Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How is Composite Decking a Child-Friendly Option for Your Family?

Decking is becoming more popular with American families, which is evident when you see that the industry has grown by 5.5% over the last five years. If you haven’t yet had a deck installed on your property, you’re likely to be considering it, but you may be concerned that it isn’t going to be child friendly.
Children can be boisterous, clumsy and prone to allergies, so, you may think a deck won’t mix with these characteristics. However, composite decking may be a material that you need to explore with a contractor. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2nFutrb

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What Deck Contractors Need to Know about You and Your Outdoor Space

It’s only natural to get excited about having work done to your home, such as the installation of a new deck. Decking can introduce many new uses of your outdoor space that previously did not exist. Usually, homeowners want to get things started as soon as possible when planning new projects. However, there are a few things your deck contractors are going to need to know first in order to exactly replicate your outdoor dreamscape.
Your Personal Style
Everyone’s personal taste is different, so your contractor will need to know your preferences in designs. This will allow them to recommend materials that will suit your property and needs. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2mTeGAk

Friday, March 10, 2017

How to Use Decking in Your Commercial Space

If you own a commercial space, you may be familiar with the struggle of setting your business apart from the rest. Particularly if you rely on foot traffic for your sales, you need to offer an inviting space for customers to enter and enjoy.

Businesses such as bars and restaurants can easily use decking to keep their customers coming in.

Go for Visual Appeal

Customers will be drawn to a space that seems warm and inviting, so if you have a well-designed outdoor area to show off, that will help to drive up sales. If it’s not visible from the front of your commercial space, advertize it with an eye catching sign!

Start with an attractive base decking. Choose a color that matches your interior aesthetics, and a style that’s adaptable. You can add interest to a decking area with intricate railings, pergolas and soft lighting, as well as comfortable outdoor furniture.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

How an Outdoor Space Contractor Can Turn Your Space into an Investment

For many homeowners, it can be hard to justify spending time and money on your outdoor space if you plan to sell your home in the future. While all homeowners want their garden to be easy to access, tranquil and a source of entertainment, you may be unsure about committing to a full redesign.
However, a contractor can make sure any changes you apply are also sound investments so that you maximize your return when the time comes to sell your property. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2mSXHhL

Monday, March 6, 2017

How a Pergola can Transform an Outdoor Space

Take a look at any outdoor design website and you’ll notice how many stunning spaces include pergolas. These features don’t just have to be for glossy photographs- you can easily incorporate them into your own outdoor space too. Here’s how a pergola could transform your outdoor space into something special.

A Focal Point for the Eyes
A beautiful wooden pergola is going to draw the attention of whoever visits your outdoor space. Pergolas can come in many styles and designs to suit different aesthetics, but tend to be latticed and are used to either section off parts of your space, or create walkways and paths in your garden.
For additional warmth and brightness, add outdoor lighting to your pergola to draw attention to the space.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Follow these Tips to Care for Your Wooden Fencing and Extend its Life

Establishing a definitive border around your home serves multiple benefits. It keeps neighbors from encroaching on your property, your pets from escaping, and your children from wandering off during playtime. Most homeowners gravitate toward the basic wooden fence for several reasons, but wood becomes damaged over time from the weather, rot, abuse and incidental impacts.
Because a new fence is not inexpensive, you need to adopt every measure you can to make sure it lasts as long as possible. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2nFi7iu

Why is Ipe Decking a Sensible Choice?

When you invest in new decking, you’ll want assurance from your supplier that it’s going to last a long time. If longevity is your priority, your decking contractor may have recommended ipe wood as your decking material. But why is ipe decking such a sensible choice?
It Lasts Longer
Most decking lasts between ten and fifteen years if you care for it well. In similar conditions, ipe decking could last four to seven times as long, which makes it a very smart investment.
Ipe is a hardwood found in the subtropical Americas, and it comes from the Tabebuia tree. It lasts a long time because it’s much denser than other woods, and around five times harder too. Because it grows in a tropical environment, ipe produces oils that naturally treat it and help it to last even longer.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

How Composite Decking Helps You Sell Your Home

New decking isn’t just something to enjoy in the short term. It may also be a sound investment for your future, actually helping you to sell your home more quickly when the time comes to move.

What Do Buyers Want?

It can often be a buyer’s market, which means you need to do what you can to appeal to a wide range of people. Research has shown that 84% of home buyers actively look for a patio or decking feature in the property they’re going to buy. When the decking is done correctly, an outdoor space can easily be an extension of a home's interior square footage. Buyers will like the versatility of the deck in these instances. Similarly, you too can enjoy it up to the time you sell.