What do humid, hot summer months mean for your deck?

Summer is officially in full swing; hot, humid weather. Less moisture in the air undoubtedly affects us and our bodies, but what about our outdoor property and possessions?

When there is less moisture in the air, it can cause the boards in your deck to crack, splinter and break. The best time to waterproof a deck in mid-late summer, when moisture in the air is scarce.

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Protect your Deck and Outdoor Decor from Heat and Sun Damage

Protecting yourself from the sun’s harsh UV rays has always been important. But have you considered what effects the sun’s rays might have on your personal property and outdoor decor? Just as a person would hastily apply SPF sunscreen to protect their skin, it’s important to remember to protect one of your other investments – your furniture.

Sun exposure and heat damage to your furniture is detrimental and usually irreversible. Below, you will find some tips to keep in mind for this Summer season.

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Does your deck have an expiration date – try the water test?

Decks put up with a lot, literally and figuratively. On a daily basis, a deck must withstand weather, traffic and general wear & tear. Regular deck maintenence isn’t always at the forefront of our minds, so it can be quite easy to ignore a deck in need of repair. Letting your deck go for too long can range from “no big deal” all the way to eventual collapse. Ensuring that you keep up with your deck in small ways can help you avoid a big catastrophe down the road.

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How to Brighten up Any Space with a Bold Color

Go Bold or Go Home

The accent wall has become a popular staple for those who want to have a trendy, chic look and feel to their homes. It is a great way to use ra vibrant color that you love, and also a creative way to showcase some of your favorite décor. Accenting a wall has even been known to highlight the architectural features of your home. Taking the accent wall idea one step further has lead to even more stunning results. We call it the accent room, and we think that it’s the next big trend in home décor. Continue reading How to Brighten up Any Space with a Bold Color