PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The new Ruane Friar Development Center was recently completed at Providence College. This 70,000 square foot facility serves as the home for the Friar’s men’s basketball program, including an athletic training center, Hall of Fame, offices, two practice courts and many other amenities. The outside of the building features sustainable cladding, including Ipe hardwood rain screen siding. It looks fantastic, check it out.Read More
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Have you ever visited the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York? The scenery is spectacular. All four seasons have their own signature. Spring promises a beautiful renewal. Summers in this area are delightful, with their warm sunny days and cool nights. Fall is a blaze of glory. Wintertime is cold and very long, and the snow is deep. It takes special building materials to withstand these weather extremes. That’s why they selected Ipe rain screen siding for this lakefront home.Read More
"Ipe hardwood rain screen siding was used as an accent and feature cladding for this exterior facade. Contractor Mark Behannon said the Ipe siding makes the whole building pop."
Now imagine getting the same, warm visual effects of natural wood siding but with the durability of Ipe wood. The same options that you get with natural wood siding you also receive with Ipe wood siding, only with extra durability, strength, insect resistance and easier installation.
An Ipe wood rainscreen looks terrific when installed vertically. Check out the Ipe vertical rain screen installation pictures below. Ipe hardwood siding and the Climate-Shield rain Screen System were selected for this ipe rain screen project in Manzanita, Oregon. The choice of the 1x4 ipe siding accomplishes two major purposes on this project; first of all, the crisp vertical lines add a very sleek looking vertical accent and secondly, the narrower width adds significantly stability in a vertical rain screen installation.