What roof should my house have? ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

What roof should my house have? ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

When choosing what roof to use for our
houses, we must consider different elements like the type of material, the
weather conditions of the area, the durability,
the aesthetic, the resistance, and
heat insulation. We have to take this precaution since it is what will keep our
houses protected. There are a various materials to create roof, in Construcciones Yamaro we will tell you
about them:

What roof should my house have? ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

1. – Metallic
roofs
: These are the most common, and they are created with galvanized steel with a coverage of a zinc and aluminum alloy. It has great
durability, energetic efficiency, it is easy to install, and offers a great
resistance to fire. Nowadays, you can find various designs with shapes that resemble
traditional tiles while some others with shapes like panels; these have the
disadvantage of not being able to resist strong winds.

2.- Concrete
roofs
: Created with
a mixture of concrete and reinforcement fibers
that can be adapted to any shape during the formwork, it has some advantages like reducing the noise, isolating
the heat, reducing the internal heat,
is not an electricity conductor, easily adaptable to any surface and weather,
besides granting beauty to the construction. 

3. – Wooden
roofs
: Wood gives warm and comfort
to any space.
A wooden roof is safe and has a great consistency, which is
perfect for big size lamps, you only need to use a protection layer on the
outside so it withstand the weather
conditions,
and an inner protection layer to protect it against plagues.

What roof should my house have? ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

4.- Tile
roofs
: Tiles are a lasting material and requires little maintenance. They
can be from concrete and natural
clay. Concrete tiles can last up to 50 years, and those from natural clay can last for centuries,
and they are very resistant to humidity, wind, and rain.

5. – Translucent
roofs
: If you are
bold and like innovation, a translucent roof is ideal for your house. These
roofs can be made from glass, plastic, acrylic or polycarbonate, and they allow
sunrays to penetrate the house. They are easy to install but require special
care when is time to install them. 

6. – Green
roofs
: If you are a nature lover and want an ecological and sustainable
place, green roofs are you. They consist of a vegetable cover on top of your house that give you the following
benefits: heat isolation so your house is fresh and nice, reduction of dust level and smog, cultivation of plants, and beauties
the area.

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Ways to Keep your Privacy in a Balcony ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

Ways to Keep your Privacy in a Balcony ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

An apartment
has no specific space to enjoy small
reunions with friends
and relatives out in the open, but if you are lucky
enough to have a balcony, you will have an extra space with natural light. However, there is a
downside because it does not grant you any privacy. It is not a good idea to
shut this space down with some walls and a small window since it will interfere
with the flow of air.

There
are several ways to enjoy a balcony and to have
some privacy
while you are at it, and Construcciones
Yamaro
gives you some ideas to do so:

Ways to Keep your Privacy in a Balcony ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini
1. – Bamboo
blinds
: Bamboo is
an ecofriendly element so is
excellent for the environment, which is ideal to give a natural touch to this area. Bamboo blinds are easy to set because
this is a light and flexible material. It will give you privacy and it will
create a barrier to block sunrays, thus
giving freshness to the rooms.

2. – Plants:
They are a great idea if you privacy for your balcony. If you use several
plants, you will have a calm and cozy
place.
Plants absorb the CO2 released into the environment and then releases oxygen, this creates a space
with clean and fresh air; likewise, you can use vines to give a more natural
touch.

Ways to Keep your Privacy in a Balcony ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

3. – Curtains:
Using curtains is also a useful alternative to give privacy to any balcony.    Just make sure the fabric is soft that allows the passage of light so you do not have
a very dark space. It also has an advantage to change the decoration.

4. – ScreensScreens are excellent options since you can located
them according to what you want. They can be decored
with plants so your
spaces are green. Screens can be
made from various materials, the ones made from wood give a warn sensation to
any home.

5. – Sliding
windows
: They give a lot of privacy while they limit the open air. You can
keep the windows and have some curtains to have some intimacy without giving up
the contact with nature.

These
options can let enjoy being out at the open without having the indiscreet look of
the neighbors.

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The Properties of Steel ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

The Properties of Steel ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

Constructions demand
materials that resist every climate condition so buildings are safe
, among those material we can find steel. Iron was the first metal used as
the structure for sustainable
constructions,
alongside its different forms. At first, it was used as part
of a melted element, and little by little, tubular cylinders were introduced to
grant beauty and elegance to the current metallic structures.
 

The Properties of Steel ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

  

Steel is one of the main material used
in modern architecture and in
constructions of great importance. Construcciones Yamaro points 
some advantages this material has that makes it so
important:

1. – Homogeneity: Steel is a
material that does not deforms or alters its physical or mechanical properties with time.

