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The Case of the Shrinking Fence Boards

Wood naturally responds to weather. It expands during wet seasons, shrinks during dry spells, and when water freezes in the winter it can crack and splinter. This is the main reason why boards warp and lose their original beauty. If you live in the Pacific Northwest you know our weather changes more than our socks,…

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How to Combine Backyard Learning with Fun and Safety

The outdoors are a beautiful setting for kids of all ages and learning abilities. Schools recognize this fact and encourage learning in nature when possible. Autistic children, however, sometimes miss out on these opportunities due to concerns about their behaviors outside of a classroom, where control might be an issue. This is unfortunate, as not…

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How to hire the best contractor for your new deck

The majority of experienced homeowners have had a poor to horrible experience with a contractor at some point in the life of their ownership. If you’re reading this blog article, you’ve probably have had a few yourself! Just ask a few friends, you’ll quickly find stories of nightmare home improvement projects you’ll want to avoid…

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Five things to know when building your new deck

Investing in a new custom deck is an exciting time for everyone involved. The end-result will transform your outdoor living space and create an entirely new experience, one you can enjoy for years to come. However, in order to make sure you get the most out of your new deck, there are five key points…

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How to choose the best material for your deck

When building a new deck there are so many options it can easily become a daunting task. That’s why our estimators put extra time and effort into helping our customers through the decision making process. One of the most common questions we are asked is, “What material should I choose for my deck?” In this…

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Can I add an arbor to a vinyl garden fence?

Vinyl fencing in your yard can add elegance and beauty unlike any other style of fence. Your yard will not only look great, but it will be protected, too. If you’ve already installed your vinyl fence, or you’re considering adding vinyl to your property and want to add on a vinyl fence arch, pergola, or arbor,…

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