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.Read More
Category: Low Maintenance
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.Read More
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….Read More
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:…Read More
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..Read More