Chris Nolan

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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

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

Top 6 Reasons Why a Wood Deck Adds Value to Your Home

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jun 11, 2019 @ 05:06 AM

Every year, decking projects are at the top of the list of home improvements that add value to your home. And wood decks have a better return on investment than synthetic decking.  People love the natural look of real wood. Especially outdoors on a deck. Wood decks add value. And not just to your home. To your quality of life.

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Topics: Hardwood Decking

Closed Joint Wood Rain Screens: What You Should Know

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jun 4, 2019 @ 05:06 AM

A rain screen is a design and installation method to let your siding ventilate. The siding stands off the outside wall. A rain screen lets your home or building breathe better. This can help minimize the mold. From the outside, most wood rain screens look alike. But they don’t perform alike. Before deciding, there’s a lot you should consider.

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Topics: Rain Screen