Recent Blog Posts

  • End of Season Checklist for your Deck or Patio

    September 1, 2013
    It’s been a great summer and you’ve been enjoying your patio or deck as much as humanly possible, right? Well, remember early this spring when you opened up your deck and all of the work you put into it?
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  • Staying Cool In Your Home In The Hot Weather…Without A/C

    August 15, 2013
    If you don’t have an air conditioning unit or you are trying to cut down on your energy usage during the hot weather, here are some tips that will keep you cooler: Use a dehumidifierWhile some people just associate using a dehumidifier when they’re sick, they can also be used in a place where you will be spending a lot of time in the heat, such as a living room.
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  • Deck Building & Mold Prevention

    August 1, 2013
    Of course, homeowners bear the greatest burden for keeping new decks free from mold, but there are some things a builder can do: Gap the decking properly (minimum 1/8”) for drainage. Pitch the deck properly away from the house for drainage (minimum 1/8” in 8’).
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  • Shedding Some Light: Shed Building Tips

    July 1, 2013
    If you find yourself reminiscing about the days when you could actually park your car in the garage, it may be time to build a shed. An outdoor shed is an attractive and convenient way to store things that accumulate and clutter up your garage or basement.
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  • Create a Living Room Outdoors

    June 1, 2013
    The backyard patio or deck has long been a favorite place for summer fun and cookouts, but more and more, people are discovering new ways to repurpose their outdoor space. An outdoor living room can expand the functional area of your home by taking advantage of your extra space outside.
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  • Project Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

    May 15, 2013
    Memorial Day is known as the kickoff of summer fun. Campgrounds, amusement parks and beaches all typically mark the long weekend as their season’s opening.
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  • Bright Ideas for Outdoor Lighting

    May 1, 2013
    You work hard on your house and landscaping, so there’s no reason why the beauty of it all should be hidden when the sun goes down. Outdoor lighting can bring attention to a specific part of your home’s exterior by literally putting it in the spotlight.
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  • Tips For Staining Your Wood Deck

    April 15, 2013
    Staining your deck is a fairly simple task and it can keep your deck looking vibrant year after year. If your deck needs to be stained, here’s how to do it: Clean it Take your grill, furniture, etc. off of your deck and get out your pressure washer.
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  • Things to Consider Before Starting Your Deck Project

    April 1, 2013
    Building your own deck can be a rewarding experience for any handyman or homeowner. If you are looking to build a deck for your home, then here a few things to consider before starting your deck project.
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  • Your Deck: Do-over or Makeover?

    March 15, 2013
    If your old deck is looking worn and shabby, you might be thinking it’s time to demolish it and start over with a newly designed deck. While that’s a perfectly reasonable approach, there are others ones that may better suit your need --and your budget.
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