Grilling outdoors during summer is one of America’s fondest pastimes. For almost six months of the year, we pull out the hamburger, hot dogs, and veggie burgers for great eats and fun times with family. However, fall and winter come around, and soon, we scale back on opportunities to head outside. Maybe it is a … Continue reading "Heater Options to Warm Your Deck When it’s Nippy Outside"
Our outdoor havens do much for us. They provide places for relaxation, contemplation, and entertainment. We may not think much about our decks and the joy they bring during the holidays since we often relegate them to summer barbeques. This holiday season, however, you can do more than deck the halls. Branch out and add … Continue reading "Holiday Deck Decorating Ideas"
Fall’s cooler temperatures are a good reminder that the seasons are changing, and soon, the holidays will arrive. It is also the perfect time to catch up on chores around your home and yard. One duty you should tackle is deck maintenance. Your outdoor oasis serves you well throughout the spring and summer. Give it … Continue reading "Get Ready for Holiday Entertaining with Fall Deck Maintenance"
Summertime inspires thoughts of backyard entertaining. As the thermometer rises to a more pleasurable temperature, it is time to bring out the patio furniture, wash it down, and get ready for some grilling fun. Your deck provides you with the best opportunities to enjoy great times with good company. For years, it supplies you the … Continue reading "5 Great Ways to Summer-Proof Your Deck"
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"