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Easy Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Deck

The deck is added living space to your home. It's a place to connect with the outdoors. You eat, relax, and enjoy your deck with friends and family. Decks can be expensive to replace or repair, so it only makes sense to want to preserve your deck for as long as possible. With a few easy maintenance tips, it is entirely possible to prolong the life of your deck for years of enjoyment.

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Is a Screen Porch in Your Future?

Right now, it probably seems like winter will never end. And we all know that northern Midwest winters last quite a while. All we can think about is the warm months that are ahead! That’s why it’s never too early to think about ways to enjoy your spring and summer months while they last. In fact, if you're due for a refund on your taxes from 2018, planning an addition to your home can be a fun and rewarding project that could help brush away the winter blues.

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Is Wood or Composite Decking Best for You?

When the time comes to build a new deck on your home, you may wonder which construction materials are the best choice for your particular location. Before making your final decision, consider the following information:

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Designing a Deck for Your Lifestyle

Few structures can make a backyard more liveable and comfortable than a well-designed deck. Decks provide a clean place for the kids and to play and for friends and family to gather for a fun party under the sun or stars.

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Increase Curb Appeal with a New Porch

A new porch addition to your home can create a more impressive front entry and add a lot of architectural interest, especially if your present home lacks a distinctive style. Creating more drama around your front door increases curb appeal for the whole house and can make a dull and unappealing home more visually attractive.

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Enjoy the Outdoors with Screen Porches

When you add a screen porch to your home, you provide a wonderful space for you and your family and pets to enjoy the outdoors free from insects and bad weather. You also create a private place to relax and take in the beautiful sights that nature can offer. A screen porch can quickly become your family’s favorite gathering place.

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Adding More Outdoor Living Space with a Deck or Screen Porch

Outdoor living spaces, such as screened porches or decks, can expand a homeowners options. For instance, a deck with an overhead pergola can give you a beautiful place to grill those steaks and hamburgers for family and friends out of the hot sun. It would also provide a place for kids to play outdoors and parents to relax with a refreshing drink after a long day.

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Five Inspiring Front Porch Ideas

Your home’s front porch can be a defining feature. Many homeowners install windows and doors to instill a sense of warmth, comfort, and security in their living area. Sometimes, however, the front porch makes all the difference.

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Can My Deck Be Damaged By Rainwater?

Between leaf stains, mold and mildew, your deck can take a beating. Whether you’re installing new exterior doors, siding around your deck, or even a screen porch, knowing about hidden water damage helps.

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Why Trex Wooden Decks Beat Out Concrete, Every Time

C&T Siding loves giving our homeowners valuable decking options. If you haven’t yet, check out our Custom Deck Builder. We feel every home deserves custom-tailored woodwork. Before you install a concrete deck, consider picking a modern Trex installation.

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