Decks-Porches-Patios

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More than comfort, heat safety tips can save your life

From tornadoes and floods to hail and lightning storms, the United States experiences a broad array of extreme weather. Fatalities do occur, but many people are surprised to learn that the weather event that causes the greatest number of deaths is heat.According to the National Weather Service, heat causes the greatest number of weather-related fatalities each year. In fact, an average of 130 people a year lost their lives as a result of heat from 1986-2015. This is a higher... read more
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Your backyard canvas: 3 ways to create an outdoor living area as unique as you are

Its amazing to contemplate that all the famous paintings in history — from da Vincis Mona Lisa to van Goghs Starry Night — are essentially formed from three primary colors. Artists skillfully combine red, yellow and blue to formulate an infinite range of colors to bring their paintings to life.Likewise, when creating your own outdoor living space, you...
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Latest deck trend: 'Monster' size, mega-luxury

Move over mini — the new trend in decking is anything but small.When it comes to the size of their decks, the majority of Americans feel bigger is better — as multiple surveys indicate decks are getting larger and more luxurious, RealtorMag reports.Todays decks dwarf the outdoor spaces of decades ago, and blur the lines between indoor and...
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Home innovations that protect against moisture

There is an insidious enemy that every homeowner dreads: moisture and the damage and degradation it can cause if left unchecked. Luckily, home improvement manufacturers have discovered new ways to prevent moisture from penetrating the home in the first place. With new home product innovations, there is no reason to suffer the costly and damaging effects of rain,...
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Cool deck time fun in the summer sun: 3 tips to beat the heat

During the winter months, many people eagerly anticipate the sunny days of summer. But, when summer rolls around, these same people are often busy looking for ways to cool off.Getting outside on the deck or porch is an ideal way to relax and escape stifling indoor heat for many Americans. To make sure your outdoor living retreat is...
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