When is Composite Decking Worth the Splurge? Help Your Clients Make the Call.

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 13, 2019 9:51:07 AM

Summer is in full swing and potential customers are calling to get their outdoor spaces updated. Most will be aware that composite decking is a lasting option, but also that the upfront investment will be significantly higher. How can you help them do a cost benefit analysis of when they should repair their wood deck or tear it out and start over? Here are some points to help you and your clients.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck

Guidance for Clients on Extending the Life of Your Deck Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 1, 2019 9:16:00 AM

From the moment construction is completed, outdoor decks are constantly exposed to the elements so regular upkeep and maintenance are required. Keeping up with it will protect the homeowner’s investment, help them avoid costly repairs, and extend the life and enjoyment of this outdoor space. Here are some basic tips to pass along to help your client’s next deck construct live a long and happy life and reduce the likelihood of callbacks.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, invisideck

Understanding the Foundation of Your Floors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 4, 2019 9:22:00 AM

When asked to describe a floor, most would comment on the surface visible to the eye. For example, they’d say, “It’s a wood floor” or “It’s a tile floor”. But the surface is the icing on the cake. The surface has very little impact on the soundness of the structure. It’s what’s below the surface that determines the longevity and stability of construction. Here we talk about what builds the foundation of your floor.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, invisideck

2019 Top Trends for Decks and Patios

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 20, 2019 9:41:00 AM

Now that Spring is here, the weather is changing, and warmer temperatures are on their way - it’s time to dust off the patio furniture and get outside. But for some homeowners, it’s a reminder to start contacting contractors to schedule an outdoor porch or patio project. It’s therefore important for contractors to be in-the-know of the trends. Let’s explore some of the top trends for 2019 so when your next client asks to create a modern outdoor space, you have some ideas.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, invisideck

Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts to Speed Through High Quality Deck Builds

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 9, 2019 11:25:07 AM

Outdoor living space has become the new Man Cave. Homeowners are looking to make the outside function like the inside and the deck business is booming as a result. As with any construction job, the faster you can finish, the more jobs you can take on. But we are firm advocates of not sacrificing quality for the sake of quantity. Here are some tips to speed up your deck construction without sacrificing quality workmanship.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck

What the New Generation of Homeowners Want: Outdoor Living Spaces

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 27, 2018 10:03:28 AM

Millennials have taken over as the largest living generation, and soon there will be a spike in housing demand as it comes time for them to buy their first home or upgrade from a starter home. According to a study by Meyers Research, 55% of millennials want to buy a home in the next five years. With millennials on the path to control the housing market, builders are starting to pay attention to what they want. There are a variety of trends that millennials have brought to the forefront, one of which is outdoor living spaces. Millennials are also the largest generation of pet owners, so they’re looking for outdoor spaces where their pets are free to roam while they entertain guests nearby. Here are the top 5 trends for outdoor living spaces:

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Topics: Deck Fasteners

Fool-Proof, Fall-Proof Deck Solutions

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 15, 2018 9:36:00 AM

As Summer comes to a close and cooler weather sets in, it’s time to think about preparing your yard for Fall weather. Throughout this transition to the new season, make sure that includes attending to your deck, too! Here are some tips to get your deck ready for the rain and snow that are to come:

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Topics: Deck Fasteners

5 Keys to a Mother Nature-Proof Deck

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 30, 2018 9:22:00 AM

Decks are known as a fun space to spend time outside and entertain guests. However, they also have a reputation for being difficult to maintain. Without proper TLC, decks can begin to look worse due to wear after a few years. To keep your deck looking as good as new, here are five tips that will protect it from the uncertainties Mother Nature delivers.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Deck Fasteners

Hot - or not so hot - Advances in Composite Decking

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 21, 2018 10:50:00 AM


Professional deck builders and home renovators are increasingly choosing composite decking because of the material’s long life span, minimal upkeep, warranties, and great looks. But this Summer we’re going to see some additional benefits introduced that will undoubtedly increase the demand for these long-lasting, low maintenance exterior building materials.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners

Deck Do-Over: When to Repair and When to Replace

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 17, 2018 10:47:00 AM

As the snow starts to melt and there are more warm days than cooler ones, people start to see just what damage old man winter did to their outdoor decks. As you take stock of chipped paint and warped boards, how can you decide if it’s worth repairing or if it’s time to scrap the whole thing and start again?

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Topics: Deck Fasteners


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