Monthly Archives: April 2013

Face Screws vs. Hidden Fasteners

When constructing a new deck, you’re going to have to decide what method of fastening to use. The primary ones for deck building are hidden fasteners and face screws. Each one of them has their advantages and disadvantages. Face screws … Continue reading

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Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Wood Deck

Many types of decking just don’t last all that long, and before you know it, it’s time to replace or resurface your old deck.  Here are some signs that it’s time to resurface or replace: Rotting/decay – The top sign … Continue reading

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Designing an Outdoor Kitchen for Your Deck

Outdoor kitchens are growing in popularity since they offer additional options for entertaining guests and simply enjoying the outdoors while cooking.  Still, when planning your outdoor kitchen for your deck, there are some very important things to consider making in … Continue reading

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Deck Drainage Systems

Certain decks, if they’re high enough off the ground, can serve a dual purpose. Not only do they create an excellent outdoor living space on their own, but if it’s large enough, it creates a usable sheltered area below. The … Continue reading

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Increase Your Home’s Value by Adding a Deck

A lot of home improvements are designed not only for comfort, enjoyment or convenience, but also to increase the value of one’s home. This is especially important now due to lowering home prices.  Of the many home improvement options out … Continue reading

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