I like ice, but not on my backyard deck. It can injure my family….Mother Nature builds ice daggers to puncture your deck. What can you do?
Archive for ‘Deck care’
How Good is Cabot’s New Water-Based ATO Stain?
A wave of state and federal regulations forced the paint and stain companies to reformulate their products….How do the new water based stains perform? The results are surprising…
Choosing a Deck or a Patio?
Which to choose – a deck or a patio? A deck is part of your house…a patio is part of your yard. Decks have supporting structure and an elevated floor…Towns consider decks to be additions and tax them…Patios are exempt from those rules…Patios are less expensive….
Are you feeling pressured to treat your pressure treated deck? Options for restoring your PT deck
You loved your pressure treated deck when new,..but you have not treated it for years. And now it looks like this…What should you do? You have 3 alternatives:…
Will Snow Damage my Deck this winter? Tips for clearing snow from your deck
Must I shovel the snow off my deck? Actually, you don’t….Don’t shovel your deck to avoid collapse….Don’t shovel your deck to protect the wood….Do clear the snow to provide an exit path….If you do shovel your deck, here are some TIPS:
Is your deck ready for Winter?
Winter is coming, could your deck collapse from the weight of snow? Are you concerned about the safety of your deck?…Compare the design load of your deck to the actual weight of snow…
SYNTHETIC DECKS: No Maintenance, Low Maintenance, Mo’ Maintenance – What care will your synthetic deck need?
Synthetic decking manufacturers promise “Low Maintenance” — but what does “low” mean? Will you have to scrub your deck once a month or just hose it off once a year?…There are 4 threats to your deck…In summary, you have two choices..
Eight Tips for Maintaining Your Mahogany Deck
Mahogany is a great wood for outdoor decks, be it Cambara mahogany from South America or Meranti mahogany from Indonesia […]
Low Maintenance Wood for your deck? Really?
So, you love wood, real wood, but hate the maintenance. Wood is warm and rich; ….It is strong and natural and authentic. It is not trying desperately to look like something it isn’t….How about wood that needs no maintenance?…