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How to Make your Deck Winter-Ready

Posted on 1/14/20 5:00 AM

Is your deck winter ready? Probably not, and we are not surprised. With much to take care of before the first frost, your deck is probably the least of your worries. But it should be. The short snowy days and longer extra cold nights of winter can leave severe damage to your deck, patio, or porch. This is notably worse if you live in an area with harsh winters. So, as much as all you want to do is stay indoors and snuggle up, it's essential you prepare your deck for winter. 

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Building a Balcony, Should You Use Aluminum Railing or a Balustrade System for Safety?

Posted on 1/7/20 5:00 AM

Building a new balcony is an exciting time for any homeowner. Maybe you decided to make an overlook to enhance the front of your home or a leisurely upper deck where you can admire your backyard from above. Balconies are something that almost any two-story home can have, especially if you also have room for a door in the upper floorplan. Some people cut back the top of the home for a balcony, though most build a pillar-supported deck balcony which becomes (or already was) the lower porch roof.


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Polyurethane Architectural Finishes; 5 Top Reasons to Use Them and How to Use Them

Posted on 1/1/20 5:00 AM

 

After a long day at work or other activities, home is where we run to for comfort. It's where we share most of our cherished and also sad moments. It is a haven for when we go through life's trying moments. In other words, there truly is no better place than home. That is why you should strive on making yours as livable and as comfortable as possible by using high-performance architectural finishes such as polyurethane. While at it, keep in mind that whatever finishes and décor you use, determine the mood and atmosphere. Therefore, while there is a virtually unlimited selection of other materials you could use, here are some excellent reasons to use polyurethane and also ideas on how to use these finishes.

What is Polyurethane?

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Choosing the Right Balustrade System

Posted on 12/10/19 5:00 AM

A balustrade is a type of a railing system that offers design flexibility, durability, and strength. It can be applied indoors and outdoors in commercial, residential, and industrial settings.

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Balustrade System: Choosing the Right Design for Your Project

Posted on 11/13/19 5:00 AM

A balustrade system is an excellent addition to any home. It's especially ideal if you're looking to add style and sophistication to your home without having to do some major construction work. Besides home, balusters are also a great addition to commercial buildings. However, for them to play their role well, you need first to consider the design you want, as there are plenty of balustrade styles in the market currently. Fortunately, you're in good company as described herein are some of the factors you ought to consider while selecting the right design for the balusters.

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Increase Your Home's Resale Value with these Home Improvement Projects

Posted on 11/7/19 5:00 AM

Resale value is something that can always be improved about a home. For whatever price you purchased the house, there are a near-infinite number of ways to increase the amount you can ask for when you finally resell it. Perhaps you are transitioning to a new family home, selling an inherited home, or getting into the home-flipping business. Or perhaps you're simply thinking about making improvements that will eventually be valuable choices.

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How to Enhance Your Backyard Gazebo Design

Posted on 11/5/19 5:00 AM

A backyard gazebo is a wonderful thing to have. Whether you are planning to build one or have an old gazebo already waiting to be renovated, these structures provide a place for adults to enjoy the shade and a prop for endless children's games pretend in the backyard. Of course, the standard backyard gazebo design may not be outbuilding of your dreams. If you're thinking of turning your back yard into a mystical garden, a place of meditation, or a great place to host your friends for parties, then enhancing that gazebo is a great place to start.

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How High a Balustrade System Do You Need?

Posted on 10/23/19 5:00 AM

Whether you are planning a deck, a balcony, or have a second-story overlook inside your home; balustrade systems are an essential part of most home designs in one way or another. A balustrade system is a protective type of railing that consist of posts, rails, and balusters. A baluster is a vertical molded shaft, traditionally shaped like opening rosebuds. However, modern baluster systems can take many shapes and forms, including sheets of clear safety glass between the rails.

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10 Exciting Ways to Use Balustrade Systems in Your Home

Posted on 10/22/19 5:00 AM

Worthington Millwork's elegant balustrade systems combine the finest balustrade materials available -  the impeccable classic styling allows you to select the perfect balustrade system to make your home stand out. Our stylish columns complement our elegant Balustrade Systems-when used in combination, they add additional beauty and richness to any home.


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Four Reasons to Install a Balustrade System

Posted on 10/1/19 5:00 AM

Balustrades serve as elegant reminders of bygone times, as well as practical safety structures. They enhance the appearance and value of a property, while at the same time offering a high level of design customization, and no need for intensive maintenance (if any at all).

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4 Home Renovation Projects that Require Balustrade Systems

Posted on 9/26/19 5:00 AM

A balustrade system is a sturdy railing made of tapered vertical posts that support a top and bottom rail. It is a very fancy name for an incredibly practical, necessary, and potentially beautiful installation. While many homeowners don't know this to start with, balustrade systems are essential to a large percentage of home renovations and remodels. Any time you have an exposed ledge, a raised floor, or a balcony, a balustrade is necessary. They are also elegantly optional for areas where you want to differentiate spaces safely without a fully walled enclosure.

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10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Refinishing Your Wrap-Around Patio

Posted on 8/22/19 6:00 AM

Did you know there are millions of aging decks across the United States in need of repairs and refinishing? The devastating news is that hundreds of deck accidents occur each year that could have been prevented by regularly repairing and refinishing these unsafe structures. At first glance, refinishing your wrap-around patio seems to be about keeping up appearances, but at its core, it is about safety. Let's take a quick look at the importance of refinishing your patio and 10 questions you should ask yourself before you begin your own refinishing project. 

Importance of Refinishing your Wrap-Around Patio

Refinishing your wrap-around patio every few years or as needed is important for a variety of reasons. For starters, you want the outside of your home to look as great as the inside. A shabby deck can quickly ruin the look of your home. A well-maintained patio will also add value to your home in the event you decide to sell in the future. Potential buyers will be much more interested in a home which has an appealing wrap-around patio.

More important than the aesthetic reasons to refinish your patio are the safety reasons. Refinishing your patio protects the wood from rot, which extends the life of the wood. This is also a good opportunity to check for compromises in the structural integrity of your deck. Any issues with the flooring, railings, stairs, etc. can be repaired and refinished at the same time, giving you peace of mind knowing that your wrap-around patio can be enjoyed safely by family and friends. 

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The Top 9 Benefits of Balustrade Systems

Posted on 8/13/19 10:30 AM

Investing in beautifully crafted systems is one of the most effective ways to enhance your property's aesthetic appeal and safety. Their versatility makes balustrades a cost-effective means of improving a property's overall value, regardless of a home's architectural style or landscaping. Whether your home is traditional or contemporary in style, a balustrade can help you and your guests feel safe and protected. Below are the top nine benefits of balustrade systems.

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7 Millwork Renovation Projects

Posted on 4/11/19 7:00 AM

Renovation projects often enhance curb appeal while increasing property values. Others preserve a historic structure for future generations. Sometimes, the replacement of aging architectural elements also addresses safety concerns.

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