Boston

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Wed, Jan 2, 2019 @ 05:01 AM

    Boston, MA – This year's Architecture Boston Expo was very well attended.  The traffic was heavy, and the interest level was high. The show was hopping. And Trespa Pura’s new Tropical Ipe wood décor was the star of the show. Architects loved it. This new siding decor has the great looks you would expect from genuine Ipe hardwood, without the need to refinish it. Ever.

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    Topics: Trespa Pura sidings

    Ipe Rainscreen Siding Project Showcases Outside Corners

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Thu, Dec 27, 2018 @ 06:12 AM

    With land prices so valuable in Arlington, Virginia, it is often cheaper to tear down an existing home and rebuild a new home on the same lot. That’s exactly what Matthew Gold Design Build LLC did here. The new home is larger, more energy efficient and has high performance cladding including an Ipe hardwood rainscreen system. 

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    Topics: rain screen outside corner, rain screen siding

    Ipe Rain Screen Siding Adds Natural Splendor at Providence College

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Dec 18, 2018 @ 06:12 AM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The new Ruane Friar Development Center was recently completed at Providence College. This 70,000 square foot facility serves as the home for the Friar’s men’s basketball program, including an athletic training center, Hall of Fame, offices, two practice courts and many other amenities.  The outside of the building features sustainable cladding, including Ipe hardwood rain screen siding. It looks fantastic, check it out. 

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    Topics: ipe rainscreen siding