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Your Ultimate Guide on How to Build a Pergola on an Existing Deck

Posted on 8/21/19 8:00 AM

Constructing a pergola on an existing deck can greatly enhance your outdoor living space. The process of building a pergola on a deck versus directly on the ground has significant differences. The main obstacle to overcome when it comes to building a pergola on an existing deck is the fact that instead of anchoring the pergola to the ground, you are anchoring it to the deck. The main concern is instability because you aren't able to bury the posts into the ground. However, there are ways to build a pergola on your existing deck with sacrificing stability and safety. 

Use Post Bases 

Your pergola will have four support posts that must be anchored to the deck. Post bases will be used to accomplish this feat. These are the main support structures of the pergola. The post bases you use will be visible, so when choosing, look for visual aesthetics as well as functionality. It is important to note that when building on an existing deck, all hardware you use will be visible to family, friends, and guests. Choose decorative hardware that matches the rest of the landscape and the exterior of the home. 

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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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6 Questions to Ask Before Building Your Entrance System

Posted on 3/14/19 6:00 AM

The first impression is fundamental because it creates a lasting impression. Your home's entry should offer a great first impression because it commands the attention of visitors, neighbors, and even the marketplace. Entrance systems not only provide your home with security and protection against unauthorized access but also add a touch of beauty and elegance to your home. They come in different designs, shapes, and transoms to enhance the character of your home and give you a variety of options to meet your needs. Although entrance systems present a great way to secure a house, a majority of homeowners do not know what questions to ask a builder before they install their entrance system. This article provides six questions to ask your contractor before they install an entrance system for your home.    

1. Does the entrance system meet its purpose?

Homeowners install entrance systems for various reasons ranging from safeguarding high-value assets to securing the home and restricting unauthorized access. The builder should customize the entry system to reflect this purpose. The layout, size, and cost of the system depend on the purpose. Although the homeowner decides on the purpose of the entry system, he should ask the builder if the system meets the purpose. You wouldn't like to have a system installed to safeguard your valuable assets only for the builder to install an easily compromised system that can't guarantee security. It takes a quality entrance system to keep burglars off and deter home invasions.    


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Trellises Create Investment Property Curb Appeal

Posted on 2/26/19 6:00 AM

Consider the trellis.

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