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When It's Time to Replace Your Deck

People don't always realize the amount of options available when an old deck has rotted or become damaged and needs to be replaced. If you've always been happy with the old deck and it has suited your needs over the years, there's nothing wrong with building a new one exactly the same as the old one. However, if you've ever wanted a larger deck, extra support for a hot tub or outdoor kitchen, or any other upgrades, it's much easier to build the deck according to your needs rather than plan to add to it in the future.

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Is it Time to Replace That Old Screened-In Porch?

Let’s face it. A screened in porch that is full of holes is no screened in porch at all. If you find that your porch is worn out and no longer serving its purpose, then you may want to consider hiring a professional contractor to install a brand new replacement screen.

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Adding Value to Your House with Home Improvements

Whether you're flipping a house, planning to live there short term and sell in the near future, or renovating to improve the home according to your personal preference, there are certain renovations which are proven to add value to the house. Value can be determined by the functionality and desirability of the work you have conducted. Personalized features don't tend to add as much value as replacing anything which is worn with new features.

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Save Space with These Three Custom Deck Designs

Regardless of your backyard’s size, there’s always improvements to be made. You can save space while working on the deck, and you can morph your living area into something a little more hospitable. Incorporate the following space-saving ideas into your deck design, and create the backyard space the neighbors will come back to, time and time again.

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Protect Your Deck Screen From These Five Things

Your pool deck screen will take a beating over the years. You’d be surprised by the violence they can sustain. Whether it’s busy children, rambunctious animals or even the wind, your porch screen may be in danger. Eventually, they’ll have small rips. These rips can become tears, and these tears can destroy an entire installment. Protect your pool area’s screen, and watch out for these five damage causers.

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Grilling with Mosquitoes and Moths: Screened Patios

Grilling outdoors can be a great way to prepare food for guests or as a fun family event based around having dinner together. Unfortunately, weather can ruin a potential cookout or even worse, at certain times of the year in particular locations bugs attracted to the food can be much more than a simple nuisance.

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Deck or Porch: Pros and Cons of Each

While it can seem like finding the differences between a deck and a porch might be minute, the fact is that they deserve careful consideration. Indeed, knowing the pros and cons of each can help you decide which one is better suited to your lifestyle as well as your expectations. These are further explored below. 

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What to Consider When Converting Your Deck to a Porch

Decks are great additions to your home. They provide one of the best places to grill and entertain family and friends. However, decks have limitations. For one, you can only enjoy your deck if the weather is permitting. If it rains, snows, or sleets, you are confined indoors. On the other hand, a porch can be used for the same purposes as a deck, and more.

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Can You Use Your Deck in the Winter?

During the spring and summer, your deck can almost seem like an extra room to your house. You may enjoy reading, caring for plants, watching movies, or any other hobbies you have. It might even be a place for older children to play so you can have peace and quiet to fix supper after helping with their homework. You aren't going to use it as often in the winter, but it doesn't have to completely close down if you want to maintain the extra space.

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How to Winterize Your Winter Porch

With winter approaching, it's time to winterize your home to ensure your home is energy efficient. Homeowners remember to winterize their appliances, doors, and windows, but they often forget to winterize their screened porch. Screened porches are one of our specialties at C & T Siding. As such, we thought we would highlight effective ways to block out the cold air.  

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