Want to Reduce Heat? Use this Artificial Wood sunshade louvers installation guide.

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Artificial Wood Sunshade Louvers Installation Guide

Want to Reduce Heat? Use this Artificial Wood sunshade louvers installation guide.

“This is the useful tips for artificial wood sunshade louvers installation for each side of the house to filter and reduce heat transmission into the house.

Reduce heat by Artificial Wood Sunshade Louvers
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To properly install a artificial sunshade louvers, it is necessary to understand the position of the Sun. This may help reduce the heat to transfer into the house effectively. In fact, the Sun will rise in the east and set in the west everyday, and appear to travel towards the north or south depending on the period of the year. This results in different ways to install artificial wood sunshade louvers for each side of the house.

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EAST

 – The sunlight from this direction contains a source of Vitamin D, especially before 9 o’clock in the morning. So, you should install the artificial wood shading to avoid the sunlight from the high angle.

Artificial Wood Sunshade Louvers Idea
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WEST

– On west-facing wall, it will accumulate heat over the course of the day. It is necessary to install artificial wood shading to prevent the heat that will transfer into the wall, doors, or windows.

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SOUTH

– The sun from this direction will shine diagonally between 9 AM to 4 PM. Therefore, the artificial wood sunshade louvers should be installed horizontally over doors and windows. The Sun will travel in a high angle or overhead at noon, vertical sun-shading structure might be suitable.

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NORTH

– The Sun in the north is not as strong as the other directions. It is not necessary to install a artificial wood shading.  You can sit and open windows to let the air in without facing the direct sunlight.


* To apply this suggestion, you should consult with a professional architecture and engineer where appropriate for more detail.

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How to keeping house cool with SCG Wood Plank

Wood Substitute - Golden Teak
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Wood Substitute - Golden Teak

How to keeping house cool with SCG Wood Plank

“If your house is located in Tropical or another zones which have quite long summer season, let’s see an alternative material as to be your choice to keep your home become cool. Here, we show How to Keeping a house cool with SCG Wood Plank

The summer season in some country lasts quite long. When the sunlight reflects on the brick wall, the heat can be transferred into the house. One of the solutions to reduce the heat is to install a steel-frame SCG wood plank, attached to the wall that must be exposed to the sun regularly, especially on the westside. In this way, the SCG wood plank will be an area that is exposed to direct sunlight firstly.

The sun’s heat will be stored in the air passage and transmitted through the wall into the house. Another effective way to keep your house cooler is to install insulation. In addition to reducing the house temperature, these solutions help reduce power consumption of air conditioner and are wall decor ideas that add style to your house.

There are 2 wood plank installation methods to protect your home cooler, you can choose a proper one which macth with your house.

How to install wall insulation with wood plank

How to keep house cool with wood plank - How to install wall insulation

From the above picture:

  1. 1. Installing a steel frame SCG wood plank and attaching them to the wall
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  3. 2. Insulation and steel frame SCG wood plank installation

Do not hesitate to contact us once you need more information : napolpra@scg.com

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The Difference Between Wood Substitute Decking and Natural Wood Decking

What is the Difference Between Artificial Wood Decking and Natural Wood Decking
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What is the Difference Between Artificial Wood Decking and Natural Wood Decking

The Difference Between Wood Substitute Decking and Natural Wood Decking

“Here, we show The Difference Between Wood Substitute Decking and Natural Wood Decking. Let’s see which one is the right choice to you 

Real wood decking vs wood substitute decking

“Wood Substitute” or “Fiber Cement Wood” or “Artificial Wood” is a material that is produced to replace wood. The installation process is different from natural wood in terms that the natural wood can be installed by nailing on the wood joist (Screws can be used to fastened the wood if the wood is soft).

Artificial wood is installed by fastening screws to steel or attaching wood to a finished lock. It can be placed on cement floors with adhesive cement, in the same way as placing tiles, by using screws and plastic anchors to help secure the floor.

The benefits of SCG wood substitute over real wood

Difference between real wood and wood substitute decking installation

From the above picture:

Real Wood (Lumber):
– The screw head is larger than that of the nail, so the screw head needs to be concealed.

Wood substitute (Fiber Cement Wood): 
– Ready-made coloring from the factory, the colors are durable.
– Ready-to-use after installation
– Install over cement floor with cement adhesive just like ceramic tiles. Use anchor bolts and fix with screws.

Wood synthetic decking is an alternative to replace real wood when you want to decorate your house by keeping natural style. Don’t miss pick up this materials to be one of your choice!! 

