Decks and Patios

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Before you commit to purchasing a stain for your deck, learn more about deck stain ratings. While there is no official, over-arcing rating system, there are a variety of publications and websites that offer their… Keep reading »

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Getting expert information before you start your deck or patio project can save you time, money, and the frustration and heartache of redoing your project. Before you start, you'll need to decide what deck or patio design you want to go for, and the articles here can help you decide and make narrowing the process a little easier. Whether you're trying to decide if you should go with wood or patio pavers, learning details like the fact that a brick patio can be affordable, durable and stylish might just help you to make up your mind if you are also looking at your landscaping options. If you decide on brick, we have more information here at LoveToKnow Home Improvement on how to create different patterns including the popular Herringbone design. The type of deck or patio you choose makes a big difference in the overall finished look and adds value to your home.

You'll find information on the popular and more traditional wood deck, too. Wood offers unlimited design options and can be painted or stained to match your home. Learn more here at LoveToKnow about how to choose the right wood and the best stain for your project to help prevent decay and termite damage. Decks can complement the style of your home and add a special touch of comfort. More and more homeowners today are adding outdoor living space to their home. Whether it is a deck, patio or porch, these outdoor areas offer a place to relax and with family, friends and neighbors in the fresh air.

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