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Project Spotlight: Vancouver Home Adds Beautiful Port Orford Cedar Deck

October 17th, 2013

Today’s project spotlight shows what a difference deck resurfacing can make! Our crew resurfaced a rotting deck that now looks brand new, adding years to the existing structure for a fraction of the cost of a new deck. We added a new staircase, new metal-and-cedar handrails, and replaced the old landing with a small deck halfway down the stairs that overlooks the backyard water feature. We love creating usable transitional spaces like this one! These are just a few of the options that Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking can provide to rejuvenate your tired looking deck. Let us turn your old eyesore of a deck into the envy of the neighborhood.

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Project Spotlight: Tri-Cities Deck Builders Give Homes a Fresh Look

August 12th, 2013
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Endeck in Ironwood and Olivewood

Today’s spotlight project exemplifies how a new deck can give a home a whole new look. This Tri-Cities project created several different outdoor rooms. The main decking area, which we could think of as an outdoor living room, includes a built-in bench and plenty of room to spread out. The bench creates a natural border while also providing convenient, comfortable seating. We also created a charming outdoor dining room by adding an octagonal area of decking. Finishing touches, such as vertical supports for hanging flowers, make the dining area especially inviting.

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Project Spotlight: Salem Team Gives a Fence Facelift with Kroy Vinyl Fencing

July 9th, 2013
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We like to share our favorite fencing and decking projects with our blog readers. In past months we have spotlighted a vineyard’s new Azek decking, a facelift for a cedar deck in Oregon City, and a Salem picket fencing project that added serious curb appeal. Today, we’re showcasing a fence facelift project that we recently completed in Corvallis, Oregon.

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Project Spotlight: Salem Crew Creates Picket Fence Charm

June 5th, 2013

picket fenceIn our culture of instant gratification, we’re used to seeing food preparation instructions encouraging us to “Just add water!” Home improvement is rarely this straightforward, but the mantra “Just add picket fencing!” could prove just as transformative. A picket fence adds instant charm to any home, especially those that lack fencing. Today we’re highlighting a project the Salem Rick’s crew recently completed for a home in Corvallis, Ore. By reviewing this project, we hope to show how a picket fence can greatly boost a home’s curb appeal.

With a garage on the right and a good-sized front yard on the left, this Corvallis home had plenty of potential. But it wasn’t until we added a 42-inch white scalloped picket fence that the small front yard really “popped,” as designers are fond of putting it. We provided a complete fence installation, including an entryway pergola over a gate between the front yard and the garage.

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Project Spotlight: Cedar Deck in Oregon City Gets a Facelift

April 30th, 2013

Cedar Deck in Oregon CitySometimes a bit of destruction is required to create a stunning cedar decking area. That was certainly the case with today’s spotlight project, a cedar deck resurfacing project we recently completed in Oregon City. If your deck is looking dull, drab and just plain worn out, this renovation project may interest you.

One unique aspect of this renovation was that we were able to incorporate the existing multi-story frame, which was perfectly sturdy enough to sustain years of use. Engineer types will appreciate that the structural support for elevated decks like this one get better airflow than ground-level decks, thus minimizing the tendency for dry rot and allowing contractors like us to reuse the still viable frame. However, to give the tired-looking 480-square-foot deck a “facelift,” we tore off and replaced the cedar decking surface as well as the handrails. This approach saved the customer several thousands of dollars while still delivering the appearance of a brand-new deck.

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