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There is a wide variety of construction materials available for commercial and residential projects today. This blog shares information about our preferred exterior materials. Have questions? Contact us today!

What Is Cladding In Construction? We Can Answer That

Cladding in construction is a fundamental technique that has transformed how we design and protect buildings. As an essential element in modern architecture, cladding serves as both a protective shield and an aesthetic enhancement for the exterior of structures. Whether you are a seasoned professional in the construction industry or just beginning your journey, understanding…

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Fiber Cement Siding (Informational Guide 2023)

When it comes to the exterior of your building, choosing the right materials is essential for aesthetics and durability. Fiber cement siding has emerged as a popular choice for architects and designers in recent years. This blog post will explore the world of fiber cement siding, its benefits, applications, and the renowned brand Equitone. Additionally,…

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Architectural Exterior Panels: A Detailed Information Guide

Architectural exterior panels are versatile and durable building materials that can be used to create a variety of stunning building facade. They are available in a wide range of materials, colors, and finishes, making them ideal for both commercial and residential applications. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of using architectural exterior…

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Metal Roof Installation: Complete Walkthrough Guide

There is an art and a science to metal roof installation. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to install metal roofing, such as metal soffit panels. This tutorial is about how to install metal roofing over plywood, but toward the end, it also touches upon metal roofing installation on shingles. 1. Apply Underlayment The underlayment…

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Fiber Cement Building Facade is Popular in the Pacific Northwest

Fiber Cement Building Facade: An Overview Fiber cement is a popular building material widely used in construction and renovation projects due to its durability, versatility, and affordability. One of the most common applications of fiber cement is in building facades, which refers to the outermost layer of a building that provides a protective barrier against…

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The Look of Wood vs Metal in Building Exterior Design

Building Exterior Design A building’s exterior materials play an essential role in the impression it makes on visitors. Woodgrain and metal building exteriors evoke very different feelings about a building. The look of wood delivers an earthy, sometimes rustic aesthetic, while metal points to a clean, sleek design. But the impressions and emotions of wood…

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2021 Architectural Facades and Rainscreen Trends

Architectural Facades and Rainscreens The architectural world has experienced a profound change in trends ranging from building codes to technology applications. We are living in a technology-driven world. Every day, the technology tries to adjust to the continuous change in users’ needs and preferences. The change involved in architecture has led to the change in…

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Your 2021 Guide to Fiber Cement Cladding

Fiber Cement Cladding Compared to other building materials such as stone, tiles, or timber that have been around longer, fiber cement has only been around for about 40 years. But despite it being a relatively new concept in the construction industry, fiber cement has become incredibly popular because of its benefits. Fiber cement is an…

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