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Exterior Design

Exterior Design


Masonry Stain

August 14, 2019

Masonry Stain

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.

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Extend wood ceiling designs outdoors with new WoodWorks® linear exterior solid wood panels from Armstrong Ceilings

April 8, 2019

Extend wood ceiling designs outdoors with new WoodWorks® linear exterior solid wood panels from Armstrong Ceilings

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.

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Featured project: Bronx Community College

February 22, 2019

Featured project: Bronx Community College

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.

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Brick... it isn't just red and modular

December 26, 2018

Brick... it isn't just red and modular

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.

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Why Choose Glass Deck Railing?

November 26, 2018

Why Choose Glass Deck Railing?

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.

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Why use exterior shading?

September 19, 2018

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

July 27, 2018

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

April 6, 2018

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

January 31, 2018

SUNGLAZE™ solid polycarbonate standing seam canopy system

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Translucent panel canopies allow for great design versatility

January 26, 2018

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

January 24, 2018

Railing color: a hidden choice

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

October 19, 2017

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

October 6, 2017

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

August 30, 2017

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

August 17, 2017

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

August 16, 2017

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

July 27, 2017

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

July 25, 2017

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

July 13, 2017

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

July 11, 2017

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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