Vertical Ipe Wood Rainscreen Rocks Tennessee Home

Posted by Liza Sivek on Tue, Jan 12, 2021 @ 05:01 AM

Have you ever wanted to install hardwood rainscreen vertically but worry it's too much time and labor? Would you be interested in an easier way? 

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Topics: rainscreen, rainscreen installation

How to Select the Best Wood Siding Material

Posted by Liza Sivek on Tue, Dec 15, 2020 @ 05:12 AM

When deciding on wood exterior cladding, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the choices available. Natural wood, rainscreen, high pressure laminates, thermally modified wood siding, the list goes on. Here’s a brief breakdown of the benefits of each to help you decide. 

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Topics: Trespa, rainscreen, wood siding

LaSalle University in Philadelphia Features Garapa Wood Rainscreen

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jul 28, 2020 @ 05:07 AM


When new residences were being designed for LaSalle University, the project came in significantly over budget.  To keep the design intent intact, the architects scaled the project back slightly and reconfigured the design. They chose Garapa hardwood siding and the Climate-Shield Rainscreen system and didn't need to sacrifice looks.

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Topics: Garapa siding, rainscreen

Water Infiltration and How Wood Rainscreens Work

Posted by John Parent on Tue, Jun 2, 2020 @ 05:06 AM

Most people in the building community understand what a rainscreen is.  Simply put, it is a separation of the cladding of a building from the structure of the building.  It’s like adding a second layer of protection against the elements. Why do we need it?  Because water is trying to kill your house.  While that may sound a little melodramatic, the truth is, water will make its way into any building eventually.  How does this happen and what can you do to protect your home?

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Topics: Rain Screen, rain screen installation, rainscreen, Sustainable design

Vertical Rainscreen Design with Garapa Wood Siding

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, May 5, 2020 @ 05:05 AM

Vertical cladding designs are all the rage with the architecture and design communities. Vertical siding creates a unique linear appearance and a rainscreen system makes the home perform in a healthy and sustainable manner.  Working together, a vertical wood rainscreen system provides both beauty and a high-functioning wall assembly. Check out this vertical rainscreen design using Garapa hardwood siding.

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Topics: Garapa siding, rainscreen