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When’s the best time to start a siding project? Right now.

Weather-wise, the fall’s a great time as well as we don’t usually have the extreme heat of summer that can make working outdoors uncomfortable. If you’ve decided the time’s right to start your siding project, the next step is to make some design decisions. This is definitely the most exciting…

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Are Hidden Fasteners Right For Your Deck?

Hidden deck fasteners make your deck look great. They’re out of sight, so all you see is the clean, unmarked deck surface. It’s no surprise people love them so much. They also eliminate the problem of exposed nail or screw heads injuring a foot, or catching a chair. But hidden fasteners do have…

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Horizontal Fencing – Simple and Customizable

Just as the right frame completes any great painting, a smart, contemporary fence will upgrade the look and feel of your home and backyard space. If you’re looking at putting a new fence in, or replacing an older one, you’ll have noticed there is a wide range of looks, materials and designs to…

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Finish or No Finish

Sometimes the best finish is no finish: letting your deck weather naturally

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Composite Decking

Comparing 2020 Top Composite Decking Brands

This is a continuation from the article Comparing Today’s Composite Decking Prices in 2020. Below are some direct comparisons between the most popular composite decking brands available today.

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Composite Decking

Comparing 2020 Composite Decking Prices

So you’ve made the decision to go with composite decking for your new outdoor project. The promise of little or no maintenance is too good to resist compared to the periodic maintenance and refinishing natural wood requires. With so many options to choose from, how do you ensure you’re getting the…

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Wood vs. Composite – Choosing the Right Decking Material

As consumers demand more choice, the variety of offerings from manufacturers grows, and choosing the right decking material can seem like a difficult task.

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Ranking Today’s Composite Decking Brands

Composite decking has come a long way. It was only twenty years ago that homeowners were limited to one very synthetic-looking type of low-performing material. Today, composite decking comes in a variety of texturized grain patterns and rich variegated colors that replicate wood’s natural beauty.…

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Wood Decking

Redwood vs Red Batu for Your Next Decking Project

So you’ve decided that you like the look of the warn reddish tones of California Redwood decking, but have you ever considered the Indonesian Hardwood Species Batu (Red Balau)?

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