All posts tagged "decks"
3 easy ways to increase the life and value of your deck
(BPT) – Building a deck is one of the best home improvement investments you can make. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs. Value Report, a homeowner can expect to recoup about 76 percent of the cost of...
- Posted March 12, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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