Pergolas have been around for centuries, adding structure and beauty to outdoor living areas.
Long, hot summers and cold, rainy winters can give exterior wood a heavy dose of weather damage. This includes your wood deck, as well as any fences, gates, trellises, sunshades or other structures made of wood. Moisture intrusion, hot and cold cycles, and even the ultraviolet rays of the sun can contribute to an ugly wood surface that can be […]
The kids are back in school, summer grilling and outdoor lounging is over, and in most spots across the U.S. it’s just too chilly or wet to cavort on the backyard deck much longer. We are all familiar with the importance of preparing our home’s gardening areas for winter so we can hit the ground running with a […]
Cabot, the inventor of the first decking stain, shows homeowners how to protect and beautify their wooden decks.
Enjoy peaceful summer nights in your own gazebo.
Ahhhh, the romance of a screened porch—lemonade and cool comfort for those hot summer days and a hammock or chaise lounge for slumbering those warm nights away. And it’s all outside where you can still enjoy Mother Nature without the hassle of insects. A screened porch not only can add to […]
A beautiful wood deck can contribute directly to your home’s value and to your family’s quality of life, and whether the deck is 200 square feet or 2,000 square feet, many people are passionately proud of their decks.
The Choices aren’t the same as they used to be. The phase-out of arsenic-treated lumber makes decking choices challenging.