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Q&A: How to repaint the SCG Wood Plank to keep it new

How to repaint SCG Wood Plank wall to keep it new
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How to repaint SCG Wood Plank wall to keep it new

Q&A: How to repaint the SCG Wood Plank to keep it new

“Wood Plank Lath gives you a natural vibe. It helps filter the sunlight, make your house look fresh, and blend well with the outside area.

  1. How to repaint Wood wall to keep it new

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  3. Look at your wall and partition, is its appearance still the same as 5-10 years ago? You would like to keep it or change to the new one as to rejuvenate your house.When you want to change something with your wall, the color is the easier way to do.
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  5. The SCG Wood Plank (which we call SCG Smartwood) is easy to switch up the look in order to make it more pleasant to the eyes, we recommend using the coarse sandpaper to scrub the old paint so that the surface becomes rough (creating texture) since the old paint is quite oily itself. After that, dust it out and wipe it clean.
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  7. If any holes found on the SCG Wood Plank, please use the wood filler to fix that. Then paint it with the wood primer twice. Once the primer is dry, paint it over with the acrylic paint (once or twice depends on how opaque you want it to be).

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  9. Once again, wait until it’s completely dry. Voila! Now you get the new shade of SCG wood which is ready to be used.

How to repaint SCG fiber cement wood board to keep it new
Using the coarse sandpaper to remove the old paint
How to repaint SCG Wood substitute to keep it new
Using primer twice after cleaning and waiting until it’s completely dry.
How to repaint SCG artificial wood plank to keep it new
Painting with acrylic paint once or twice as opaque as you like

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SCG Wood substitute - Denmark

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SCG Wood Plank - Denmark

Car park decoration idea by SCG Smartwood

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*Please note that this way is only suitable for the fiber cement wood* 

 

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How to Use SCG Fiber Cement Lap Siding for the Interior Design?

Idea for using SCG Fiber Cement Lab Siding
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How to Use SCG Fiber Cement Lap Siding for the Interior Design?

“Wood is one of the interior design materials which make your house look cozy and nature-like. However, these days, we are running out of trees and wood becomes more expensive. Also, wood requires time and expenses to maintain as well. Therefore, fiber-cement lap siding is a good alternative material due to its termite-free property and durability, which can be used in the wet and damp area such as toilet.”

They also come in different textures (smooth, wood grains, and cassia texture). The lap siding can be painted over as you wish. Some models are pre pained from the factory (Mostly brownish shades). The long lasting fiber cement board lap siding used for the interior design consists of the “decorative wall panel” and “wood plank lap siding”.

Room Style, Your Style

If you seek for the natural ambiance, the SCG smartwood plank lap siding with the grain texture can be used to achieve that look. However, if you prefer the modern style, you may use the regular smooth-texture wood lap siding.

Meanwhile, the colonial style room is suitable with the lap siding which the edge is lathed.  Each SCG fiber cement sheet lap siding models may have different ways to install; some may be installed in a clapboard style; some may have the bevel to install over to hide the screw.

How to Use Lap Siding for the Interior Design
Examples of how to use the fiber cement lap siding for the interior design ( SCG Smartwood – Modeena Series )
SCG good quality Lap Siding to decorate house
How to use the SCG Smartwood Modeena decorative wall panel installing with other materials to create interesting patterns.
SCG fiber cement Lap Siding for the Interior Design
(Left): How to use lathed edge lap siding (SCG Smartwood Colonial Lap Siding) and (Right) Bevel Lap Siding which was installed without seeing any screw.
How to install SCG fiber cement Lap Siding for the Interior Design
Decorating the bedroom with fiber cement wood grains-texture lap siding (SCG Smartwood Woodplank Golden Teak)
Using fiber cemet Lap Siding idea
Decorating small corner in the bedroom with wood grains-texture lap siding (SCG Smartwood Rosewood)

Apart from the decorative wall panels and lap siding,SCG fiber board cement lap siding also comes in the form of “Cornice” for crowning the top and bottom edge of the ceiling, “Lath” for ceiling installation (smooth and wood-grains texture), “Sunshade” for room partition, and “Decorative Stair wood” for stair riser, stair tread, banisters, and landing stage installation.

However, please keep in mind that “every part of the SCG Smartwood wooden stairs must be supported with the steel framing because the main purpose of these woods is to decorate only (unlike wooden stairs that are real wood)”. Also, you must strictly follow the manual once installed for your own safety.

