Decks-Porches-Patios

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How to avoid cold weather woes

As sweater season knocks on the door, its time to prepare for the brisk temperatures ahead. This winter, keep your home, health and well-being top of mind with these simple tips to avoid cold weather woes.Winterize your porchInstall plexiglass panels to keep the cold weather out, allowing you to host friends and family, protect your furniture from snowfall and minimize spring cleaning. Once winter is over, simply pack up the panels and store them for next season. For those who... read more
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Build a classic concrete fire pit with a modern look

Getting your backyard ready to entertain during the fall and winter months can take many forms. One popular outdoor trend is the addition of a fire pit. This trend seems to resurface every year for a variety of reasons. For some, a fire pit provides the perfect area for gathering family and friends on chilly nights. For others,...
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Prevent falls this fall with a home safety checklist

After months of sticky heat and humidity, its time to put away the shorts and pull out the sweaters because the autumn season is finally here. But, late September brings us more than just cooler temperatures and a wardrobe change. If you or a loved one are over the age of 65, the change in seasons is also...
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4 fallacies you should never believe about wooden decks

Deck-building trends come and go, including new styles and building materials like composites. However, wood remains the material of choice for the majority of deck projects, according to Popular Mechanics.When youre weighing what type of material to use for your deck project, youll likely hear pros and cons for both composites and wood — as well as a...
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5 fabulous deck fix-ups

Are you tired of having a deck youre no longer proud to show off? Youre not alone. According to the 2017 U.S. Houzz Landscape Trends Study, one of the top reasons motivating homeowners to tackle outdoor projects like deck upgrades is their open-air space is past its prime.If youre like surveyed respondents and ready to return your fixer-upper...
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