If your deck’s frame was built properly, it should last decades. But what about the deck flooring? PT, fir, cedar, mahogany, ipe, and plastic synthetics age differently, and fail differently.
Archive for ‘Low Maintenance’
What is a Pergola and Why would your Deck want one?
A “pergola” is a flower? No. It’s the snooty word for a trellis….An elaborate pergola might have layers above the rafters — purlins and maybe laths…It may incorporate curves or other interesting shapes….Even romance.
Wood vs Low Maintenance Decking
The trade-off between wood and artificial decking used to be Good Appearance vs. Low Maintenance. Not anymore….Artificial decking is looking better and better….
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….
What’s new with Synthetic Decking: Fiberon
Synthetic decking just gets better and better. So what’s new in 2011? I’ll review the leading manufacturers, starting with Fiberon decking….
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:…
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..
A Pool Deck Solution
A client came to us with a design challenge….We explored all this in great detail….The design meeting is always fun…We adjust the design elements until….Here is the design. What do you think?
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?…