November 24, 2020
Old-fashioned meets contemporary at this Clarksville home. The ipe wood rail blends nicely with the brick façade while the black posts stand out dramatically against it. The end result elegantly updates this brick home. The reinforced aluminum system withstands the tension of cable infill without bending.
November 13, 2020
Super durable powder coatings are commonly specified for organic coatings in architectural applications. QUALICOAT, GSB and AAMA specifications contain testing requirements for longevity compared to traditional exterior coatings that are applied to architectural products and substrates. The demand for super durable polyester powders have grown immensely within architectural, agricultural, and industrial markets. Powder coating facilities of all sizes have started to expand their offerings to include super durable powders. Two common questions are “Are super durables really that much more durable than a standard polyester powder coating?”, and “Are they worth it?” The answers is YES in both instances, for many reasons. Please let me explain.
August 14, 2019
Stains specifically engineered to enhance the textures of brick and stone. Wide range of solutions from translucent stains allowing surface textures to show, to opaque stains covering flaws beautifully. Ideal for blending new additions, covering graffiti, even restoring historic buildings.
Extend wood ceiling designs outdoors with new WoodWorks® linear exterior solid wood panels from Armstrong Ceilings
April 8, 2019
The beauty and warmth of solid wood linear ceiling panels can now be extended from indoors to outdoors with the introduction of WoodWorks® Linear Exterior Solid Wood Panels from Armstrong Ceiling Solutions. Made from Western Hemlock, the panels are specially manufactured to withstand outdoor conditions, making them suitable for use on the underside of soffits, overhangs, and other exterior surfaces that are not directly exposed to the elements.
February 22, 2019
After more than 50 years in operation Bronx Community College was in need of modernization. Learn about how #AMBICO provided Recessed Panel Doors to return this historically significant site to its former glory.
December 26, 2018
Roman Brick is ideal for creating a distinct and different look to any structure. It characteristically has longer and more linear dimensions than those of standard modern brick. For architects and homeowners aspiring for a unique look.
November 26, 2018
Since modern glass making was revolutionized in the 1950s, glass has been increasingly used for interior and exterior building applications due to its visibility and versatility. Glass railings are excellent examples of this, adding visibility and versatility to decks, balconies, stairways, pool enclosures, and more. Safety is a main purpose of railings and glass railings are an unobtrusive way to provide safety where you need it, whether inside or outside.
September 19, 2018
Solar control solutions for inside the window seem to make sense. But one question we often hear is, “Why would you use exterior or outside solutions?” It’s actually a good question, and the answer is in the way energy from the sun is turned into heat.
July 27, 2018
Learn 7 fun ideas using glass to jazz up your outdoor deck, patio or garden this summer.
April 6, 2018
Stains penetrate and bond to surfaces, while remaining aspiratory - allowing moisture vapors to escape. Paints, however, rest on top of the surface, trapping moisture between the paint and the surface. In cooler climates, freeze/thaw cycles cause moisture to expand and contract, making paint blister and delaminate - ultimately leading to paint failure or what we call 'paintenance.'
January 31, 2018
January 26, 2018
Translucent panel canopies from Major offer protection from sun, rain, snow - plus their light weight allows for great design versatility.
January 24, 2018
October 19, 2017
Stromberg Architectural has worked on some of the most impressive architectural buildings and projects in the world. From the Atlantis Resort to Caesar's Palace, the White House to the Texas State Capitol - we have the experience and capacity to handle any size job, large or small. Whether you're working on a hospitality, retail, residential, commercial or religious project, let us show you what we mean when we say "we make buildings beautiful".
October 6, 2017
This deck got a face-lift with cable railing infill from Ultra-tec®. See the improvements in the before and after photos.
August 30, 2017
Removable storm shutters and panels are designed to be 'put up' in the event of a hurricane or storm by placing them into a pre-installed panel mounting system over a window, door, or other area to be protected. The mounting system may incorporate a 'direct mount' hardware combination, or a more convenient, header and sill track.
August 17, 2017
When extreme hardness is required for aluminum building components, such as in high-traffic areas, like entranceways and railings, an AAMA 611-14 anodized aluminum finish should be specified. The hardness of anodized aluminum rivals that of the diamond. This "Nickel Test" demonstrates why a Class I high-performance anodize coating is the perfect choice for exterior architectural applications.
August 16, 2017
Keep your bicycles safe from thieves - and other threats you may not have considered.
July 27, 2017
With the effects of global warming upon us, architects and building owners need to mitigate its impact in the built environment. This is not a new idea, but the necessity for design that protects against volatile weather, rising temperatures, and insect-borne diseases is now more pressing than ever. Last year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created the Building Resilience website, a tool that connects community planners, home builders, architects, and engineers with building science, climate data, and community resilience resources. This is crucial information designers and building owners need if they want to confront the effects of climate change. As daylighting manufacturers, we have some thoughts on how daylighting can be used to reduce the impact of global warming on the built environment.
July 25, 2017
Today’s security entrances can last 10 years or more, so your organization can go years without installing a single new entrance. This fact alone intensifies your need for a great experience during the buying process and beyond, so that you are assured the right entrance to meet your needs for years to come. How do you better your chances for such a great experience? Here are 10 factors a manufacturer should offer to create a stellar 360-degree customer experience.