Building a deck is a very involved project.  A major factor to keep in mind going into the job is what you’ll need in terms of tools and equipment.  The first thing you should be certain you have is a blueprint or some sort of...

When designing your dream home, the biggest decision to make on the exterior is what material you want to side the house with – Engineered (or composite) Wood or Vinyl.  Today we want to discuss some of the pros and cons of each in order...

[caption id="attachment_408" align="alignright" width="170"] Nick Swanson Building Specialist[/caption] A deck is a place to make your own.  It’s your outdoor domain.  You can design your deck to host a party or to enhance more of a tranquil space.  Every year, manufacturers are offering new wood...

Whether you’re looking to craft a relaxing Adirondack chair or you want to impress your significant other with a custom handrail on the deck, there’s one choice wood to consider – Cedar! Some projects may require specific materials, but cedar is great for most ideas...

When it comes to decking materials you have two types, natural wood or composite, that make up the vast majority of decks. Of these, wood remains the most common due to the initial cost. Before choosing your decking material, here are a few of the...