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  • outdoor living spaces
    How to create the perfect, four-season outdoor living space

    (BPT) – Creating an outdoor living space will give you an extra “room” to enjoy in all types of weather, even as the temperatures drop. You can start small with an inexpensive patio set and charcoal grill...

    • Posted October 28, 2018
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  • Outdoor Living
    Living Lavishly Outdoors with 2018 Trends

    (Family Features) As many families prepare to ramp up their time spent outside, it can be helpful to keep the latest trends in mind while planning for outdoor living spaces. According to research from the International Casual...

    • Posted July 29, 2018
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  • Show Notes: Kitchen Sinks, Decks and Green Ideas

     The countdown to the holidays has begun. You may be shopping for a new kitchen sink, getting the deck ready for one last fall gathering or sprucing up with new flooring and paint. James and Morris have some timely tips for shopping,...

    • Posted November 12, 2016
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  • deck posts
    On Deck Post Systems

    Our remodeling company was recently called to repair a leaking second story deck. The deck is located on the windward side of the house and leaks were showing up at adjacent interior walls and ceilings. Needless to...

    • Posted August 14, 2016
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  • On Fence Building

    About two years ago we had a storm in our area that took down half the fences in our yard. In fact, fences were blown over throughout our entire county – according to our insurance adjustor. What...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Wooden Decks
    Show Notes: Decks, Dishwashers and AC

    Wow, summer is officially here! It’s time for barbecues, lounging on the deck and air conditioning. And while we are on the subject of decks, is yours up to snuff? When’s that last time you treated your AC...

    • Posted June 25, 2016
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  • Wooden Decks
    5 biggest myths about decking materials

    (BPT) – Whether you’ve decided this is the year you’ll add a deck to your home, or you’re still pondering the project, as soon as you say the words: “I want to build a deck,” you’ll start...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • painting the deck
    Tips for Painting Your Deck

    A painted deck or fence can be beautiful, but painting can also be a real problem. Unlike wood siding, wood in decks, handrails, fences, retaining walls, and other complex structures expose several surfaces of each piece of...

    • Posted April 23, 2016
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  • Building Deck Stairs

    If you have plans for a deck that consists of more than one level or will be more than about 15 inches above the ground, it will need stairs. Stairs can be one of the most challenging...

    • Posted March 3, 2016
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  • Winter Check List
    Show Notes: Decks, Taxes, Air Leaks and Odors

    Is you deck covered with snow above the handrails? Is your energy bill sky-high? Got air leaks? Don’t let the winter put off your home maintenance. James and Morris have winter help just for you.   Thank you...

    • Posted February 20, 2016
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