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Summers Are More Fun with a Backyard Deck

When I was growing up, my family home had a backyard deck. I didn't realize how much I loved it until I later moved into my own home that didn't have one. We used to have family over for outdoor gatherings and cook out on it. It was covered, so if it rained, it never ruined the party! As a teenager, one of my favorite ways to relax was to go outside onto the deck and listen to the rain fall on its roof. The sound was so soothing. After enduring one summer in my new home with no deck, I was determined to have one installed quickly. I found a local contractor who got the job done quickly and accurately, and my house now feels like a "home!" I decided to start a blog to share what I learned during the deck construction process along with some other tips!

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3 Things You Can Do When Your DIY Fence Begins To Bow And Sway

15 May 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

It is probable that you have seen other people's handiwork when it comes to fences. Some are perfectly upright and uniform, while others have begun to bow, sway and curve. If you also installed your own fence and find that it suddenly is creating awkward visual movement, there are some things you can do to fix the problem and make your fence look more like the perfect ones you see surrounding other neighbors' yards. Read More …

Waiting For Repairs On Your Gas Furnace? Easy Ways To Protect You And Your Water Pipes From The Cold

29 April 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If your gas furnace has malfunctioned in the middle of winter, you're going to need to act fast to protect you and your water pipes from the freezing temperatures. It may be a few days before your repair technician can get out to your home, so it's important that you take a few emergency precautions to reduce the effects of the colder temperatures inside your home. Here's how to protect you and your pipes until the repair technician can look at your furnace: Read More …

4 Tips For Creating A Tropical Paradise In Your Back Yard

14 April 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

One of the best things about an amazing tropical vacation is the ambiance- gorgeous greenery, beautiful pool, comfortable outdoor chairs and tables. You may not be able to escape to the tropics as often as you would like, but you can bring that environment back with you by designing a fantastic tropical back yard. Investing in your backyard will allow you to relax and enjoy the space all year round. Use the following tips to create a paradise right outside your back door: Read More …

Deciding Upon A Single Stage Or Dual Stage Snow Blower

31 March 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you're located in an area that gets snow during the winter, then you have probably considered buying a snow blower. These machines save you time, but they can also save your life. People die every year from heart attacks due to shoveling snow. Many people are not in shape and they should not be outside in the extreme cold shoveling snow. So, once you have decided to buy a snow blower, you have to decide which type to get. Read More …

How To Stop Air From Coming Through Home Windows By Getting Replacements

19 March 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Are tired of feeling a breeze from the outside coming through your home windows? You may need to get the window panes replaced, and may have damaged window frames as well. In this article, find out what you can do to prevent air from coming through the windows and how much replacements should cost. How Can a Homeowner Stop Air from Coming Through the Windows? If your window panes are thin, you may want to get them replaced with panes that are thicker. Read More …