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Outdoor Living

How often do you think about deck care and maintenance? If you’re like most Americans, over the past few weeks you threw away the moldy deck chair cushions from last year, put out some fresh blooms and are eagerly anticipating a summer filled with barbeques, birthday parties and lazy Sunday...

Decks, Patios and Porches

A little regular maintenance goes a long way with your outdoor wood surfaces.  A good cleaning every season does the trick.  But after a few years, you’ll want to refinish your wood deck or fence.  If you want to know how to best refinish your wood deck or fence, the most critical step is...

Building and Remodeling

This spring and summer, thousands of homeowners will perform the necessary maintenance for their wood decks. They'll strip, sand and stain their decking and railing to help revive the looks and preserve the structural integrity of the deck.
 
For Will Spivey, a homeowner in western North...

Siding, Columns and Trim

The front porch of some houses cry out for columns, ­­whether they haven¹t had them before (but needed them), or whether the original columns are in disrepair and need replacing. Either way, there is a happy medium between building columns from scratch yourself and having a contractor build...

Painting

Restaining a wood deck is one of the most common outdoor projects that homeowners take on during the summer months. A deck is a valuable asset to any home, and to keep it looking good all year long, take a few minutes to make sure the deck is in good condition.

To make certain your wood deck...

Deck and Patio Repair

If your decking was installed with nails that are slowly coming loose, pounding them back in is only a temporary fix. The better solution is to remove the loose nails and replace them with deck screws. These are easily installed with an inexpensive attachment to your power drill and will ensure...