2016

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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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Designing A Screened-In Front Porch

5 August 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

A screened-in porch is a neighborly affair. It's easy to see neighbors while you're sitting on your porch and invite them over. However, a screened-in porch also affords you some privacy while enjoying your front yard. Elements such as windows and d├ęcor make your screened-in porch especially homey and welcoming. Replace the Windows to the House When you're enclosing a porch, the windows between the house and porch take on new importance. Read More …

Tips For Spotting And Treating Basement Moisture

1 August 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you've started to notice a musty odor in your home's basement, that's a key indication that there's a moisture problem in there somewhere. Before you can effectively waterproof the property, you'll need to identify the source. Here are some tips to help you spot the source of the problem and seal your basement against further issues. Finding The Source Of The Moisture Before you can adequately protect your basement, you need to know where the moisture is coming in. Read More …

What You Should Know About A Leaky Faucet

1 August 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Does the faucet on your kitchen sink constantly leak and is causing your water bill to be higher? It is either time for you to invest in getting a new faucet installed, or a plumber might only need to replace a damaged part. In this article, you will find some helpful information in regards to dealing with a leaky kitchen faucet. Leakage Near the Faucet Handle There are a few areas of a faucet that can cause water to leak around the handle. Read More …

Buying Security Shutters: 3 Important Considerations To Factor In

1 August 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Whether you want additional protection for your windows during storms or you are trying to keep burglars out, security shutters make for the perfect addition to your home. However, you shouldn't simply buy the first set of security shutters that you come across. If you're serious about keeping your home safe, you need to make sure that you take these three things into consideration before you make a purchase: 1. Durability Read More …

3 Reasons To Install Sliding Glass Doors As Your Business Entry

1 August 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

You've probably used plenty of commercial sliding doors when entering other establishments, but you might have never thought about purchasing these doors for your own business. However, installing sliding glass doors as your business entry can be a smart business decision. These are a few reasons why. 1. Save Space One great thing about sliding glass doors is the fact that they are great space savers. You don't have to worry about people opening and closing more traditional doors and taking up space in your entryway. Read More …