2. – High Ductility: The
ductility is a property, which allows a material to resist and tolerate alterations that cause tensions. Steel possesses
a great flexibility, elasticity, and is malleable; thus making it a very useful
material for anti-seismic constructions.
 

3. – Efficiency: Steel
allows taller edifications, and its small dimensions, when compared to concrete,
allow more uses of the spaces.

4. – It Eases Modifications:
Constructions with steel ease the integration of new structures without any deformity
and, if the structures are ready, the steel will work as a reinforcement to
resist additional weight.

5. – Great Resistance: Steel
is highly resistant and does not require a heavy structure, which is ideal for edifications of great height.

The Properties of Steel ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini
6. – Durability: Steel
is resistant and, with the adequate maintenance, the constructions elaborated
with this material can last for a very long time.

7. – Low Cost: Steel
structures are usually lighter than other structures with other material. This
lowers the costs of cement; moreover, the metallic
structure
can be prepared somewhere else, so the elements arrived already
built, and they take less time to be ready.

8. – Reusable: When a
construction with a metallic structure is overdue, it can be dismantled and used in some other projects.

9. – Uniformity: The
properties of the steel do not alter nor do they change due to the location of
the construction or with the passing of time. They can last for a long time.
 

10. – Fast Assemble: The properties of the steel enable a
better handling. That is why constructions with steel are ready in a short
time, contrary to those with concrete.
 

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How to avoid Humidity in Walls ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

How to avoid Humidity in Walls ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

Just as it is so important to have the right material when in a construction
site, so it is to the keep the structure in perfect condition so it remains in
time. In our everyday, we perform a series
of activities
that might cause humidity on walls; this affects the structure and the people living in it.

How to avoid Humidity in Walls ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini
Humidity creates fungus
and mold
that cause infections and allergies, which, in turn, creates respiratory
affections if not treated on time. It also produces bad smell, the painting on
the wall falling and from the frieze, and even damaging the floors. This
happens due to the many activities we do on our everyday like taking a shower,
the vapor produced when we are cooking the food, when we are doing the dishes and doing the laundry, when
hanging the clothes, and when ironing the clothes. All these activities produce
humidity in our every spaces.

Little
or no ventilation,
the
inadequate position of the air conditioners, and a bad insulation contributes
as well to the apparition of humidity. To avoid this problem, Construcciones
Yamaro
 gives you some advices to keep every space in perfect
conditions:

1. – Open the Windows: The
regular use of the air conditioner or
long absences during most of the day can difficult the opening of the windows.
When windows are open regularly, it keeps the air flowing through every corner of the house, and keeps
everything dry.

2. – Use a DIY Dehumidifier: Have one of these to reduce and to control the humidity of the space, especially
during the summer.

3. – Dry the Bathroom Doors:
After taking a shower, you have to dry the tiles,
the door or shower curtains to avoid humidity take the space. Likewise, you
should do a thorough cleaning with chlorine or bleach every other week.

How to avoid Humidity in Walls ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

4. – Do not hang Clothes in closed
spaces: When you are doing the laundry, you have to hang it on a surface at the
open like the yard. Try not to hang clothes in closed spaces.

5. – Fixed the Broken Pipes: If you notice you have a leak, solve the problem immediately. Then dry the floor and wall
affected, and clean them with a bleach solution.

7. – Use Homemade solutions: Sodium bicarbonate can absorb humidity
as well being antibacterial. That is
why it is recommend to eliminate the stubborn humidity stains. Scrub the surface with the product, let it rest,
and then use a cloth or a brush.  

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Storage Furniture for Small Spaces ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

Storage Furniture for Small Spaces ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

Do you have very little space in your home and you
find it hard to store things? This happens very often, as we tend to think that
to organize all our products at home
we need a large storage space, when
in fact what we need is to optimize every corner of our home and Armando Iachini explains how.

Storage Furniture for Small Spaces ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

Shelving Rack
dropdown

As already
mentioned before, these racking are the most functional for small spaces because they offer lots of storage capacity without getting unnecessarily in the way a
room is distributed space wise, the best of these shelves is that they come in
different sizes and lengths for
various uses. Such as closets, pantry, support for TV, desks and many other
uses. So while serving a purpose like supporting your TV, it also functions as
storage, the same goes with desks and computers. What we are looking for is for
furniture that allows us to be the most efficient as possible since the space
is a finite resource. We have to be very conscious in the way we assign these
purposes to our furniture.

