Pros and Cons of Tarps on Pergolas

pergola tarpWhile wooden pergolas provide some protection from the elements, the open latticework will still let the sunrays and rain go through. And here is where tarps step in to save the situation and allow you to enjoy the outdoors, heat or rain. Read More

How Thick the Outdoor Deck Boards Should Be?

Thick Deck BoardsWhen it’s about time to find a deck builder, you dream of the summers you’ll spend outdoors. You check out cedar and ipe decks, compare costs, explore designs. The one thing you don’t do is think about the deck board thickness. Do you? Read More

How to Make Decks Comfortable

Comfortable deckWhen you spend money on building a deck, you also expect to spend enough time outdoors not just to compensate for the expense but also to enjoy the environment. But this is not always the case. Read More

Autumn Maintenance Tips for Wood Decks

Autumn MaintenanceAdd wood deck maintenance to your autumn to-do list. This is a very busy period for most people and nobody is keen on cleaning the deck or fixing its problems when they are trying to catch up with work after the summer vacations or make sure the kids are settled in school. Read More

Deck Railing Options and Design Ideas

Wood deck railing While we may spend a lot of time discussing whether to get a cedar or ipe deck, we pay little or no attention to the railing. But if you think about it, the deck railing system is the first thing your visitors see. Read More

How to Plan an Outdoor Deck Addition

outdoor deckA deck addition is a perfect way to increase value and give yourself plenty of good excuses for spending more time outdoors. Whether this is a simple structure or as intricate as an outdoor decking with stairs, a pool, and a pergola, it’s important to plan everything in great detail right from the start. Read More