Wednesday, August 23, 2017

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Company for Composite Decking

Everyone wants the deck of their dreams, but not everyone may take the time to search for the ideal composite decking company. That’s a misstep you should never make.

The longevity of your deck depends on the type of company you hire, so let’s take a moment to discuss a few qualities that you should look for in a company that would build your deck.

Great Reputation

Sure, a company may promise that they offer the best composite decking around, but what do their customers have to say about it? One of the best ways to find out if a deck company does a quality job is to check out testimonials and reviews. You may even consider asking friends and family if they have ever worked with the company and if they were satisfied with the job. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2vugDfU

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

High Performance Trex Decking Outperforms and Outlast Other Products

Times have certainly changed for composites. Today, there is high demand for the eco-friendly, low-maintenance decking developed by Trex, and for good reason. Read on to find out why Trex continues to rise in popularity.

The Win-Win Decking Solution

Deck contractors advocate the use of Trex products for building decks. This product uses eco-friendly manufacturing processes and 95% recycled. That means not even a single tree is cut down just to craft this decking product! Trex decking products also do not warp, crack or rot like wood. Most importantly, they don’t attract termites looking for an easy meal! They just furnish your outdoor living areas with great looks that are durable and easy to maintain. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2vLwLFe

Friday, August 11, 2017

TimberTech®: Many Collections, A Singular Quality

The TimberTech brand has become synonymous with quality decking since its introduction to the alternative decking market in 1997. It features a proprietary wood composite line, composed of the Reliawood®, Twinfinish® and Docksider™ Collections. It also offers a wood composite polymer shell capped line which has good, better, and best availability in the Terrain, Tropical, and Legacy Collections respectively. TimberTech decking is manufactured from up to 73% recycled material and is completely urea formaldehyde-free.

The proprietary wood composite collections are all texturized to have a wood-like appearance and come in cedar or gray colors. They are resistant to mold and mildew, as well as to moisture damage, making them ideal for use in harsh weather conditions. No sealing or staining is required and they have a 25-year limited warranty. The VertiGrain slip-resistant surface of the Docksider and TwinFinish boards provides a very safe surface for walking on, the TwinFinish Collection having a serrated texture on the underside which allows for contrasting accents in decking accessories such as benches and storage boxes.

The Terrain, Tropical, and Legacy Collections have a four-sided polymer shell creating a very tough, enduring material which resists inclement weather, mildew, molds, and moisture, as well as fading, scratches, and stains. The Terrain Decking Collection comes in five earth tones. The Tropical Collection's four exotic wood grains emulate tropical hardwoods and bring an element of summer paradise to your deck.

Lastly, the color variations within the wood grain emulating boards of the Legacy Collection bring a choice of Ashwood, Mocha, Pecan, or Tigerwood to your outdoor living space. These three collections have a 30-year Fade & Stain warranty in addition to Timbertech's 25-year limited warranty.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Increase the Value of Your Home with the Help of Patio Contractors

Developing outdoor space around the home has several advantages. A residential property with a gorgeous patio or a dedicated space for entertaining guests has more value to potential buyers. Real estate developers say that any form of renovation needs to add more than just a function, but aesthetic quality as well.

If you are looking to enhance your home’s curb appeal, adding a patio or a pergola are some of your best options. Before you start your project, consult with reputable patio contractors and create a plan for the build.


A pergola is a structure in a garden or patio area that may have bench seating. Not quite a gazebo and more than a patio, it makes a landscape statement. When created with a mix of metal, wood, and greenery, it makes an intriguing space. Pergolas contractors know how to choose high quality materials and where to source them. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2vLQLax

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Basics of Building a Pergola

Pergolas make homes beautiful, increases their value and provide one with a chance of enjoying life in the extra fresh air. Many homeowners don’t know how to make pergolas because it’s not known as much as the decks. Just like decks, one can attach these pergolas to the side of a home.

There are several concerns to be considered when including a pergola in the homestead. However, the two most important considerations are the material and the location of the pergola

Where to Build a Pergola

When building a pergola, one must review the landscape of the property. Some homes have flat areas whereas others are hilly. Flat lands provide appropriate areas for constructing a pergola. Although the rugged landscapes prove challenging, a homeowner can build a freestanding or attached deck in the place of a pergola.

Typically, an arbor is made to provide shade. The climbing trees wind themselves through the lattice slats to create an arbor in the roof. A pergola can help in creating shade in a yard with limited shade. You can also use the pergola to reduce the heat in your hose by attaching one to the side of your house. The combination of the climbing plants and outdoor fabric creates an attractive design that makes your home more welcoming.

Design and Material of the Pergola

The overall cost of building a pergola depends on the design and the materials used. Pergolas can either be grand constructions or simple structures that one does independently. Unlike decks which require permits from relevant authorities, building a pergola does not involve any bureaucracy. You can buy pergola kits if you want to make a simple pergola, or you can employ an experienced pergola contractor for a grand project.