Idea for using SCG Fiber Cement Lab Siding
Example of how to use fiber cement lap siding around the ceilings and walls
SCG Lab Siding Fiber Cement site reference
Example of how to use lap siding to build sunshade (Left: SCG Smartwood Shading set ) and Ladder (Right: SCG Smartwood stair plank)

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What to do in the case of a fire?

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What to do in the case of a fire?

Let’s see what are important things you should do or avoid once in case of fire and Let to know types of Fire Resistance Wall

What to do in the case of a fire?

1. Do not take time to try and save belongings. Compose oneself and quickly leave the place as soon as possible.

2. Get down, get low, get out – Avoid inhaling the smoke, use wet towels to cover your mouth and nose, try to stay low and leave through fire exit.

3. Do not use elevators in case of fire. Use fire escapes or exit stairs.

4. If clothes catch fire, do not sweep or run away. Must stay still and drop to the ground then covering their face with hands to avoid facial injury and finally, roll on the floor to extinguish the fire.

5. Shut the doors or window in fire room to stop the spread of fire and smoke. You must ensure no one is inside then Get out

6. Once you meet door, carefully check knob’s temperature before opening by touching the back of the hand on it. If it is hot, do not open due to fire nearby area.

Type of Fire Resistant Wall

Furthermore, building design and materials used decision in construction are also one of the crucial factors that could prevent fire.

Wall is the one of key important components for building. It should be fire protection for 30 to 120 minutes. The details are shown in the picture below.

Fire protection component - Fire resistance solution

The different fire resistance wall materials specify different performance criteria. There are many wall systems that could be fire protection up to 120 minutes, for instance, Brick Masonry, Light weight concrete block, Gypsum Drywall, Fiber cement drywall, Light weight panel. However, in case of fire, the most important thing is the time limit of fire resistance which can prevent structure enough to give people to escape from building.

Today we would like to introduce 3 of fire resistant wall system which provides peace-of-mind and safety

Fire Resistance Wall by SCG
1. Gypsum Drywall: is a lightweight wall system that composed of Fire Resistance Gypsum Board installed with galvanize frame and put insulation between spaces as to increase fire prevention efficiency. Wall system that be installed by Fire Resistance Gypsum Board 2 layers, it can protect fire up to 120 minutes.

If you need more information or have any question, please visit >>  https://www.scgsmartbuild.com/fire-protection-system/

2. Fiber Cement Drywall: is a lightweight wall system that composed of Fiber cement board installed with galvanize frame and put insulation between spaces as to increase fire prevention efficiency. However, the different insulation type specify different protection performance.

3. Wall Panel: or Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) is wall system that composed of lightweight, steel reinforced, groove and tongue panels. It is non-combustible which up to 4 hours fire rating and outstanding thermal and acoustic insulation qualities.

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The Difference between SCG Smartboard and SCG Smartwood (Fiber Cement for Flooring)

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Fiber cement floor - SCG smartboard

The Difference between SCG Smartboard and SCG Smartwood (Fiber Cement for Flooring)

“Fiber Cement” is widely known as a wood substitute for wall plank, floor plank, lath and plywood. However, fiber cement has some limitations for certain usages, such as flooring system, in particular, since it requires high weight tolerance. 

Smartwood Floor Plank - SCG wood substitute floor

SCG Smartboard for Flooring and SCG Smartwood Floor Plank are fiber cement material, made from high quality materials such as, SCG cement, pure silica and cellulose fiber.

With their tolerance of weather, SCG Smartboard and SCG Smartwood are practical for both interior and exterior usage. They are moisture resistant, fire resistant, making them tolerant of bending, rotting and termite. Due to their absence of asbestos, they are safe for respiratory system.

SCG Fiber Cement board for floor
Installing joist and structural bar on SCG Smartboard floor

1. Fiber Cement for Flooring : SCG Smartboard

Smartboard’s standard size is at 120 x 240 cm. The most used SCG Smartboard is 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 cm, with 30-40 cm. of joist space. The structural bars need to be perpendicular to joists at every 120 cm for a better support SCG Smartboard’s length to be able to endure weight of 200 – 500 kg (depending on joist space).

The installation is easy. This lightweight fiber cement flooring system is suitable for any construction work with limited construction time. It also makes the main structure lighter.

SCG Smartboard is usually used with decorative materials, such as laminate, parquet, and ceramic tiles for beauty purpose.

