Time to Spring Clean the Pergola & Avoid Risks

deck pressure washingWhatever hangs over your head and thus limits your ability for a quick inspection may become a threat. Your wooden pergola is not the exception. Did you install it over the outdoor decking or did you find it there when you bought the house? This makes a difference too. Read More

The Best Ways to Customize Outdoor Decks

Deck3The point of getting custom decks is to have the structure made to your own personal aesthetics and the requirements of your landscape. Your garden is special and so is your family’s expectations and your personal taste. Before you turn to a local deck contractor, you need to know basics like the location, the size, or the material. You also need to consider your lifestyle, Read More

Detached vs Attached Outdoor Decks

Deck4Who doesn’t love the idea of opening the sliding doors and exit to a beautiful wood deck? But having an attached outdoor decking is not always a great idea. That’s where the freestanding decks come to the rescue. But wait a minute! Aren’t freestanding decks the ones we see further away from the home structure? Read More

The Most Popular Outdoor Decking Types and Locations

deck sandblastingThe simplest outdoor decking design can increase the value of your home and promise memorable times. The good news is that the designs and the style possibilities are nearly endless, especially if you work with an experienced deck contractor. But there’s always the question of the location. There’s the question of which type to choose too. And you need to decide on these two matters even before you select the material. Whether you choose ipe, pressure-treated, mahogany or cedar outdoor decking, it’s vital for you to know where it will be placed. Read More

How to Find the Best Deck Contractor

Deck colorA well-built deck will open your outdoor activity horizons, increase the home value, make everyone in your family happy, be the ultimate spot for entertainment and never be the reasons for safety concerns. The benefits of sound deck building bring us to our main topic today. This is not a job you should do or leave to a handyman. There are too many things at stake if something goes wrong. The good news is that there are many deck companies out there. But key to ensuring a sound and solid construction is the qualifications of the pros. And so here we are going to tell you how to find the best deck contractor.

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Deck Safety Concerns & Tips

Decking_ExtendnewYou might spend a lot of time outdoors or you may not. But your outdoor decking is there year-round. It is attacked by the elements, tolerates foot traffic, puts up with the weight of the furniture, and is hardly protected. Depending on the deck construction and material, it might serve you for 15 or 20 years or maybe more before it screams for some repairs. But it wouldn’t hurt if you had it checked every spring. It’s all about your safety. And here we’ll explore the deck safety concerns and will also offer a few tips on how to avoid tears. Read More

Deck vs Patio: the Conflict of the Outdoor Titans

deckVSpatioWe often talk about decks and patios and actually mean the outdoor space, where we sit, eat, and relax. And it’s true. They are both outdoor structures that turn our landscape into a living place where you can entertain friends, grill, read, or simply enjoy the stars & the moon. That’s their similarity. But an outdoor decking is a completely different structure from a patio and installed for entirely different purposes, which have to do with your budget, terrain, and personal needs. So let’s define them, check their pros and cons, and see whether a stone patio or a wood deck will be the best option for your garden.

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How to Make the Wood Deck More Functional

trex-deckingOne of the benefits of custom decks is that they leave your options open. Backyards have their differences in terms of size, slopes, design, and style. But the most important aspect of deck building is functionality. Aesthetics come next. Although equally significant, deck decorating ideas are relatively easy to implement and change. Though, if the deck area is not functional, it will make your days spent outdoors a tad difficult. So planning well and in accordance with your needs is essential. Here are some main ideas that will help you maintain function without losing form.

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Decks & Pergolas: Ways to Transform Small Backyards

deck in small yardFitting wooden decks in tiny yards might initially sound like a challenging task but it’s not. Similar outdoor wood structures will actually transform indifferent backyards into tiny oases and give you plenty of good reasons for spending more time under the stars. Let me make a brief pause here to point out that small backyard transformations are a hard feat. But that’s the reason why wood decks & pergolas will play a significant role in making this project so much easier.

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The Best Ways to Renew the Look of Your Deck

Your old wood deck needs some care to regain its beauty lost somewhere between constant exposure to the sun and heavy rainfall. Which outdoor decking doesn’t endure years of weather and traffic abuse? Even if you own a rot resistant cedar deck, its beautiful color will still fade away after years lying under the sun. Read More