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Our Building Process, You Hired Us Now What?

So You Hired Us, Now What? Plans & Permitting: We take care of design, plans and building permits. This process can take up to a month depending on scope, changes and building jurisdiction. Once you choose to proceed with your project, we will provide a

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Deck Contractor

Deck Safety Checks: A Comprehensive Guide

Decks serve as valuable extensions of our living spaces, providing a place for relaxation, entertainment, and enjoying the outdoors. However, ensuring the safety of your deck is necessary importance to protecting yourself, your family, and your guests. Regular deck safety checks are essential to identify

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Deck Repairs

Deck Repairs: Examining Cost & Value

Deck Repairs: Examining Cost & Value Repairing your deck is a common component of homeownership. Over time, decks are exposed to various weather conditions, wear and tear, and structural issues that may require maintenance or repairs. We’ll discuss why it might not always be more

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Contractors For Deck Installation

Trex Composite Decking Vs. Deckorators MBC Decking

Decking materials play a crucial role in enhancing outdoor living spaces, providing durability, aesthetics, and functionality. Among the numerous decking options available, Trex and Deckorators MBC have gained significant popularity. Trex decking and Deckorators MBC decking are known for their low maintenace, versatility, and ability

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Types of Deck Railing and Styles

Deck railings are available in a range of materials, such as composite, PVC, Vinyl and aluminum. For an appearance that is unique to you, you can also choose from several infill and top rail styles. Note: Depending on the railing system you select, not every

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Deck Ideas

5 Creative Deck Ideas to Transform Your Space

5 Creative Deck Ideas to Transform Your Space Whether you’re building a new deck from scratch or upgrading your current one, this presents an excellent opportunity to get creative and transform your outdoor space into a welcoming retreat for your family and guests. Contemporary, creative changes,

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Deck Safety

Is Your Deck Safe? A Guide to Deck Safety

Is Your Deck Safe? A Guide to Deck Safety A well-maintained deck is a fantastic addition to any home, providing space for gatherings and relaxation. However, its crucial to prioritize deck safety to ensure the wellbeing of your family and guests. Neglected decks can pose

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The Best Outdoor Lights for Deck

The Best Outdoor Lights for Deck Your deck is one of the most important features of your home, an area where socializing, cooking, and relaxing take place. You should use this area at night if you want to get the most enjoyment out of it.

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Upgrade a Deck

Can A Firepit Go On A Custom Composite Deck?

Can A Firepit Go On A Custom Composite  Deck? If you have a composite deck, you might wonder if adding a fire pit to your outdoor space is safe. After all, fire and combustible materials don’t usually mix well. However, with the right design and taking

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Winter Deck

Deck Pricing Factors And What Drives The Cost Up

Deck Pricing Factors And What Drives The Cost Up Decks are an excellent addition to any home, providing a beautiful outdoor space for relaxation, entertainment and family time. However, building a deck can be a significant investment, and the cost can quickly add up depending on

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Custom Covered Deck & Patio

Custom Covered Deck & Patio Options

Custom Covered Deck & Patio Options To enhance an outdoor living space and create a beautiful and functional area for relaxation and entertainment, a custom covered deck or patio may be the perfect solution. Whether to create an extension of the indoor living space, add

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Best Outdoor Lights for Deck

Best Outdoor Lights for Deck If you want to embrace outdoor living as much as possible, you need to consider installing lighting on your deck for when the sun goes down. Sunset doesn’t have to end your enjoyment of your deck. In fact, the evening is

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Winter Deck

Five Reasons to Upgrade a Deck

Five Reasons to Upgrade a Deck A well-designed deck is not just an addition to a home; it becomes part of that home. And while it may have served a home well for decades, everything comes to the end of its useful life cycle eventually. Is

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Things to Consider Before Building a Deck

Things to Consider Before Building a Deck A deck can be a terrific way to increase not only the value of your home, but also the size of its living space. Adding an outside living area can create a new use for previously unused space, breathing

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Composite Deck

Selecting the Best Composite Deck Color for Your Home

Selecting the Best Composite Deck Color for Your Home When installing a deck, there are many elements to take into consideration. Size, location and material are, of course, very important. However, equally as important is your choice of color. With so many composite decking color options, this

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Composite vs Aluminum Railing

Composite vs Aluminum Railing

Composite vs Aluminum Railing Designing your deck isn’t only about choosing the decking; you must also decide which railings you want to accompany it. The style of your deck railing can greatly impact the overall look and feel of your deck. There are many different styles

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Adding a Pergola on Your Deck

Adding a Pergola on Your Deck

Adding a Pergola on Your Deck If you want to upgrade your outdoor space, adding a pergola is an excellent way to create a new extension to your home that can be used all year round. In fact, building a pergola is probably one of

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CUSTOM DECKS

Creating Privacy on Deck

Creating Privacy on Deck In addition to serving as a gathering place for friends and family, your deck also serves as a place where you can relax and take in the peaceful beauty of nature. Your deck should be a place where you can relax

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Deck Building

Benefits of Wrapping Deck Posts

Benefits of Wrapping Deck Posts When you build a deck that you love, you want to take pride in it. One way to do this is by enhancing your deck by wrapping the support posts. Wrapping deck posts allows you to alter the look and

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Deck Design

Deck Design: Things to Consider

Deck Design: Things to Consider The time has come to start planning your deck design if you’ve been dreaming about spending the summer entertaining, relaxing, or grilling on your new deck. Knowing what you want to include and where you want it located will help us

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Decks vs Patios

Decks vs Patios: Which One is Right for You?