Folding desks

These are
currently in trend for
Small spaces, because they are a form of collapsible shelves that can be arranged along a wall to have your own studio, working corner or desktop
computer. All you need is to fix them at a well chosen spot and it is all set
to go..

Recessed and
pullout beds

These are an
excellent choice for small rooms, because
you have plenty of storage space for
your blankets, blankets and even clothes with the drawers that are integrated
into folding beds and even some
bring an extra mattress, for if you ever need to accommodate a guest.

Storage Furniture for Small Spaces ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

Vertical shelves

The better we
take advantage of the length of the
space
, the more amplitude will be in it and of course less clutter will be
in it. So opt for the traditional hollow
vertical shelves are an excellent
choice for storage. They also may have the additional function of dividing spaces without removing
natural light.

Storage under
the stairs

The bottom of the stairs is usually a
surplus place which can be adapted
to store small things such as blankets, cleaning products and toilet, umbrella
or Christmas decorations. You can even ask them to open the top drawer of the steps to have more
storage options. And who knows, you might even follow the example of Harr
Potter and accommodate a room in there, just make sure to follow this article’s
tips to maximize the space, since it is already pretty small.

Wardrobes

These can serve
as cloakrooms, library shelves, racks or cabinets kitchens rooms because the empty space that is left between the rooms is used. The idea is
to place small gaps, hanging tubes or sliding doors, that way you can have everything organized without
interrupting your small space.

Do not forget to
always have with you a small ladder
to reach high places and do not fear to take every millimeter of your cozy little home.

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More constructions care for the environment ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

More constructions care for the environment ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

Construction Industry is actively working
to eradicate
pollution and lower emission levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the
atmosphere, according to the most current figures from the World Bank, encouraging them to develop this sector by reducing consumption and applying measures
to preserve the environment.

More constructions care for the environment ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

Developing
towards environmental care

Some
architects and builders increasingly develop their projects for new buildings in a sustainable manner
taking into account the negative impact
and employing measures to reduce
pollution in the environment today. The figure reported by the World Bank on
pollution includes:

The fuel Burning industry

Demand
for natural resources

Environmental
impacts
generated
by the selection of materials

In
Venezuela, construction experts under the direction of Armando Iachini, Yamaro Constructions implements advances every day in protocols to the correct
and efficient use of electricity.

For
this it is essential to know the daily
consumption and how to reduce
it without affecting your lifestyle. I.e. be
attentive and give good use to:

  • Heating
    system
  • Air
    conditioner
  • Refrigeration
  • Building
    lighting
More constructions care for the environment ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

 

The
current trend is oriented to use insulation
materials that eventually will reduce costs to consumers
, used efficiently
they can make a huge difference at the end, users can save up to 50% of
electricity consumption this way, eventually ten users would consume the
equivalent of five and if we go grand one hundred users would consume the
equivalent of fifty, the saving of 50% of electricity is no joke, especially if
big number of people is involved in the project.

The
thermal insulation is designed to be used throughout a full life
and it is as solid as brick, in an affordable
price that is attractive to pay. Currently the development of these materials
has become increasingly efficient, achieving an insulation capacity of up to
700% compared to the brick and up to 50% compared to materials such as glass
wool and expanded polystyrene. It’s safe to say that eventually many structures
in the future will use this material way more than today’s. If we’re talking
efficient, a cheaper material that is exponentially more insulating than a
brick and is capable of nearly everything a brick can and more, is sure to be
today’s foundation material for the future.

Unpolluted
projects

Some
of the developments that we can enjoy already
today that eradicated pollution in its structure could be mentioned:

Central
Park Tulum,
this
residential complex located in the rainforest of Tulum, Quintana Roo, seeks to
reach the outstanding number of zero emissions and to achieve that it has
installed various intelligent systems to regulate energy consumption in the
residential units, this project costs a total of 25 million dollars. Also has
been installed:

Treatment
plants wastewater.

Charging
station electric cars.

Power
generating systems that generate energy through sunlight, solar panels arranged
in a flower pattern following the light throughout the day and maintaining a
beautiful scene for the resident’s pleasure.

Amager
Bakke
, it
is a plant that turns waste into energy, it has open spaces for recreation
purposes, that way it carries an important task but doesn’t leave the space
unusable, on the contrary it brings yet more human use and therefore contribute
to the environment in more than a single way.

Hotel
Node,
this
building in Chile is the first of its kind at a cost of 23 million dollars for
its construction it was built with very innovative materials known as Hydrotec, which is capable of removing
pollutants at a fairly efficient speed.

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