Bring Summer Cheers to Your Deck

bring summer cheers to the deckWhile spring is the colorful season, we want to take all these cheerful greens, pinks, and yellows to our summer deck. After all, outdoor decks are used mostly in the summer. Read More

Deck Skirting Ideas

Pergolas_Builder_San_Jose_CAThe day you’ll meet with your local deck contractor is just around the corner and despite the excitement, there’s one thing worrying you. What about this eyesore empty space under the elevated wood deck? If it’s not too tall to use it or too short to ignore it, then what? Read More

Patio Cover vs Pergola

pergola tarpTo enjoy the outdoor decking area, you need some form of protection from the sun, the rain, the wind – the elements. Don’t you? Read More

Deck Lighting Ideas and Tips

Deck LightingCan it get more romantic than sharing moments with your better half on the ipe outdoor decking under the moonlight? But what if there’s no moon? How about the moments you want to cook, eat, read, engage in all sorts of activities that would require some form of lighting? Read More

How to Make Your Deck Winter Friendly

make your deck winter friendlyHaving invested in a beautiful cedar or ipe deck, some gorgeous garden furniture, even an outdoor kitchen, it is with a rather heavy heart that you close the sliding doors and get back inside for some living room cocooning when it gets a bit chilly. Read More

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