Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Spring Fix-Ups: Creative Ways to light Your Patio

    April 15, 2015
    As the temperatures rise, your living space can finally extend to the outdoors once again.
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  • Snow Removal Safety Tips

    January 15, 2015
    For those who live in the colder climates, snow removal comes with the territory. Unlike mowing the lawn, it’s not the type of job that you can simply get to when it’s most convenient. Often, snow removal is needed at the most un-opportune of times.
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  • Fall Protection Equipment Improvements

    October 1, 2013
    Fall Protection Equipment Improvements Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials said recent technological improvements in fall protection equipment was a factor in the decision to tighten standards for residential contractors.
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