Decks vs patios: Which one is right for you? When nice weather comes around, no one likes being cooped up indoors. Patios and decks are two common designs for outdoor living areas. Each has advantages and disadvantages of its own. Here is a comparison of

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Expanding and Contracting of Composite Decking

Expanding and Contracting of Composite Decking It’s no secret that all decking expands and contracts. Even the most durable of materials are affected by being permanently exposed to the elements. However, the degree to which decking is impacted depends on a variety of factors: the season,

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Composite Deck

How To Clean a Composite Deck

How To Clean a Composite Deck? One of the best advantages to choosing composite deck for your outdoor project is its low maintenance requirements and ease of cleaning. Although composite materials have these advantages, some cleaning and maintenance procedures are necessary to keep your deck

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Replace Deck

Top 6 Signs You Need to Replace Deck

Top 6 Signs You Need to Replace Deck A wood deck typically lasts 15 to 20 years where in comparison decks made of composite material have a 25–50-year warranty period depending on grade and manufacturer. Lifespan varies depending on the kinds of environmental conditions, the

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Deck Features

8 Must have Deck Features

8 Must have Deck Features More people are breaking away from building basic decks to create spaces that complement their hobbies and lifestyles. That’s why understanding the latest composite decking ideas and deck features is essential during the planning process. The difference is in the

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Composite Decking

Pros & Cons of Composite Decking

Pros & Cons of Composite Decking Have you considered building a new composite decking but wonder what the advantages and disadvantages maybe? Read more and we will explore the pros and cons of composite decking products. Pros: Requires Minimal Maintenance Composite’s main advantage is that

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Best Composite Decking Brands

Best Composite Decking Brands Low maintenance is the number one reason for using composite decking followed by longevity and appearance. There are many composite decking brands on the market to choose from. Trex, well known, has long dominated the composite decking market, and still one of

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Decking Contractors

Composite Decking Cost vs Wood: Which Costs More?

Composite Decking Cost vs Wood: Which Costs More? Homeowners have a few options for materials when building a deck, but wood and composite are two of the most popular choices. However, the price often plays a huge role in choosing a decking material. Some homeowners

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Deck Framing

Can I Reuse My Old Deck Framing to Save Money?

Can I Reuse My Old Deck Framing to Save Money? This phrase is probably one of the most commonly asked questions we get asked when speaking with potential customers. We are also seeing a trend where homeowners are paying companies or local handymen to come out

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Composite Decking

Different Types of Composite Decking

Different Types of Composite Decking You Need to Know! When building a new deck, the first decision that every homeowner must make is what type of composite decking to use. A lot of people don’t realize how many options exist, but things have come a

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Composite Decking

Composite Decking Warranty, Which is the Best?

Composite Decking Warranty, Which is the Best? One of the appeals of composite Decking is that it will last a long time with minimal maintenance. Assuring you made the best investment by choosing the best composite decking is its warranty. The more extended and comprehensive

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Composite Decking Service

Composite Decking: Is It Worth It?

Composite Decking: Is It Worth It? Composite Decking: Is It Worth It?Once the decision has been made to build a new deck, there are many other subsequent decisions that need to be made. Among them is material selection. There are currently a wide variety of

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Contractors For Decks

Top 3 Problems of Composite Decking

Top 3 Problems of Composite Decking When compared to traditional wood, composite decking materials lead the way in many categories. Not only do composite decks require less maintenance than your typical wood decks, but they also come in many more design options. The benefits go

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Decking Materials

Tips for Choosing Your Decking Materials

Tips for Choosing Your Decking Materials The decking materials you choose for your project will significantly impact the results. Not only will they determine the overall look and feel of the results, but they can also affect the functionality and cost. Therefore, it’s essential that

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Winter Deck

Tips for Winter Deck Care

Tips for Winter Deck Care Winter is rapidly approaching, and many Midwesterners are divided on how they feel about the season. While some look forward to it all year, others dread the day the first snowflakes will fall. After all, the weather in Northern Illinois

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Decking Services

Why Contractor Pricing Can Different of Decking Services

Why Contractor Pricing Can Different of Decking Services? As a homeowner, you’ve probably found yourself doing decking services price comparisons with different contractors before starting any project. While your first instinct might be to go with the lower quote, many factors can cause one contractor’s

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