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Patio Covers: Choosing the Right One [Infographic]

February 12th, 2014

Patio and deck covers are available in a variety of materials, colors and designs. Beside the aesthetic look of a patio cover, homeowners should consider the additional benefits for their homes. Patio covers can increase the value of a home while reducing the heat that enters the home by 50-75%. Homeowners can select aluminum or wood patio covers, each with their own advantages, for backyard additions that spruce up outdoor décor and provide valuable protection against the Pacific Northwest elements. This infographic provides additional insight into the advantages of wood and aluminum patio covers.

 

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Build a Deck to Expand Your Outdoor Living Space [Infographic]

October 15th, 2013

Deck infographic thumbnailBy building a deck, you are off to a great start to expanding your outdoor living space. This infographic details some of the amenities that are in high demand to create the perfect space as well as the great return on investment they provide. Learn more information about how to create your perfect outdoor space, popular materials used to build decks, and important questions to ask before beginning the deck building process.

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Fascinating Facts About Your Wood Deck [Infographic]

June 27th, 2013

Fascinating Facts About Your Wood Deck InfographicWood decks in the Northwest are made from a variety of materials, from Port Orford Cedar to TigerWood. All of these materials have a rich history dating back millions of years. Our infographic illustrates facts about five of the most popular types of wood used to build decks. So, the next time you relax on yours you’ll have some impressive information about its history.

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Cedar Deck Cleaning Tips & other Backyard DIY Improvements [Infographic]

April 5th, 2013

Spring DIY Outdoor Maintenance List InfographicIs your outdoor living space ready for spring? Here in the Pacific Northwest, spring and summer seem to fly by, and before you know it, winter rolls back around. Make the most of the sunny weather by whipping your cedar deck, fence and landscape into shape now. We’ve compiled this infographic to help you prepare your spring DIY list for making fence repairs, cleaning and improving your cedar deck, and sprucing up your garden.

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Solid Patio Covers: Outdoor Living in Style [Infographic]

November 6th, 2012

A solid patio cover is an attractive way to make your outdoor living space functional all year long. Designed to blend into your home’s existing roofline, a solid patio cover boasts an excellent ROI and can provide decades of enjoyment.

The following infographic takes a look at some of the benefits and options associated with solid patio covers.

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Pergolas: Outdoor Living in Style [Infographic]

October 16th, 2012

A pergola is one of the most attractive and elegant ways to add interest to your landscape. Whether you’re looking to bring shade to your outdoor living space or create a walkway overhung with climbing vines, the pergola provides a simple, cost-effective solution that will add value to your home.

Because pergolas are versatile in design, they can be customized to complement any style of home or landscape. Below, we’ve created an infographic to help homeowners visualize some of the most common types and styles of pergolas. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Customize Your Privacy Fence

August 2nd, 2012

Customize Your Privacy FenceHere in the great Pacific Northwest, we’re used to working with people who march to the beat of their own drum. More and more, we see homeowners who want to make their homes stand out from the rest with a custom fence design that’s unique to them.

There are many cookie-cutter fence styles to choose from, but our favorite projects are the ones where we’re asked to get creative and dream up a fence design we’ve never built before. All it takes to create a personalized custom fence is a little imagination and a willingness to think outside the box.

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5 Wood Fence Killers [Infographic]

May 18th, 2012

Wood Fencing Hazards InfographicA wood fence is an investment that should last for decades – but did you know your yard may be full of hazards that can cut its life short? Only by protecting against these fence-destroying elements can homeowners ensure their wood fencing reaches its maximum lifespan.

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Wood Deck DIY Safety Inspection: Is My Deck in Danger of Collapsing?

March 20th, 2012

The Home Safety Council estimates that half of the more than 40 million decks in the United States are in danger of collapse. When a deck fails, more than 75 percent of the people who are on it at the time are either killed or injured. To avoid catastrophe, homeowners should regularly inspect their decks for structural safety, particularly if the decking materials are 20 years or older. This illustration shows the highlights of a deck safety inspection.

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