Menu Close

Learning Center

Click here to view a full list of our learning center posts

Lovely outdoor deck patio space with white dining pergola.

How to Give Your Porch the ‘Wow’ Factor

Easier said than done, right? Not necessarily. Here are some practical, proven ways to give you porch the “wow” factor without sacrificing any of the functionality you need. Built-in fireplaces Cozying up by a crackling fire isn’t something you can only do inside. Built-in fireplaces can give your porch or outdoor deck an extraordinary quality,…

protective outdoor decking paint stain

Avoid These Costly Deck Maintenance Mistakes

When routine maintenance requirements are ignored, the resulting repairs can leave you with an unexpected bill that’s annoying and upsetting at best. Here are some costly deck maintenance mistakes every homeowner should avoid. Not knowing your material The maintenance requirements for decks made with composite material versus decks made from natural wood are significantly different.…

New above ground deck and patio of family home.

Five Things Homeowners Forget When Building a Deck

Here are five things many homeowners forget during the process of building a new outdoor deck. Composite materials save $$$ in the long run People are sometimes put off by the higher immediate cost of composite decking materials. Natural wood also sounds appealing and looks great. But if you figure in the maintenance requirements of…

Best Tips For A Great Summer Deck

There is something about the arrival of warm weather that sends everyone straight to the backyard to enjoy the sunshine. However, before you can even think of relaxing, there is so much to do to make your deck ready for it. Winter can be rough on your deck, leaving all kinds of damage from cold,…