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5 Boat Dock Construction Design Ideas For Any Waterfront Property

A boat dock may seem to be a very technical, complicated structure to design, but in reality there aren’t too many differences between building a dock and a typical deck. Many of the same factors you’d need to consider when building a residential deck, such as weight distribution, apply to boat docks of all sizes.

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Building Materials

How the Shape of Your Roof Affects Materials that Can be Used

Having your roof replaced is a big decision that can affect your home for years to come. There are many choices that need to be made after deciding to have your roof replaced. One of the most important is what type of roofing material should be used.  Whether you’re re-roofing a home you’ve lived in

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A Stronger Alternative to Building with Metal and Wood Framing

Light framing is an important part of any traditionally constructed building. They are built inside the walls of a structure and provide a bridging point between the exterior and interior parts of a wall. The most common materials used for studs today are wood and metal. Both have their respective advantages and disadvantages, and you

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Home Exterior

Home Exterior Ideas To Revitalize Your Residence

You’ve spent a lot of time, energy, and money making sure that the inside of your home reflects your personal style and makes your home the kind of comfortable and dynamic living space that you need. But when was the last time you thought about the exterior of your home? Over time the exterior of

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Home Exterior

Board and Batten Siding: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re a homeowner, it might come as a surprise to you that there are actually many different kinds of siding you can use on your house or building. From modern and simplistic to a more rustic siding, you can completely transform your home’s look. In addition to your traditional, horizontally-styled plastic siding there are

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Home Exterior

Low Maintenance Backyard Trends to Consider in 2019

Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner! More of us will be outdoors to celebrate holidays and invite our families, friends, and colleagues to our homes. Most of the activities such as grilling and socializing will take place in the backyard, so you’ll want to prepare the best backyard landscape.

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Building Materials

Allura vs Hardie Siding: Everything You Need To Know

Fiber cement siding isn’t new. In fact, the first fiber-reinforced, cement-based sidings were first produced in Austria in the late 19th century. These early sidings contained asbestos fibers and were later deemed to be unsafe in the 1970s. Cellulose fiber reinforced cement sidings were introduced by James Hardie in the 1980s, and became the fiber

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Home Exterior

Soffit: A Necessity For Your Home

Whether you are buying a home or having work completed on your existing home, you may have heard the term soffit. This term means ‘something fixed underneath’. The roof of the home will extend over the walls, creating an overhang. The underside of the overhang of the roof is known as a soffit when it

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Home Exterior

4 Landscaping Red Flags Real Estate Agents Need to Point Out

Guest Post Provided by: Eli Hall of AMS Landscaping This video is about pointing out the 4 landscaping red flags real estate agents need to point out to their clients when  buying a new home. (1)  Water erosion near walls or the house is the first red flag we look for when reviewing a new

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DIY Projects

Home Improvement: Summer Edition – Spruce Your Yard Up with a New Deck

Building or updating your deck this summer requires high-quality, sustainable materials that are affordable, beautiful, and easy to install. It wouldn’t hurt to use a type of wood that’s regularly endorsed by skilled architects and contractors. Modified wood, like that made from Kebony, has a proven performance record in numerous applications, features several optimal characteristics

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