Trespa Pura Sidings Create Rich Color Schemes on Exterior Facades

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 05:11 AM

The artful blend of contrasting colors can create a dramatic effect on exterior facades. Let’s face it, after “location, location, location”, the exterior of your home or building is the next most important factor in the value of a property. And a beautiful façade creates exceptional curb appeal and a welcoming invitation to friends, family, visitors and guests to your home or business. 

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Topics: trespa pura

Garapa Hardwood Deck Adds Outdoor Living Space and Value to Home

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Nov 7, 2017 @ 06:11 AM

When homeowners Bob Strohl and his wife Jodi needed to replace their old smaller porch-sized deck, they chose Garapa decking for its great looks, exceptional performance and affordable price. "We didn't want to use pressure treated decking boards. We wanted quality." When first considering hardwood decking, Bob thought, "I can't afford that." The Strohls were happy to learn that Garapa hardwood decking not only looks great, it met their budget needs, too.

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Topics: garapa decking, hardwood decking

What’s the Best Deck Fastener for Wood Decking?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 06:10 AM

Clients frequently ask us, "What's the best deck fastener for me to use?". There are so many options for deck fastening nowadays, how do you know what will work best for your deck? Depending on you deck project conditions, it is important to choose the right deck fastening method. Deck screws and hidden fasteners are the two main options.

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Topics: deck installation

Garapa Wood Rain Screen Siding Breathes New Life into Historic Building

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 @ 05:10 AM

Charlotte, NC –  The Historic District on Mint Street in Charlotte is the site of one of the original mints in the United States, opened in 1835 and produced gold coins. During the Civil War, the Confederate government took over operation of the mint.  In 1933, the original mint was scheduled to be demolished, however, advocates for the historic building rallied and the building was saved and ultimately converted into the Mint Museum of Art. The entire historic district is rich in both American and Confederate history.

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Topics: Climate-Shield Rain Screen System

Can you Prevent Checks and Cracks in Large Timbers?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 @ 05:10 AM

Although it is impossible to prevent a certain amount of checking and cracking in heavy or large timbers, there are techniques that can be used to help minimize this naturally occurring phenomena.  You may be surprised to learn that some checking can be beneficial to exterior woods. 

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Topics: ipe installation