Recent Blog Posts

  • 20-Year-Old Decks: Repair or Replace?

    October 1, 2017
    The rails jiggle, the nails are popping, and Dad just limped in with a splinter.
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  • End of Season Checklist for your Deck or Patio

    September 1, 2017
    It’s been a great summer and you’ve been enjoying your patio or deck as much as humanly possible, right? Well, remember early this spring when you opened up your deck and all of the work you put into it?
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  • Three Tips to Make Your Clients' Deck Dreams a Reality

    August 1, 2017
    The best way to turn leads into customers is to educate them. In fact, some research has shown that more than half your leads will buy a deck from you if they’re properly educated about their deck options upfront and given time to think them through.
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  • Go From an Old Deck To New In Just A Few Steps

    July 15, 2017
    With summer right around the corner, there’s no doubt you’ll be having a lot of fun in your backyard this season. Since you’re going to be throwing all sorts of parties from barbecues to bonfires, take some time to revamp your deck and give it a new look.
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  • Spruce up your Entryway

    June 1, 2017
    In life, first impressions are important. For your home, the entryway offers a first impression for your visitors. No matter the layout or size of your entryway, it should set a warm and inviting mood for your guests as soon as they walk to your front door.
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  • Project Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

    May 15, 2017
    Memorial Day is known as the kickoff of summer fun. Campgrounds, amusement parks and beaches all typically mark the long weekend as their season’s opening.
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  • Your Deck: Do-over or Makeover?

    May 1, 2017
    If your old deck is looking worn and shabby, you might be thinking it’s time to demolish it and start over with a newly designed deck. While that’s a perfectly reasonable approach, there are others ones that may better suit your need --and your budget.
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  • Comparing Deck Wood Choices

    April 1, 2017
    Generally speaking, when you compare common decking materials there are three choices: Cedar, pressure-treated wood and composite decking. Neither one is a bad choice. They vary in looks, durability and cost -- each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
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  • Getting your Deck Ready for Spring

    March 1, 2017
    As soon as the snow melts and the ground is somewhat thawed, it is the perfect time to start getting your deck ready for spring. This way, you can spend more time relaxing and enjoying your deck later on in the warm summer sun. Winter is often hard on decks; especially those made of all wood.
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  • Which Home Improvements Pay Off?

    November 15, 2016
    To answer this question correctly, first you must decide what the “payoff” means. If a home improvement is meant to improve your life or that of your family, then you can’t discount the value there.
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