Home Remodeling | The Basics of Designing a Deck

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Home Remodeling | The Basics of Designing a Deck

Home Remodeling | The luxury of outdoor living space is one of the biggest perks to owning or living in a house versus multi-unit housing like apartments and condos. Outdoor space is great for hosting get-togethers and parties, or even just retreating to a hammock with a book for a couple hours of solitary relaxation. Yard space also opens up the possibility of gardening, which many consider great therapy for the soul.

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Summer-Proof Your Decking

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Summertime is deck time! Get your wood decking into tip-top shape for all the upcoming summer BBQs and family gatherings with these expert tips from carpenter and deck expert Kevin Stevens.

1. What signs should someone look for to figure out if a board needs to be replaced?

You can check your deck’s boards for what are often called “signs of failure.” These typically fall into two categories:

The first is rotting or splitting. When a deck’s finish begins to fail, the ...

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Make The Best Of Your Decking Remodel

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As with any project, preparation is key when you’re creating quality composite decking for your family to enjoy for years to come. Whether you’re preparing to take on your own DIY outdoor project, or collaborate with a professional builder – it’s important to understand the best practices for installing decking material. That’s why we encourage customers, as well as contracted builders, to educate themselves on our materials’ best installation practices. In this post we’ll highlight important recommendations and requirements ...

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Home Remodeling Trends: Bullnose Verandah

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Bullnose roofing is a traditional verandah design that finishes off a home remodeling project beautifully and adds great aesthetic value. Bullnose roofing is widely used in regional areas and is also found in Australian capital cities on terrace houses and is still seen extensively throughout inner city suburbs.

Bullnose verandahs are joined directly to the exterior of your home and generally run along the length of the house. They can be built at the time the house is built, or added ...

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Decking Trends: The Five Basic Types of Outdoor Decks

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When you’re ready to begin building a new deck, the first thing to ask yourself is what you want that deck to accomplish. Decks can bring your family years of enjoyment, and add value and beauty to your home, but it’s rarely a good idea to simply build a deck without a plan in mind, simply for the sake of having a deck ...

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5 Considerations for Building a Wood Deck

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How to build a deck? Building a wood deck correctly can create the perfect transition between your home and your backyard. How to build a deck planning and construction should result in a wonderful place to go to relax and unwind after a hectic day. Whether you are going to have your deck built by a professional or do it yourself, building a ...

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Seven Elements of Good Outdoor Deck Design (Pt. 2)

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As an extension of your home, a deck can provide an attractive outdoor area that you can enjoy every time the weather allows. Whether just hanging out and lounging, entertaining or playing with your kids or pet, a well-designed deck can be a favorite part of your home. Understanding important deck design and planning considerations will help your deck ...

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Seven Elements of Good Outdoor Deck Design (Pt. 1)

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You’re all comfortable in your favorite lounge chair, reading your latest novel with a cool beverage nearby…the aroma of your favorite BBQ drifting from the grill teases everyone…catching a few rays of sunshine never felt better. Warm weather calls us outdoors, and what better place to enjoy life than your deck!

As an extension of your home, a deck can provide an attractive outdoor ...

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Deck Coatings & Their Care (Part 2)

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Frequent (at least once per year) inspections will help eliminate problems. Catching small problems before they become big problems can save considerable sums of money from having to be spent on framing repairs due to leaks. Summer is an ideal time to inspect decks, it isn’t raining and there is some time before the winter storms begin anew to get bids and make needed repairs. The inspection needn’t be a difficult thing to do; there are many things to look ...

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Deck Coatings & Their Care (Part 1)

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Waterproof deck coatings and Condominiums seem to go hand in hand. It seems that nearly every HOA complex has them, either over a living space or attached off a room. Residents love them because their decks are often used as another room of the house, owners and managers of income property usually detest them because of the problems that seem to always come along with them.

Some owners and managers seek to minimize their exposure to these problems by seeking to ...

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