Engineered wood siding, such as LP SmartSide,  is a very durable eco-friendly siding for your home. This highly affordable and low-maintenance product is made by taking wood chips and scrap and binding them together with a resin material. The resulting mash-up gets compressed into a...

Composite decking is a popular choice for many modern decks. If you are thinking of installing a new deck or upgrading from an old one, composite decking is worth a look. What exactly is composite decking? It is a wood-like material in appearance, made of a...

New ideas in decking materials are revolutionizing the use of outdoor living space in the Quad Cities. The old adage “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” is great advice, but while wood decking has long been the reliable favorite, composite decking is proving to...

If you’re in the market for a new or replacement deck, you may be wondering if composite is worth the investment. Composite does carry a bigger price tag than traditional treated wood or cedar deck materials. Some types of composite decking also weigh more than...