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Exterior Design

Exterior Design


Why use exterior shading?

Why use exterior shading?

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.

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7 Fun ideas using glass to jazz up your outdoor patio or deck this summer

7 Fun ideas using glass to jazz up your outdoor patio or deck this summer

Learn 7 fun ideas using glass to jazz up your outdoor deck, patio or garden this summer.

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Paint vs. Stain: know the difference

Paint vs. Stain: know the difference

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.'

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SUNGLAZE™ solid polycarbonate standing seam canopy system

SUNGLAZE™ solid polycarbonate standing seam canopy system

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Translucent panel canopies allow for great design versatility

Translucent panel canopies allow for great design versatility

Translucent panel canopies from Major offer protection from sun, rain, snow - plus their light weight allows for great design versatility.

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Railing color: a hidden choice

Railing color: a hidden choice

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Upscale GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer) at Caesar's Palace on the Vegas strip

Upscale GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer) at Caesar's Palace on the Vegas strip

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".

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Before and after deck railing with Ultra-tec® cable railing

Before and after deck railing with Ultra-tec® cable railing

This deck got a face-lift with cable railing infill from Ultra-tec®. See the improvements in the before and after photos.

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Removable storm shutters & panels

Removable storm shutters & panels

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.

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Anodize Nickel Test

Anodize Nickel Test

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.

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Bike lockers: The right bike parking for your site

Bike lockers: The right bike parking for your site

Keep your bicycles safe from thieves - and other threats you may not have considered.

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Global warming: how architects & building owners can prepare the world

Global warming: how architects & building owners can prepare the world

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.

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You Deserve to be Delighted: 10 Essential Elements to Look for in a Security Entrance Manufacturer

You Deserve to be Delighted: 10 Essential Elements to Look for in a Security Entrance Manufacturer

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.

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Project Spotlight: Work-friendly Daylight

Project Spotlight: Work-friendly Daylight

Daylighting can be dramatic… and it can also be a hassle. Too much direct light can cause glare and hot-spots, leading to eye strain and an uncomfortable environment for building occupants. But there is a way to control solar heat gain and diffuse direct sunlight, making for a bright, evenly lit space that welcomes visitors and creates a more comfortable work and learning environment. What’s the solution? Translucent panel daylighting systems!

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Stenciled Concrete for your Pool decks, patios and driveways

Stenciled Concrete for your Pool decks, patios and driveways

Stenciled concrete is a great option for pool decks, patios and driveways. How can concrete become brick? Or be turned into fan-shaped cobblestone? Or have your company logo “painted” on? The answer to all of those questions is stencils. Stenciled concrete is popular for exterior surfaces like driveways, patios and pool decks.

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Transform your yard, patio, or outdoor cafe into majestic gathering places with these beautiful brick outdoor entertainment pieces

Transform your yard, patio, or outdoor cafe into majestic gathering places with these beautiful brick outdoor entertainment pieces

Transform your yard, patio, or outdoor cafe into majestic gathering places with these beautiful brick outdoor entertainment pieces. Crafted from quality and made to stand up to the elements, these distinctive furnishings are meant to be enjoyed season after season.

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CableView® Aluminum Cable Railing System by Stainless Cable & Railing Inc.

CableView® Aluminum Cable Railing System by Stainless Cable & Railing Inc.

The shaped Aluminum Top Rail used in this photo captures the perfect look for this home in Happy Valley, OR.

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Starlings And The Grain/Agriculture Industry

Starlings And The Grain/Agriculture Industry

Starlings cost US growers as much as $800 million a year! Learn more about these loud, obnoxious, destructive birds.

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5 Things to Know About On-Site Finishing Repair and Restoration

5 Things to Know About On-Site Finishing Repair and Restoration

Regardless of its durability, no architectural finish is completely maintenance-free. Periodic cleaning is needed and, in such cases, on-site repair and restoration may be necessary. Here are five things to keep in mind when looking into on-site finishing services.

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Econospan® Screen System

Econospan® Screen System

The EconoSpan® louver and screen system is a continuous, "free-standing" louver product comprised mainly of roll formed louvers that snap firmly onto "double-gripped" stringers or posts installed on pre-determined intervals. This system is ideal for roof top equipment screening or other applications with large areas requiring concealment and ventilation.

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