Deck Stains: Choose the Right One for Your Deck

Harsh UV rays, battering rain, and extreme temperatures can take a toll on your wood deck, leaving it faded and dull. Fortunately, a quality deck stain can help revive its appearance while adding a measure of protection against the elements. There are different types that come in several levels of opacity; each type having its own advantages and disadvantages. Keep reading to learn more about the different options before choosing the right one for you.

Deck Materials: How to Choose the Perfect One for Your Deck

If you’re planning on building a deck, you may have noticed that choosing a decking material has become more difficult than ever before. Not so long ago the only option seemed to be wood. Today, there are dozens of different decking materials available, including composites, PVC, hardwood imports and many more. While there is a multitude of options available to you, these options were not all created equal and they each have their pros and cons.

How to choose the size of your deck?

Many of you probably want a deck in your backyard. You might dream of a place to relax and enjoy some time with your friends. A place that would allow you to take full advantage of, let’s say it, the too short months of summer! An outdoor kitchen, an outdoor dining room, a living room to extend your evenings: the possibilities are endless! When starting your project, you will surely be faced with the fateful question: which size to choose for your deck? Here is a short article that will guide you towards your choice.

Tidy your yard for the winter, protect your piles

The first snows announce the beginning of a new season, and who says “new season”, says it’s time to tidy up. You’ve certainly enjoyed your outdoor living space this summer, but it’s time to tidy your yard for winter. You surely know the major steps in this fall clean-up: closing the pool, storing bikes in the shed, putting away your outdoor furniture, etc. But what about your piles? Yes, you’ve read correctly, your piles! In order to protect your foundations for a very long time, here are a few guidelines to follow to tidy your yard as winter approaches.