Brrrr! The weather is cold, making it hard to stay outside for too long. If you had a deck with a fireplace and some cozy seating, you could enjoy many an evening outdoors. Imagine hosting an outdoor New Year’s Eve or Super Bowl party next season. Who would you invite? What kind of hors-d’oeuvres would … Continue reading "Plan Your New Deck This Winter"
Just because you have a small or sloping yard does not mean you cannot have a deck. Quite the contrary! You have the opportunity to create a masterpiece that may prove to be the envy of the neighborhood. If you are an avid “do-it-yourself-er”, then all you need to do is think outside the box. … Continue reading "Ideas for Building a Deck on Uneven Ground or in a Small Space"
One of the most enjoyed parts of your home is the one that can be the most overlooked. That is the deck. Consider the birthday parties where family and friends hang out. Remember all the laughter? Now, think of all the foot traffic year after year pounding on the boards and bodies leaning on the … Continue reading "Deck Inspection Checklist – What Professionals Look For"
Homeowners love the serenity that comes from spending an evening outside on their deck. Sitting down after a long day with a cold beverage and the symphony of the sounds of nature is pure Heaven for many. These outdoor havens are also the gathering place for family and friends to partake of food and fun. … Continue reading "Your Deck Is Your Outdoor Safe Haven…Until It’s Not"
There is no such thing as a free lunch or a maintenance-free deck. Sure, the manufacturers used to tout that their product would mean that homeowners did not need to do anything, and their deck would always look new. When fiction did not become a reality, many consumers were upset, and rightly so. It’s important … Continue reading "Is Your Deck Truly Low-Maintenance or Maintenance-Free? There’s No Such Thing!"
Decks are a valuable extension of a home or apartment. Families enjoy time together for parties and festivities. They are often the place where people go to relax or have Sunday morning brunch. Between relaxing and partying, we often think that our haven will last forever. Unfortunately, that is not the case. January started rough … Continue reading "Avoid Deck Collapse with Regular Inspections —Helpful Advice from Montclair’s Trusted Deck Contractors"
Decks can be a beautiful addition to any home that can not only serve as functional living space, but also, that can help to increase your home’s value and curb appeal. However, decks can require a fair bit of maintenance, and occasionally, you may need deck repair. Here are a few of the signs you … Continue reading "Knowing When You Need Deck Repair"
With so many DIY fixer-upper ideas when it comes to home improvement, you might be inspired to do some upgrades of your own. While decorative renovations can be easy projects, sometimes it is a good idea to leave structural work such as upgrading your deck to professionals. Here are three reasons why DIY deck repair … Continue reading "3 Reasons Why DIY Deck Repair Might Not Be Your Best Option"
If you are working up to selling your home, you might be looking into upgrades and repairs that can help your home sell. One upgrade you should consider is having your decks inspected and repaired if needed. Here are three reasons deck repair should be on your to-do list before selling. 1. Updated Decks WIll … Continue reading "Three Reasons to Get a Deck Repair Before Selling Your Home"
If you’ve invested in a deck, you’ll want to maintain it well so that you can avoid much deck repair. Here are a few tips to help keep your deck in good condition. First thing: Clean and seal your deck every two to three years. This provides protection against the rain and sun. Second thing: Clean … Continue reading "Keeping Your Deck in Good Repair"