You can show off the bare texture of SCG Smatboard by cleaning its surface, applying primer onto the surface and then applying 2 coats of epoxy, acrylic or silicone in order to prevent scratches.

2. Fiber Cement for Flooring : SCG Smartwood Floor Plank

SCG floor plank is most suitable for decoration. It has almost the same width as the authentic wood, which is 10, 15 and 20 cm. Each plank is 300 cm. long and 2.5 cm. thick.

SCG Smartwood has natural wooden pattern, no need to be coated with decorating materials.  The 2 models are:

  1. Basic model. SCG Smartwood Floor Plank in basic model comes with primer as its base; therefore, it needs to be covered with SCG acrylic floor paint for fiber cement for the shiny, and scratch and weather resistance properties.
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  3. SCG Smartwood T-Clip. T-Clip model has factory-grade color with peeling resistance property.
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  5. SCG Wood substitute for floor
    SCG Floor Plank Basic (up) SCG Smartwood T-Clip (down)

    For installation, SCG Smartwood needs to be installed on concrete floor or on joists with space as follows:

    – SCG Smartwood plank 20 cm. width should be installed on joist with space of 35-40 cm.

    – SCG Smartwood plank 25 cm. width should be installed on joist with space of 30 cm.

    – SCG Smartwood plank 10 cm. width should be installed on joist with space of 25 cm.

    SCG Smartboard requires smaller gaps as compared to real wood structure. Unlike real wood, SCG Smartboard cannot be used as the structural wood or on high-level floor due to its lesser flexibility. It is required to be installed on floor that is no more than 50 cm. above ground.

    Since SCG Smartboard Floor Plank has longer ratio than SCG Smartboard, they both have different weight tolerance. Smartboard floor’s two-way slab can endure more weight than Smartwood’s one-way slab.

    Therefore, on the same weight endurance, SCG Smartwood is likely to get cracked easier, and may cause injury if used as the direct weight tolerant material or installed on an over-height floor.

     We can say that SCG Smartboard floor can be used as a flooring material or flooring foundation while SCG Smartwood is not recommended to be applied as the structural floor that has to directly carry heavy weight.

     Safety is the first priority when making decision between the two. Take into consideration the properties and limitations of each material. Follow engineer’s advice for suitable and durable usage.

Fiber Cement for Floor steel frame

SCG Fiber Cement for Floor Installation 2
Installing SCG Smartwood on a joist (up )Installing SCG Smartwood on concrete floor (down)
SCG Fiber Cement for Floor Installation
Smartboard and Smartwood’s weight tolerance

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Select the right choice of ceiling board for you

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Select the right choice of ceiling board for you

“Each type of ceiling board gives different feelings so you should select products which are right for you. This will also save your budget on purchase and maintenance for long term use. ” 

Gypsum board

Gypsum board is easy to install and can be plastered to smoothly cover joints and paint. It can be used for interior decoration. For exterior installation, it has been developed to have water-resistance feature for wet area such as in bathroom and external area.

Elephant Gypsum Ceiling Board Site Reference
Gypsum for ceiling

Fiber Cement board

Fiber cement board is composed of cellulose fiber, non-toxic substance which is more flexible and durable to withstand sunlight and rain water so it is a top choice for both interior and exterior use. Ceiling board is for interior use while wooden model and model with ventilating holes are suitable for exterior option.

SCG Ceiling Board Outdoor
Fiber Cement Ceiling Board Application
SCG Fiber Cement Board - Cement Sheet for ceiling
Fiber Cement Board Square Edge and Tapered Edge
SCG Ventilated Ceiling Board
Ventilated Ceiling Board
SCG Decorative Ceiling Board
Decorative Ceiling Board

Wood Ceiling

Wood ceiling is natural material which gives warm and beautiful look. Naturally, wood will shrink more when compared to synthetic materials so it needs good care. Now, price of wood is much higher than other materials and so is maintenance cost. Therefore, it is suitable for area which needs special decoration.

Wood Ceiling Decoration
Wood Ceiling Decoration

Vinyl for ceiling

Vinyl is alternative decorative choice due to its light-weighted feature and small necessity for painting so it is appropriate for area which is soaked or wet all the time. It is designed to be used with exterior ceiling “eave ceiling” with interlocking system. Available models are lath and board with ventilating hole to ventilate air and reduce heat under roof. 

Vinyl for ceiling
Vinyl for ceiling
Vinyl ventilated ceiling
Vinyl ventilated ceiling

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Fiber cement board VS Wood cement board

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