Amy Cornell

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Mataverde Introduces Trespa Pura NFC Exterior Sidings

Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 @ 07:03 AM

“Trespa Pura NFC® low maintenance sidings offer the beautiful look of real wood.”

Mataverde proudly introduces Trespa Pura NFC® Sidings -  the latest addition to their line of premium exterior siding solutions. Trespa Pura NFC® is a contemporary and sustainable form of exterior cladding made from up to 70% natural fibers and artfully designed to look and feel like natural wood. Weather-resistant, long-lasting and easy to clean, Trespa Pura NFC® sidings offer the warmth and beauty of wood – with none of the hassles.

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Topics: Rain Screen

US Coast Guard Station is Beautified with Ipe Hardwood Rain Screen Siding

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

When designing a project along coastal shores, the need for durable exterior siding that is tough as nails and weather resistant cannot be underestimated. The sea's punishing winds, corrosive spray and storm surges will attack a structure's exterior cladding system without respite. Nobody knows this, or the ways of the sea, better than the brave men and women of the United States Coast Guard.

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Topics: 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: Hardwood Decking, Rain Screen

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 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. 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 Decking, Hardwood Decking