Mataverde Premium Hardwood Decking and Siding– What’s in a Name?

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Mataverde is a Portuguese word meaning “green forest”. General Woodcraft adopted and trademarked Mataverde® as the brand name for its entire line of premium hardwood decking and siding species.  All of the Mataverde Premium Hardwood species are sustainably harvested. Mataverde high density hardwoods are recognized to perform remarkably well outdoors with very little maintenance required. We have tested and offer a variety of different Mataverde hardwood species such as Ipe, Cumaru, Garapa, Machiche and more to help meet design goals and project budgets.

cumaru_decking_and_cumaru_esplanade_at_south_street_seaport,_new_york_city.jpgBecause Mataverde high performance hardwoods last so long, their life cycle costs are exceptionally low when measured over the lifetime of a project.  Regardless of the initial cost of these high quality exterior hardwoods, there is a long term savings and inherent value. Because there is always a good return on investment when using them in an outdoor project or structure, many of our clients call Mataverde decking and siding “investment” hardwoods.

“Green building” means different things to different people.  To the uninitiated it might seem to be a fancy marketing term. To an informed builder, green building represents a commitment to energy savings, life cycle costs reduction, and using materials with a low environmental impact. To an architect, “green building” encapsulates all the values incorporated in the term “sustainable design”. Sustainable design is a trend in modern architecture that values “designing physical objects, the built environment, and services to comply with the principles of social, economic, and ecological sustainability.”

climate-shield_rainscreen_siding_profile_for_ipe_wood_siding.jpgNumerous savvy builders, architects and design professionals regularly specify Mataverde premium hardwood decking and cladding into their projects. Mataverde is a long-lasting and reliable product, a high quality material with natural beauty and is backed by an ethical supplier.  Many Mataverde decking and siding species offer a 25 year limited warranty as additional insurance of its value and longevity. When constructing well-built structures that look and perform great for decades, this helps design and construction professional achieve long term recognition for quality.

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