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Spectacular California Garapa Rainscreen Project

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Sep 24, 2019 @ 05:09 AM

When redesigning three existing buildings in the heart of Silicon Valley, the design team chose sustainable Garapa hardwood. Everywhere - inside and out. The undeniable good looks of Garapa is evident all over this amazing adaptive reuse project. The light color and natural beauty of Garapa hardwood shines throughout the wood rainscreen, decks, soffits, fencing and sunscreens.

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Topics: Rain Screen, Garapa siding

Wood Rainscreen Design Ideas Portfolio

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Sep 17, 2019 @ 05:09 AM

Wood rains screens are in high demand with owners, architects and design professionals. And rightly so. They perform remarkably well. And natural hardwood siding adds warmth and long-lasting beauty to exterior designs. Get inspired by the award-winning wood rainscreen designs in our latest, updated portfolio.

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Topics: Rain Screen

7 Ways to Choose the Right Siding

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Aug 27, 2019 @ 04:08 AM

Selecting the appropriate siding for your home or business is an important decision. Your siding makes an immediate impression to the whole world about you. Particularly on the front facade. Let’s face it, we’d all prefer to hear “oohs and aahs”, not “oh, my, what an eyesore” or “how ugly is that siding”. There are plenty of siding options, choose your cladding material wisely.  Do your homework. Pick the one (or ones) that work best for you.

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Topics: Rain Screen

How Does Ipe Hardwood Decking and Siding Weather?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Fri, Aug 23, 2019 @ 07:08 AM

Are you considering using high density Ipe hardwood for your decking or siding project?  Lots of people want to know what Ipe decking or Ipe siding will look like after a few years. When they first consider using Ipe hardwood for their project, about half of our clients want to let the hardwood age to a ‘weathered wood’, silvery gray appearance. The other half want to maintain the ‘like new’ wood appearance. Because Ipe is an extremely durable and long lasting exterior hardwood, either option will work well.

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Topics: Ipe Decking, Rain Screen

Different Wood Rainscreens and How Much They Cost

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jul 30, 2019 @ 05:07 AM

There are lots of wood rainscreen options. Why does one rainscreen cost more than another? Is there a big difference between rainscreen systems? How well do they work? How long will they last? Other than the cost of materials, are there other differences?  What about labor costs?  Learn more about rainscreens, why you should use them and how much they cost here.

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Topics: Rain Screen