Western Red Cedar Has Natural Color Variation. And That Might Be Just Great.

Date: January 31, 2024 | Category: Press Releases

We talk a lot about initial color. Too much, I think. When working with architects and homeowners, we try to help them consider longterm color as much as initial color. Wood fades and changes over time, and it’s at least as important to think about how the project will look down the line as it is to consider the color on day one.


The 4 Best Wood Options for Exceptional Porch Flooring

Date: January 18, 2024 | Category: Product News, Tips

Not all wood is created equal, especially when it comes to the demands of a porch floor. Let’s dive into the best wood options for porch flooring and how to make a wise investment that will pay off for years to come.


A Complete Breakdown of Cedar Siding Types

Date: December 20, 2023 | Category: Tips

When it comes to exterior finishes that offer durability, aesthetics and natural appeal, cedar siding is in a league of its own. Cedar, known for its strength and resistance to weather, provides a versatile option for any desired look. Let’s explore the different types of cedar siding, how they fit together and the aesthetic appeal they create.


11 Black Exterior Trim Design Ideas

Date: December 5, 2023 | Category: Tips

When we think of exterior home design, many imagine muted earth tones or traditional white finishes. For those who dare to go beyond the conventional design choices you typically see in most television shows and design blogs, black exterior trim might be the perfect option for you!


Rustic Elegance: Pine Cladding Design Ideas for Modern Living

Date: October 25, 2023 | Category: Tips

When it comes to designing interiors, there is an undeniable charm in natural materials that brings warmth and authenticity to our living spaces. 

One such material that has been gracing our homes for years is pine. The use of pine for interior cladding and paneling brings a unique blend of warmth and rustic charm.

In this article, we’ll dive into the benefits of using pine cladding, the desirability of the wood-paneled aesthetic and, of course, the impeccable options that Russin offers for those keen on this timeless trend.


Choosing the Best Composite Cedar Shingle Siding

Date: October 20, 2023 | Category: Tips

Composite Cedar Shake Siding

For as long as any of us can remember, when homeowners are looking for a classic aesthetic, cedar shingles have been a top choice. This is unsurprising due to its clean lines and historical connotations. But are cedar shingles right for you? We can help you decide. 


Exploring Wood Siding Options: The Timeless Appeal of Cedar

Date: October 2, 2023 | Category: Product News, Tips

Cedar Siding

For numerous decades, wood cladding has been a preferred choice for home exteriors due to its durability, natural composition and its capacity to impart a sense of warmth and hospitality to any residence. Among the various wood options available for cladding, cedar is commonly recognized as a classic and durable choice.

This article will explain the advantages associated with premium cedar varieties for cladding purposes and then compare cedar with other modern materials, such as plastic, composite and fiber-cement.


The Beauty of Cedar: A Buyer’s Guide to Western Red Cedar Decking

Date: September 25, 2023 | Category: Tips

Western Red Cedar Decking

If you’re considering a new deck or refurbishing an old one, you’ve likely come across a multitude of options. From composite materials to pressure-treated wood, the choices can be overwhelming. However, one material stands tall among the rest – Western Red Cedar.

Western Red Cedar maintains its popularity year after year due to its unique properties and lasting beauty. It stands up well when compared to other decking materials, making it the clear choice for many homeowners and architects alike.


The Best Decking Material for Greenwich, CT Homeowners

Date: September 17, 2023 | Category: Tips

If you live in Greenwich, CT, you need a durable deck that can withstand the region’s hot summers, cold winters and salty humidity that comes from being part of a waterfront community. As deck material experts who have supplied thousands of feet of decking to Greenwich, we have strong opinions on what works—and what doesn’t.


Hamptons-Style Exterior House Design Ideas for 2023

Date: August 18, 2023 | Category: Product News, Tips

There’s a casual luxury found in Hamptons-style homes. They evoke both the charm of a summer beach cottage and a lifestyle of coastal sophistication. The Hamptons style manages to merge elegance and ease effortlessly, so it’s no wonder this design motif is a top choice for homeowners and designers everywhere. (more…)


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