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Build More Than Just a Deck

If you’re heading down the road of updating your outdoor living space, you may wonder what you can add to customize the outside of your home besides a new deck. At the onset of such a large project, many homeowners take a step back and evaluate the outside of their home as a whole, often leading them to consider what additional items they may want during the construction process. While working with professional contractors, it often makes sense to book all outdoor renovations at once, rath...

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How to Choose a Deck Board

Building a new deck is a big project to take on, but one with a large return on investment. Choosing the right materials is likely the most important, yet the most difficult decision to make during the planning process. The word “composite” is used frequently, but with so many options, how do you know which is best? We’ve outlined the key features and benefits between choosing traditional lumber, wood-plastic composite and mineral-based composite. Treated Lumber Decking Histor...

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4 Ways to Create Your Backyard Oasis

Regardless of the amount of time that you spend in your backyard, your outdoor space should be enjoyed to the fullest. Whether you work from home or only have the opportunity to enjoy your backyard after your commute, you should get the most out of your outdoor living space. Create your own outdoor oasis with these four tips. Privatize Your Deck If you want to add a secluded space to your backyard, consider adding a privacy panel. Modern panels can be constructed with treated lumber, lattice or ...

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4 Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Home's Exterior

Warmer weather is upon us, which means we finally break free from a long winter season of being cooped up indoors and spend the longer evening hours outdoors. As we head into the spring season, there is typically maintenance to complete to your home’s exterior and landscaping to get you into the full swing of summer. Clean Your Deck and Home Exterior Your deck, patio, driveway and siding probably took a beating over the past year. Falling leaves likely left tannins that stain flat surfaces...

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What is a Deck Inlay?

If you’re just starting to plan a new deck build, you may hear the term “inlay” being used as you start your research. An inlay is a design made with deck boards that can be simple or complex. Typically, a fair amount of work and detail is required to properly and safely install the boards to complete the design. Integrating an inlay into your deck is a great way to let your style and creativity shine. Just as your home interior may have unique accent pieces and colors, an inl...

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