Ideas To Consider Before Installing A New Deck


A deck is a great addition to your home because it provides you with additional living space. You can use it for dining, cooking, and entertaining friends. You have many options when it comes to installing a deck; there are different materials to choose from, and your design can be just about anything you can image. Your builder can even install a deck around a tree. Here are some tips for getting ready for your new deck to be installed.

6 March 2018

Surfacing Your Fence: When To Treat, Clean, Paint, And Stain


Fences are usually fairly simple to maintain. In fact, the most complex thing about your fence is actually its surface. Though you may need to occasionally repair a squeaky gate or even nail in a missing slat, the surface of your fence is going to directly impact its longevity. Here's everything that you need to know. Fence Treatments Wood fences are generally pre-treated before being installed. A fence treatment helps the fence resist humidity and water, thereby preventing it from shrinking or expanding too significantly.

20 January 2017

Winning Strategies For Creating A Private Outdoor Sanctuary On Your Property


Do you want the area around your property to feel more like a sanctuary? If so, there are a few elements you can combine to make it more serene. Perhaps you do not spend much time outside presently because you feel like the area is wide open. The following suggestions will aid you in getting the privacy you desire as well as ensure that there are other complementary elements to make it relaxing.

10 October 2016

How To Create A Dog-Friendly Fenced Yard For Your Vacation Home Rental


At least one dog can be found in more than 43 million households across the United States. Many of those households enjoy taking their pooch on vacation with them, so it makes sense to ensure that your vacation home rental is dog-friendly. In fact, you can expect to increase your rental profits by giving your guests the opportunity to visit with their dogs. It's a good idea to create a set of pet owner rules to follow that will help ensure that your vacation rental doesn't acquire unnecessary damage, but it's also important to create a safe yard for pooches to spend time in so they'll be less likely to be kept inside during their stay.

30 August 2016

Four Advantages Of Using Vinyl Fencing For Your Yard Instead Of Wood


If you are thinking about replacing the wood fence in your yard or installing a new one, you should give consideration to using vinyl for your fence material. Vinyl fences have several advantages over traditional wood fencing. The following are four of the most significant advantages. Vinyl fencing is more durable than wood fencing Of course, the strength of a wood fence will depend upon the type of wood used, but the hardwoods that you find inside the interior of a home, are generally too expensive to be used for a simple yard fence.

16 May 2016

Is Your Metal Fence Rusting? Learn How To Properly Clean And Repaint It


One of the problems with metal fencing is that it can rust over time. When the material is not yet ready to completely replace, your best option will be to clean and repaint the metal, which will slow down additional rust formation. Your fence will look better, and you'll get some additional years out of it before it eventually needs to be replaced. Here is how you can do it on your own.

18 February 2016

Three Unique Ways To Customize A Solid Wooden Fence


One of the great things about wooden fences is that they come in so many different styles and colors. You can choose a picket fence, a solid one, or a standard post-and-rail. Light stain, dark stain, or painted looks abound. If you want a fence that truly stands out from the crowd, however, you should consider one of these unique customization options. Cut-out patterns along the top panel. If you have a solid wood fence, have a top panel constructed from horizontal boards while the rest of the fence is made from vertically placed boards.

22 January 2016

Tips For Preventing Winter Damage To Wood Fences


Winter can be hard on a wood fence if you don't take the time to maintain and care for it properly. If snow, ice, or rain is common in your area, the following tips are just what you need to keep your fence looking good through winter and beyond. Tip #1: Clear the Fence Lines Leaves and debris built up against the fence line can trap moisture. This trapped moisture can then soak into the wooden fence boards during thaw cycles during the winter months.

5 January 2016

Three Different Features To Complete The Finishing Touches Of Your Deck Renovations


Decks are features of homes that will eventually need to be updated, just like the roof of your home. If you deck is outdated, you may want to consider some improvements when doing renovations, such as adding composite decking, a privacy screen or modern railing designs. If you want to change the look of your deck when renovating it, here are some ideas that will help give it a new look and modern features:

20 November 2015

4 Reasons To Go With Aluminum For Your New Fence


If you are considering adding a new fence to your property, you have a variety of options available. Materials ranging from wood to iron and vinyl are available. That said, one type of material for your new fence that can provide multiple benefits is aluminum. Here are four reasons why aluminum fencing could be right for your yard or property. Less Maintenance Two words: no rust. Aluminum fencing simply does not rust like iron does.

26 October 2015