Exterior Finish Options Arlington VA
Falls Church, VA
Oxon Hill, MD
Exterior Finish Options
Exterior Finish Options
Advanced Rock Technologies
ART manufactures lightweight polyurethane panels suitable for interior or exterior use. The panels are molded to take on the appearance of real rock and brick, and weigh less than 1 pound per square foot. Three styles are available: cut sandstone, stacked stone, and tumbled brick.
Architectural Products by Outwater • Circle 101
FauxStone panels are available to provide the look of stone, brick, natural rock, slate, garden, castle or river stone, concrete, asphalt, beach sand, barn board, driftwood, tree bark, and bamboo. The 2-foot by 4-foot high-density polyurethane panels are designed to visually and texturally replicate the original building materials and are ideally suited for interior or exterior use in a vast number of commercial and residential applications, including drywall beautification, skirting, point of purchase displays, signage, scenery, window trims, home siding, and themed environments.
ConDecco PolyRock distributes a collection of artificial stone paneling systems that provide the appearance and beauty of individually chiseled stones without the expense and time of masonry. Various motifs duplicate the look of stacked stone in styles that resemble the natural beauty of the original quarried in the West or give the look favored by Southwestern style architecture. Panels weigh only one pound per square foot.
The company says its EIFS system is cost effective to install and is the most thermally efficient wall system available. Dryvit offers a wide variety of finishes and coating options.
Insulated Panel Systems • Circle 104
The NaturalStone product line is comprised of naturally colored quartz aggregates and synthetics, resulting in a stunning stone appearance. Combined with state-of-the-art insulated metal panels, the building solution will boast the strength and efficiency of steel with the desired architectural finish. Products are available in four profiles and 10 colors.
Moderra Masonry Veneer
Mortarless Moderra veneer eliminates all the inconveniences and costs of traditional masonry construction. A construction system, Moderra allows you to build fast in practically any weather and without expensive labor. Split face and smooth finished brick and block units come in architectural colors. Lightweight units and vertical or horizontal construction methods result in attractive and economical installations.
Novabrik is a patented mortarless brick siding system. The high strength concrete bricks overlap and interlock to create a strong, water resistant brick veneer. Novabrik can be installed on wood studs, steel studs and concrete structures. Application on innovative building systems like insulating concrete form systems and steel buildings is very easy and cost effective. Because the bricks hang on the wall, no brick ledge or steel support is necessary for support. This self-supporting property makes Novabrik a perfect product for remodeling homes with vinyl or aluminum siding.
More than 80 different colors and wall texture combinations are available in Cultured Stone veneer. Also available are Cultured Brick, pavers and stepping stones, and architectural trim products (capstones, keystones, watertables and sills, window and door trim, and quoins). Cultured Stone products are made from natural ingredients including Portland cement, lightweight natural aggregates, and iron oxide pigments.
Paradigm manufactures, under an exclusive licensing arrangement with Revere Copper Products, the Bennington and Bermuda metal shingle, available in traditional copper or painted. One of the growing application trends is for siding and curtain walls. The ease of installation and rapid coverage, due to the 9-inch exposure by 4-foot length, make it popular with contractors and the crisp bold lines of the installed product make it popular with architects. The fastening system and interlocking seams provide an extremely durable yet lightweight covering.
Rock Siding Co.
EZ Rock provides endless opportunities for creative solutions in construction projects. It requires no drilling through brick and no mortar or adhesives, and withstands repeated freeze/thaw temperature cycling between minus-20 and 120 degrees. The system’s 24-gauge G90 galvanized steel mounting rails are corrosion resistant and come in 10-foot lengths. EZ Rock is available in seven fade-resistant standard colors; Natural White, Light Grey, Light Green, Tan, Red Brown, Chestnut and Charcoal.
Kolbe & Kolbe
Cued by nature, “Environmental Expressions” palette of 32 color options includes 14 new exterior hues for trim, accessories, windows and doors. Navy blue and berry hues are popular in New England, while golden warm colors and sage-tinted earth tones comprise the palette for the West Coast. Many color selections reflect the natural tones of the surrounding landscape.
Ondura corrugated asphalt material is composed of 50% cellulose fiber and 50% asphalt. 100% of the cellulose fiber (recycled paper) used is post-consumer content, making it environmentally preferable. Ondura measures 48” x 79” and is available in 8 colors, with matching accessories. The durable, affordable sheets are easy to cut and install, with no sharp edges. Each panel weighs in at only 18 pounds, making them a practical siding material for agricultural storage buildings, sheds, barns and small projects. Ondura is not affected by corrosive agricultural environments and will never rust.
From Frame Building News
Community: Exterior Finish Options
Thoroughly inspect your home completely before moving on. This will prevent, if any, further damage to your home. Look for signs of blistering, peeling or chalking on the paint of your home. Water damage shows as rot or discolored areas. These problems will need to be properly fixed before moving ahead into the project. Mildew and mold are also other problems one may encounter while fixing up the home. After each repair, take further steps to prevent any more damage from occurring.
Often, exterior preparation requires more effort and time because the exterior of any house receives more damage due to sunlight, which causes paint to fade and wood to warp, and weather, which can cause mildew and mold and other kinds of damage. First, start with pressure washing to remove dirt and to make sure the surface is clean. Usually after pressure washing, you can begin repairs depending on the severity of the damage. If the damage is already apparent, make the repairs as soon as possible. However, most of the damage is noticeable after pressure washing. After washing and all repairs, move onto scraping and sanding.
Caution must be taken in this stage due to environmental and physical concerns. For example: if your house was built and finished before 1980, it is possible that your finish may contain lead based paint. Find out what you need to do and what not to do in those cases. It’s better to be safe than sorry especially when it comes to your own health and home.
Apply a high quality primer to all raw areas after scraping and sanding. As you continue further on, you may need to apply caulking to seal any areas where water can leak. Pay special attention to windows and doors.
Now mask any areas where you do not wish for paint to go. Masking paper and tape should be used instead of news paper. A hand held masking machine will make this task easier. This is as important as the rest of the preparation. If not done correctly, the entire exterior painting job can be severely affected.
Now if you chose to hire a professional painting contractor to do the job, make sure that proper exterior paint preparation and repairs is included with the contract proposal. This makes it easier on you so you do not have to go and find a repair contractor. It also makes it easier on the contractor. If they know what kind of repairs might take place, they can find out whether or not they need a building permit with inspection. If all steps are followed and all repairs made, your finish can last beautifully for many years.
About the Author:
Karl Crowder has been a professional house painter for over 20 years and writes for http://www.house-painting-info.com, your house painting guide. Visit http://www.house-painting-info.com/exterior-paint-preparation.html for all the interior preparation techniques needed for a successful paint job.
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