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Today's Limitless Creative Design Options in Decks

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Categories: Decking & Railing

We suppose you could still build a run-of-the-mill, garden-variety deck… but why would you? With the myriad of advanced composite decking and railing options available, the sky is the limit when it comes to creative designs including multiple levels, curved seating areas, custom pergolas, integrated lighting, built-in storage, outdoor kitchens, fire pits and so much more!Get inspired,...

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Tagged:decking, outdoor living, home improvement, deck lighting, outdoor lighting


Choosing the Right Glass Package for Your Replacement Windows

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019
Categories: Windows & Doors  |  Soundproofing

Choosing the right glass package for your replacement windows and doors is a critical step to ensuring prolonged comfort and safety in your home, as well as long-term satisfaction in your investment. Here are the key factors to consider and understand when you choose new replacement windows and doors for your home.ENERGY EFFICIENCYWhen it comes to saving energy and keeping your home more...

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Tagged:windows, doors, replacement, home improvement, insulation, soundproofing, remodel, home safety, home security


Why Use Joist and Beam Flashing Tape When Building or Resurfacing a Deck

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Categories: Decking & Railing

Your deck is only as good as its substructure. The fact is, new composite decking is designed to last a lifetime, with warranties of 25 years in many cases. But, research shows that the wood-framed deck substructure can begin to split, rot and decay in as little as 8-10 years.Moisture is a deck’s worst enemy. Applying a deck flashing tape shields the tops of joists, rim joists, ledger...

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Tagged:decking, home improvement, remodel, resurfacing, deck safety, deck inspection


Understanding the Importance of Attic Ventilation and Roof Health

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Categories: Roofing & Siding  |  Ventilation

We all want our homes to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer. For some, the idea of allowing cold winter or hot summer air into your attic just seems wrong. However, your attic provides a middle ground or buffer between the extremes of the outside temperatures and the relatively constant temperature inside your home, without adding to the floor space that you need to heat and...

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Tagged:shingles, roofing, home improvement, condensation, humidity, ventilation


7 Important Preparations Before Finishing Your Basement

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019
Categories: Soundproofing  |  Remodeling

Adding livable square footage to your home adds value to both the home and your quality of living. One of the most popular and least expensive methods of increasing your home’s livable square footage is finishing the basement. It costs much less than building a new addition and can be completed by DIY-savvy homeowners in most cases.But don’t order your pool table and start...

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Tagged:home improvement, soundproofing, remodel, finished basement


Critical Facts to Know Before Installing a New Entry Door

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Categories: Windows & Doors

When steel entry doors came on the market, they were the superior choice over wooden doors for stability, security, and insulating value. And they still are. However, they are not without their shortcomings including rusting if not kept properly painted, and becoming easily dented. If you’ve had steel doors on your home for any period of time, you have dents.The entry door of the home is...

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Tagged:doors, replacement, energy efficiency, home improvement, technology


8 Things to Know Before Hiring a Contractor

Posted on Monday, August 6, 2018
Categories: Hiring Home Improvement

Your home is your most important financial investment. When it’s time to perform repairs, add on, or remodel; you deserve to know that the people and businesses doing the work can be trusted. There is perhaps little else that can throw a wrench into your life’s progress, completely disrupt your home and family, and decimate your finances like home improvement fraud. The good news...

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Tagged:contractor, home improvement, buy local, local economy, hiring, contracts


Deck Lights Provide Ambience, Safety, and Beauty

Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018
Categories: Decking & Railing

A great cookout or deck party shouldn’t end just because the sun sets. Properly placed deck lighting not only makes your awesome new deck look more awesome, it serves the critical purpose of prolonging the party on your outdoor oasis by providing a soft, inviting glow throughout the night. Built-in illumination that is built to last.Our friends at Trex® Company like to call it...

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Tagged:decking, outdoor living, home improvement, deck lighting, outdoor lighting


Before Resurfacing Your Deck; Inspect, Repair, Replace, and Reinforce

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Categories: Decking & Railing

Before you waste hours of precious outdoor living enjoyment with your family because you are – yet again – sanding, staining and sealing your old worn wooden deck, give serious consideration to resurfacing your old deck with Trex Composite Decking. As long as the deck framing substructure is sound, you can simply replace the decking and railing.Resurfacing a deck is about 1/3 the cost...

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Tagged:replacement, decking, outdoor living, home improvement, remodel, resurfacing, reinforcing


Understanding and Managing Sound Transmission Reduction in Walls

Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Categories: Soundproofing

Controlling sound transmission through walls and floors in a home or office is often a highly-desirable outcome, however it can also be an often-illusive result without the proper education on audio characteristics. Advances in technology in recent years have made it an easier outcome to conquer. Before we can discuss the best options for controlling sound transmission from one room to the...

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Tagged:home improvement, insulation, soundproofing, remodel, finished basement


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