Cumaru Decking Earns Rave Reviews at Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto

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Greenbuild 2011, Greenbuild Expo, Greenbuild NEXT, Greenbuild Toronto, USGBCThe Greenbuild Expo in Toronto was an energizing and exciting event.  If you were there, then you know first hand how big the show was and how many interesting new products were displayed. If you missed Greenbuild, please allow me to fill you in on a few highlights.  Members of the design and construction communities were out in force and were well represented by their colleagues.  Over 1,000 suppliers exhibited the latest sustainable products and technology on the market.

While we received a lot of interest in our Climate-Shield Rain Screen Wood Siding system, one of the hardwood species that drew a surprisingly high amount of attention (in our opinion) at the Greenbuild Expo was Cumaru decking and  Cumaru rain screen siding.  We thought that more design and construction professionals were aware of the advantages that Cumaru lumber and Cumaru decking offer the design community.  The Greenbuild Expo served as an excellent starting point to get the good news out about Cumaru hardwood.

Architects and design professionals were intrigued by the extremely high density and strengthCumaru rain screen siding with aluminum outside corner system characteristics of Cumaru hardwood lumber.  Cumaru decking and Cumaru lumber are nearly as hard and strong as Ipe decking and Ipe lumber. Cumaru decking, Cumaru siding and Cumaru lumber actually exhibit a slightly higher density than Ipe hardwood.

Green builders were excited about the reddish brown coloration and exotic graining appearance of Cumaru decking and Cumaru rain screen siding.  Both design and green construction professionals were also impressed with the affordability of Cumaru decking, Cumaru siding and Cumaru lumber.  While Cumaru decking and Cumaru siding have many characteristics similar to Ipe decking and ipe siding, one area where Cumaru is the clear cut winner is the initial pricing. Cumaru decking and Cumaru siding are available with FSC Certification and other sustainable methods.

For more information about Cumaru Decking and Cumaru Lumber, CLICK HERE.

To download a FREE whitepaper titled "The Ultimate Guide to Building Green with Sustainable Decking", CLICK HERE.

To learn more about using Cumaru and other sustainable hardwood species in rain screen siding applications, download "The Ultimate Guide to Building Green with Rain Screen Wood Siding" by CLICKING HERE.


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